Career Outcomes in Operations

Top Operations Employers of Michigan Ross MBA Graduates

2021 Detailed Compensation Information–Operations

  base salary MEDIAN base salary MEAN base salary RANGE SIGNING BONUS % Signing Bonus MEDIAN
Operations $130,000 $142,429 $110,000-$200,000 84.60% $40,000

Here’s How You’ll Get There

From the classroom to the world’s logistics centers, the Ross MBA experience is designed to help you stand out as you recruit for the most desirable jobs in operations.

Tauber Institute

Add an Operations Specialization to Your MBA 

The Tauber Institute for Global Operations is a multidisciplinary operations program at the University of Michigan. Students who participate in the Tauber Institute through the MBA program will combine Ross' world-class MBA curriculum with a relevant, high-profile operations internship and additional operations-related courses from both the Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering.

Tauber Institute

Tackle MAP Projects in Operations

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

Amazon North American Customer Fulfillment Operations (First Pass Yield Project)

Seattle, WA

Recommend mechanisms to prevent and automatically resolve fulfillment process defects to improve efficiency and customer experience across the North American network.


Santiago, Chile;Costa Mesa, CA

Build a business case and proof of concept that outlines how Experian can transform mail processing functions though the application of Lean, Robotics Process Automation, and Artificial...

GVK: Emergency Management and Research Institute

Hyderabad, India;Jaipur, India

Develop a real-time monitoring system for Rajasthan operations that provides adequate control and alert mechanisms for both the Operational Excellence Desk and paramedic staff inside the...

Dive Deeper into Operations Experiences

Your immersion in logistics and supply chains doesn’t stop with focused academics. Outside of the classroom, you’ll have the opportunity to add dynamic operations activities to your extracurriculars as well.

Strategic Operations Club

The Strategic Operations Club is dedicated to developing leaders able to meet the challenges of tomorrow's dynamic business environment.

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General Management Club

GMC prepares members for careers in leadership across a great variety of industries and functions, focusing on developing cross-functional skills while providing access to attractive entry points for internships and full-time positions after Ross.

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Auto & Mobility Club @ Ross

The Auto & Mobility Club @ Ross is a professional development organization that seeks to bring together students interested in the full spectrum of issues shaping the future of mobility - from traditional automakers, to small mobility startups.

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Watch Our Operations Webinar

Three MBA students with the Tauber Institute share their experiences in operations during their time at Ross. They break down how the Tauber programs fit into the MBA curriculum, and how students can take advantage of other resources to pursue a career in operations. 

Student at IPD trade show

Integrated Product Development Course

This experiential, cross-disciplinary course puts teams of students from Ross, the College of Engineering, the School of Art & Design, and the School of Information together in a product development competition. Teams must design every aspect of a product including its engineering, supply chain and distribution channels, marketing and branding, and more. The course ends with a trade show featuring prototypes on display. 

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Get the Support You Need to Get the Operations Job You Want

Our Career Development Office will be with you every step of the way to help you find and land a job you love in operations.

Student Ambassadors with Interest in Operations

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?

Claire Covner
Student ambassador
Class of 2022
After graduating from University of Washington, I stayed in the Seattle area (also where I grew up) and worked in merchandising operations and vendor relations...
Thales Maciel
Student ambassador
Class of 2023
Prior to Ross I spent five years in the Army and the last 6 years in different roles within the Brazilian Public sector. Resilience, adaptability, and...

You’ll Be Pushed and Supported in an Operations 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: Operations & Supply Chain

Come together with classmates interested in operations careers to learn more about available opportunities, practice interviews, and more. This FACT group will help you navigate the recruiting process and keep you on track to meet your goals.

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