Semester Dates

  • Spring 2015
    Jan. 12 - May 10, 2014
  • Summer 2015
    May 26 - Aug. 2, 2014

The DeVos Graduate School at Northwood University produces MBAs who go on to become leaders in today’s global, free-enterprise society.

Students partake in an educational and transformational journey that is rooted in the Northwood Idea, Northwood University’s educational outcomes, and a unique, student-driven learning model.

The DeVos experience creates highly effective leaders through a process of personal and professional transformation based on an integrative curriculum and student-driven learning methodology. 

MBA programs in a variety of formats and geographies are offered. All programs share specific academic student outcomes of achieving highly developed business acumen, critical thinking, and personal effectiveness skills.

An MBA from Northwood University transforms students into highly effective executives and managers with the skills to:

  • Find and fix problems
  • Identify and capitalize on opportunities
  • Create a vision and inspire others to follow
  • Raise the performance of subordinates, peers, and superiors

Specifically, students will achieve the following outcomes:

Business Acumen

Successful students will demonstrate the ability to use business concepts to effectively identify and provide solutions to complex problems within organizations.

Critical Thinking

Successful students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate alternative explanations of organizational issues and their potential solutions.

Personal Effectiveness

Successful students will demonstrate the personal behaviors necessary to effectively lead, implement and assess activity within and across organizations.
MBA Program Facts
Total Credits 36
Program Length 12-24 Months*
Total Semesters 3-6*
Total Program Cost $33,168.00**
*Program Length and Total Semester is determined by the program option selected
**Program cost based on 2014-2015 academic year

To meet the needs of the future leaders of a global free-enterprise society, the DeVos Graduate School has multiple program options for candidates seeking an MBA degree.

MBA Programs Options

Accelerated MBA

Are you looking for a daytime MBA program in Michigan, Florida, or Texas? The DeVos Accelerated MBA program is a dynamic 12-month weekday, daytime curriculum. The curriculum is designed for students with varying levels of professional work experience and from an array of undergraduate disciplines. The Accelerated MBA program is offered at our Midland, Michigan; West Palm Beach, Florida; and Cedar Hill, Texas  locations.


Traditional MBA

The 24-month Traditional MBA degree program is designed for working professionals who can make the time commitment during the day and are prepared to invest 12-18 hours per week for reading and preparation (in addition to attending classes), plus additional time to accommodate study group activities and contribution in and to the virtual classroom environment.

Northwood understands that working adults have different personal and professional needs, the Traditional MBA provides flexibility to fit your lifestyle. This program is best suited for those people who can make a consistent weekly commitment to attend required class sessions. Prospective students are individuals with significant professional work experience. Traditional MBA students seek to gain the additional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to advance in their respective careers.

The Traditional MBA program is delivered at each of our Midland, Michigan; and West Palm Beach, Florida; Cedar Hill, Texaslocations.


Evening MBA

The 24-month DeVos Evening MBA degree program is designed for working professionals who can make the time commitment for one evening per week class schedule and are prepared to invest 12-18 hours per week for reading and preparation (in addition to attending classes), plus additional time to accommodate study group activities and contribution in and to the virtual classroom environment.

The personal and professional commitments of adult learners are the reason DeVos offers an evening program. This program is best suited for those people who can make a consistent commitment to attend required class sessions. Prospective students are individuals with significant professional work experience. Working Professional MBA students seek to gain the additional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to advance in their respective careers.

The Evening MBA program is delivered one evening per week at each of our Midland, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Troy, Michigan; Cedar Hill, Texas; and West Palm Beach, Florida locations.

Weekend MBA

The 24-month DeVos Weekend MBA degree program is designed for working professionals who can make the time commitment for four weekends per eight week term (Friday, 6-9 pm; Saturday, 8 am -2 pm) and are prepared to invest 12-18 hours per week for reading and preparation (in addition to attending classes), plus additional time to accommodate study group activities and contribution in and to the virtual classroom environment.

The personal and professional commitments of adult learners are the reason DeVos offers a weekend program. This program is best suited for those people who can make a consistent commitment to attend required class sessions. Prospective students are individuals with significant professional work experience. Working Professional MBA students seek to gain the additional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to advance in their respective careers.

The Weekend MBA program is delivered on our Midland, Lansing, Grand Rapids and Troy, Michigan; Cedar Hill, Texas; and West Palm Beach, Florida locations.