The University of Michigan bicentennial year provides an opportunity to also celebrate the history of the University of Michigan Business School.

The school known today as the Stephen M. Ross School of Business first opened in 1924 to meet a growing need: to treat business education as a serious academic discipline. Its first home was Tappan Hall, which still stands off North University Avenue east of State Street. In the years since then, a rich story of growth, change, and accomplishment has unfolded. We invite you to explore that history here, and to contribute your own part of the story as well. Above all, the history of Michigan Ross is the story of its people.

Michigan Ross Timeline

Stories from Our History

A Legacy of Innovations

Since its founding, the business school at the University of Michigan has been a source of game-changing ideas. These are the stories of a few notable alumni and faculty members who thought big and acted boldly.