The Broad School offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in accounting, food service management, manufacturing, innovation, logistics, and management of manufacturing (MS) as well as a doctoral program in accounting, policy and strategy, organizational behavior, logistics, procurement/sourcing, operations management, supply chain management, economics, finance, marketing, new product development/innovation, and international business, and a joint degree in law (JD/MBA) with Detroit College of Law and in international management (MBA/MIM) with Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management. Other programs include a 3-2 degree in engineering, interdisciplinary programs in agricultural economics and communications, and with the School of Labor and Industrial Relations, paid internships, and foreign exchange programs in Japan, Germany, Mexico, and Norway. The strongest areas of study are supply chain management, finance, human resource management, and marketing. The most popular courses are Negotiation and Conflict Management, Financial Statement Analysis, and Corporate Financial Strategies. Regular programs bring distinguished speakers and visiting professors to campus through the MBA Association, various student organizations, the Professional Development Series, invitations from professors, the Broad Executive Forum, and the Broad Supply Chain Forum.
Fifty-seven total credits are required to complete the MBA, including 24 elective credits. Required courses include:
- Strategic Management
- Financial Accounting and Reporting
- Applied Data Analysis for Managers
- Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
- Business Presentations
- Leadership and Teamwork
- Managing the Work Force
- Financial Management
- Managerial Accounting Strategies
- Applied Economics
- Marketing Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Information Technology Management
- Professional Development Seminar
Business students may take relevant nonbusiness courses in other departments. The minimum time permitted to complete the master’s degree program attending full time is 2 years; maximum, 2 years. For students attending part time, the minimum is 17 months; maximum, 17 months.
In a recent year, there were 109 total full-time graduate business faculty, of whom 98% held a doctorate; there was 19 part-time faculty. Faculty salaries are rated above average for Category I institutions, based on the AAUP rating system. Average number of courses faculty teach is 4; average business class size is 35.