Graduate Financial Options

Recognizing that not all students will receive funding from an employer to pursue their graduate degree, the College of Business wants to make students aware of funding options. In addition to the application everyone will be required to submit a resume and recommendation letter. Some of the other scholarships require additional statements.

  • Graduate Assistantships

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    Students who are not currently employed or employed full-time may wish to look into the availability of graduate assistantships as a desirable form of financial assistance. For a full-time GA appointment, the University provides a tuition scholarships for up to 18 credit hours in each academic year in addition to other benefits. Find out more details about graduate assistantships. You can locate and apply for open GA positions on the EMU Employment website.
  • Loans

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    Domestic students may pursue financial aid in the form of federally-funded student loans. Students must first complete the FAFSA, indicate EMU as the school, wait for the loan application to be processed, and, if approved, accept the loan via the my.emich account “student” tab. Visit EMU’s Office of Financial Aid website for more information.
  • Payment Plan

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    The University offers a payment plan option that will break the bill into equal installments over the semester. There is a minimal set-up fee for the payment plan per semester. For more information about the payment plan, visit the Student Business Services website.


The College of Business and the individual departments in the College have endowed scholarships that are available to students meeting specific criteria. The deadline for submitting applications is March 1st, 2024, with awards being applied to during the 24-25 academic year. In addition to the application everyone will be required to submit a resume and recommendation letter. Some scholarships may require additional statements. Please note that you will apply for department specific scholarships using the links provided under each department. 

General Graduate Scholarship Application

International students admitted into their first master’s program with a high cumulative bachelor’s degree GPA may receive automatic consideration for scholarships. Restrictions apply. Find out more information about international student scholarships on the international graduate tuition website.

Priority application deadlines must be followed for scholarship consideration and eligibility. Visit the Graduate School financial assistance website for more information about scholarships. 

Departmental Scholarships

The following scholarships are also available for College of Business students from the individual departments and you can apply for them by filling out the online application above.

Accounting, Finance and Information Systems

ACC/FIN/IS Scholarship Application


MGMT Scholarship Application

  • Fraya Wagner Marsh Scholarship in HROD

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    • MSHROD, Graduate Certificate in HR or OD or MBA with Specialization in HR
    • Can be fulltime or part time but must be enrolled in classes in the previous academic year
  • Cooper Presidential Chair in Leadership

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    • Minimum GPA 3.5
    • Significant leadership activities for leadership excellence
    • Ability to represent EMU in a positive manner demonstrating leadership excellence
  • The Mary E. Vielhaber Women in Management Endowed Scholarship

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    • Financial need as determined by the FAFSA or other University measure
    • High academic performance: GPA for management courses (taken at any institution or higher education that is accredited) and/or overall GPA (undergraduate and/or graduate GPA for graduate students)
    • A personal statement no more than 500 words: (Applicant should think broadly about personal and professional actions that can support women managers.) This statement should address: 1) The actions you intend to take in your future that address real barriers to women managers in the workplace (while in a professional or personal role); 2) the justification of why what you intend to do will have a significant impact on women managers’ success; evidence that your intended actions will be effective.
    • For background information on this scholarship click here


MKTG Scholarship Application

Externally Funded Sources

Visit our Office of Financial Aid website for information on other external scholarships.

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