Welcome from the Dean

A tradition of innovation. Outstanding people. A robust alumni network. Block M pride.

Welcome to the College of Business at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Offering a bachelorís in business administration with nine possible concentrations and six masterís degree programs, we provide students with a diverse array of opportunities to pursue their journey to be the leaders and best. And after developing one of the first online MBA programs in the country, we continue to offer traditional students as well as working adults the flexibility to complete their undergraduate or graduate degree at their own pace.

U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review consistently rank our graduate and undergraduate programs among the best in the state of Michigan, and we are regularly recognized for the strength of our faculty and degree programs nationally.  However, the education provided by our outstanding faculty means so much more than just a ranking.  Itís a team taught course that shows undergraduates how to become entrepreneurs and boost the local economy in urban areas. Itís an internship program that helps students gain experience and develop their careers.  Itís innovative programs in the growing fields of information systemsbusiness analytics, and supply chain management to ensure our students always have educational opportunities that are directly correlated to the changing marketplace. Itís the opportunity to participate in iLabs, a research institute dedicated to advancing the understanding of corporate, entrepreneurial, and institutional innovation and its impact on economic development.

Whether you are a potential student, an industry partner, or a loyal supporter, we welcome your partnership to make the College of Business part of the Leaders and Best.

Raju Balakrishnan
Dean
College of Business 
University of Michigan-Dearborn 


Our Vision and Mission

The vision of the University of Michigan-Dearbornís College of Business is to be the college of choice for quality business education in the greater metropolitan Detroit area, with impact beyond Southeast Michigan.

The mission of the University of Michigan-Dearbornís College of Business is to serve the diverse people of Southeast Michigan and beyond by providing innovative and experiential education that results in problem solving skills for responsibility and success in a dynamic marketplace.

Our mission is supported by:

  • A faculty committed to teaching that supports student development and preparation for a wide range of business opportunities.
  • Collaborative research that has sustained impact on the thoughts and activities of our academic and professional colleagues.
  • Service by faculty and staff that supports an evolving curriculum and the needs of our students, personnel, community, and external partners. 


About the College of Business

Since 1959, the College of Business at the University of Michigan-Dearborn has been committed to providing practice-oriented business programs that address the needs of business, industry, and government. Our undergraduate and graduate students are taught by faculty who have close ties with the business community as well as expertise from participating in the business, professional, and academic realms.

The exceptional performance of our faculty has provided that the College of Business is one of only 600 schools worldwide to be accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This accreditation not only speaks to the quality of the faculty but also to the relevancy and practical nature of the courses offered in the College.

When students graduate from the College of Business, they take with them the skills and knowledge to lead in a rapidly-changing business environment, both regionally and nationally. Whether it is through their participation in our internship program or their experiences in iLabs, the Collegeís Center for Innovation Research, our students gain real experience and are positioned to immediately contribute to their employersí success and advance their career.