Ross believes in action-based learning – whether it’s a consulting project with a corporate sponsor or a simulated role play business challenge. At Ross, it is believed that leadership can be taught, and the curriculum purposely puts you in challenging situations to develop your leadership skills. With more than 40,000 Ross alumni around the world, this is a hugely influential professional network to tap into.


Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP)

This is the cornerstone of Ross’ emphasis on real-world, action-based learning. Teams of 4-6 first year MBAs devote themselves for an entire semester to a corporate, entrepreneurial, or non profit project for a real client. MBAs go on site and provide quantitative and analytical recommendations, culminating in a written report and in person presentation. Companies include American Express, Whirlpool, eBay, United Airlines, Toyota, and more.

Leadership Crisis Challenge

Student teams compete to present a leadership point of view on a crisis case situation – and must make their case in front of an external corporate board before a winner is chosen.

Zell Lurie Institute

MBAs get hands on experience managing $3M in the school’s Wolverine Venture Fund to invest in early stage and emerging growth companies. 18 MBAs are chosen to work with venture capitalists and entrepreneurs to seek, screen, and negotiate investments.

Foundation Session

To kick off your MBA, all new students participate in a hands-on four-day, action based learning program for leadership development. Team building exercises and leadership training.

Tauber Institute for Global Operations

Focusing on operations management, there is a 14-week consulting project program where Ross MBAs work with corporate sponsors to resolve operations, supply chain, and manufacturing issues.


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  • US News & World Report 12
  • Businessweek 9
  • Financial Times 24
  • Forbes 10
  • The Economist 20
  • Wall Street Journal NA
  • Admissionado 10


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