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The Certification in Business Turnaround Management is an offering of the College of Business Administration. This comprehensive program is founded on the concept that any organization can benefit from improvement, especially, but not only, those in trouble.

UDM was among the first to see the importance of comprehensively studying business from the perspective of turn-arounds and improvement. These conditions create an environment where leadership, speed, work ethic and creativity are paramount.

The BTM programs are specifically designed to give students a comprehensive grounding in every meaningful aspect of the current body of knowledge and skills in business turnaround. This was accomplished with ongoing collaboration with business turnaround professionals and executives from Michigan and provides a practical, pragmatic approach to this field.

Degree Requirements

The Certificate in Business Turnaround Management requires 15 credit hours of coursework. Students are required to take BTM 500: Business Turnaround Management and BTM 550: Ethical and Critical Thinking. In addition, students are required to complete three additional courses.

All students are required to show competence in Accounting and Financial Management by taking ACC 510 and MBA 518, or an equivalent, or show prior academic preparation through their academic transcripts. Credit will be given for courses taken to fulfill these requirements but this credit will not count towards the Certificate.

BTM Courses

Core Courses
BTM 500 Business Turnaround Management 3
BTM 550 Ethical and Critical Thinking 3

BTM 515 Strategic and Legal Bankruptcy 3
BTM 520 Motivation and Negotiations Management 3
BTM 535 Organizational Change Management 3
BTM 540 Crisis Cash and Accounting Management 3
BTM 542 Corporate Fraud Detection and Prevention Management 3
BTM 545 Corporate Restructuring for Business Turnaround 3
BTM 555 Lean Management 3
BTM 565 Supply Chain Management for Turnarounds 3
BTM 585 Debt, Equity and Financing Structuring 3

BTM Steering Committee
The College of Business Administration wishes to thank the turnaround management Steering Committee for the significant role in the development of the curriculum.

  • B. N. Bahadur, Chairman and Founder, BBK
  • Joe Bione, President, Whitehall Inc.
  • Mike Colella, Partner, Plante & Moran
  • Brad Coulter, O’Keefe & Associates & Past President TMA (Detroit Chapter)
  • Rick Damman, Ex-President and CEO, Damman Hardware
  • Bill Diehl, CEO, BBK
  • Euge Greenstein, Executive, Ford Motor Co., Visteon Corp. (Ret.)
  • Dick Gorges, President, Corporation Restoration
  • Michael Hausman, O'Keefe & Assoc., Past Pres., TMA (Detroit Chapter)
  • Greg Kelly, President, Multi Services
  • Bob Koval, Director, Alix Partners LLC
  • Ken Kuna, Operations Mgr, Ford Glass Div; SVP, Delta USA (Ret.)
  • Fr. Oswald Mascarenhas, S. J., Director, BTM Program, UDM
  • Ken Munn, Managing Director, BBK
  • Hossein Nivi, Dean, College of Business Administration, UDM
  • Pat O’Keefe, CEO, O’Keefe Associates and Past President, TMA (Detroit Chapter)

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