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Master of Science Degree
The Master of Science Degree 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 Masters of Science in Business Turnaround Management requires 30 credit hours of coursework. Students are required to take BTM 5000: Business Turnaround Management and BTM 5500: Ethical and Critical Thinking. In addition, students are required to complete a Capstone Project (Either BTM 5960: Practicum, or BTM 5990: Master’s Thesis). The remaining credits can be taken from the available BTM courses.

All students are required to show competence in Accounting and Financial Management by taking ACC 5100 and MBA 5180, 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 degree requirements.

Core Courses

BTM 5000 Business Turnaround Management 3
BTM 5150 Strategic and Legal Bankruptcy 3
BTM 5200 Motivation and Negotiations Management 3
BTM 5350 Organizational Change Management 3
BTM 5400 Crisis Cash and Accounting Management 3
BTM 5450 Corporate Restructuring for Business Turnaround 3
BTM 5500 Ethical and Critical Thinking 3

Elective Courses
BTM 5420 Corporate Fraud Detection and Prevention Management 3
BTM 5550 Lean Management 3
BTM 5650 Supply Chain Management for Turnarounds 3
BTM 5850 Debt, Equity and Financing Structuring 3
BTM 5950 Directed Study and Research 3
BTM 5960 Practicum 3
BTM 5990 Master’s Thesis 6

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

  • B. N. Bahadur, Chairman and Founder, BBK
  • Joe Bione, President, Whitehall Inc.
  • Fr. Gerald Cavanagh, S.J., Interim Dean, College of Business Administration, UDM
  • 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.)
  • Edward Mahon, Counsel, IAC Group North America
  • Fr. Oswald Mascarenhas, S. J., Director, BTM Program, UDM
  • Ken Munn, Managing Director, BBK
  • Clarence Nixon Jr., President & CEO, Clarence Nixon Consulting Group
  • Pat O’Keefe, CEO, O’Keefe Associates and Past President, TMA (Detroit Chapter)

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