At the Mike Ilitch School of Business, students don't just read about business in books. They roll up their sleeves and get to work in a city buzzing with industry.

A Wayne State business education opens doors all over the city and around the world, with bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs for a driven and diverse student population. 

Graduates join a strong network of more than 37,000 successful business alumni across Metro Detroit and around the world. Whether it's finding an internship, landing that first job or advancing your way toward the C-suite, there's likely a Wayne State alum nearby, ready to help.

And, with more than 800 partnering employers, our full-service Career Planning and Placement Office is there to assist you during your job search and throughout your career.

Our students gain experience and expertise through skill development, experiential learning and extracurricular activities that only a world-renowned urban research institution can provide.

Our faculty combines the strength of rigorous academic research with the wisdom of practical experience to deliver an unrivaled educational experience.

Because we serve so many types of students, from new freshmen to senior executives, we offer many educational options. You can take classes at our state-of-the-art new home in the District Detroit, or at one of Wayne State's satellite campuses throughout southeast Michigan. Additionally, we offer online courses that provide the ultimate in flexibility.

The high level of academic quality, competitive tuition rates and ample scholarship opportunities for business students (we award $500,000 in scholarships annually) make a Wayne State business degree the area's best value in business education.

At the Mike Ilitch School of Business, we are committed to helping you achieve your goals and be successful! If we can assist you in any way, please reach out today.

Prospective undergraduate students, please contact the Frederick Hessler Student Success Center at 313-577-4505 or

Prospective graduate students, please contact the Graduate Programs Office at 313-577-4511 or