MAP project at Ross

Gain Real-World Experience. Hit the Ground Running. 

Stand out in your internship with our seven-week Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP) course.

Taken by all first-year MBAs at no additional tuition cost, you’ll work full-time with fellow classmates to tackle a real business challenge for a sponsor company. The MAP experience is designed to help students hone their analytical, project management, and leadership skills. It’s a true action-based approach to learning, where the stakes are high and the impact is real. 

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projects to choose from


of all FTMBA MAP projects were with companies outside the U.S


of FTMBA MAP teams presented to a C-suite executive in 2023

Get Outside Your Comfort Zone ... and Home Country

Have international ambitions? In 2019, 67% of students worked on a MAP project located outside of their own country. You could join those who traveled to 69 cities in 28 countries. Whether you pick a domestic or global project, you’ll travel to spend time in the field and with clients  and your sponsor company will cover the travel costs. 



Your MAP might be a market entry strategy, an operations challenge, or a test in innovative thinking. Assignments vary, but you’ll be pushed to perform. Gain experience with NGOs, technology startups, banks, real estate firms, or consumer packaged goods suppliers — there are projects available in virtually every sector, industry, and function, so you can find the project with the right experience for your career. 

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