Whether you want to work in plant management, as a supply chain manager in a corporate headquarters, or in operations consulting, Ross will equip you for your chosen career.

Our respected operations faculty teach fundamentals that apply across several industries and disciplines, and the Tauber Institute for Global Operations is perfect for those interested in operating as a technical specialist while understanding the larger scope of operations. Through operations-focused MAP projects, you are able to apply skills learned in the classroom to help companies tackle real challenges, and our proximity to the Motor City creates unique opportunities for our students.

Tauber Institute For Global Operations

The Tauber Institute is a multidisciplinary operations program at the University of Michigan – a leader in operations theory, practice and dissemination of knowledge.

Students who participate in the Tauber Institute through the MBA program will combine Ross' world-class MBA curriculum with a relevant, high-profile operations internship and additional operations-related courses from both the Ross School of Business and College of Engineering.

Key Benefits
  • completed in the same amount of time as a regular MBA
  • guaranteed team project (summer internship)
  • significant and demonstrable leadership experience
  • enhanced recruiting visibility and expanded career opportunities
  • scholarship opportunities for qualified MBA students

Learn more about the Tauber Institute for MBAs

Employment Data for Operations/Supply Chain Management

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Operations Co-Curricular Activities

Operations Management Club (OMC)

The Operations Management Club provides networking, educational, and social opportunities for students interested in a career in operations.

Automotive Club

The Auto Club at Ross is a club for those seeking to learn about and lead in the automotive industry.  We provide educational, social, and institutional access to the companies, people, and career resources that are shaping the future of mobility.

Consulting Club at Ross

The Consulting Club at Ross helps its members hone their network skills, excel at case and fit interviews and explore consulting as a career path post-MBA.

Design + Business (D+B)

Design + Business is dedicated to providing a bridge between business education and design thinking to create adaptive leaders and inspire innovation. Students who are passionate about human-centered design will benefit from the club’s resources, materials, and programming that cover all phases of the design thinking process, including information gathering, ideation, prototyping, and storytelling. Deign thinking is applicable to every career path – D+B members bring their experience to a diverse set of fields and professions.

Recent MAP Challenges in Operations/Supply Chain Management

MAP allows you to "dip your toe" into particular industries and functions during your time at Ross to help you figure out if this is the career path you want to pursue. It’s a great way to gain experience, stretch yourself, and explore something different. Take a look at some past MAP projects in this career path for an idea of what you can experience at Ross.

Seattle, WA

Recommend changes to Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP) to increase the variety of products available and enhance revenue.

Seattle, WA

Conduct a supply chain capabilities assessment and prepare recommendations for future strategy.

Wuxi City, China

Create a post-merger integration strategy to share, communicate, and deploy human resource policies and operational processes.

Operations Students