Great Things at UDM
Great Things at the College of Business Administration
Students Reflect Academic Quality
The College welcomed its largest freshman class in more than 20 years this Fall, without sacrificing student quality. Incoming freshmen averaged 23.3 on the ACT, compared with a national average of 20.9 and an average of 19.9 for the State of Michigan.
New Commerce Scholarship
Incoming freshmen with a high school grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, a composite ACT score of 30 or higher, and significant community service or leadership experience will qualify for our new Commerce Scholarship, worth $25,000 per year. Additional scholarships are also available to upperclassmen. Applicants to the MBA program who score 600 or higher on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) qualify for a 50% reduction in tuition.
MBA Ranks Among World’s Best
After examining MBA programs in 17 countries across the globe, Corporate Knights magazine recently ranked the University of Detroit Mercy MBA program among the top 30 in the world for its emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility. UDM also placed in the world’s top 10 for smaller programs.
UDM remains the only private institution in Michigan with AACSB International accreditation. This standard of excellence places UDM among the top 5 percent of business schools in the world.
Visiting Scholars and Guest Speakers
A number of prominent guest speakers have addressed the College recently. They include Detroit Mayor Dave Bing; Dr. Marilyn French-Hubbard, founder of the National Association of Black Women Entrepreneurs; Dr. Krzysztof Wach, Professor of International Entrepreneurship at Cracow University in Poland; Brad Simmons, Director of the Office of the Executive Chairman at Ford Motor Company, and many others.
New Program Offerings
In addition to traditional undergraduate and MBA degrees, the College of Business Administration now offers a combined BS/MBA program leading to both degrees in five years. Additionally, the College now offers several new graduate certificate programs, including Forensic Accounting, Ethical Leadership & Change Management, Finance (available on campus and off-campus in Harper Woods), and Business Turnaround Management (available online).
Alumnae Recognized for Success
Three outstanding College of Business Administration alumnae were recognized at the 2013 Commencement. Jane Kay Nugent ’48, a pioneer among female business leaders, received the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, and Jennifer Schneider ‘00, President of the College Alumni Board, addressed the graduates on behalf of alumni. Kaitlin Avery ’13, who received the Cavanagh Scholarship for her extensive service-learning projects, which became the source of her senior honors thesis, served as the Valedictorian.