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2024-2025 Catalog 
  
2024-2025 Catalog

Business Administration (MBA)


The Master of Business Administration program provides

  • Convenient, flexible, and accessible delivery modes: online, Net+ hybrid, and hyperflex
  • Understanding of the fundamental disciplines and skills essential to decision making: behavioral science, economics, communication, and quantitative methods
  • Knowledge of the functional areas of business: accounting, finance, organizational behavior, marketing, and operations management
  • Understanding of the environment external to business and the integration of activities within the firm and of the firm within society
  • If desired, in-depth competency in specialized areas of business through concentration areas: Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Cyber Security, Finance, Health Care Management, International Business, Supply and Chain and Operations Management, Marketing and Innovation Management, and Organizational Leadership

Admission Information

The Graduate Programs Office serves as the primary source of information for all prospective graduate students, providing detailed guidance and resources to facilitate the application process.  Up-to-date and comprehensive details regarding admissions procedures, requirements and deadlines can be found on the program page on the Graduate Programs website.

Transfer of Credit

Transfer credit is limited to a maximum of nine credits, completed in the last 7 years with a grade of B or better during enrollment as a graduate student at an AACSB accredited program, and must not be part of another degree. Exceptions to this rule are accepted only in unusual circumstances and then only by approval of the SOM Graduate Programs Committee.  See Transfer of Credit  in the Graduate Study  section for additional information on University of Michigan-Flint policies regarding the transfer of graduate credit to its master’s degree programs. 

Course Waivers

Course waivers are considered only at the time of admission to the MBA Program.  Equivalency is determined by AACSB-International accreditation status of the institution, or by the School of Management Graduate Programs Committee. Grades in equivalent courses are also considered.  Two undergraduate courses are needed to waive a core graduate course.  Waivers reduce the number of credits required to complete the MBA degree. However, completion of a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours at the University of Michigan-Flint is required to graduate.

Time Limit for Degree Completion

All requirements must be completed within seven calendar years of initial enrollment in the program.

MBA Dual Degree Programs

MBA/MSA Dual Degree Program

The MBA/MSA dual degree program leads to two degrees: a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accounting. Through cross-recognition of courses between the MBA and the MSA programs, the dual master’s program requires 15 fewer credits than if the degrees were completed independently.

MBA/MSLOD Dual Degree Program

The MBA/MSLOD dual degree program leads to two degrees: a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Dynamics.  Through cross-recognition of courses between the MBA and MS programs, the dual master’s program requires 15 fewer credits than if the degrees were completed independently.

Other Dual Programs

Please refer to the Graduate Programs section of this catalog for information on MBA/MS CIS, MBA/MS PA, MBA/OTD, MBA/DNAP, MBA/DNP, MBA/MPH and MBA/DPT programs.  Detailed program information is available online at https://www.umflint.edu/graduateprograms/

Academic Rules and Regulations

See the School of Management (SOM)  and Graduate Study sections for rules and regulations pertaining to all School of Management graduate programs.

Requirements


Thirty to forty-five credits of graduate-level coursework, as follows:

Foundation Courses (0-9 credits)


Up to three foundation courses may be waived with appropriate transfer coursework.

Core Courses (18-24 credits)


Up to two core courses may be waived with appropriate transfer coursework.

Elective/Concentration Courses (8-9 credits)


General MBA


Nine credits of graduate-level business courses other than foundation and core MBA courses.

Capstone (3 credits)


Additional Requirements


  • Overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Passing grade in ETS Major Field Test MBA

Note


A grade point average less than 3.0 constitutes a sufficient basis for probationary status and, if the grade point average is not improved, dismissal from the program. Students with probationary status must make progress toward “good standing.” Failure to do so may result in required reduction in the maximum courses the student may enroll in or other actions. Courses with grades of D or lower must be retaken.  A course in which a grade below B is received may be retaken once for credit. In such cases, both the original grade and the grade received when the course is retaken appear on the transcript and are used in determining the student’s grade point average.