Business Turnaround Management Graduate Certificate

The Detroit Mercy graduate certificate program in Business Turnaround Management is based on the concept that saving a struggling firm requires specialized management techniques that differ somewhat from the traditional tools developed in MBA programs that focus on growing healthy organizations.

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MBA students may use their three MBA electives to earn a concentration in Business Turnaround Management.

To earn the Certificate in Business Turnaround Management (BTM), two additional BTM elective courses are required.

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Full-time or Part-time

A student may apply for this certificate program on a full-time and part-time status. Full-time student status usually involves nine or more credit hour courses, while part-time students usually have a one to eight credit hour load in Terms I and II.

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Convenient Class Scheduling

The entire certificate program is available online. See Introduction to Taking Classes Online

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    Admission Requirements

    Admission Requirements

    Admission decisions are based on an undergraduate GPA, GMAT score (if needed), work experience and other degrees.

    Guest Student Status

    Individuals currently enrolled in another AACSB accredited MBA program may obtain Guest Student Status at University of Detroit Mercy for a limited number of courses by providing a statement of good standing from their school's dean or program director, or by applying for guest student status using a Michigan Intercollegiate Graduate School form (MIGS). The MIGS application can be obtained in the Graduate Business Programs Office.

    International Students

    International students should consult with the International Student Admissions.



    The Certificate in Business Turnaround Management is a 15 credit hour program.

    Required Courses

    • BTM 5000 Business Turnaround Management
    • BTM 5500 Ethical and Critical Thinking
    • MBA 5210 Personal Development, Ethics, and Social Responsibility in Organizations

    Elective Courses (3 courses needed)

    • BTM 5150 Strategic and Legal Bankruptcy
    • BTM 5200 Motivation and Negotiations Management
    • BTM 5300 Global Business Transformation Management
    • BTM 5350 Organizational Change Management
    • BTM 5400 Accounting During Cash Crisis
    • BTM 5420 Corporate Fraud Detection and Prevention
    • BTM 5450 Corporate Restructuring for Business Turnaround
    • BTM 5550 Lean Management
    • BTM 5650 Supply Change Management for Turnarounds
    • BTM 5850 Debt, Equity, Financing Structuring


    Academic Standing

    While an individual may be admitted into the Certificate Program on a regular-acceptance basis, it is possible that the individual's eventual cumulative GPA may fall below a 3.0 in any particular term. When this situation occurs, the student automatically is placed on "Academic Probation." This status dictates that the student's cumulative GPA must continue to improve in each consecutive term thereafter until the cumulative GPA reaches 3.0 and is then sustained at that level or higher. If, after being placed on Academic Probation, the student's cumulative GPA does not improve in each subsequent term, the student will be academically dismissed.

    Residence and Time Requirements

    Students who have not completed their required Certificate Program within two years may be subject to re-evaluation and additional coursework. Students not enrolled for more than two consecutive terms (without prior approval of the program director) may be required to re-apply for admission.

    Student Responsibilities

    Students in the College of Business Administration are responsible and accountable for knowledge of the requirements and procedures set forth by the College and University. This includes the Student Academic Integrity policy available on our website. Administrators, advisors and faculty are available to assist students by explaining the various requirements and procedures for each program. However, the ultimate responsibility for compliance rests with the student.

    Cumulative Grade Point Average

    Students in the Certificate Program are required to achieve and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale). A 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for final completion of the program requirements.


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    For more information about our Graduate Business Programs, including our MBA, MBA/MHSA and JD-MBA programs, please send your inquiries to:

    Dr. Wonseok Choi
    Director of Graduate Business Programs

    Carrol Parris
    Coordinator of Student Services

    Contact Admissions

    The application process may differ based on what type of incoming student you are. Please visit our admission page to learn more and apply online.