Rise to the Challenge. Enjoy the Journey.

Business is messy. It's fast-paced, constantly changing, and full of impossible goals. Our curriculum prepares you to thrive in this dynamic environment. It's real, it's rigorous, and it gets you ready to rise to any challenge. 

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Learn Business by Doing Business

Michigan Business Challenge

REAL.START

Start innovative companies: Develop, launch, and scale your original new business idea.

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REAL.ADVISE

Advise global organizations: Consult on strategic issues, provide substantive analysis, and make a real impact.

Experience a MAP Project

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REAL.INVEST

Invest real capital: Manage a student-run investment fund in all aspects of its operations.

Managing a student-led investment fund

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REAL.LEAD

Lead business forward: Lead your peers as you help operate an ongoing business unit with a corporate partner.

Living Business Leadership Experience (LBLE)

Map Out Your Curriculum by Term

Develop a foundation of business fundamentals in core courses, build your expertise in electives, and see how well you really know the material by applying it to real business challenges. It's intense; faculty and peers will push you every step of the way. 



Take up to 10 credits of your required 57 outside of Michigan Ross at another school within the University of Michigan.

MBA 1
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Financial Accounting
ACC 502
Financial Management
FIN 503
Management Accounting
ACC 552
Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP)
BA 553
Applied Microeconomics
BE 502
Marketing Management
MKT 503
Operations Management
TO 552
Applied Business Statistics
TO 502
Leading People and Organizations
MO 503
ELECTIVE COURSE
OR DEGREE REQUIREMENT
Corporate Strategy
STRATEGY 502
ELECTIVE COURSE
OR DEGREE REQUIREMENT
 
The Management Communication Competencies requirement: may be satisfied before the start of the MBA1 year. Students who do not satisfy the requirement at that time, must do so by the end of Winter A of Year 1.
MBA 2
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ELECTIVE COURSE
OR DEGREE REQUIREMENT
ELECTIVE COURSE
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ELECTIVE COURSE
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ELECTIVE COURSE
OR DEGREE REQUIREMENT
ADDITIONAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Competing in the Global Business Environment
STRATEGY 503

Taken Anytime in Year 1 or Year 2

Satisfy the Business Law competency requirement:
Business Law

Taken Anytime in Year 1 or Year 2

Complete Summer Business Experience

Taken in Summer Between Year 1 and Year 2

 

**Core courses may be waived by students able to demonstrate proficiency.

Customize Your MBA

Choosing your own path at Ross starts with bidding on MAP projects at the end of your first year. You can pick your entire second year and build a schedule with the electives that interest you most.

You can choose from 24 formal dual degree programs, over 100 MAP projects, and numerous concentrations and specializations to make the Michigan Ross MBA experience your own. 

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Customize Your MBA with a STEM Designation

Be ready to lead in any quantitative management and business analytics role with the Ross STEM-Designated Specialization in Management Science. This program gives you the ability to customize your study to your interests through a wide range of STEM-designated courses. 

Specialization in Management Science

 

Featured Concentrations

Business and Sustainability Concentration

This concentration gives MBA students who are passionate about environmental sustainability the opportunity to learn more about topics like environmental protection, social well-being, and economic performance, through a combination of general and elective courses (12 credits total). 

Data and Business Analytics Concentration

Be a business game-changer with the confidence to make data-driven recommendations. The Ross Data & Business Analytics Concentration strengthens your foundation in data and business analytics, so you can leave ready to put these in-demand skill sets to good use. 

Healthcare Management Concentration

Looking to bring together your passion for healthcare and your acumen for business? Graduate with a multidisciplinary MBA through our Ross Healthcare Management Concentration. You’ll complete a Full-Time MBA course load with 12 healthcare electives and benefit from access to networking, recruiting resources, and MAP projects in healthcare. 

Find a World of Opportunities

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Global Experiences

Want to explore entrepreneurship in Israel, spend a term in Switzerland, or advise a MAP effort in Africa that uses drones to deliver medicine? Michigan Ross can take you just about anywhere you’d like to go in the business world. 

Global Opportunities

Show the World Your Leadership Credential

Let an endorsement from one of the world’s most renowned centers for leadership development showcase the experiences you’ve gained as an MBA. Offered through the Sanger Leadership Center, the Michigan Ross Leader Endorsement is available to all students who complete a set of program requirements.

Michigan Ross Leader Endorsement

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