Society's Biggest Challenges Demand Innovative Thinking  

Find solutions to the most pressing problems of our generation in this immersive, interdisciplinary course that brings together scholarly research, design methodologies, and business best practices.

What is the +Impact Studio Course?

Impact Studio

Learn how to translate research into real-world solutions with positive impact.  Gain innovative insights and skills that will be in-demand with top employers by tackling big societal challenges. Throughout this 4.5-credit course, you'll work in teams of graduate students from across disciplines, including Master of Social Work (MSW), Master of Public Policy (MPP), and Master in Urban Planning (MUP).

Projects for the 2020-2021 academic year include addressing the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and devising fintech solutions to increase financial health and inclusion. 

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I Have Grown So Much through the +Impact Studio Course

Despite an eight-hour commitment per week, the +Impact Studio course has been one the most transforming experiences for me while at Michigan Ross.
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The +Impact Studio At Michigan Ross Is Taking On Society's Greatest Challenges

It’s official, the new +Impact Studio is up and running at the Ross School of Business, and MBAs and other graduate students from across the University of Michigan are already at work figuring out how to translate faculty insights into tangible business solutions to the world’s challenges.

Pursue a Career in Social Impact

Learn more about how the Ross MBA experience and our Career Development Office can help you stand out as you recruit for jobs that make positive change a reality.

Past +Impact Studio Course Outcomes

CoFund: An emergent-need funding platform that supports nonprofits in providing financial assistance to the unbanked and credit-invisible people in their communities.

MyPath: A phone-based app designed to help high schoolers and their counselors make personalized, informed decisions about post-secondary pathways.

Opportunity Equity Pledge: Graduating students pledge 12 hours of service a year to improving social capital for future students who may not have had the same opportunities.

Waterwise: A web-based solution that accumulates water quality data and resources into one, easy-to-use platform. 

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