Incoming student information

On campus

Wayne State University is located in the heart of Detroit's Midtown neighborhood, while the new Mike Ilitch School of Business is located downtown in The District Detroit. We have more than 400 student organizations and a strong cultural social network of students to make you feel comfortable and welcomed. With the most diverse student body in Michigan, our students gain a distinct advantage as they prepare to build successful careers in the complex global marketplace. On campus, you'll find 200 acres of green space, walking paths and state-of-the-art facilities surrounded by renowned cultural institutions, professional sports venues and industry-leading employers. 

In the city

From the second largest theatre district in the United States to championship sports teams and remarkable cultural and architectural museums, the city plays host to a vibrant entertainment district with a rich history. WSU's campus is a mere blocks away from world-class sports and entertainment events, restaurants, pubs and shops. The campus itself is located in Detroit's Cultural Center and is surrounded by museums, galleries, theatres and other attractions, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Institute of Arts.

If you love nature, the city of Detroit is becoming known for its green spaces, allowing residents and visitors to get a taste of nature in the city. Take a walk along the Detroit River on the newly developed Riverfront and look over into Canada. Detroit is also home to the largest city island park in the country, and at 982 acres, Belle Isle is larger than New York City's Central Park. No matter the season, there is always something for you to do outdoors in Michigan.

Detroit's shopping centers have something to please everyone. From the most upscale shoppers to the biggest bargain hunters, you're bound to find what you need in one of neighborhood shopping districts. And, with the QLine streetcar, bike shares, and public transportation, the city is easy to navigate without your own vehicle. 

Business is all around you

The Detroit region is home to more than 300,000 businesses, including 11 Fortune 500 companies. In addition to automotive giants Chrysler, GM and Ford, you'll find the headquarters of Lear, Penske, DTE Energy and Ally Financial. The fastest growing industries in Detroit are in sectors as diverse as health care, defense, aerospace, information technology and logistics. Because of this, our business students not only receive a great education but enjoy opportunities for internships and optional professional training (OPT).


AACSB-accredited programs, taught by highly published faculty, are offered at the doctoral, masters, and bachelors levels. The Ilitch School also offers a variety of certificate programs to professionals looking to enhance their skills or switch career focus. A wide range of support services and exceptional advising provide students the opportunity to ensure their academic and career success. 

Semesters begin in September, January and May. 

How to apply Internships & OPT Housing Detroit Contact the Ilitch School