Master of Business Administration

The MBA at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, featuring courses in Applied Integrated Management, provides students with the integrated perspective required to solve today’s complex business problems.  The MBA may be completed in 36-48 credit hours.

The program offers expert faculty, expansive opportunities for networking, and the flexibility of evening and on-line courses, all from a highly-ranked program.

The degree is open to students of all undergraduate majors and all levels of work experience.

You may complete the program on campus, on-line, or any combination of the two. (Concentrations are optional, and most require a campus presence.) You may enroll on a full- or part-time basis, but course availability is greatest during the fall and winter semesters.  The program usually can be completed within 12-20 months of full-time study, depending on core course waivers earned.

Admission is rolling, and you may begin the program in September or January. May admission is also usually possible for part-time students.

University of Michigan-Dearborn students who have been admitted to the MBA may take up to 6 graduate credits during the final semester of their undergraduate program.

Curriculum for students admitted before Fall 2013


Core Courses (9 courses/27 credits)


  ACC 505
  BE 530
  BPS 516
  DS 520
  FIN 531
  MIS 525
  MKT 515
  OB 510
  OM 521

  Developing and Interpreting Financial Information
  Economic Analysis:  Firm and Consumer
  Corporate Social Responsibility 
  Applied Statistical Modeling
  Financial Fundamentals and Value Creation
  Computer and Information Systems
  Marketing Management
  Organization Behavior
  Operations Management

Applied Integrated Management (4 courses/12 credits in three areas)

  • International Business (3 credits) from: BE 583 The Global Economy:  Crisis and Growth (no credit if you have already completed BE 580), FIN 655 International Financial Management, MKT 622 Global Marketing, OB 610 International Dimensions of Management, OM 571 Supply Chain Management
  • Capstone (3 credits): BPS 535 Strategic Planning and Decision Making
  • General AIM Courses (6 credits) from: ACC 616 Corporate Actions and Reactions, BA 605 Managerial Decision Making, BPS 585 Managing Strategic Innovation and Change

Electives or Optional Concentration (3 courses/9 credits)

Tailor the degree to your own interests with an optional concentration in Accounting, Finance, International Business, Investment, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management.

Alternatively, you may elect courses from our extensive list of graduate business courses.  Students may count up to 3 credits in non-business graduate courses or Business Internship (BI 500, 506, or 560) toward the MBA electives with the approval of the Graduate Programs Office.

Breadth Requirement (3, 4, 5 rule)

  • Complete AIM courses in at least 3 different disciplines
  • Complete no more than 4 AIM, Concentration, and Elective courses (12 credits) in any one discipline
  • Complete graduate business courses in at least 5 different disciplines

No single course may be counted toward more than one MBA requirement or concentration.

Course Waivers and Transfer Credit

Students may waive any or all of the core courses if they have equivalent courses in an AACSB business program completed within the previous 10 years and have earned at least a 3.2 post-60 GPA (that is, your GPA in courses taken after your first 60 undergraduate credit hours). 

Students who do not meet these criteria may request to have their courses evaluated for waiver credit at the time of admission. Students must have earned a B or better in equivalent courses as a part of a degree program completed within the previous 10 years.

Regardless of waiver credit granted, students must earn at least 36 credits in the MBA program.

In addition, up to 6 transfer credits for previous equivalent graduate coursework can be applied to the degree if those credits have not been counted toward a degree.

Waivers and transfer credit are granted at the discretion of the program faculty.