Michigan Ross Debuts New Offerings for the Second Year of its Intensive Master of Management Program
New Curriculum Offers Additional Career Services and Preparation Opportunities along with Global Practicum Courses
The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business today unveiled new offerings for its Master of Management Program focused on enhancing career services and job preparation in addition to providing action-based and global learning opportunities. Following a very successful first year with 93.5 percent of graduates having a job or full time offer within three months of graduation, interest in the Master of Management grew significantly, resulting in a 20 percent increase in the size of this year’s cohort. Entering its second year, the Master of Management Program is designed for students from a variety of non-business majors who wish to pursue a career in the field of business.
Michigan Ross has evolved its Master of Management Program to add even more opportunities to prepare students for business success and career exploration. This year’s cohort jumpstarted their business education and skills development with a series of faculty-led bootcamps focused on business fundamentals such as finance, statistics, and communications. In addition to the variety of bootcamps, career counselors also worked with students one-on-one to explore various career paths and help them to identify fields that they may be interested in pursuing given students’ minimal exposure to the business field. Throughout the year, students will attend numerous mock networking events in addition to in-depth mock job interviews. Master of Management students are also paired with a mentor from Michigan Ross’ top-ranked MBA Program, receive one-on-one coaching to craft their career plan and land the job they want, and attend various leadership training workshops.
The Global Practicum Course is a new elective option added this year to the Master of Management course offerings in which students will have the opportunity to study abroad in either Chile or Morocco for one of their elective course requirements. Students will spend the winter term learning about the business landscape in the country they have chosen while also examining the working dynamics of numerous companies in that country. The course will culminate with a weeklong trip to that country, where students will work with one of the companies they have researched.
In May, Michigan Ross also announced a partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), bringing a cohort of engineering students to Michigan Ross’ Master of Management Program in Ann Arbor for the fall and winter terms. These students will then return to SJTU to conclude the innovative program with a seven-week, action-based learning capstone project, led by Ross faculty, at a multinational corporation based in China.
“As student interest in pursuing careers in the business field continues to grow rapidly, we at Michigan Ross are proud to offer a competitive and intensive program to help non-business majors gain a foundation in the field and secure a career in business,” said Amy Dittmar, senior associate dean of graduate programs at Michigan Ross. “Following the success of our first cohort last year, we look forward to seeing the program evolve and continue to grow in its second year as we implement curriculum changes to better equip students with the preparation and experience to secure job offers from some of the world’s leading companies.”
Ross’ Master of Management Program, which launched in 2014, is ideal for students who majored in liberal arts, science, or engineering and are now looking to add business acumen to an impressive bachelor’s degree to “power their potential” as they enter the job market. The curriculum requires 12 core courses in traditional business fields such as finance, accounting, business law, economics, marketing, and operations, along with at least two electives, including specialty courses which focus on topics such as leveraging business to alleviate poverty or conducting business internationally. Students must enter the program within two years of completing their undergraduate studies.
“Looking at my development and transformation from entering the Master of Management Program through its completion, in those short 10 months I gained a wealth of interviewing, networking, and resume writing experience, in addition to a wealth of business knowledge from the classroom. Making use of all that Ross provides in terms of attending the different events and workshops, reaching out to other students and alumni, and taking advantage of career services resources was crucial,” said Caroline Schiff, a graduate of the 2014 Master of Management cohort who accepted an integrated producer role at Digitas eight weeks prior to graduation.
The Michigan Ross Master of Management Program is one of the leading programs in its field across the country. Outstanding career services support, top-ranked leadership development, and global study abroad opportunities combine to deliver an unparalleled Master of Management education.
“When I entered the Master of Management Program, I knew that it would lead me down a great path given the quality of Ross’ business programs, but I had no idea that it would enable me to begin my career at Google,” said Brandon McCutchen, a graduate of the 2014 Master of Management cohort who secured a role on the People Operations team at Google. “Reflecting back on the interview process for my position, I realize that at every step along the way I was relying on skills and experiences that I had gained from the Master of Management Program – everything from the networking tips to my knowledge on business models and strategy.”
To learn more about the Master of Management Program at Michigan Ross, visit www.michiganross.umich.edu/programs/master-of-management.
About Michigan Ross
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society.
Ross is consistently ranked among the world's leading business schools. Academic degree programs include the BBA, MBA, Part-time MBA (Evening and Weekend formats), Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Management, and PhD. In addition, the school delivers open-enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management.
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