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College of Business Administration

Introduction to Our College and Graduate Offerings

The College of Business Administration provides professional education in business and related fields recognizing the importance of a liberalizing education as a foundation for a career of continuing self-education. The student has the opportunity to select from a wide spectrum of liberal arts courses and other non-business courses. The College aims to instill in its students, through a personalized educational process, a sense of personal integrity, a high measure of intellectual curiosity, and a deep awareness of personal and social values in contemporary society, particularly in its urban setting.

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    Graduate Programs for Our Business Students

    The College offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program for graduate students who wish to pursue a professional education in business. In addition, in cooperation with other colleges/schools, the College offers the following degree programs: JD/MBA, MBA/MHSA, and MBA/MSCIS. See the College's separate sections describing each of these programs.

    The College offers the following Certificate options (See the College's separate sections describing each of these programs):

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    Accreditation

    AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

    The College of Business Administration is fully accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Organized in 1916, AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.

    Detroit Mercy's business program is one of the oldest AACSB accredited programs in the United States. In 2009, the program celebrated 60 years of accreditation by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Detroit Mercy's business program is the only private program in Michigan with AACSB International accreditation.

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    Our Mission

    The College of Business Administration prepares diverse students to serve business organizations and society with competence, compassion and conscience. Rooted in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, the College champions academic excellence and good character by encouraging intellectual, spiritual, ethical, and social growth. We achieve this mission by:

    • Encouraging and expecting excellence from students, faculty, and staff in all we do;

    • Helping students to develop knowledge, analytical and critical thinking, and skills to compete in a dynamic global business environment;

    • Teaching students self-reflection, teamwork with diverse peoples, and responsible stewardship for the common good;

    • delivering quality teaching, research, and service to our University, our profession, and our community; and

    • Providing quality bachelor and master degree programs.

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    Career Education Center

    The College of Business Administration offers its undergraduates the option of participation in experiential education. Students work with the University's Career Education Center. The co-operative education program provides graduates in the College of Business Administration with 8-12 months of professional experience prior to graduation. Students must have a minimum of 63 credit hours, a 2.5 GPA, and have successfully completed CEC 3000 before starting their first assignment. Students normally complete two Co-op assignments with the option of a third. These assignments are approximately four months in length and begin at the start of each semester. By choosing either the alternating Co-op track or the parallel Co-op track, students have the opportunity to integrate the Co-op experience into their academic program without delaying graduation. Under the alternating track program, students complete two semesters of courses and one semester of employment during the three semesters of the year (Fall, Winter, and Summer). Under the parallel track, students may have a part-time employment position and take courses part time concurrently.

    Full-Time Placement

    Students also work with the Career Center to find employment upon graduation. The Career Center offers training in resume writing and interview skills. Opportunities are available for students to meet with prospective employers. Students should register early with the Career Center which includes an online resume. Their site keeps students informed about campus visits and other activities.

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    Academic Advising

    In the College of Business Administration, academic advising is an integral part of the learning process. The faculty and staff are committed to taking an active role in the education, well-being and personal development of the students. Professional advising is available throughout the year and students are required to see an advisor prior to each registration.

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    Academic Integrity

    As a Jesuit and Mercy institution, the College of Business Administration at the University of Detroit Mercy strives to uphold the highest ethical standards. We expect students, no less than faculty, staff, and administrators, to behave in a professional, honest, and responsible manner. Violations of academic integrity weaken the quality of an educational institution and degrade the value of its degrees. The policy described herein applies to all students enrolled in the College of Business Administration (CBA) and other students taking CBA courses.

    Definitions*

    Cheating by acts of commission or omission is unacceptable. Misrepresentation in academic work includes but is not limited to:

    • Submitting the same paper, project, or presentation in more than one course without the explicit permission of the appropriate instructors.
    • Any form of plagiarism, especially failure to acknowledge ideas or language taken from others, and submitting work prepared by others.
    • Submitting research that misrepresents the way in which the work was completed.
    • Collaborating with others on projects expressly intended to be completed individually.
    • Copying, transmitting, or sharing examination materials without authorization of the instructor.
    • Deliberately making false accusations of academic misconduct against others.

    Process

    Any member of the academic community may report an alleged violation of academic integrity in writing to the instructor of record for the course or the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs. Students who are aware of violations of academic integrity are expected to report those violations immediately. A student who has questions about academic integrity is encouraged to seek guidance from his or her Discipline Coordinator or academic advisor.

    Within 7 days of becoming aware of the issue, the instructor will document the alleged violation, notify the Assistant Dean, notify the student of the accusation, and request a meeting with the student within the next 7 days. The student in question will not be permitted to withdraw from the course unless the allegation is determined to be false. If the student chooses not to schedule a meeting or fails to attend a scheduled meeting, (s)he will be found to have violated the academic integrity policy. If, as a result of the meeting, the faculty member determines that a violation occurred, (s)he will impose an appropriate sanction, notify the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs in writing, and provide a copy of the letter to the student. The student will have one week in which to appeal the decision to the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs. The Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs will review the documentation, discuss the case with the parties involved, and make a recommendation to the Dean for final adjudication. If it is determined that a violation of academic integrity has occurred, the incident will be documented in the student's permanent file. The College of Business Administration reserves the right to impose sanctions beyond those imposed within the course.

    Penalties

    Penalties within a course for breaches of academic integrity may include, but are not limited to:

    • Written reprimand
    • Failure on an assignment
    • Reduction of final course grade
    • Failure of a course.

    Other penalties for breaches of academic integrity may include, but are not limited to:

    • Written reprimand
    • Disqualification for academic honors and/or initiation into honor societies
    • Revocation of scholarships
    • Expulsion from the College and/or University.
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    Academic Recognition

    Beta Gamma Sigma

    Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, an international scholastic honor society for students in the field of business and management, is the highest international scholastic honor that a student in a school of business or management can achieve. Eligibility for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma places a student in a very select group and is conferred for a lifetime status. Beta Gamma Sigma chapters are chartered only in those schools of business and management accredited by AACSB International.

    Beta Alpha Psi

    Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals. Membership is restricted to upper division students majoring in accounting or choosing a concentration in finance who have maintained a superior grade point average in the study of accounting and finance. This membership is one of the highest scholastic honors that accounting and finance students can attain. As the premier professional accounting and business information fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi recognizes academic excellence and complements members' formal education by providing interaction between students, faculty and professionals, and fosters lifelong growth, service and ethical conduct. Beta Alpha Psi chapters may be chartered only in those schools of business and management accredited by AACSB International.

    Alpha Iota Delta

    Alpha Iota Delta is the international scholastic honor society that confers distinction for academic excellence in the decision sciences and information systems. Membership is restricted to upper-division students who have compiled a superior academic record overall as well as in courses focusing on Decision Science and/or Information Systems. In addition to recognizing academic excellence, Alpha Iota Delta promotes the infusion of the functional and behavioral areas of administration with the tools, concepts, and methodologies of the decision sciences and information systems and promotes professional fellowship among students, faculty, and administrators who share a common interest in the development of decision sciences and information systems.

    Global Jesuit Business Student Association

    The purposes of the GJBSA Honor Society are to confer distinction for academic excellence upon students attending Jesuit business schools and to encourage their pursuit of lifelong education; to acknowledge and promote a spirit of community involvement among its members; to promote and encourage ethical and socially responsible business practices among its members and in the global business community; and to act as a catalyst for the advancement of business thought and theory.

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    Contact Information

    University of Detroit Mercy
    College of Business Administration
    4001 W. McNichols Road
    Detroit, MI 48221-3038

    Telephone: (313) 993-1202
    Fax: (313) 993-1673
    Location: Commerce & Finance CF 112, McNichols Campus

    Admissions Office
    Location: Fisher Administration Building, FAC 110
    Email: admissions@udmercy.edu
    Telephone: (313) 993-1245 or (800) 635-5020


    Dean: Dr. Joseph G. Eisenhauer


    Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs: Dr. Leonard Kloft


    Director of Undergraduate Business Programs: Mr. Evan Peterson


    Director of Graduate Business Programs: Dr. Omid Sabbaghi


    Coordinator of Student Services:  Ms. Carrol Parris


    Office Manager: Ms. Wendy Marshall

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