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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. Explore your interests and prepare for the exact career you want with cross-functional specializations, certificates, and more. 

Specializations and Concentrations

Pre-Ross Options 

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. 

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.

Concentrations and Specializations

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.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Concentration
Modern businesses need leaders prepared to transform how enterprises engage with the natural environment and climate change, address the needs of a changing workforce, and provide increased accountability to investors and other stakeholders. The Full-Time MBA Concentration in ESG at the Ross School of Business prepares students to lead in each of the three pillars that support contemporary business and educates leaders to take on the major challenges of our time.

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

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.


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

Rackham Graduate School Certificate Programs
Expand your knowledge and explore more than 50 additional graduate certificate programs in subjects ranging from ancient history to medical physics.

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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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