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.”

Overview

Applicants
139
Acceptance Rate
52%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.19
Average Age
32

Test Scores

GMAT
390 - 560
GPA
2.95 - 3.61

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
May 1

Rolling Admission Deadline
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic

Overall

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.”


Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
6:1
Total Faculty
36

72.22
Full-time
30.56
Minority
27.78
Part-time
22.22
Female

Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
URL



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career overview

Career Rating
65

Prominent Alumni

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

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

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

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

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

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$9,687

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$2,727

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
73%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
60%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
83%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
83%

New Students Receiving Loans
17%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$10,850
Tuition (Out-State)
$13,464
Fees (In-State)
$418
Fees (Out-State)
$418

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$603
Tuition (Out-State)
$748
Fees (In-State)
$209
Fees (Out-State)
$209

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$7,703
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$7,703
Academic Expenses
$1,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
205
Out of State
0%

In State
100%
Foreign Countries Represented
44

Demographics

6.67%
Minorities
66.67%
International

27% female
73% male

Campus Life

Students Say

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.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Brad Maki
Director of Graduate Admissions

Address
UM-Flint School of Management, 2220 Riverfront Center
303 East Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48502-1950

Phone
810-762-3160

Email
graduate@umich.edu
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Key Stats

139
Applicants
205
Size
52%
Acceptance Rate

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