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Diversity, equity, and inclusion aren't just things we talk about; they're an active part of who we are.

We seek out and celebrate diverse voices because we know diversity fuels success, on campus and in business. Earn an MBA surrounded by an inclusive community of peers and faculty who challenge you to look at problems from different angles, emphasize equity, and provide relentless support. 

International Students

Ann Arbor is a global hub of opportunity. Michigan Ross is no different. If you’re coming to Ross as an international student, know you’ll be among peers from more than 30 countries. Feel right at home with resources, clubs, events, and community wide initiatives for international students within Ross and the larger U-M community. Create a strong network of Michigan Ross alumni who go on to lead business in 114 countries, and gain a community of 667,000+ U-M alumni who are always willing to take your call. 

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Feature Event

Asia Business Conference

The Asia Business Conference, the longest-running of its kind in the country, gives students the chance to connect with prominent business leaders in Asia, such as those from companies like Nike and Nomura. The annual conference is one of many hosted at Ross with a focus on international business, including the India Business Conference and China Business Conference.  

Programs and Initiatives

University of Michigan International Center

The U-M International Center bridges gaps and offers guidance. Its team provides assistance with international issues, including visa and immigration questions, health insurance, cross-cultural issues, taxation, and health insurance.

University of Michigan International Alumni Clubs

Connect with fellow alumni wherever your career takes you by joining one of our many alumni clubs around the world.

LGBTQIA2S+ Students

You’ll find a strong network of support here at Michigan Ross and throughout Ann Arbor, recognized as one of the nation’s most LGBTQIA2S+ friendly cities by the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index. At Ross, we are proud to promote and foster a community among LGBTQIA2S+ students and allies, and provide resources that support your academic, personal, and career goals.

LGBTQ+ at Michigan Ross

Student Clubs

Out For Business (OFB)

One of the most visible and celebrated student groups on campus, Out For Business is made up of more than 100 LGBTQIA2S+ members and engaged allies. This group encourages dialogue and builds awareness of LGBTQIA2S+ issues in the workplace and in society, and supports members’ career searches with mentorship and unique recruiting opportunities.

Featured Event

National Coming Out Week

Whatever coming out means to you, National Coming Out Week events at Ross offer community, support, and the chance to celebrate identity. Sponsored by Out For Business and the Spectrum Center, the week includes mixers, movie nights, and seminars. Catch National Coming Out Week in the fall and the always-popular MBgAy fundraiser in the winter.

Programs and Initiatives

U-M Spectrum Center

The University of Michigan Spectrum Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and developing students as individuals and members of communities.

Reaching Out MBA

Michigan Ross is a sponsor of the Reaching Out LGBTQIA2S+ MBA fellowship, an initiative that emphasizes business schools as the top destination to develop LGBTQIA2S+ and active-ally business leaders of tomorrow.

Military and Veterans

Retired and active military service members bring incredible real-world experience to the full-time Ross MBA program. At Ross, you can leverage and build on those valuable skills, translating leadership in the field into leadership in business. Known for our dedicated resources and support, Ross is proud to help launch the business careers of those who’ve served.

Military at Michigan Ross

Student Clubs

The Armed Forces Association

The Armed Forces Association at Michigan Ross helps advance the role of veterans in business. This group actively recruits prospective students who have served, helps them understand the admissions process, and makes connections with faculty to bring career goals into focus.

Featured Event

Military Preview Weekend  

Experience life at Ross with a visit to campus Veterans Day weekend. Meet with students, alumni, and business leaders who have served, and attend events like VETx, where students share combat leadership stories and discuss how they’ve used these skills in business.

Programs and Initiatives

Yellow Ribbon Program

Ross has proudly supported the Yellow Ribbon Program without a cap on the number of students or costs since 2009. The program covers unmet tuition needs for all 100 percent eligible, post-9/11 GI Bill students.

Students of Color

Ross is a tight-knit community of outstanding students. With the largest alumni class for the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management and Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), Ross is where students from all backgrounds thrive. Stand out as a leader, take on a mentorship opportunity, grow your professional network, or attend events like the Alfred L. Edwards Conference. Gain a professional edge with the support of peers, faculty, and leaders who know that communities are stronger together.

Student Clubs

Asian American Business Association

Black Business Students Association

Hispanic Business Students Association

Featured Event

UpClose: For Prospective Students

Experience Michigan Ross “up close” and see why professionals from all backgrounds choose  to pursue an MBA at Ross. The UpClose diversity weekend gives students the opportunity to experience the academic rigor required for success in the field, learn more about the recruiting process for internships and full-time positions, and become familiar with Ross’s unique campus and alumni culture. This event is open to prospective students, regardless of race or ethnicity, who have an interest in improving the visibility of underrepresented populations in business school and higher levels of management.

Programs and Initiatives

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management 

This alliance between leading American business schools and top corporations aims to increase representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in business. All prospective MBA students with a demonstrated commitment to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in business are encouraged to apply to the Ross MBA program through The Consortium.

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

The MLT MBA Prep Program prepares African-American, Hispanic American, and Native American students applying to business school and the corporate recruiting process. As a premier partner with MLT, Michigan Ross helps you access MLT’s personalized coaching and in-person seminars, where you can enhance skills and build relationships with admissions officers and corporate recruiters.

Students With Disabilities

Students with disabilities at Ross have worked hard to create a safe space where the disability, neurodivergent, and chronically ill-conscious community can flourish. Through student-led efforts like Business Leaders for Diverse Abilities plus resources through the Services for Students With Disabilities Office, our community is dedicated to ensuring all students get the accommodations they need and are included in DEI conversations at Ross.


Student Clubs

Business Leaders for Diverse Abilities

BLDA’s mission is to increase community awareness of those in the Michigan Ross community who identify with a disability, neurodivergence, or chronic illness through thoughtful programming, education, and events.

Programs and Initiatives

Services for Students With Disabilities

SSD can provide students in need of accommodations with access to accessible housing, parking, bathrooms, transit services, assistive technology, and more. To schedule a meeting, complete the Student Initial Information Form and contact the SSD office at (734) 763-3000 or

Ross Accommodations Coordinator

If you have additional questions about accommodations at Ross, please reach out via email to


Women lead Ross’ most influential organizations. Sixty-four percent of Ross professional clubs are led or co-led by women, including the Tech, Marketing, Consulting, Entrepreneur & Venture, and Business Analytics clubs. Nine of the ten section leaders (MBA1/MBA2) are women. At Ross, you’ll find yourself among one of the strongest networks of MBA women anywhere. Access a committed professional community that champions the power of women in business and supports your individual career goals.

Student Clubs

Michigan Business Women 

The Michigan Business Women (MBW) club is one of Ross’ largest and most active student groups; its MBA section hosts hundreds of events each year focused on promoting women in business. Be inspired to join or find yourself at one of its many happenings on campus.

Featured Event

Women in Leadership Conference

A standout among events, MBW’s annual Women in Leadership Conference attracts hundreds of attendees from across the country for conversations about women who lead in business.

Programs and Initiatives

Forte Foundation

It’s all about who you know, and with the Forte Foundation’s network of more than 50,000 women from leading companies and business schools, you’ll get to know an incredible group of female leaders who just might shape your career.

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