Learn By Doing

Our hands-on, team-based approach to leadership development demands that Global MBA students collaborate with classmates and faculty on multifaceted projects. Michigan Ross students learn and work hard. They learn and work fast. And they learn and work together. Lasting ties are formed on weekend excursions during the Asia Session. Perfect strangers become lifelong friends after teaming on class projects. Students at Michigan Ross collaborate and connect in fascinating ways. Global MBA students may:

  • participate in more than 70 clubs, organizations, and social activities
  • initiate new projects to advance leadership and career goals
  • serve as a committee chair or serve on a committee to plan school wide events and conferences
  • plan or attend special events that bring leaders from businesses and other organizations to campus
  • play sports by joining a Michigan Ross club or a University of Michigan intramural team
  • be part of a long-standing tradition by attending a University of Michigan football game
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Asia Session

A three-month session in Asia kicks off the Ross Global MBA Program. Ross faculty travel from Ann Arbor and, together with students, they spend four weeks each in Korea, Japan, and China. Throughout the experience, Ross faculty integrate core MBA studies with company visits and cultural excursions to provide a real-time global perspective on business and social customs.

As a group, students and faculty engage in classroom and extracurricular activities, creating a tight-knit cohort and unique environment of intellectual stimulation and development.

Ross handles logistics for the duration of the Asia session. However, you are responsible for your own air travel. The school offers shuttle service to and from airports, arranges lodging at carefully selected corporate training facilities, and provides all meals. Each student has a private dorm room. Classroom, study, and dining facilities are shared among classmates and faculty.

The school arranges corporate and cultural tours in each city to help students deepen their understanding of local culture and business customs. In addition, it has become tradition for students in their home country to organize diverse cultural excursions over the weekends. These joint efforts make the time in Asia a truly enjoyable and rewarding experience that strengthens the bond among students.

The close environment in which Global MBA students and faculty live, study, and socialize sets the foundation for lifelong personal and professional relationships.

Ann Arbor Session

In June, the Global MBA class moves to the Ross School of Business campus in Ann Arbor to complete the program.

From June through August, you continue completing the MBA core curriculum to satisfy degree requirements before two full terms of elective courses.

Each June, students from two Global MBA cohorts convene in Ann Arbor, one beginning their 13 month stay, the other near the end of it. The students who experienced Ann Arbor over the last 12 months are eager to share their knowledge and help the newcomers settle into the new environment. The overlap offers a great opportunity for students from different graduating classes to get to know each other and further expand their network.

From September to April of the following year, Global MBA students are free to explore a vast array of topics through more than 110 elective options. During this period, you are fully integrated with students in other Ross programs, including the two-year MBA, part-time MBA, the Master of Accounting, and the Master of Supply Chain Management. You interact with more of the Ross School’s acclaimed faculty and are able to deepen your mastery of the fundamentals by examining issues across business disciplines and perspectives.

In May and June of the final year, the Ann Arbor session concludes with the seven-week Multidisciplinary Action Project. During MAP, student teams consult with firms to deliver actionable solutions to organizational challenges. You can use MAP to tailor your MBA experience. You may seek out new industries or functions, or use the course to get an inside view of a startup or incubator.

While in Ann Arbor, Global MBA students participate in all kinds of events and opportunities offered at Ross, including workshops, student clubs, conferences, and speaker series.

Life in Ann Arbor

As home to one of the greatest universities in the world, Ann Arbor is a city that is both intellectually robust and economically resilient. The University of Michigan attracts global leaders in all fields, including medicine, life sciences, law, engineering, public policy, and education. Whether you’re interests outside of school focus on the arts, food, or recreation, Ann Arbor has something for everyone.