Great Things at UDM
Great Things at the College of Business Administration
New Program Offerings
The College of Business Administration now offers a graduate certificate program in Forensic Accounting. The eight-course certificate provides credits for graduates to become certified public accountants with a specialization in identifying fraudulent financial practices. It also offers an online Graduate Certificate in Business Turnaround Management.
Students Reflect Academic Quality
CBA first-year students’ average ACT composite score of 24.5 exceeds the national average of 21.1 and the 20.1 average for the State of Michigan.
Applicants from any Mercy or Jesuit high school in the U.S. are now eligible for renewable Founders High School Scholarships. Applicants who have participated in America’s Marketing High School program, initiated by UDM, are eligible for a renewable AMHS scholarship. And applicants to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program who score 600 or higher on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) are now eligible for a 50% reduction in tuition.
MBA Scores High in Quality
In a survey conducted by Education Benchmarking, UDM’s MBA program received the highest scores in ten categories compared with MBA programs at six other Catholic institutions. The categories included: quality of faculty and instruction, breadth of curriculum, inclusion of ethics and social issues, program administration, advising, facilities and computing resources, student quality, communication and teamwork, use and management of technology, and overall program effectiveness.
UDM remains the only private institution in Michigan with AACSB International accreditation. This is the highest accreditation obtainable by business programs, placing UDM’s business program in the top 5 percent of business schools worldwide.
Hall of Honor Recognizes Accomplishments
The College of Business Administration inducted four new members to its Hall of Honor in fall 2012, including two business leaders, a finance administrator and a hospital board executive. The honorees, all CBA alumni, have exemplified the Mission of the College, demonstrated the Jesuit and Mercy traditions of service to others, and have distinguished themselves in their careers and personal lives. See photos and read more about them at http://business.udmercy.edu/alum-bio/honor/2012/index.htm.