Here’s How You’ll Get There

From the classroom to IPO, the Ross MBA experience is designed to help you stand out and succeed as you build yourself a career as an entrepreneur or venture capitalist.

Join Our Student-Run Funds During Your MBA 

Michigan Ross offers more student-run funds than any other MBA program. This is the place to be for hands-on experience investing in and growing companies at every stage.

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Tackle MAP Challenges in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

As part of the Michigan Ross core curriculum, you’ll fully dedicate yourself to working with an organization or startup on solving a real business problem right before your summer internship. Take a look at recent MAP courses in entrepreneurship and venture capital.

Pave LLC

Santa Barbara, CA

Identify key needs of Pave's target demographic to a construct product development roadmap.

Popluz Ltd.

Lima, Peru

Develop a strategic plan, roadmap, and storytelling from proof-of-concept to national expansion.

Gynica ABG Ltd

Tel Aviv, Israel

Develop a three year go-to-market action plan for U.S. market development, launch, and penetration.


Take Exceptional Courses on Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

Learn from experienced professors, serial entrepreneurs, and investors. These courses cover everything from company birth to investor relations to operating at scale.

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Dive Deeper into Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Experiences

Your immersion in entrepreneurship and venture capital doesn’t stop with focused academics. Outside of the classroom you’ll have the opportunity to start, invest, and lead real companies.

Entrepreneur & Venture Club

Entrepreneur & Venture Club (EVC)

Build awareness of opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurs, develop a network, and learn how to view business problems from the perspective of an investor.

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Marcel Gani Internship Program

Marcel Gani Internship Program

Spend your summer internship with a startup company or venture capital firm, gaining firsthand experience growing a company or doing due diligence on potential deals.

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Michigan Business Challenge

Michigan Business Challenge

The Michigan Business Challenge is a campuswide, multi-round, business-plan competition where student teams have the opportunity to win cash prizes totaling over $100,000.

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Zell Scholars

Zell Scholars

A merit-based scholarship program designed specifically for second-year MBA students with strong entrepreneurial knowledge and interests. Scholars will help advance entrepreneurship at Ross and U-M, receiving mentorship and assistance toward tuition while developing their own ventures.

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Watch Our Entrepreneurship Webinar

Hear about all of the resources and experiences available to Michigan Ross MBA students interested in entrepreneurship. Whether you want to start your own business or get involved in the venture capital space, this webinar will show you how to do it here at Ross. 

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Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

Win a grant for your startup, gain mentorship from successful serial entrepreneurs, and more. This institute advances the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation through a broad range of activities, including academics, symposia, competitions, and global community outreach. 

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Get the Support You Need to Succeed in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

Our Career Development Office will be with you every step of the way to help you find the right entrepreneurial path for you.

Student Ambassadors with Interest in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

With more peer coaches than any other business school, at Ross you’re sure to find a student with experience and insight into the industry you’re interested in. Why not reach out and connect?

Stephen Joshua Hartono
Student ambassador
Class of 2023
Prior to Ross, I was a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting Asia Pacific, focusing on Cost Transformation and Operational Excellence projects. I am...
Jordan Shamir
Student ambassador
Class of 2023
Before attending Ross, I spent five years working as a Senior Product Manager at IBM. I always wanted to pursue an MBA, as I wanted to grow my network and...

You’ll Be Pushed and Supported in a FACT Group

These small, career-specific teams come together weekly to offer information, guidance, and support as you prepare for internship recruiting. FACT groups (Functional Accountability Career Teams) are facilitated by second-year MBA peer coaches. 

​​Fact Group Spotlight: Niche Off-Campus 

Recruiting for niche positions requires a different approach than traditional MBA career recruiting. This FACT Group will bring together students looking for opportunities off campus to help you navigate the process, keep you on track to meet your goals, and bring you closer to your classmates. 

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