Why Pursue Graduate Business Studies at Wayne State University?

Posted by John H. Heinrichs

Feb 18

5 Reasons to Consider WSU SBA

You may Calendar_March_1think you know Detroit from what you see and hear on the national news.  What you may not know is that Detroit – and, specifically, Detroit’s own Wayne State University – is the ideal location to get a real education in business.

Here are just five reasons why the WSU School of Business Administration might be right for you.

  1. Entrepreneurial Spirit
  2. Flexible Program Options
  3. Home of the Global Vehicle Industry and a Burgeoning IT Scene
  4. International Hub
  5. Outstanding Faculty and Staff

Entrepreneurial Spirit

A national publication recently listed Detroit as one of its “Best Places for Business,” thanks to factors such as affordable real estate, available skilled workforce and a business-friendly tax structure. The entrepreneurial spirit is especially strong in WSU’s Midtown neighborhood. Two dozen Midtown businesses opened or expanded operations in 2012 alone, including several new restaurants and retail stores, as well as Shinola, the first company in decades to make luxury watches in the U.S.

Flexible program options

At the graduate level, the School of Business Administration offers a Ph.D. program, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Taxation, joint JD/MBA and a Graduate Certificate in Business. Each program has multiple options for completion, including the ability to take courses at our main campus in Midtown Detroit, one or more of our suburban extension centers or online. Students in our MBA program can choose from one of 12 new MBA concentrations to better match their degree to their career goals. The MBA can be completed entirely online, and the Graduate Certificate in Business can be completed in as little as one year.

Home of the global vehicle industry and a burgeoning IT scene

In addition to America’s “Big Three” automotive companies, more than 300 automotive R&D companies and nine of the world’s 10 largest Original Equipment Manufacturers have research, product development or production facilities in Michigan. On the IT front, GalaxE.Solutions is hiring 500 IT professionals at its downtown offices as part of its highly publicized “Outsource to Detroit” campaign. Longtime industry leaders Compuware and Quicken Loans are also headquartered downtown.

International hub

Detroit is home to the busiest international border crossing in North America. Exports from metro Detroit businesses were up 12% in 2012 to $55.4 billion, making Detroit the nation’s fourth-largest exporter behind Houston, New York and southern California.

Outstanding faculty and staff

Our business faculty are experts in their chosen fields and committed to the success of our students. In addition, all graduate business students have access to our Graduate Programs Office , which is dedicated to serving business students from their initial application all the way through graduation, as well as a full-service Career Planning and Placement Office that exclusively serves students and alumni of the School of Business Administration.

Ready to get started?

Want to learn more about why Detroit and the Wayne State University School of Business Administration might be right for you?  Apply today or contact the Graduate Programs Office at 313-577-4511 or gradbusiness@wayne.edu with questions or concerns.

Interested in more information?

Check out these blog posts for more information about our graduate program and see what your future peers have to say.

  1. Sarah McKay, Easy Guide To Getting All The Classes You Need To Graduate With An MBA, http://inbound.business.wayne.edu/blog/easy-guide-to-getting-all-the-classes-you-need-to-graduate-with-an-mba
  2. Stacy Forsyth, Earning an MBA, http://inbound.business.wayne.edu/blog/earning-an-mba
  3. Aimee Visperas, 5 Ways To Balance Work, Earn Your MBA, And Have A Social Life [somewhat] , http://inbound.business.wayne.edu/blog/5-ways-to-balance-work-earn-your-mba-and-have-a-social-life-somewhat-

PLEASE NOTE: The application deadline for Spring/Summer is fast approaching.  You must apply by MARCH 1, 2014, to get started in this upcoming semester.

Topics: MBA

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