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College of Business Administration | Office | Student Handbook 2016-2017


Our College

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.


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):

  • Business Turnaround Management
  • Ethical Leadership and Change Management
  • Finance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • 5-Year BSBA/MBA Program (BSBA in Business Administration or Accounting, culminating with a Master in Business Administration)


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. For more information about AACSB International, go to

AACSB International
AACSB International Accredited Schools

UDM'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. UDM's business program is the only private program in Michigan with AACSB International accreditation.


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.


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.

Career Center

Full-Time Placement

Students 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. Titan Career Link.

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. For more information about Beta Gamma Sigma, see their web site at Beta Gamma Sigma.

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. For more information about Beta Alpha Psi, see their web site at Beta Alpha Psi.

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. For more information about Alpha Iota Delta, see their web site at Alpha Iota Delta.

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. For more information about the GJBSA Honor Society, see their web site at Global Jesuit Business Student Association.

Student Responsibilities

Student Responsibilities in the College of Business Administration

Students in the College of Business Administration are responsible and accountable for knowledge of the requirements, policies and procedures set forth by the College. Administrators, advisors, and faculty are available to assist students by explaining the various requirements, policies and procedures for each program. However, the ultimate responsibility for compliance rests with the student.

Policies and Procedures

College of Business Administration Policies and Procedures

The College of Business Administration has some special policies which are delineated below. For policies that are not stated, refer to the university policies and procedures.

Residence and Time Requirements

Candidates for the bachelor's degree must complete their final 30 hours of work in the College of Business Administration. Students are expected to complete their degree program within 10 years.

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.


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.


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 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.

College Contact Information:


  • Commerce & Finance CF 112
  • McNichols Campus
  • 4001 W. McNichols Road
  • Telephone: (313) 993-1200
  • Fax: (313) 993-1673
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  • Website

  • Dean: Dr. Joseph G. Eisenhauer
  • Telephone: (313) 993-1204
  • Fax: (313) 993-1052
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  • Assistant Dean: Dr. Leonard Kloft
  • Telephone: (313) 993-1200
  • Fax: (313) 993-1673
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  • Graduate Program Director: Dr. Omid Sabbaghi
  • Telephone: (313) 993-1172
  • Fax: (313) 993-1673
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  • Undergraduate Program Director: Mr. Evan A. Peterson
  • Telephone: (313) 993-1202
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  • Coordinator of Student Services: Ms. Carrol Parris
  • Telephone: (313) 993-1203
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  • Office Manager: Ms. Wendy Marshall
  • Telephone: (313) 993-1200
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  • Assistant to the Dean: Ms. LySandra Hill
  • Telephone: (313) 993-1204
  • Fax: (313) 993-1673
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