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 and/or graduate degree at their own pace.

U.S. News & World Report as well as Princeton Review continually rank us among the best programs in the state of Michigan and as a top tier program in the country. But 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 work for an average for $14/hour while gaining the experience that could be the catalyst to helping them find relevant employment upon graduation. Itís masterís programs in the growing fields of business 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.

We are the Leaders & Best. We are the College of Business at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Join us.

Raju Balakrishnan
Dean
College of Business 
University of Michigan-Dearborn


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 that not only have close ties with the business community, but also have 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 Ė 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.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to be the school of choice for quality business education in the greater metropolitan Detroit.

The College of Business provides high quality, practice-oriented business programs to well-qualified students on a regional campus of the University of Michigan. While the College primarily maintains a regional student focus, it provides a quality educational experience preparing them for national placement. Our primary mission is to meet the business-related educational needs of our undergraduate and graduate students, supported by new technologies and a variety of teaching methodologies. By providing regional organizations with professionally competent interns and graduates, we strive to meet both the community's human resource needs and our students' employment and education needs. The mission is enhanced by the College's location in a major metropolitan and industrial area. The environment is strongly influenced by the automobile manufacturing industry and its increasingly global outreach.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to supply students with professional and technical skills essential to being successful in an evolving business environment. Each program is characterized by limited class size. We also offer students outstanding professional internship opportunities. Our primary mission is complemented by our faculty's commitment to making intellectual contributions. The main focus of this intellectual process is refereed publications in nationally recognized journals that lead to contributions beneficial to academic and business professionals.

To achieve this mission, we will:

  • Create rigorous business programs delivered to talented students by outstanding experts in a creative, intellectually challenging environment;
  • Prepare our students to meet the business challenges of rapid technological change, a knowledge based economy, globalization, and the ethical demands of a free society; and
  • Conduct research that positively impacts the thought and practice of professionals and academics.