Get Involved with a Real Student Experience that Pays Dividends

Michigan Ross offers more student-run funds than any other MBA program. This is the place to be for hands-on experience investing, managing, and growing a real investment portfolio ― before you even earn your degree.

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The most student-run funds of any MBA program

Home to the first student-run impact investing fund in the nation

Invest in Yourself

Get involved with a variety of funds, ranging from early-stage ventures and commercialization to funds with specific investment themes, like social impact and real estate. Prior investment experience isn’t required; you can start out as an analyst and then take on a portfolio-manager role leading your peers. Complement your experience with one of Ross’ many classes focused on funds and assets ― the most offered by any school. 

Invest in Each Other

Michigan Ross is the only business school where you’ll find a student-run fund that lets students invest in other students. Each year the Zell Founders Fund awards money to promising business projects pitched by fellow MBA students. 

Learn from the Best

Each fund has an advisory board, ensuring you'll expand your network and receive guidance from esteemed faculty and industry mentors (including the CEO of one of the largest privately-held real estate development companies in the country) who speak from experience. 

Student-Run Investment Funds

Wolverine Venture Fund

Wolverine Venture Fund

Investment Focus: Healthcare, Technology, Sustainability 

Investment Phase: Early Stage

Gain hands-on experience in the world’s very first student-run venture capital fund. You’ll dive into the entire process of venture investing, including sourcing applicants, initial analysis, due-diligence negotiation, and monitoring the portfolio. 

Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund

Investment Focus: Education, Healthcare, Technology, Sustainability

Investment Phase: Early Stage, Series A and beyond

Get in on the ground floor ― this is your chance to evaluate new technologies developed at U-M, perform due diligence, and pitch the inventor on the investment team's proposal.

Social Venture Fund

Investment Focus: Education, Healthcare, Technology, Sustainability

Investment Phase: Early Stage, Series A and beyond

Hold investments to a higher standard. This fund empowers you to get involved in social venture investing, from sourcing deals to portfolio monitoring, while focusing on ventures dedicated to improving society.

Tozzi Center Students

Maize and Blue Fund

Investment Focus: Undervalued U.S. Equity Securities

Investment Phase: Series A and beyond

Leverage the tools of the Tozzi Financial Center while acting as a portfolio manager, following and analyzing particular sectors, then pitching stocks to your peers.

Real Estate Fund

Real Estate Fund

Investment Focus: Commercial Real Estate

Investment Phase: Post-development

Work with a team to analyze real estate, cash flows, risks, and rewards for a fund that invests directly in real-world projects.

Zell Founders Fund

Investment Focus: Student Startups

Investment Phase: Early Stage

This multi-million-dollar seed fund allows you to invest in extraordinary student entrepreneurs whose venture needs financial support to move from idea to profitability. 

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Tozzi Financial Center

Take advantage of our state-of-the-art trading floor and e-commerce lab with the latest technology for finance, accounting, strategy, and computing.

ToZZI Financial Center     

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