Students Say

After comparing MBA programs, many students choose University of Michigan—Dearborn for the unbeatable triumvirate of “value, location, and name brand” its College of Business offers. The program is geared toward part-time students, and the combination of “evening and online MBA classes are perfect for professionals already in the workforce.”

Overview

Applicants
132
Acceptance Rate
38%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.30
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT
510 - 710
GPA
3.31 - 3.73

Deadlines


Regular Application Deadline
August 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
September 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Work Experience

Overall

Students Say

After comparing MBA programs, many students choose University of Michigan—Dearborn for the unbeatable triumvirate of “value, location, and name brand” its College of Business offers. The program is geared toward part-time students, and the combination of “evening and online MBA classes are perfect for professionals already in the workforce.” Courses begin three times a year (in September, January, and May), and through the “flexible online program,” students can take as many (or as few) classes as fit their schedule. Core courses cover all functional business areas and comprise more than half the 60 units of required course work; however, students with undergraduate business degrees may be eligible to waive core course work, thereby completing the program in less time. After the core, students can choose to take various electives, or complete a concentration in finance, international business, marketing, supply chain management, or accounting. But the program is definitely open to students of all undergraduate majors and all levels of Professional experience. The college has long maintained a strong local reputation (not to mention, it boasts the excellent University of Michigan name). Even so, students say things are always improving: “In the last few years, the program has become increasingly relevant and well-suited for graduate studies.”

Just as they praise the college’s dean, UMD students are pleased to report that the administration is “very accommodating and helpful,” assisting students with everything from scheduling to academic advising. With a fairly large student body, it “can be difficult to get into popular classes, but the college has offered several options to help students get the classes they need.” For students who take their classes on campus, the facilities are modern, and the school “provides the variety and excellence expected of a satellite campus of a world-class university.” And, like the academic offerings, facilities are consistently improving. For example, the school opened a trading floor on campus in 2010, which helps bring real-world capacities to finance and accounting courses, in addition to being open for general use.

In terms of faculty, “there is a wide range of professor capability at this school.” Many “are clearly experts in their fields,” while others are less prepared for their important posts. On the whole, however, professors are “friendly and easily approachable” and “lectures are well-organized, and there is plenty of opportunity provided for discussion on topics of current interest.” With an average of 16 students in each classroom, “small class sizes help the interaction between students and professors, as well as among our peers.” If you’d like assistance outside of class, “most of the professors will give you their home telephone number to reach them if you can’t make office hours. They are as committed to us as we are to learning.”


Faculty Information

Total Faculty
29

83
Full-time
34
Female
28
Minority
17
Part-time

Specialities of faculty


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Description

Career overview

Career Rating
73

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 30

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$17,031

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$3,416

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
26%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
2%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
26%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
2%

New Students Receiving Loans
26%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$13,854
Tuition (Out-State)
$22,942
Fees (In-State)
$624
Fees (Out-State)
$624

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$798
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,318
Fees (In-State)
$252
Fees (Out-State)
$252

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$7,840
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$7,840
Academic Expenses
$4,646

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
187
Out of State
14%

In State
100%
Foreign Countries Represented
2

Demographics

12.00%
Minorities
2.00%
International

44% female
56% male

Campus Life

Students Say

On this urban campus, most students are “working professionals” with a “few full-time students” added to the mix. While many are busy with work and family, this professional group takes their studies seriously, and most students are “eager to participate in class and highly focused on their academics.” “Being a commuter university, there is not much networking outside of class,” and clubs and extracurricular activities are limited. Still, some part-time students say they use “the library, health club, and all of the business offices” while others get together for “study groups outside of class time to prepare for exams or group projects.”

For those who’d like a bit more camaraderie, the “COB has worked hard to improve student life,” and many full-time MBA candidates say, “I have made friends that I expect to have the rest of my life.” In addition, the larger university is home to over 9,083 students. There, “You will always find clubs sponsoring and advertising activities to try and get other students engaged.” Campus facilities get good reviews, and recently, “A new food court and study lounge was added” to the business school area. “Research and technologies are top notch and on par with other major business schools,” and “The College of Business has its own computer lab” with Internet access and printers.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Julie Tigani
Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Address
Fairlane Center South, RM 168
19000 Hubbard Dr.
Dearborn, MI 48126-2638

Phone
313-593-5460

Email
gradbusiness@umd.umich.edu
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Key Stats

132
Applicants
187
Size
38%
Acceptance Rate

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