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Northwood Works for You.

At Northwood University, we are proud to be a direct education partner with Ford/UAW for more than 15 years and counting. Northwood is a premier business university that uses free-enterprise as a foundation and offers specialized, custom corporate learning programs to the global business community. A Northwood education promotes critical thinking skills and personal effectiveness, while emphasizing the importance of ethics, economic freedom, and individual responsibility.

Northwood programs develop students so they can contribute meaningfully to individual and team projects. Students learn that true success is achieved through excellence, experience, teamwork and integrity. Northwood’s tradition of building ongoing and dynamic relationships allows us to create educational opportunities for your employees that integrate specifically and seamlessly with your goals and business.


Our professors and faculty are more than subject matter experts, they are industry professionals. With their extensive real-world experience, many effectively use case studies and case-based learning to present examples and assignments that are specific to your industry, company and employees’ functions.

Northwood Partnership Highlights

  • Regionally accredited, not-for-profit university
  • Flexible courses to accommodate all shift schedules
  • Significant tuition discount for Ford employees
  • Degree programs designed to fit busy lifestyles
  • Up to 92 transfer credits accepted
  • Earn credits for work and life experiences
  • Federal financial aid is available for students who qualify
  • No college entrance exams required
  • Decades of experience effectively serving adult students from Ford/UAW
  • Nationally recognized military-friendly institution
  • Condensed eight-week courses
  • Industry-experienced faculty
  • Small classes allow for individual attention
  • Personal attention from Ford/UAW dedicated Northwood staff
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Northwood Online – Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degree Options

Northwood Online is designed so that employees will continue to work while earning their undergraduate degree. Many of our students say what they learn in the classroom can be applied to their job the very next day. They appreciate the flexibility Northwood University’s Online Program allows for balancing work, family and school while earning a degree. In addition, students have a single point of contact from admission to graduation to guide them to degree completion

Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management

If you’re ready to take your career to the next level, Northwood’s DeVos Graduate School of Management offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) as well as other online Master of Science degree programs available in accelerated online formats. Additionally, the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program is a natural next step for those with a master’s degree in a business-related field who are looking to further enhance their knowledge, leadership, and expertise. A graduate degree from DeVos will provide you with skills that apply directly to your job today and prepare you for your dream job tomorrow.

Ready to Apply?

Admission requirements for each degree program can be found using the following links:

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