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Wayne State University

Mike Ilitch School of Business

Detroit , MI

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Wayne State University

Overview

Wayne State University / Mike Ilitch School of Business is located in Detroit, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
(Postbaccalaureate Certificate) Information systems management
Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) Accounting
(Graduate Certificate) Business
Master of Science in Taxation (MST) Taxation
(Postbaccalaureate Certificate) Entrepreneurship and innovation
Executive Master of Science (EMS) Business
Master of Science (MS) Finance
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Business administration
(Postbaccalaureate Certificate) Accounting
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Business administration
Master of Science (MS) Data science Business analytics
Master of Science (MS) Accounting

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 285
Doctoral Degrees 6
Other Advanced Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GMAT (minimum score of 600)
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,212
Applied
455
Accepted
294
Enrolled
38%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st May 1st Yes
Winter deadline November 1st September 1st No
Spring deadline March 1st January 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, at least three years of relevant work experience that shows increased responsibility, or minimum GPA of 3.0 from AACSB-accredited program or 3.2 from regionally-accredited program
Master's Degree Requirements Undergraduate degree from accredited institution; undergraduate degree in accounting, business administration, or area of business administration (for MS and MST)
Doctoral Degree Exam GMAT (minimum score of 600)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, 3.5 upper-division or graduate; three letters of recommendation; brief essay; undergraduate degree from accredited institution; personal statement
Additional Entrance Requirements Bachelor's degree from accredited institution

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5
TWE: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 5.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

1,452
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.65%
Black or African American 16.25%
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.55%
Unknown 2.07%

Gender

Male (52%)
Female (47%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Executive compensation and stock performance, consumer reactions to pricing strategies, communication across the automotive supply chain, performance of firms in sub-Saharan Africa, implementation issues with ERP software
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI  48202
United States
Contact Dr. Robert Forsythe
Dean, School of Business Administration
Email: robert.forsythe@wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-4501

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