Welcome to the graduate program in the College of Business.

Be sure to review the documents attached to your admission email from the College of Business, and please follow the steps below to get started at UM-Dearborn:

COVID-19 Response

In the Fall 2020 semester, nearly all graduate courses in the College of Business will be offered online -- but rest assured, this is nothing new for the College of Business.  We have been offering our MBA in an online format since 2002, and we haven't missed a beat. 

Most of our online graduate courses will be offered in an asynchronous format, meaning you will not have to log in at a specific day and time in order to participate. You can view the details about your particular courses in the College of Business Fall 2020 Graduate Course Schedule. The College of Business Graduate Office will provide you with any updates to your course information between now and the start of the term. 

Read more about how the University plans to handle the Fall 2020 semester.  

Obtain Your Access to University Resources and Facilities

  • Watch for an email from it.accounts@umich.edu to the email address you provided on your application for admission. Follow the instructions to set up your University of Michigan uniqname. Your uniqname is required to access important resources, including University email and the course registration system.
  • Begin checking your email at email.umich.edu as soon as you set up your uniqname.
    • Don't miss important information! Starting now, all University correspondence will be sent to your uniqname@umich.edu address.
  • A University ID card, or MCard, is required for access to several University services.
    • After you register for courses, you may obtain a card at the University Center.
    • Online students who live out of the area will receive a card in the mail after the beginning of the semester.
  • We recommend you purchase a parking permit to access student parking areas. Visitor lots are farther away from campus buildings.

Register for Courses

Register for your courses in UM-Dearborn Connect. Access to UM-Dearborn Connect will become available usually within 24 hours after you set up your uniqname.

Registration Instructions
  • Review the first-term course recommendations we attached to your admission email. Note the Course Reference Number (CRN) associated with each course.
  • Register for courses in the secure area of UM-Dearborn Connect.
    • Select the "Student" tab, then "Registration." Choose the term, then "add/drop" courses using the appropriate Course Reference Numbers (CRN).
    • Verify your course registrations and tuition assessment using the Registration menu.
    • Detailed registration instructions
  • Dropping, adding, and withdrawing:
    • You may drop or add courses throughout the drop/add period. However, keep in mind that many faculty restrict registration after their courses have met for the first time. Group projects often begin during the first class session.
    • If you decide not to attend classes at all after registering, you must officially withdraw by the drop/add deadline in order to avoid paying tuition and fees. Read the Registrar's detailed term withdrawal information.
Academic Planning

Bring Your Own Device

Continuing through 2018 the College of Business is transitioning to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) instructional model for graduate education. We recommend all graduate students purchase a laptop computer. Laptops are now required in several courses, which are noted each semester in the College's graduate course schedules.

International Students

Student Visa Information

Please follow the student visa instructions for newly-admitted international students.  The I-20 is usually issued 2-3 weeks after you have been admitted to a degree program and submitted your Affidavit of Financial Support. If you have questions about obtaining your I-20, please contact the Office of International Affairs at 313-583-6600 or umdoia-international@umich.edu.

International Student Orientation

Be sure to attend the mandatory check-in and orientation before the start of the semester.


We recommend several housing options.

Financial Information

Tuition, fees and payment
  • Tuition, fees and payment
    Tuition and fees are due shortly after the semester begins. You do not have to pay when you register for courses.  
Scholarships and financial aid

Contact Us

If you have questions about your program requirements or recommended courses, please contact your academic advisor at umd-cobgradadvisor@umich.edu or 313-593-5460.  Please include your name and student number in all emails and telephone messages.

College of Business Graduate Office

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