At Michigan Ross, we believe in the importance of serving others, and we proudly welcome armed services veterans and members of the military into our academic community.

As a member of the armed service, you gained important skills which will help you to excel at Ross, such as leadership, responsibility, and critical thinking. You’ve proven yourself as a leader, and we value your knowledge and experience.

At Ross, our academic philosophy brings business lessons to life through action-based learning. You'll expand on your existing skills, gain new knowledge, and experience practical applications to help you succeed in your career.

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Organizations & Resources

The Ross Office of Diversity and Inclusion is here to help students of many different populations—including but not limited to people of color, veterans, LGBT individuals, students with disabilities, students with different religions, and women—in every aspect of their education and to continue to build and foster a dynamic, inclusive culture.



Ross is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. For those who are 100 percent eligible for Chapter 33, the University of Michigan and Ross will cover most of your unmet tuition needs. We do not limit the number of participants and cover all admitted students who are eligible.

Specifics regarding the program can be found in the Financial Aid sections of our program pages.

A Foundation of Excellence

Action-Based Learning

The Ross curriculum is based on the belief that the best way to learn is by doing, applying theory and practice to real-world issues. Why study business only from a textbook or case when you can step out of the classroom and be the case? Ross offers you opportunities to learn real business in the real world.


Teamwork drives the educational experience at Ross. Students learn together, study together, and work together to complete assignments. This team-based approach teaches Ross students to work together for a common goal, learn to appreciate differences, and form bonds that last a lifetime.

Leadership Development

Leadership in business requires the ability to process information quickly, articulate a compelling vision, make effective decisions, and mobilize others to act. Leadership development is an integral component of our business curriculum, making Ross graduates ready to face the challenges of today’s complex business environment.

Solid Preparation for the Future

Dual-Degree Options

At Ross, we understand that business is woven into all aspects of society. That’s why we partner with programs across the University of Michigan to offer dual-degree curricula in fields such as public policy, law, engineering, area studies, public health, and medicine. Additionally, Ross’ renowned institutes and centers offer hands-on learning in the areas of sustainable business, entrepreneurship, operations excellence, economies in transition, business and society, and more.


Our academic programs annually rank among the nation’s elite, and recruiters consistently give Ross graduates high marks for teamwork, leadership, and analytical ability. Our graduates accept positions all over the United States and the world, and they step into their jobs ready to lead. The ROI of a Ross degree also includes a network of more than 45,000 business school alumni and half a million University of Michigan alumni poised to serve as resources throughout your career.

A Vibrant, Supportive Community

The Armed Forces Association is one of more than 70 student clubs and organizations at Ross. Its mission is to advance the role of veterans in business. The association actively recruits prospective students and provides admissions guidelines from a student’s perspective. For current students, the association sponsors events, networking opportunities, and mentoring, and it serves as the cornerstone of the close-knit military community at Ross. We also offer multiple faculty members who will work closely with you to shape your career goals, as well as opportunities to shadow executive and participate in special summer internship opportunities.

The University of Michigan has a strong tradition of student service in the armed forces, and students represent each of the service branches. U-M’s Office of New Student Programs manages the Veterans and Military Services Program and hosts welcoming dinners and programs of interest to veterans. It also maintains a website full of resources for veterans. The university’s Student Veteran Association actively engages the veteran community on campus.

Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan provide a diverse, welcoming, and active community for students and their families. With plenty of museums, public green space, and performing arts venues, you will find many ways to enjoy your time, as well as restaurants and entertainment for every taste.

Applying to Ross

Learn more about our community and the admissions process for our academic programs by exploring our website and visiting campus. If you know that Ross is right for you, we encourage you to apply now.