Weekend MBA Classroom

Find Yourself at the Forefront of Business.

Taught by top minds in business, the Weekend MBA curriculum is all about the experience. Advise a business around the world as part of your MAP project, address critical decision points in our innovative C-Level Thinking course, and connect with classmates from various business backgrounds.

Credits Core Courses
Credits Themed Electives
Credits MAP Course
Credits C-Level Thinking Course
It is an amazing feeling to better understand the changing landscape of business at a global level. Each course is adapted, bringing in current news and concepts into class, adding relevancy in our daily work, as well as creating a deep understanding of the core business principles.
Rise to the Rigor of a Two-Year Program

Master both business fundamentals and themed business electives in just two years through this action-based, cohort experience.

Core  Electives

Spring/Summer term (may - Aug.)Fall term (Sept. - Dec.)Winter term (Jan. - April)
Choose One of Two Elective Themes: Marketing or Strategy/EntrepreneurshipChoose One of Two Elective Themes: Operations Management or Financial ManagementChoose One of Two Elective Themes: Strategy or Analytics
Theme: MarketingTheme: Operations ManagementTheme: Strategy
Business Law and Ethics - WMBA 519Global Strategy - WMBA 615C-Level Thinking - WMBA 513
Coaching & Mentoring - WMBA 605Human CapitalLeadership Development - WMBA 604
Bargaining & Influencing Skills - WMBA 612Project Management - WMBA 617New Age of Innovation - WMBA 621
Strategic Marketing Planning - WMBA 601Global Supply Chain Management - WMBA 611Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Development - WMBA 627
Strategic Brand Management - WMBA 633Applied Analytics for Decision Making - WMBA 623 
Theme: Strategy/EntrepreneurshipTheme: Financial ManagementTheme: Analytics
Business Law and Ethics - WMBA 519Global Strategy - WMBA 615C-Level Thinking - WMBA 513
Coaching & Mentoring - WMBA 605Human CapitalLeadership Development - WMBA 604
Bargaining & Influencing Skills - WMBA 612Valuation - WMBA 603New Age of Innovation - WMBA 621
Strategies for Growth - WMBA 602Strategic Cost Management - WMBA 613Marketing Engineering
Entrepreneurship - WMBA 606Capital Markets & Investment Strategy - WMBA 618 

Weekend MBA students may substitute up to nine credit hours with elective courses outside the WMBA curriculum. 

The core courses in blue are required classes. All core courses must be taken in the specific semesters as scheduled. The courses in yellow are electives, and may be substituted with other courses. Substitutions may be made with elective courses from the Full Time MBA, Online MBA, or other graduate level courses at the University (subject to approval and availability). 

Students in their respective programs have first priority to register for courses in their program. If seats remain available, WMBA students may register. Ross cannot guarantee seats will be available in specific courses. Courses on campus are typically offered during the week in normal working hours (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST).  Live sessions for online courses are offered in the weekday evenings via Zoom.

In this signature 14-week course, you and your team will work with a sponsor company to tackle a complex business challenge in a domestic or international setting.

Focus on Your Interests

In your second year, concentrate on business disciplines that align with your interests and integrate with your core coursework. Choose from themed electives in Analytics, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Operations Management, or Financial Management. 

Themed Electives

Show the World Your Leadership Credential

Let an endorsement from one of the world’s most renowned centers for leadership development showcase the experiences you’ve gained as an MBA. Offered through the Sanger Leadership Center, the Michigan Ross Leader Endorsement is available to all students who complete a set of program requirements.

Michigan Ross Leader Endorsement

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Student talking during workshop

Bring It All Together With C-Level Thinking

Navigate the complexities of C-level leadership in this capstone course, designed to help you integrate and apply what you’ve learned throughout the program.

C-Level Thinking

Program Details

The Weekend MBA is a lockstep, two-year program that meets on the Ann Arbor campus every other weekend beginning in May.

Weekend MBA classroom

Classes are held Fridays from 4 p.m. to 9:10 p.m., with a dinner break, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:10 p.m., with three breaks.

Thirty percent of coursework will involve distance learning, such as viewing lectures online. 

The signature MAP course, taken your first year, may require a full week of travel and/or on-site work sometime between late January and early March (depending on the project sponsor).

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