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BLAST

Business Leaders' Accelerated Start

Our BLAST (Business Leaders' Accelerated Start) Program helps you launch your business career while you're still in high school...for free!  An enhanced dual-enrollment program, BLAST allows you to complete up to eight college courses in business without paying tuition.  The program features:

  • Tuition-free enrollment in credit-bearing college business courses taught by our faculty
  • An academic advisor assigned to each student.
  • Access to Executives-in-Residence and executive guest lectures.
  • Conditional admission to our nationally-ranked BS/MBA program.
  • A college-level Certificate in Business Administration upon completion of five specified courses.
  • All credits count toward college degrees and are fully transferable.

Students in class

Most courses meet once per week, from 5:00-7:30pm on the McNichols Campus.  High school seniors need a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.25 to qualify; juniors need a 3.50.  The application, guidance counselor's recommendation, and parental consent forms are available here.  For more information, please contact Ms. Carrol Parris, Student Services Coordinator, at (313) 993-1203 or parriscl@udmercy.edu.

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