REAL: Ross Experiences in Action-Based Learning

We believe the best way to learn is by doing. No other BBA program can equal our hands-on opportunities to start, advise, invest in, and lead real-world businesses. 

 

Examples of opportunities available to BBAs include:


REAL.START

Develop, launch, and scale your original new business idea.

Michigan Business Challenge - Enter this annual competition to win a share of $90,000 in prize money by pitching an original business plan with real-world commercial potential to guest judges. 

Entrepreneurial Management (ES 395) - Create a complete, original business plan for a startup venture and present it to a group of outside investors.

Professional Capstone: Entrepreneurship Practicum (ES 414) - Put into practice tools and techniques that can help you identify, assess, and pursue your business idea.

The Desai Accelerator and the TechArb Student Venture Accelerator -  Apply for resources including funding, mentorship, visibility, and physical space for your startup venture.

 

REAL.ADVISE

Consult with real-world businesses on strategic issues.

Capstone MAP (BA 453) - Enhance professional competencies, collaboration skills, and business acumen as you develop analysis and recommendations for sponsor companies.

Action Learning Projects in Operations, Procurement & Supply Chain Mgt (TO 482) - Address a company's operations or supply-chain problem through a 14-week action learning project.

Magnify Immersion Program (MO 455/456) -Gain experience in how to manage and lead organizations that help employees thrive through a mini-consulting project.

Professional Capstone: Dynamic Capabilities Through Corporate Development (STRATEGY 492) - Learn about growth options and the challenges and opportunities they present for companies.

Consulting Clubs - Gain insights into the field as well as hands-on experience consulting with sponsor organizations in a club such as Nexecon, 180-Degree Consulting, Capital Consulting, Atlas Consulting, or Tamid. 

 

REAL.INVEST

Help manage a student-run investment fund.

Social Venture Fund (ES 703) - Experience the entire process of investing in business ventures dedicated to improving society as well as the bottom line.

Maize and Blue Fund (FIN/ACC 335/336); includes Professional Capstone (ACC 338) - Act as a portfolio manager — following and analyzing particular sectors, then pitching stocks to your peers.

Michigan Blue Venture Fund (ES 401) - Help operate a fund that invests specifically in early-stage companies.

Zell Early Stage Fund (ES 402) - Gain insight into how venture capital funds are formed, how to attract capital, and how to deal with investors.

Real Estate Fund (FIN 402/403) - Learn to analyze real estate, cash flows, risks and rewards for a fund that invests directly in real-world projects.

Tozzi Electronic Business and Finance Center - Work in a state-of-the-art electronic trading floor and e-commerce lab with the latest technology for finance, accounting, strategy, and computing.

 

REAL.LEAD

Operate an ongoing business unit with a corporate partner; lead your peers.

Living Business Leadership Experience (BA 456) - Help establish and ultimately lead a functional team in an actual, operational business unit, working with executives of a sponsoring company.

Student Voices: A New Class Challenges Me to Turn Strategy Into Real-World Action

Club Leadership - Take a leadership role in a student club and learn organization, people skills, event management, budgeting, and more.

Student-Led Conferences - Learn what it takes to run a major event by helping to organize one of the major student-led conferences at Ross.

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