Career Outcomes in Operations

Top Operations Employers of Michigan Ross MBA Graduates

McKinsey & Company

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2023 Detailed Compensation Information–Operations


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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.

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.

Los Angeles, CA
Define a framework to measure and track overhead activities within Riot's Enterprise technology department so teams can focus on more value added activities.
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Costa Mesa, CA
Optimize use of three global programs to increase pace of innovation and the quantity of new, high-valued products delivered to the market.
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Kansas City, MO
Evaluate a pilot clinical program providing strategic recommendations that streamline and scale implementation, enhance user adoption, and optimize client outcomes.
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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.

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

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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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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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Keep Exploring
"Careers at Ross: Operations"

Two 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. 

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?

Student ambassador
Class of 2025
As a California native, I knew in order for me to leave my beloved state, it would have to be for something incredible. And Ross is, to put it simply...

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Student ambassador
Class of 2024
With 13 years of work experience – 3 years in Manufacturing and 10 years in the Indian Navy, I wanted to boost my career into the business space with a globally...

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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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