Percentage of students enrolled in online programs in Michigan

MBA Concentrations

Whatever your goals, an MBA can get you there, though you might find your real calling outside the realm of a general MBA. However, many MBA’s are designed to provide students with concentrations that will allow them to center whatever skills they learn on what their future employer will expect and request. Some MBA concentrations include international business, social impact, organizational development, innovation and entrepreneurship, and more. Alumni from these programs are perfectly poised to jump into any office environment and lead staff in their specialty.

Industrial Systems Engineering

For those with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or applied mathematics, this MBA will give you the management expertise and engineering combination required to take your employment to the next step.

Supply Chain Management

Training to manage the people, technology, organizations, and resources that convert raw materials to finished products. This degree is especially useful in manufacturing and retail corporations.

Information Systems/Technology Management

For those working in, or with an aptitude for, electronics engineering, information technology management, or computer science this MBA will prepare you for management positions in many fields.

Business Administration

With a focus on overseeing the marketing, finance, and management of any size business, this degree is especially useful for those wishing to enter healthcare management.


An MBA in finance will allow you to choose between investments or corporate concentrations and give you the knowledge to manage the financial aspects of a corporation.

Accreditation in Michigan

In Michigan, online MBA schools are accredited on either a national or regional level. Typically, for-profit schools are accredited on a national basis while non-profit, degree-focused, and state-operated schools are accredited regionally. Regional accreditation is sometimes considered even more prestigious than national accreditation. The main organization that accredits online schools is the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Accreditation by the HLC is important because it ensures eligibility for federal aid. In addition, enrolling in an accredited school means your credits will be transferable and your degree will be recognized by your future employers. An accredited school has met and continues to meet the rigid professional and academic rules set forth by the HLC.

For business colleges, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the gold standard for accreditation. For an MBA, this is the best possible credential you can find. Applicants can skip any school that doesn’t have regional or AACSB accreditation.

Top MBA Careers in Michigan

Chief Executives are typically the highest paid of all MBA jobs. They oversee a company's business strategy, oversee all employees, and make all major business decisions. A CEO reports only to the company Board of Directors; while the average salary is $184,740 that does not reflect other perks such as bonuses and stock options.

Sales Managers in Michigan average $133,370 per year and often earn large performance bonuses as well. A sales manager is usually charged with maintaining and growing a business, researching future clients, and overseeing sales territories and individual sales employees.

General and Operations Managers direct, plan, and coordinate an organization's operations. They may be charged with planning and managing daily operations and personnel, but the position can be diverse depending on the industry. General and Operations Managers earn an average of $118,320 annually.

Industrial Production Managers plan, direct, and coordinate the daily operations of manufacturing plants and similar operations. They earn an average of $114,440 in Michigan, primarily in the automotive industry.

Engineering Managers usually add their MBA to a technical degree and direct architectural or engineering departments in large corporations to create new product lines for the company. The average annual salary of an engineering manager in Michigan is $110,030.

Computer and Information Systems Managers earn an average of $107,250 annually as they oversee the IT and computer systems, project future requirements, and ensure repairs are made in a timely manner.