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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The STEM-Designated Specialization in Management Science is an 18-credit program, taken in addition to the core MBA curriculum, that includes a wide variety of STEM-designated courses. Students who successfully complete this program and meet employment requirements may be eligible for the 24-month STEM OPT extension.
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.
Connect with fellow alumni wherever your career takes you by joining one of our many alumni clubs around the world.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most visible and celebrated student groups on campus, Out For Business is made up of more than 100 LGBTQ+ members and engaged allies. This group encourages dialogue and builds awareness of LBGTQ+ issues in the workplace and in society, and supports members’ career searches with mentorship and unique recruiting opportunities.
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.
The University of Michigan Spectrum Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and developing students as individuals and members of communities.
Michigan Ross is a sponsor of the Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA fellowship, an initiative that emphasizes business schools as the top destination to develop LGBTQ and active-ally business leaders of tomorrow.
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.
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.
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.