Eastern Michigan University’s College of Business strives to adequately equip future business leaders with the knowledge and skills to impact their corporations, communities, and the economic development of Michigan and the world. Through rigorous AACSB-accredited degree programs, the CoB succeeds in meeting this goal. They highly value learning, service, diversity, forward-thinking, ethical practices, integrity, respect, strong work ethic, engagement, and opportunity.
Numerous degree options exist for undergraduate and graduate students. There is a Bachelors in Business Administration in Accounting Information Systems, Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Business, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. The BBA in International Business has options to focus on all the same topics as the BBA plus Economics. For graduate students, there is a Masters in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Human Resources Management & Organizational Development, Information Systems, Integrated Marketing Communications, and Taxation.
Undergraduate students can apply for the Glen Katlein Scholarship in Business, the DeVore Family Endowed Scholarship in Business, and scholarships offered for specific departments. Graduate students have the Jeanette and Neal Bench MBA Endowed Scholarship and Graduate Assistantships to help fund their education. The International Business Bachelors degree program requires students to partake in an international study abroad trip. Other business students can choose to participate, as well, and join partnership schools in China, France, Germany, India, Korea, and Spain for a term of study.
The CoB provides students with a plethora of academic resources, including tutoring, test preparation, advising, business research guides, the Holman Success Center, and the Executive Mentoring Program. The Career Development Center has a business career coach available and workshops to assist students in career planning, developing professional skills, searching for jobs, etiquette, interview and resume prep, and finding internships. There are business student-led organizations like the American Marketing Association, Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, Global IT Club, Institute of Internal Auditors, International Business Student Association, APICS, Business Professionals of America, and the MBA Student Association to help students engage with one another and the campus community.
Great hands-on experiential learning opportunities exist through centers and competitions. The Center for Digital Engagement provides workshops and resources that help educate students, the University community, and the state in the importance of digital in the world of business. The Center for Entrepreneurship has been around since 1986 and ignites a passion and understanding of entrepreneurship on campus and supports students through entrepreneurial curriculum, programs, research, and activities. The Sales Institute promotes the knowledge of corporate sales and its career path for students while helping organizations recruit EMU students for sales positions. Case competitions are highly beneficial in where students can directly apply what they are learning. Recently, graduate students took third place at the national MBA case competition. Other competitions include the Business Plan, Elevator Pitch, International Collegiate Sales, and Speed Selling Competitions.
EMU offers a unique online program in that it is the only AACSB accredited business school to provide an entirely online Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications.