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Asked why they chose the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State, most MBAs cite the affordability and convenience of the program. The school offers classes at its 203-acre main campus in Midtown Detroit, the Oakland Center in Farmington Hills and online; students extol these “convenient campus locations to choose from” and appreciate that “every MBA course can be taken at your choice of the two campuses or online.” Evening classes and “a very flexible online class schedule” further help to facilitate the busy schedules of WSU MBAs, the great majority of whom work full-time while pursuing their degrees.

A “good finance” program and a strong local alumni network are among the other assets cited by students here. MBAs also point out that “WSU is an urban research-centered school,” so “if you were interested in being a researcher, there are some great opportunities here.” The downtown campus is “set in an urban environment” that “helps students get an education above and beyond classroom lectures,” and because some adjunct “professors who teach the MBA classes work for local companies,” participation in the program “is great for networking,” not only with instructors but also with working classmates. Professors, students tell us, “have a nice mix of textbook-to-real world experience and knowledge… many published works and a few were either a CEO or high-ranking executive at a successful company. They challenge us to become better students but make themselves available to assist us in accomplishing our goals.”

On the downside, some instructors have not yet figured out how to maximize the online course format even as it grows more popular with students. “Though some professors structure their in-class and online courses very, very well, this is not the norm at this school,” one student explains. In many cases, “all we get are three to four-hour lectures, a talking head, and PowerPoint. The professors generally record their in-class lectures so we can’t hear the students’ questions,” which students describe as “very annoying. It makes it hard to stay interested and focused.” Some here also feel that the curriculum could use some revamping to place “more emphasis on core subjects and less on electives. Currently there is a 50/50 split.”

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Kiantee Rupert
Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs Office
5201 Cass Avenue, 103 Prentis
Detroit, MI 48202
United States





Applicants: 439
Acceptance Rate: 26%
Average Undergrad GPA 3.25
Years Work Experience: 3
Average Age: 26



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