The AACSB-accredited Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University strives to positively impact the economic development, welfare, and expansion of the surrounding community, the city, the state, and the world. Business students and their faculty members partake in this mission through excellent teaching, effective research, and numerous opportunities to work with and serve the business community. The new $40 million, 125,000 square-foot building that houses the School of Business, provides helpful resources. These include a large, modernized auditorium, full functioning finance, and data analytics lab with Bloomberg terminals and an LED stock ticker, atrium space, services, labs, study rooms, an MBA suite, and a rooftop terrace.
Undergraduate students can pursue a Bachelors in Accounting, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, Information Systems Management, Management, or Marketing. Graduate students can pursue a Masters in Business Administration, Accounting, Data Science & Business Analytics, Finance, or an Executive Masters in Automotive Supply Chain Management. The MBA degree has eleven different optional concentrations including Accounting Systems, International Business, Finance, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Information Systems Management, Global Supply Chain Management, Marketing, and Sport & Entertainment Management. Doctoral students can obtain a Ph.D. in Business Administration. Through the accelerated graduate program, AGRADE, students can receive a bachelors and masters degree in just five years.
For international business and cultural knowledge, students can study abroad in places like Germany, Brazil, Netherlands, Italy, China, and Canada. For financial assistance, the university awards around $500,000 to qualified School of Business students in scholarships including the Richard H. Austin Excellence in Accounting Endowed Scholarship, Charles E. Dover Endowed Scholarship in Business Administration, Financial Executives International Award, and the General Motors Global Supply Chain Management Annual Scholarship.
An excellent way for students to engage on campus with other business students and with the community is through the many student organizations. These groups include Beta Alpha Psi, Business Student Senate, Financial Management Association, American Advertising Federation, Global Brigades Business, Graduate Business Student Association, International Business Association, Net Impact, Real Estate Investment Association, and the Sport and Entertainment Business Association. The Corporate Mentor Program provides face-to-face interaction with an executive to learn the ins and outs of a corporation for a year. The Elevator Pitch Competition is where students present speeches and pitch their new business idea to executives. The thriving Warriors Business Community allows opportunities to network with professionals on campus and serve the community. Other great resources are the Belinsky Entrepreneurial Learning Laboratory, Multicultural Professional Readiness Education Program, the School of Business Career Planning & Placement Office, and the Institute for Leadership & Diversity (ILEAD).
The School of Business provides programs in a variety of ways. Courses are offered during the day, in the evening, on the main campus, at satellite campuses, and even online. Students are given the opportunity to tailor their academic experience. Within their traditional MBA program, courses are offered both in on-campus and online formats, giving students the chance to complete the degree entirely online.