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Welcome to the College of Business Administration

Welcome to the College of Business Administration at the University of Detroit Mercy!  We are a diverse community of scholars working in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, with dedication to both academic excellence and social responsibility. 

College Choice ranks us the best private business school in the state, and one of the top two business schools overall.  Our first-time candidates' pass rate on the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam ranks 19th in the nation for programs of our size, ahead of both Harvard University (31st) and the University of Chicago (26th).  Using our state-of-the-art Financial Markets Lab, our Finance students recently placed 5th in the world out of 468 teams from 30 nations in an investment competition sponsored by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  And U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked both our undergraduate and graduate Management programs among the top 20 in the entire nation.  Our world-class MBA can be earned in the traditional, part-time format at either of two campuses while working full-time, or through our accelerated 5-year BS/MBA program, which qualified students enter right from high school. 

Indeed, our College's accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which we've maintained since 1949, places us among the top 5 percent of business schools in the world. 

But we have never been content with intellectual development alone.  For more than a century, the College of Business Administration has promoted social responsibility in addition to academic performance.  All of our students--graduate and undergraduate alike — study business ethics, both in stand-alone courses and as themes woven throughout the curriculum.  And all of our students undertake service-learning, through which they utilize the skills developed in the classroom to benefit the community.  Our Accounting majors, for example, provide free income tax preparation for neighborhood residents, thereby serving the community while practicing their skills.  And we recently opened our Center for Social Entrepreneurship to provide business skills to new ventures designed to enrich the community.

Our alumni and alumnae populate the board rooms and executive offices of companies throughout the Midwest, the US, and the world.  They serve as a valuable network of professional contacts, providing internships, mentoring, and career opportunities for our students. 

I invite you to visit our beautiful Commerce & Finance Building on the McNichols campus and find out more about us.  Indeed, qualified high school students can try out selected business courses for free through our dual enrollment program, and get a head start by earning college credit early without paying tuition!  Feel free to contact us for more information!

Joseph G. Eisenhauer, Ph.D. 

Dean of the College of Business Administration

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