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Tailor the degree to your own interests.

You can tailor the MBA 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.

Or, if you're not interested in one of these concentrations, choose any 9 credits 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.

MBA Concentrations

MBA concentrations are optional and require 3 courses or 9 credit hours.

Accounting (available on campus)

(3 courses/9 credits)

Choose any 3 graduate ACC courses beyond ACC 505

Students in the MBA Accounting concentration at UM-Dearborn can complete the CPA exam preparation course through CPAexcel® at a significant discount, and even qualify to receive a 100% reimbursement.

Business Analytics (available on campus)

(3 courses/9 credits*)

DS 570 - Management Science

Choose two from the following:

DS 630 - Applied Forecasting
DS 631 - Decision Analysis
DS 632 - System Simulation
DS 633 - Data Mining for Business Applications

* Business Analytics concentrators must have completed a degree program which includes extensive coursework in statistics in order to waive the MBA core course DS 520, Applied Statistical Modeling. As a result, most business analytics concentrators should plan to complete DS 520 as a part of their MBA program.

Finance (available on campus and online)

(3 courses/9 credits)

Choose one from the following:

FIN 581 - Topics in Corporate Finance
FIN 651 - Investment Process, Analysis and Management

Choose two from the following:

BE  583 - The Global Economy: Crisis and Growth
FIN 581 - Topics in Corporate Finance
FIN 651 - Investment Process, Analysis and Management
FIN 652 - Derivatives and Risk Management
FIN 654 - Financial Intermediation
FIN 655 - International Financial Management
FIN 657 - Investment Fund Management

Human Resource Management (available on campus)

(3 courses/9 credits)

HRM 561 - Human Resource Management
HRM 580 - Compensation and Human Resource Analytics
OB 610 - International Dimensions of Management

International Business (available on campus and online)

(3 courses/9 credits)

Choose three from the following:

BE 583 - The Global Economy: Crisis and Growth
FIN 655 - International Financial Management
MKT 622 - Global Marketing
OB 610 - International Dimensions of Management
OM 571 - Supply Chain Management

Information Systems Management (available on campus)

(3 courses/9 credits)

Choose any 3 graduate ISM courses beyond ISM 525

Marketing (available on campus)

(3 courses/9 credits)

MKT 565 - Advanced Marketing Management

Choose two from the following:

MKT 564 - Graduate Marketing Research
MKT 620 - Understanding Customers
MKT 621 - Advertising and Promotion
MKT 622 - Global Marketing

Supply Chain Management (available on campus)

(3 courses/9 credits)

OM 571 - Supply Chain Management

Choose two from the following:

OM 660 - Supply Chain Analytics
OM 661 - Supply Chain Logistics Management
OM 662 - Product Development and Technology Management
OM 663 - Lean and Six Sigma
OM 664 - Strategic Sourcing
OM 665 - Information Technology in Supply Chain Management

Graduate Programs Office

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