Members of the Ross School of Business' Consortium community are partnering with the Office of Admissions to offer a diversity recruitment event that gives prospective fulltime MBA students the opportunity to experience Ross "UpClose."

At Ross we believe that a broad-based, diverse community is essential to the character of our School, to the education and leadership development of our students, and to the contribution we make to business and society through our graduates. UpClose is an integral part of our continuing efforts to enroll a diverse student body.

Historically the UpClose weekend was designed to attract talented African American, Hispanic American, and Native American applicants to the Ross MBA program. We’ve expanded this event to include all prospective students, of any race or ethnicity, who have an interest in improving the visibility of underrepresented students in business schools and in management.

Application to this event is required.

Frequently asked questions on travel and more

HOW DO I GET TO/FROM THE AIRPORT?

You are responsible for your own transportation to/from Detroit Metro Airport.

Detroit is a Delta airlines hub, but it is also served by most major airlines. It is a 30-minute drive from U-M campus.

We recommend booking a seat on the AirRide/Michigan Flyer, which offers one-way fare of $12. The bus picks up/drops off at the Blake Transit Center near central campus (about a 15-minute walk from Ross) and the Kensington Court Hotel on the south side of town.

As an alternative, taxis from the airport to Ann Arbor typically cost $50-60.

WHERE SHOULD I STAY IN ANN ARBOR?

Hotel accommodations are covered by Ross Admissions on Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th for those selected to attend UpClose.  Participants will be paired with a buddy for the hotel room.

The block of rooms will be located at:

Kensington Court Ann Arbor Hotel
610 Hilton Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

HOW WILL I GET TO ROSS?

We will provide a shuttle for the attendees from the Kensington Court Ann Arbor Hotel to the Ross building.  Once on campus, all events are within walking distance.  We will provide taxi vouchers to return to the hotel at your convenience.

If you choose to rent a car or drive, we can offer validated parking at the Forest Street parking structure.  Please retain your original ticket along with our validation ticket (provided at check in) for payment.

More information about parking and directions

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Casual attire is appropriate for your visit.

HOW CAN I CONNECT WITH THE ROSS COMMUNITY?

Prior to arriving at Ross, we highly encourage you to reach out to current students who share your career and club interests.

If you would like to schedule a meeting with representatives from Michigan Ross centers and institutes while you are on campus, contact them directly.

HOW DO I CHECK IN AT ROSS?

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Davidson Winter Garden (the lobby) of the Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan St., Ann Arbor.

About This Event

October 16-18, 2015

Apply Now

Application Deadline
September 11, 2015

Questions? Please email RossAdmissions@umich.edu

Location

Ann Arbor, MI

Venue

Ross School of Business
701 Tappan St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Audience

Students - Prospective

Program

Full-Time MBA

 

Agenda

Thursday, Oct. 15 (Optional)

noon-5 pm
Attend Ross Visit in Person
(pre-registration required)

7:30 pm
Ross Student Association Happy Hour

Friday, Oct. 16

11:30 am-12:30 pm
Registration and Building Tours

12:30-1:30 pm
Lunch and Welcome

2-3:00 pm
Preparing a Competitive Application

3-4:00 pm
Classroom Experience

4:30-6:30 pm
Landing Your Dream Job

7:30-9:30 pm
Dinner in Student Homes

Saturday, Oct. 17

10:30 am-noon
Brunch with Faculty, Staff, and Alumni

noon-1 pm
The Ross Difference

1-1:45 pm
Alumni Panel

1:45-2:00 pm
Closing Remarks

3-4:00 pm
Buddies at the Bus

3:00 pm
Michigan vs. Michigan State Football Game
Location: Michigan Stadium (on your own)