The Master of Business Administration, 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, online or a combination of the two. You may enroll on a full- or part-time basis, but course availability is greatest during the fall and winter semesters. The program can usually be completed within two to two-and-a-half years of part-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.


The Master of Business Administration may be completed in 36-48 credit hours.

Core Courses

(9 courses/27 credits)

ACC 505 - Developing and Interpreting Financial Information
BE 530 - Economic Analysis:  Firm and Consumer
BPS 516 - Corporate Social Responsibility 
DS 520 - Applied Statistical Modeling
FIN 531 - Financial Fundamentals and Value Creation
ISM 525 - Computer and Information Systems
MKT 515 - Marketing Management
OB 510 - Organization Behavior
OM 521 - Operations Management

Applied Integrated Management (AIM)

(4 courses/12 credits in three areas)

International Business 
Choose one course from:

BE 583 - The Global Economy:  Crisis and Growth
FIN 655 - International Financial Management
MKT 622 - Global Marketing
OB 610 - International Dimensions of Management

BPS 535 - Strategic Planning and Decision Making

General AIM Elective Courses
Choose two courses from:

ACC 616 - Corporate Actions and Reactions
BA 605 - Managerial Decision Making
BA 607 - Business Disruption in the Digital Age:  Machine Learning, Platforms, and the Crowd
BA 611 - Organizational Economics
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, Business Analytics, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Information Systems Management, Marketing or Supply Chain Management. Several of the concentrations may be completed fully online, while others require a campus presence.

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) toward the MBA electives with the approval of the COB Graduate Office.

Program Details

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 (for example, you may not use the same course to fulfill both an AIM and a concentration requirement).
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.

Program Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Students will have an understanding of the core business disciplines and be able to apply this knowledge to global business situations.

Objectives: MBA students will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of disciplinary concepts, terminology, models, and perspectives.
  2. Identify business problems and apply appropriate solutions (problem-finding/problem-solving).
  3. Integrate knowledge across disciplinary areas (integrative thinking).
  4. Apply knowledge in a global environment.

Goal 2: Students will be effective communicators.

Objectives: MBA students will:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate in a manner that is typically required of a business professional.

Goal 3: Students will appreciate the importance of ethical/corporate social responsibility principles.

Objectives: MBA students will:

  1. Identify and explain alternative approaches to ethical/corporate social responsibility issues.

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