Overview

Applicants
148
Acceptance Rate
43%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.41
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
-
GPA
-

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
August 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
18:1
Total Faculty
129

67
Full-time
36
Female
33
Part-time
11
Minority


Students Say

With its convenient location, "experienced professors," and "low tuition," the MBA program at Eastern Michigan University's College of Business offers a great return on investment. "Designed for working professionals," EMU's courses are offered in the evenings, on the weekends, via the Internet, and through hybrid online/classroom delivery. The format is totally flexible, and students can take as little as one class per semester and up to a full course load. While balancing a career and an education can be tricky business, students say EMU "provides great support for students and overall great atmosphere of learning."

At EMU, "most of the professors are amazing," with close to 100 percent of the school's faculty holding the highest degree available in their field. Students admit that "you get a couple bad professors/classmates along the way, but there is little if anything to complain about." Graduate class sizes average fewer than twenty, which gives students the opportunity to "work directly with professors who provide PhD-level class time, rather than having to work through a teaching assistant." The result is a dynamic classroom environment, in which discussion is encouraged and "professors challenge you to develop your own opinions regarding global business and economies." In addition to the professors, there is "lots of diverse work experience among the students," adding even more depth to the academic environment. Real-world applications are stressed in the classroom, though students would like to see coursework incorporate "more up-to-date case studies" and hands-on instruction. One student suggests, "EMU needs to strengthen their program with real business partnerships where students can apply what they learn and gain real job experience."

The MBA curriculum is comprised of foundation coursework (which can be waived for students with previous education in business), core coursework, electives, and an area of specialization, which combine for a program of study between thirty-six–fifty-four credit hours. Catering to its diverse student body, EMU offers specializations in a variety of business fields, including business analytics, e-business, entrepreneurship, internal auditing, international business, management, and nonprofit management, as well as the opportunity to pursue a general MBA with no particular specialization (in that case, students can take a range of elective coursework to meet the units required for graduation).


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
No

Sustainability course is

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
The College of Business houses EMU’s Center for Entrepreneurship. CFE supports a strong entrepreneurship curriculum and offers a variety of co-curricular programs. It strives to enhance a culture of entrepreneurship in the EMU community, including socially conscious ventures. The CFE supports local entrepreneurship by engaging EMU students and faculty in innovation, business creation and growth in southeast Michigan. Academic curriculum includes a graduate course in Social Entrepreneurship, undergraduate courses with sustainability as a focus.

Career overview


Students Say

EMU students love the fact that their school caters to full-time working professionals. Unfortunately, the flip side of this arrangement is that there is more limited career sup- port and recruiting programs at EMU than you'd find at a traditional full-time MBA. For those looking to expand their network in Detroit and Ann Arbor, "there are several clubs that have outstanding connections to our alumni and important people in the area." In addition, the College of Business maintains updated listings of internships and full-time jobs available in the area, and occasionally invites recruiters to campus to meet with current students and alumni.

In complement to the resources at the business school, the University Advising and Career Development Center has a COB office that can assist with career planning and job-search skills. They also organize on-campus recruiting events with local companies. Prospective students should note, however, that the Career Development Center 's ser- vices are chiefly directed at undergraduates, and "many of the recruiting companies are hiring retail managers, rather than looking for candidates for higher-quality positions." A student adds, "Our Career Services Center has little help for those outside of account- ing and finance."

Prominent Alumni

Bruce Halle
Founder & Chairman, Discount Tires

David Provost
Chairman, Chemical Bank

Keith Johnson
Senior Managaing Partner, Ranieri Strategies

Edward L. Monser
President, Emerson

Robert Skandalaris
Chairman & CEO, Quantum Ventures

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$13,980

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$8,369

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
82%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
22%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
79%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
29%

New Students Receiving Loans
57%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$11,340
Tuition (Out-State)
$20,880
Fees (In-State)
$851
Fees (Out-State)
$851

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$630
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,160
Fees (In-State)
$47
Fees (Out-State)
$47

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$8,900
Academic Expenses
$1,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
185
Part Time
74%

In State
80.0%
Out of State
20.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
6

Demographics

24.00%
Minorities
22.00%
International

49% female
51% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Eastern Michigan University is a large public school with more than 20,000 students, a vibrant athletics program, and more than 300 active student organizations on campus. In the business school's sizable graduate programs, most students "work full-time and enroll in school part-time," making it difficult to also get involved with extracurricular campus activities. Nonetheless, students say it's "great to interact with other profes- sionals" at the College of Business, describing their classmates as "career-oriented" and ambitious, yet "easy to get along with." For students on the main campus who'd like to branch out socially, there are "a number of clubs available for those who have time," including an MBA Association.

Located in the suburban community of Ypsilanti, the EMU campus is "very conve- nient" to both Ann Arbor and Detroit, and theses two cities provides endless cultural, entertainment, food, and nightlife options. Drawing from the greater metropolitan area, EMU's College of Business is incredibly "multicultural," with students from a range of backgrounds and levels of experience.

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Michelle Henry
Director, Graduate Business Programs

Address
300 W. Michigan Avenue
Suite 306
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
United States

Phone
734-487-4444

Fax
734-483-1316

Email
cob.graduate@emich.edu


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