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University of Michigan, Flint, School of Management Distance MBA

The force that drives UM-Flint’s MBA program is team-based project work, an approach to learning that draws directly from today’s most successful business approaches to innovation, implementation, risk management, decision-making, and more. UM-Flint’s MBA program allows you to develop more in-depth competency in specialized areas through concentrations in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Health Care Management, International Business, Lean Manufacturing, and Marketing



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Program at a Glance

Program Type Online
In-State Tuition (Total) $35,000
Out-of-State Tuition (Total) $41,000



School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Midwest)



Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 47% accepted out of 105 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 30
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.19
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • Application Fee: $55

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Undergraduate GPA, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Personal Essay

Admission Requirements

Required: Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

Prospective students are considered for admission to University of Michigan—Flint based on their undergraduate GPA, GMAT scores, and work experience. Students must also submit three recommendations and a personal statement along with the application materials. The Traditional MBA program starts classes twice a year, whereas the NetPlus! MBA enrolls...Prospective students are considered for admission to University of Michigan—Flint based on their undergraduate GPA, GMAT scores, and work experience. Students must also submit three recommendations and a personal statement along with the application materials. The Traditional MBA program starts classes twice a year, whereas the NetPlus! MBA enrolls students four times a year.

The Princeton Review

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 183
Percent International Students 47%
Total Full-Time Faculty 36
Full-Time Faculty 75%

Student Life

A “very friendly campus environment” helps create the sentiment in which “it is always pleasant to be at school.” Classmates are “highly experienced and educated.” “They have different academic backgrounds, work environments, home settings, ages, genders, and [ethnicities].” This diversity in the graduate program “is one of its biggest strengths,” says a student. “When having discussions in class or outside of class, the multiple frames of reference help me understand how different concepts could be used in real world set­tings. It's great that this program is able to intertwine theory and practice.” Strong bonds are commonplace among graduate students here. One student is astounded at the ease in which friendships form, saying, “I've made more friends in the two years of my Graduate [degree] than I did in the four years of my Undergraduate degree.” The downtown location of UM–Flint offers convenience in “a great location and parking is included in your tuition.” “The downtown area offers places to meet with classmates after class as well.” A commuter notes that there are plenty of study spaces available “that are open 24 hours a day. So, for group projects class-mates and I are able to meet late in the evening, after class. This is fantastic, because so many of us have busy family and work lives. We don't have to take time off during the day to use the library, or find an off campus meeting location.” The program recently had a huge boost in technology and now students enjoy a new “state-of-the-art facility.” They can now experience its finance lab and “there are many high tech study rooms, and a state of the art computer lab, research center, and student organization offices.” But many students worry about the surrounding environment. Some “do not feel safe when walking to and from [their] car.” “The university has a won­derful alert system that you can sign up for to get emails or alerts via text message regarding school closures or crimes,” but “it's frightening to get a text about a mugging in broad daylight.” UM-Flint public safety alerts include tips to remain safe on campus and officers are available 24/7 to escort students around campus and to their vehicles.


Students at UM–Flint have the support of “a strong career development office.” Students benefit from the school’s fine reputation with employers in Michigan and beyond. The Academic Advising & Career Center (AACC) at University of Michigan–Flint offers career guidance and counseling to undergraduates, alumni, and graduate students. The center hosts career fairs and offers advising services, however these services cater prin­cipally to undergraduates. One student points out that they can “receive daily emails from the career department listing campus visits and recruitment sessions from major companies.” Unfortunately, not all students “take advantage of the office, though, and one must sign up for the service.”

The Princeton Review

Students Say

If you are looking for a “prestigious top school for management” that offers a great deal of “flexibility,” then consider the University of Michigan—Flint School of Management. The MBA program is “very structured and organized.” One student who is “a very busy mom, wife, and full-time employee,” says, “I like that they take care of everything for me. I do not need to worry about what classes I am taking next, or how to obtain my books. The courses are relevant and … [can be taken] on campus [or] online. They encourage networking and are available when you need them.” Other students agree, saying that the school is “well-managed” and “the time to complete the program was far less restrictive than others.” Coursework at UM–Flint is “a rigorous academic experience.” “The pace is quick and the work is challenging; within the structure provided, there is plenty of room for self-expression.” There are no easy grades here. “You earn an A, it’s never handed to you.” The faculty does a great job of providing students with the help and guidance they need to achieve that A. Faculty members “have an excellent grasp of the knowledge needed to convey difficult concepts. They encourage interaction among both students and other faculty.” The content studied in the MBA program is “interesting and incredibly applica­ble.” Also, “many fields and industries are represented in the classroom, not only in peo­ple from Michigan, but from all over the country and even some from different countries. My classmates have had a very positive impact on my learning experience.” Besides the traditional on-campus courses, students can opt for “NetPlus!,” an innova­tive program that combines both online and in-class offerings. Students choosing the NetPlus! format work according to their own, flexible schedule, and are only required to attend on-campus classes once every six weeks. This enables students to “pursue an MBA while [they] travel for work.” It also helps many who are juggling school with a demanding work schedule or long commute to campus. As one student sums it up, this “mixed-mode format was very appealing. It offered the best of both worlds (online and in-class).” Students also give the administration high marks. “The MBA program has a very strong administrative staff. They are friendly, listen well, and work very quickly.”

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Degrees Awarded

Master of Business Administration, Traditional MBA, 24-30 months; Master of Business Administration, NetPlus! MBA (mixed mode delivery), 15-24 months.

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
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  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

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  • Study Abroad:

    Japan/Taiwan China India Russia, Netherlands

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Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of Michigan—Flint School of Management include:

Robert J. Beltz - Vice President-Commercial Europe for U.S. Steel, MBA SOM

Cristin Reid English - President, Corp. Operations, Capital Bank Limited, MBA SOM

Michelle Goff - Senior VP & CFO, R. L. Polk & Co., BBA SOM

Robert J. Joubran - COO & Treasurere, Plantinum Equity LLC, BBA SOM

J. Donald Sheets II - VP and CFO, President America Area, Dow Corning Corp., MBA SOM

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