AGRADE - Accelerated Graduate Enrollment

The Mike Ilitch School of Business has established an accelerated combined undergraduate and graduate program ('AGRADE') whereby qualified students in the Mike Ilitch School of Business may enroll simultaneously in undergraduate and graduate courses of the School. A maximum of twelve credits may be applied towards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in a student's major field if the major department is an AGRADE participant. Those who elect the 'AGRADE' program may expect to complete the Bachelor's and Master's degrees in five years of full-time study.

Eligibility: 'AGRADE' applicants must have an overall g.p.a. of 3.5 through their junior year. Applicants are also expected to have performed at a superior level in their major, as determined by the major department and reflected in a g.p.a. in the major of at least 3.6 at the time of application.

Application: A student seeking 'AGRADE' status should present to the Mike Ilitch School of Business Graduate Programs Office all of the materials which that department requires for normal graduate admission, EXCEPT for the GMAT or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Specific graduate admission requirements can be found in this bulletin or obtained from the Graduate Programs Office of the Mike Ilitch School of Business at 313-577-4511.

The earliest date by which a student may apply for the 'AGRADE' program is during the semester in which he/she completes ninety credits toward the undergraduate degree.

AGRADE Credits: Students may elect a minimum of three and a maximum of twelve 'AGRADE' credits. These will be used to complete the baccalaureate degree as well as to serve as the beginning of graduate study. Upon formal admission to a master's program, 'AGRADE' credits are transferred as if they were graduate credits transferred from a graduate program at another university.  The remaining graduate credits required for the master's degree will be earned in the conventional manner following formal admission to the graduate program.

Courses Approved for AGRADE:

Take no more than four courses or 12 credits from any one of the following program areas.

FIN 7000Applied Financial Analysis3
FIN 7220Advanced Managerial Finance3
FIN 7230Investment Policies3
FIN 7280Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital3
FIN 7290Topics in Finance3
FIN 7870International Finance3
Global Supply Chain Management
GSC 7620Global Supply Chain Management3
GSC 7650Strategic Procurement3
GSC 7670Special Topics in Supply Chain Management3
GSC 7991Principles of Quality Management3
GSC 7992Methods of Quality Management3
Information Systems Management
ISM 7510Database Management3
ISM 7520Information Systems Design3
ISM 7530Societal and Ethical Issues in the Information Age3
ISM 7560Survey of E-Commerce3
ISM 7570Data Mining3
ISM 7575Corporate Computer Networks and IT Security3
ISM 7900Project Management3
ISM 7994Digital Content Development3
MGT 7640Management of Human Resources3
MGT 7650Strategic Human Resource Management3
MGT 7660Entrepreneurial Management3
MGT 7750Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining3
MGT 7900Project Management3
MGT 8000Seminar in Management3
MKT 7150Global Automotive Marketing Strategy3
MKT 7430Advertising Management3
MKT 7450Business Research and Methodology3
MKT 7470Consumer and Industrial Buying Behavior3
MKT 7500International Marketing Strategy3
MKT 7700Management of Retail Enterprises3

For more details about the 'AGRADE' program, contact the Undergraduate Student Services office in Room 200 of the Prentis Building or by calling 313-577-4505, or contact the Graduate Programs Office at 313-577-4511 or email