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School of Management

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The School of Management offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Other programs include cooperative programs, work-study programs, and internship programs.

Thirty to Forty-five total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 6 to 9 elective credits. Required courses include:

  • Applied Quantitative Analysis
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Business Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Interpersonal and Organizational Communication
  • Business and Society
  • Management Information Systems
  • Global Dimensions of Management
  • Strategic Management

Students may waive foundation courses (MGT 512, 521, 541, or 551) based on previous coursework. They may also transfer up to a maximum of 9 credit hours with approval of Graduate Committee. A minimum of 30 graduate credit hours at UM-Flint is required to graduate.

Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending part time is 15 months; maximum, 7 years.

There are 12 total full-time graduate business faculty, all of whom hold a doctorate; there are 5 part-time faculty, of whom 60% hold a doctorate. Faculty salaries are rated average for Category IIA institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 6; average business class size is 25.


A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a GPA of 3.0 and a GMAT score of 450. The formula for using the GPA and GMAT scores is (200 x GPA) + GMAT, or minimum 1100. Most important admissions factors are academic accomplishments and ability, GMAT results, and letters of recommendation. A strong mathematics background is not required.

The number of applicants for the 2006-2007 class was 92; 71 were accepted; 62 enrolled. The average GPA was 3.31; average GMAT score was 495. Transfers are accepted. Minority students are actively recruited.

Students may begin the MBA program in the fall, winter, and spring. To apply, students must submit an application form, a transcript, GMAT scores, a nonrefundable application fee of $55, 3 letters of recommendation, a resume, and a statement of purpose. The application deadlines are August 1 for fall entry; December 1, winter; February 15, spring. Students are notified as early as possible after the application is submitted of the admissions decision. Once accepted, students may defer admission due to job-related or personal situations, reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Financial Aid

About 50% of graduate business school students receive financial aid from scholarships, loans, and graduate assistantships, for a total average of $11,712 annually; maximum $26,157. Stipends and programs available for minority students include consisting of scholarships and/or grants. The FAFSA and the previous year’s tax return are required. Check with the school for current application deadlines.

Tuition for all students is $502 per credit, or $21,084 per year. Graduate student housing is not available on campus.


Seven percent of the current graduate business school class are enrolled full time; 97% have had an average of 3 years of full-time work experience prior to entering graduate school, a factor preferred by the school. The greatest percentage of students are from Michigan (82%). Thirty-eight percent are women, 16% are minorities, and 8% are foreign nationals. The average age at entrance is 32; ages range from 22 to 59. Nineteen percent already have a graduate degree. Students’ undergraduate majors were as follows: 45%, business; 21%, healthcare, consulting, and information technology; 19%, engineering; 7%, economics; and 3%, social sciences. In 2006, 77 graduate business degrees were awarded.

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