A tradition of innovation. Outstanding people. A robust alumni network. Block M pride.

Raju Balakrishnan
Raju Balakrishnan
Dean Raju Balakrishnan

Welcome to the College of Business at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Offering a bachelor’s in business administration with nine possible concentrations and seven master’s degree programs, we provide students with a diverse array of opportunities to pursue their journey to be the leaders and best. And after developing one of the first online MBA programs in the country, we continue to offer traditional students as well as working adults the flexibility to complete their undergraduate or graduate degree at their own pace.

U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review consistently rank our graduate and undergraduate programs among the best in the state of Michigan, and we are regularly recognized for the strength of our faculty and degree programs nationally.  However, the education provided by our outstanding faculty means so much more than just a ranking.  It’s a team taught course that shows undergraduates how to become entrepreneurs and boost the local economy in urban areas. It’s an internship program that helps students gain experience and develop their careers.  It’s innovative programs in the growing fields of information systemsbusiness analytics, and supply chain management to ensure our students always have educational opportunities that are directly correlated to the changing marketplace. It’s the opportunity to participate in iLabs, a research institute dedicated to advancing the understanding of corporate, entrepreneurial, and institutional innovation and its impact on economic development.

Whether you are a potential student, an industry partner, or a loyal supporter, we welcome your partnership to make the College of Business part of the Leaders and Best.

Our Vision and Mission

The vision of the College of Business is to build on the quality tradition of the Block M by being a thought leader, known for creating positive impact on the communities we serve, and for promoting a global perspective through active learning, relevant teaching, and influential research.

The mission of the College of Business is to offer a challenging and engaging business education that broadens our students’ intellectual perspectives and career opportunities in an inclusive environment through a balanced emphasis on active learning, and rigorous and relevant teaching and research.

In accomplishing our mission, we are student-centered and value the importance of:

  • practical and experiential learning
  • personal connections among students, faculty, and staff
  • leading-edge scholarship
  • curricular innovation
  • diverse students and programming, and
  • industry and community partnerships
Our Strategic Plan

The College of Business expects to complete a new strategic plan in 2018.  This plan reflects the contributions and perspectives of the dean's office, department chairs, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other stakeholders.

We have recently concluded a five-year strategic plan begun in 2012.  You may view our status update on this previous strategic plan as of June 2016.

About the College of Business

Since 1959, the College of Business at the University of Michigan-Dearborn has been committed to providing practice-oriented business programs that address the needs of business, industry, and government. Our undergraduate and graduate students are taught by faculty who have close ties with the business community as well as expertise from participating in the business, professional, and academic realms.

The exceptional performance of our faculty has provided that the College of Business is one of the 5% of business schools worldwide which are accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This accreditation not only speaks to the quality of the faculty but also to the relevancy and practical nature of the courses offered in the College.

When students graduate from the College of Business, they take with them the skills and knowledge to lead in a rapidly-changing business environment, both regionally and nationally. Whether it is through their participation in our internship program or their experiences in iLabs, the College’s Center for Innovation Research, our students gain real experience and are positioned to immediately contribute to their employers’ success and advance their careers.

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