UM-Dearborn is more than a top-ranked university. We are an active community partner, an agent for change and a catalyst for local businesses and industry.
Since our founding in 1959, University of Michigan-Dearborn has established effective, collaborative partnerships with businesses, schools, government agencies and nonprofits in our metropolitan region. Through these partnerships, we’ve created community initiatives, hands-on programs and business partnerships that engage our students, staff and faculty in our efforts to revive and renew southeast Michigan.
We attract students who want to make a difference. They attend UM-Dearborn to take full advantage of our experiential learning and research opportunities, and they graduate work-ready and civic-minded. Nearly 80 percent of graduates stay in the region to continue working for and on behalf of local businesses and communities.
The Business Engagement Center (BEC) advances research, education and economic development by partnering with businesses to give them access to the university’s vast resources. Connect with faculty to utilize their expertise or partner with our programs on collaborative research and sponsored projects. Companies can recruit students for internships and co-ops, rent our facilities and equipment or work with us on a strategic philanthropy plan.
The Office of Metropolitan Impact (OMI) supports and creates programs to engage students, faculty and community partners in mutually beneficial activities that impact southeast Michigan. We seek out and broker strategic community partnerships, provide faculty seed grants and facilitate connecting students to meaningful engagement and internship opportunities. We also host Public Allies Metro Detroit, an AmeriCorps program at UM-Dearborn.
UM-Dearborn houses a number of offices and centers that can be a resource for your business or organization. Explore our offerings below to learn how you can connect with the university.
Committed to Michigan: 80% of our graduates stay in the state, and the university partners with more than 1,000 businesses.
Assistant professor Melissa Bowlin uncovered a bizarre habit of migrating songbirds that could help reduce the number of bird-plane collisions.
The Victors for UM-Dearborn campaign has reached its halfway mark with more than $25 million pledged.
UM-Dearborn awards more than 900 degrees as graduates are challenged to embrace change and stand up for justice.
Former U.S. Rep. John D. Dingell and University of Michigan-Dearborn have announced a partnership that will bring Dingell to campus to inspire the next generation of civic leaders.
Follow your passion or pursue a major with more traditional marketability in today's job market? Students can say yes to both with UM-Dearborn's new business studies major. The program, available only as a second major, combines both a liberal arts and professional education.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked University of Michigan-Dearborn's part-time MBA program as one of the nation's best for the sixth consecutive year.
UM-Dearborn commits to educating engineers equipped to tackle pressing 21st century issues.
The College of Education, Health, and Human Services will launch a Bachelor of Arts degree in child's life this fall. The program is one of only three in the state to focus on preparing students to be child life specialists.