If you believe that business should create value for society as well as for shareholders, you are in the right place at Michigan Ross.
Creating leaders who make a positive difference in the world is our core mission at Ross. Our unmatched history of attracting students interested in social impact, our centers and institutes, our deeply engaged alumni, and our flexible curriculum make Ross the perfect place to prepare for a career with a social impact. In fact, we counted - there are more than 100 ways to make a social impact here at Michigan Ross.
Electives and co-curricular activities allow you to infuse social impact into your Ross experience. Business+Impact will guide you through courses, programs, and careers, and provide hands-on experiences to deliver social impact. The Sanger Leadership Center's Impact Challenge will help you develop leadership skills while creating an important social venture. MAP can take you to Africa, India, or Asia to help improve the lives of the people who live there.
Social Impact Centers And Institutes
You will benefit from the resources, networks, and expertise of the centers and institutes housed at Ross. These organizations help you develop deep expertise and experience in a wide variety of social-impact fields.
Provides leaders with practical experiences, skills, and insight to tackle complex social challenges and deliver social impact across sectors, disciplines, and traditional boundaries.
Committed to creating a socially and environmentally sustainable society through the power of business.
Brings transformational research to students and leaders through articles, books, events, tools, teaching, and organizational partnerships.
Dedicated to developing and disseminating expertise on issues affecting business in emerging-market economies.
Provides the curriculum, program initiatives, community involvement, and alumni outreach activities that deliver exclusive resources for future entrepreneurs at the University of Michigan. ZLI also supports the Social Venture Fund, the country’s first student-run, socially focused venture capital fund.
Ross Alums Tell You How They Got Their Jobs In Social Impact
Meet Lauren Shaughnessy
Lauren Foukes Shaugnessy, a consultant at The Bridgespan Group and 2013 alum of the Ross School of Business MBA program, discusses how her experience at Ross helped prepare her for career in social enterprise.