Find Yourself at the Forefront of Business.

Taught by top minds in business, the Weekend MBA curriculum is all about the experience. Advise a business around the world as part of your MAP project, address critical decision points in our innovative C-Level Thinking course, and connect with classmates from various business backgrounds.

Credits Core Courses
Credits Themed Electives
Credits MAP Course
Credits C-Level Thinking Course

"It is an amazing feeling to better understand the changing landscape of business at a global level. Each course is adapted, bringing in current news and concepts into class, adding relevancy in our daily work, as well as creating a deep understanding of the core business principles." 

- Badri Yadav, MBA ’20

Rise to the Rigor of a Two-Year Program

Master both business fundamentals and themed business electives in just two years through this action-based, cohort experience.

Year One

Year One
Spring/Summer Term (May-Aug) Fall Term (Sept-Dec) Winter Term (Jan-April)
Principles of Financial Accounting
WMBA 501
Corporate Strategy
WMBA 505
Human Behavior and Organization
WMBA 509
Applied Business Statistics
WMBA 503
Managerial Accounting
WMBA 507
The World Economy
WMBA 512
Applied Microeconomics
WMBA 502
Financial Management
WMBA 506
Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP)
WMBA 510
Marketing Management
WMBA 504
Operations Management
WMBA 508

Year Two

Year Two
Spring/Summer Term (May-Aug) Fall Term (Sept-Dec) Winter Term (Jan-April)
Choose One of Two Elective Themes: Strategic Management or Entrepreneurship Choose One of Two Elective Themes: Operations Management or Financial Management Students take four elective courses this term.
Strategic Management

Business Law & Ethics
WMBA 519

Communicating to Lead
WMBA 527

Strategic Market Planning
WMBA 601

Advanced Competitive Analysis

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Development
WMBA 625

Operations Management

Coaching and Mentoring
WMBA 605

Bargaining & Influencing Skills
WMBA 612

Supply Chain Management
WMBA 611

Project Management
WMBA 617

Applied Business Analytics for Decision Making
WMBA 623

C-Level Thinking
WMBA 513
Leadership Development
WMBA 604
New Age of Innovation
WMBA 621
Corporate Governance
WMBA 631
Global Strategy
WMBA 615

Business Law & Ethics
WMBA 519

WMBA 606

Strategic Marketing for Entrepreneurs
WMBA 607

Venture Capital
WMBA 608

Financial Management

Coaching and Mentoring
WMBA 605

Bargaining & Influencing Skills
WMBA 612

WMBA 603

Strategic Cost Management
WMBA 613

Capital Markets and Investment Strategy
WMBA 618


Stretch Your Skills With MAP

In this signature 14-week course, you and your team will work with a sponsor company to tackle a complex business challenge in a domestic or international setting.

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Focus on Your Interests

In your second year, concentrate on business disciplines that align with your interests and integrate with your core coursework. Choose from themed electives in Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Operations Management, or Financial Management.

Themed Electives

Show the World Your Leadership Credential

Let an endorsement from one of the world’s most renowned centers for leadership development showcase the experiences you’ve gained as an MBA. Offered through the Sanger Leadership Center, the Michigan Ross Leader Endorsement is available to all students who complete a set of program requirements.

Michigan Ross Leader Endorsement

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Student talking during workshop

Bring It All Together With C-Level Thinking

Navigate the complexities of C-level leadership in this capstone course, designed to help you integrate and apply what you’ve learned throughout the program.

C-Level Thinking

Program Details

The Weekend MBA is a lockstep, two-year program that meets on the Ann Arbor campus every other weekend beginning in May.

Weekend MBA classroom

Classes are held Fridays from 4 p.m. to 9:10 p.m., with a dinner break, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:10 p.m., with three breaks.

Thirty percent of coursework will involve distance learning, such as viewing lectures online. 

The signature MAP course, taken your first year, may require a full week of travel and/or on-site work sometime between late January and early March (depending on the project sponsor).

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