At Michigan Ross, your goals are supported by one of the strongest women’s networks among business schools.

This starts at the top, with our leadership team, where half of the associate deans are women. In fact, the Ross faculty possesses the highest proportion of tenured or tenure track women among top ten business schools, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. This representation continues across the Ross community, where 40% of student clubs, organizations, and sections are led by female students.

As a Ross student, you’ll enjoy an enriching academic environment, take on leadership roles, build relationships within a supportive community of peers, and emerge with the knowledge, experience, and versatility to thrive in your career. You’ll find that the Michigan Business Women club is one of Ross’ largest student groups and benefit from its annual Women in Leadership conference, plus our longstanding relationship with Forté Foundation will connect you with a network of over 50,000 women across leading companies and business schools.

After you graduate, you’ll continue to be supported as a Ross alumna. Not only will you join a network of more than 45,000 alumni in 88 countries, you’ll also be prosperous in your career. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Ross is a leader in closing the gender pay gap, with women graduating from Ross earning 99.1 cents for every dollar men made in their first jobs, and in some cases, more than men.

We encourage prospective students to connect with women at Ross. More than 50 current female students are available to talk with you about their experience as women at Ross, address your concerns, or answer any questions you may have.

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The Ross Office of Diversity and Inclusion is here to help students of many different populations—including but not limited to people of color, veterans, LGBT individuals, students with disabilities, students with different religions, and women—in every aspect of their education and to continue to build and foster a dynamic, inclusive culture.

 

SUPPORT FOR YOUR GOALS FROM ONE OF THE STRONGEST WOMEN’S NETWORKS

One of the largest student groups at Ross, Michigan Business Women (and its BBA equivalent) hosts career networking, professional development, community service, and social events for Ross women graduate and undergraduate students, along with the annual Women in Leadership Conference, which will inspire you as leaders and positive role models.

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE/BUSINESS UNPLUGGED

Join current students, alumnae, professionals, admissions representatives, and other prospective students at our annual Women in Leadership Conference and Business Unplugged. Strengthen your network and learn how to drive your career through thoughtful and effective leadership. Learn about the Michigan Ross MBA Program from the perspective of female students.

ENGAGEMENT WITH ALUMNAE AND CURRENT STUDENTS

Your support network does not end at graduation. Ross alumnae remain an active part of the community through the Women’s Leadership Council (WLC). This group promotes scholarship, mentorship, and networking within the women’s community at Ross. As a Ross graduate, you will belong to a global community of more than 45,000 business school alumni in 88 countries. Additionally, the University of Michigan has one of the world’s largest living alumni networks at some half a million strong.

FORTÉ FOUNDATION

Ross is a member of the Forté Foundation, a consortium of top business schools and companies dedicated to directing talented women toward leadership roles in business. Each June, Ross Forté Fellows participate in the annual Forté conference. Each fall, Ross participates in Forté forums across the United States.

MEET OUR STUDENTS

Current students travel outside of Ann Arbor regularly throughout the year and make themselves available to meet with you one-on-one or in small groups for informal conversations. Please visit the events page to find events in your region.