Announcement comes as part-time M.B.A. again recognized as one of the nationís best

March 16, 2012

DEARBORN / March 16, 2012---The University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business is launching two new graduate degree programs, a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management and a Master of Science in Business Analytics in the fall 2012. The new programs join the award-winning part-time M.B.A. program, which was again recognized as one of the nationís best by U.S. News & World Report.

ďItís an exciting time for our graduate programs at the College of Business. These new masterís programs fulfill our commitment to educating professionals with vision, skills and business savvy that will make an impact throughout our region,Ē said Lee Redding, interim dean, UM-Dearborn College of Business. ďWe are pleased that the College continues to receive national recognition for its strengths in graduate business education.Ē

These new programs fulfill the Collegeís mission to provide education that prepares professionals in assisting companies to manage their businesses across various industry sectors in southeast Michigan. The DTE Energy Foundation provided a grant to help support the development and marketing of these two innovative graduate programs.

The Master of Science in Business Analytics integrates applied mathematics with quantitative and computer-based techniques to optimize the decision-making process in business. The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management unites theory and practice in a unique, interdisciplinary program focused on the solution of supply chain management problems in the manufacturing and service sectors.

The part-time M.B.A. program was named the second best program in Michigan in the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report rankings. The program has received recognition for the past three years. U.S. News & World Report based the part-time M.B.A. rankings on a fall 2011 peer assessment survey that asked business school deans and M.B.A. program directors at each of the nation's 295 part-time M.B.A. programs to rate the other part-time programs. Programs were ranked based solely on their average peer assessment score.

In a separate ranking the College was also identified as a 2012 Best Business School by the publication. Last fall, the Princeton Review also recognized UM-Dearborn as a Best Business School.

The University of Michigan-Dearbornís College of Business is home to several nationally recognized programs where students gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside faculty members and business professionals in a variety of areas.

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Founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres of land and $6.5 million from the Ford Motor Company, University of Michigan-Dearborn is a metropolitan university serving southeastern Michigan, committed to excellence rooted in strong academics, innovative research and programming and civic engagement. The University has nearly 8,900 students pursuing more than 90 bachelor's, masterís, doctoral and professional degrees in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, business and education. A top-ranked university with a faculty devoted to teaching, and students committed to achievement, UM-Dearborn has been shaped by its history of partnering with local leaders and communities, and is committed to finding solutions for the challenges that face the region.

Contact:
Beth Marmarelli
UM-Dearborn
313-593-5542
bethmar@umd.umich.edu