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How Will You Go Blue? Explore MBA Specializations.

Many students have very specific plans for the future. That might mean social impact consulting in Tokyo or working on big data in a healthcare startup. Michigan Ross makes it easy to prepare for the exact career you want. 


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Established dual degrees at Michigan Ross 

Design Your Own

Student-initiated dual degree available at Michigan Ross

The MBA curriculum gives you a foundation in all of the core areas of business, but you may also want to dive deeper on a particular topic. Explore the options below to learn more about focused programs at Ross. 

Business and Sustainability Concentration

The concentration complements the MBA curriculum with sustainability electives to help you consider the sustainability “triple bottom line”: environmental protection, social well-being, and economic performance. Available courses cover topics like climate change, food security, energy, water, the built environment, manufacturing, materials, and social impact.

Data and Business Analytics Concentration

If you want to leverage analytics to provide data-driven business insights, this concentration will provide the competitive edge you need to turn data insights into actionable recommendations.

Design Thinking and Innovation Concentration

Find meaningful solutions to people's needs with a human-centric approach to design thinking and innovation. This 12-credit concentration is geared toward MBA students interested in design thinking, project management, or related careers in tech, consulting, and impact, among others.

Fast Track in Finance (FTF)

This highly selective finance program is for those ready to take on the rigor of accelerated finance coursework. Typical career paths for FTF students include business development, consulting and strategy, and technology. 

Healthcare Management Concentration

Prepare to lead in healthcare. Combine courses at Ross with healthcare course work at top-ranked schools across campus. Add to your multidisciplinary education with relevant campus events, professional clubs, and recruiting support. 

Real Estate Development Certificate

Real estate development impacts climate change, social relations and equity, public finance, foreign policy, capital markets, and more. Learn to look at real estate from an interdisciplinary lens while earning a graduate certificate.

Specialization in Management Science

 The STEM-designated Specialization in Management Science is a 14-credit program, taken in addition to the core MBA curriculum, that includes a wide variety of courses. Students who successfully complete this program and meet employment requirements may be eligible for the 24-month STEM OPT extension. 

Tauber Institute for Global Operations 

A joint venture with the University of Michigan's College of Engineering, the Tauber Institute for Global Operations gives you the tools to successfully launch a career in operations, supply chain management, or manufacturing. Collaborate on projects with some of the institute's many industry partners, while gaining a holistic understanding of operations at the highest level. 


Environment & Sustainability

Complement your MBA with a Master's of Science in as little as one additional semester. Erb Institute MBA/MS dual-degree students develop the practical management tools, real-world experience and the social and environmental sustainability lens that helps business professionals respond to today's complex risks and opportunities.


In this five-year dual degree program, students enrolled at the University of Michigan Medical School pursue complementary interests in medicine and business to graduate with both an M.D. and MBA. 

Public Health

Do more in public health with a dual degree that prepares you for management and leadership. This three-year program is offered jointly through Michigan Ross and the Department of Health Management and Policy.

Public Policy

If you’re eager to take on pressing societal issues from a multidisciplinary perspective, consider pursuing an MBA and MPP in a three-year dual-degree program jointly run by Michigan Ross and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.


Learn to make a legal case and a business case in this four-year program that leads you to MBA and JD degrees.

Additional options include:

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Dentistry
  • Educational Studies
  • Higher Education
  • Information
  • International and Regional Studies
  • Industrial and Operation Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Pharmacy
  • Social Work
  • Urban Planning

Established MBA Dual Degrees

Create Your Own Dual Degree

At Michigan Ross, you can create your own path. U-M has 97 graduate programs ranked in the top 10. Dual degrees are a great way to tap into the power of the university and pursue the subjects that interest you most.

Student-Initiated Dual Degrees

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Go Beyond with Centers, Institutes, and Initiatives

Amplify your MBA experience with one of the many leadership, research, and innovation opportunities offered through our centers, institutes, and initiatives. Whether you're curious about sustainability in business, researching emerging-market economies or tackling complex social challenges, there's no shortage of ways you can pursue your passion outside of the core MBA track. 

Centers, Institutes & Initiatives 

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