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UDM was ranked 13th nationally in the Best Online General Management MBA Programs category, while its online Graduate Nursing Program was No. 62.

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Detroit Mercy ranks No. 455 out of 4,500 colleges and universities nationwide for salary earned over the 40-year length of a career according to research published by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce in 2022.

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Detroit Mercy was ranked among the top national universities by U.S. News & World Report for a fifth year in a row, earning a No. 185 rank in the National Universities category.

Students and others during the 2022 Bioneers conference, working outside on logs.

Detroit Mercy will host the 18th annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 12-13. The theme of this year’s conference is “Revolution from the Heart of Nature: Take Action in Detroit.”

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Detroit Mercy was ranked No. 52 nationally and second in Michigan, according to results released Sept. 6 by WSJ/College Pulse. UDM was the third-highest ranked Jesuit university and only Mercy institution ranked.

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Join us for the Prime Center lecture by Darienne Driver Hudson, “Perspectives on Leadership in Time of Crisis,” Oct. 18.

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The Charlton Center for Responsible Investing presents a Fireside Chat with Reta Jo Lewis, Esq, President & Chair, Export-Import Bank of the United States, Oct. 3.

Two photos of students outdoors, on the left two students push carts past the Shiple Hall sign and on the right, three students wearing red University of Detroit Mercy t-shirts pose and smile in front of a colorful brick wall.

Students from Detroit Mercy's largest freshman class on the McNichols Campus in 14 years participated in Prologues, Transitions and Viewpoints (PTV) during the final part of orientation, Aug. 22-25.

A graphic featuring the text 2023 Alumni Achievement Awards, with photos of the seven winners and their names below.

Each year, Detroit Mercy honors an alumnus from each of its seven schools or colleges for the way they have excelled in their professions and demonstrated leadership and service to the larger community.

Kathy Dul Aznavorian speaking from a podium, with a red, white and blue University of Detroit Mercy banner hanging from it.

Kathy Dul Aznavorian never envisioned that she would enter the business world when she came to University of Detroit as a mathematics student. But a movie she saw the summer of her freshman year changed her course to Accounting.

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As many of you know, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn affirmative action on June 29, 2023, will have a significant impact on institutions of higher education throughout our country. We pray for all of our friends and member institutions who will experience an array of challenges due to this decision, but most importantly for all students who will be directly affected by the court’s actions.

At left, a small medallion featuring Fr. Gerald Cavangh's likeness on it sits in a case, with a program underneath, reading Fr. Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J., 1931-2022. The medallion reads, Fr. Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J., Fisher Chair of Business Ethics. On the right, five people smile as they sit indoors around a table.

More than 150 people came together on June 3 to celebrate the life of Professor Emeritus Fr. Gerald Cavanagh, S.J. Proceeds from the event will support the new Cavanagh Fund for Ethical Solutions to Social Problems.

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For more than a decade, the Leadership minor has been an important part of the college education for hundreds of UDM graduates. More than 500 students are enrolled in the minor each semester.

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More than 1,000 graduates participated in four ceremonies during 2023 Commencement at University of Detroit Mercy on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13.

Ryan Birney stands outdoors in front of a lacrosse goal smiling, with a clock tower and flag flying in the background at left, in the photo at right he plays in a lacrosse game, wearing a Titans No. 9 uniform.

Ryan Birney joins his three older siblings in graduating from the University when he crosses the Calihan Hall stage to receive his Business Administration degree during 2023 commencement. All four starred in lacrosse at Detroit Mercy.

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Fr. Jerry Cavanagh's unparalleled life and career as a founder of the field of Business Ethics will be celebrated during a special event.

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More than 150 people came together on June 3 to celebrate the life of Professor Emeritus Fr. Gerald Cavanagh, S.J. Proceeds from the event will support the new Cavanagh Fund for Ethical Solutions to Social Problems.

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For the fourth consecutive year, Detroit Mercy's graduate programs have ranked among the nation’s best.

This marks the third time Detroit Mercy has had winners among the world’s top 25 performers in this competition. There were four winners in 2018 and three in 2019.

Detroit Mercy Finance professor awarded Fulbright Program fellowship

Professor of Finance and the director of Graduate Business Programs Omid Sabbaghi recently conducted research and taught at Khazar University in Azerbaijan as part of the Fulbright Program.

Christmas greetings from University of Detroit Mercy

Detroit Mercy wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday season! Find University closure hours here.

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Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., will be inaugurated as University of Detroit Mercy's 26th president Friday, March 24 at 3 p.m. in Calihan Hall on the McNichols Campus.

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Detroit Mercy wishes everyone a happy Thanksgiving! The University will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 27 in observation of the holiday.

Fr. Cavanagh

On Nov. 8, the University lost one of its most cherished Jesuits, Fr. Gerald “Jerry” F. Cavanagh, S.J. He was 91.

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Samaiyah Abdur-Rahman reached the pinnacle of her small business career by participating in New York Fashion Week with The Model Experience in Brooklyn, NY.

Willy Isiani is defended by an opposing player during a Titans men’s basketball game.

From pulled scholarships to giving up soccer to living through a war, nothing has been normal or easy for Willy Isiani. But the men's basketball student-athlete realized his dream at Detroit Mercy and earned a degree in Business Administration.

Freshman wins big in sustainability project contest

Detroit Mercy freshman Alexander Kalaj won a sustainability contest after pitching ways to address blight in the city of Detroit.

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For the third year in a row, Detroit Mercy's graduate programs have ranked among the nation’s best.

A portrait photograph of Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D.

Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., brings nearly three decades of higher education leadership in the areas of program development, accreditation, alumni relations, community partnership development, corporate and philanthropic fundraising success and commitment to adult/post-traditional students, international/global and online education, following decades as a researcher and educator at Catholic institutions.  

Detroit Mercy’s undergraduate business programs achieve national rank in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings

Two undergraduate programs in University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Business Administration achieved national rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” 2022 edition.

Saturday Scholars receive Children's Foundation grant

The Children's Foundation has awarded a grant to The Saturday Scholar, a college-preparatory program partnering with Detroit Mercy's College of Business Administration.

Grand Opening of the Charlton Center for Responsible Investing

On Oct. 24, the College will mark the grand opening of our Charlton Center for Responsible Investing.

Detroit Mercy to require COVID-19 vaccine for fall 2021

After careful review and consideration of guidance from medical and public health experts, all University of Detroit Mercy students, faculty and staff will be required to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and be fully vaccinated on or before August 16, 2021.

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University of Detroit Mercy’s MBA program achieved a top 25 ranking among the nation’s best Management programs for 2022 according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate School Rankings.” Rankings were released on March 30, 2021.