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.”
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.”
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.