Learn Business the Same Way You’ll Lead It.

There’s no instruction manual for a successful enterprise. Taught by expert Ross faculty members, our curriculum prepares you to make tough choices, take action in ambiguous situations, and meet any challenge.

Core Course Credits
Elective Credits
Credits Over Three Residencies
MAP Course Credits

Prepare to learn business the same way you’ll lead it: across platforms, formats, and locations. You’ll actively collaborate with peers and faculty online and solve challenges together during in-person residencies.

Set Your Own Pace
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You can choose to start the Online MBA in the fall or winter, and take courses at the pace that works best for your day-to-day schedule. Check out sample schedule progressions and course options. 

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Join Your Peers for
In-Person Residencies

In-person residencies, both in the U.S. and abroad, are a featured component of the Online MBA Program and provide action-based learning experiences in business leadership, innovation, transformation, and global business strategy. 

Explore In-Person Residencies

Tackle a Real Business
Challenge with MAP

During the Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP) course, you’ll work in a team to solve a problem for a real-world company or organization. Designed to test your business acumen, this 14-week, six-credit course is required.

Online MBA MAP

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Customize Your Learning Journey

Choose electives that align with your interests and goals. 

Online or In-Person Ross Electives: Choose from a variety of Ross electives, which you can take either online, or in-person through the Full-Time or Weekend MBA programs.

Optional on-campus courses: Once you have completed the Online MBA core coursework, you can take elective courses on campus in Ann Arbor throughout other schools and colleges across U-M.

Option to enroll in a dual degree: You may enroll in a dual-degree program after being accepted to both Michigan Ross and another U-M school or college. Separate applications must be submitted to both schools; acceptance to either school is not contingent upon the other.

Of the 57 credits required for the program, 17.25 are reserved for electives.


Core Courses

Principles of Financial Accounting - ACC 533
Principles of Management Accounting - ACC 534
MAP - BA 533
Applied Microeconomics - BE 533
Business Law and Ethics - BL 533
Financial Management - FIN 533
Marketing Management - MKT 533
Leading People & Organizations - MO 533
Corporate Strategy - STRATEGY 533
Competing in Global Business - STRATEGY 534
Applied Business Statistics - TO 533
Intro to Operations - TO 534


Innovation Residency - BA 535
Transformation Residency - BA 536
Global Strategy Residency - BA 537
Leadership Residency - BA 534


Corporate Financial Reporting - ACC 764
Foundations of Tech: Algos, Crypto, AI, Quantum - ACC 751
Real Estate Market Analysis - BA 715
Communicating In Virtual World - BCOM 710
Health Care Markets and Public Policies - BE 708
Competitive Tactics & Policies - BE 780
Innovative New Business Design - ES 715
Managing the OMBA Fund Part A (.75) - FIN 705
Managing the OMBA Fund Part B (.75) - FIN 706
Managing the OMBA Fund Part C (.75) - FIN 707
Valuation - FIN 715
Corporate Financial Policy - FIN 721
Advertising Management - MKT 711
Consumer Behavior - MKT 713
Marketing Research and Analytics - MKT 718
Digital Marketing - MKT 722
The Science of Success - MO 700
High Stakes Leadership - MO 711
Bargaining & Influence Skills - MO 712
Leading Diverse Teams - MO 730
Global Strategy - STRATEGY 711
Strategies for Growth - STRATEGY 772
Supply Chain - TO  720
Decision Support with Spreadsheets - TO 712
Managerial Data Analytics - TO 718
Digital Transformation and Business Model Innovation - TO 730

Explore international business through additional short-term or term-long global experiences. Spend two weeks studying modern economics in China, advise a startup in the Middle East, or take classes at an international partner school. The opportunities are endless.

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