The University of Michigan-Flint is routinely named as a “Best in the Midwest” by U.S. News and World Report. U.S. News and World Report also recognizes the School of Management among “Best Graduate Programs-2020” for its Part-time MBA program. The MBA program has also been designated as a Tier One program by CEO Magazine, and TFE Times lists the Masters in Accounting Program among the best in the nation. Additionally, the Princeton Review consistently ranks the School of Management in the Best Business Schools category. This AACSB accredited business school was established in 1975 and is the oldest professional school on the Flint campus.
Undergraduate students in the premier Bachelor of Business Administration program are able to select a major that aligns with their future career goals. Majors include Accounting, Finance, General Business, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management, International Business, or Marketing. In addition to the 120-credit hour curriculum, students are required to accumulate 30 points prior to graduation by attending presentations, workshops, seminars, and online tutorials. Graduate programs include the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, and Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Dynamics. Students in the MBA program may select a concentration in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, General Business, Health Care Management, International Business, Marketing & Innovation Management, Organizational Leadership, or Supply Chain Management. Classes for the MBA program are offered in the evenings from 7:00 PM-9:45 PM Monday through Thursday, to accommodate the schedules of students who work full-time. Competitive scholarships are awarded in the amount of $3,000 for students in the MSA program, based on GPA and GMAT scores.
Students have nine options of business organizations to keep them active in the business school community outside of classes. There is also a plethora of study abroad programs and internship opportunities. In fact, all students in the School of Management are required to complete a paid internship in order to gain new skills and work experience. Students can also join the Student 2 Student Mentor program. In this program, upperclassmen serve as mentors to freshmen and accompany them on company tours. Entrepreneurial-minded students can compete in the A Zillion Solutions competition. For this competition, students will share their ideas for a new product or service via a video for the opportunity to win prizes for their start-up. Hagerman and Whitener Scholars conduct research alongside professors at the Hagerman Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, as well as meet with community business leaders. Students may also attend the Lunch with an Entrepreneur Speaker Series.
All three masters’ programs are offered in the Net+ format. This format consists of a combination of 60% of coursework online and 40% of the program in-person. Students in this program will be required to attend two-weekend residencies per semester. Weekend residencies are jam-packed with engaging activities, such as networking events, lectures, group discussions, debates, simulations, guest speakers, team projects, and presentations. The MSA is also offered 100% online.