Welcome to the College of Business Administration

Welcome to the College of Business Administration at 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. 

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% of business schools in the world. College Factual ranks us the #1 Value in Michigan for Business, Management, and Marketing, and U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked both our undergraduate and graduate Management programs among the top 30 in the entire nation. Our first-time candidates' pass rate on the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam recently ranked #1 in the nation!  And our world-class MBA can be earned in the traditional, part-time format at either of two campuses or online, or through our accelerated 5-year BS/MBA program, which qualified students can enter right out of high school. 

We have three special Centers of Excellence, each with its own academic and extracurricular initiatives: The Center for Practice & Research in Management & Ethics (the PRIME Center), the Charlton Center for Responsible Investing, and the Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

But we've 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 students 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. 

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. And our alumni and alumnae are now eligible to audit courses for free for the rest of their lives at 17 Jesuit business schools throughout the U.S.!

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--the Business Leaders' Accelerated Start (BLAST)--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