When your organization sponsors the Business Analytics Consulting Studio course, you'll get to work with a team of top Master of Business Analytics students, guided by senior faculty, to tackle your most pressing business challenge.

Our Master of Business Analytics students are smart, creative, and energetic, and join the program with diverse backgrounds and impressive undergraduate experiences. They will spend 14 weeks working on your project, from January to April.

Proposal Opens: August 1, 2022     |      Proposal Closes: October 21, 2022     |      Project Timeline: January - April
Project Duration: 14 weeks     |      Program Capacity: 18 projects

The Benefits of Sponsorship

Get a fresh look at your business issue from an unbiased team.

Receive thorough, data-driven recommendations.

Gain exposure to the latest business tools and techniques practiced by faculty and top students.

Build relationships with Ross students, reinforcing recruiting strength with Ross.

Directly invest in the education and development of tomorrow's business leaders.

Considering Business Analytics Consulting Studio?
Submit a Project Proposal.

The first step to sponsoring a project is to develop a project proposal.

The Business Analytics Consulting Studio delivers the most value when you have pressing issues with no simple solutions. The best projects:

  • Require a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Have no existing or obvious solution.
  • Can be successfully completed in 14 weeks.
  • Have strong support from senior-level management.
  • Demand a set of actionable recommendations.
  • Provide a dedicated and engaged project liaison.
  • Provide access to data sets one month prior to the start of the project, which may be proprietary, to the BACS team.
  • Arrange for the team to interview key personnel appropriate to the project.
  • Sponsors are asked to invest in their project via a modest program fee, which goes directly to support the student experience and non-instructional costs. The program fee would also include travel costs for the student site visit. Specific project cost information is available from the Office of Action-Based Learning upon request and via the proposal form.
  • Organizations have the ability to request assistance with the fee via the online proposal form.

Getting Started with the Business Analytics Consulting Studio

If you have a potential project in mind, here are the next steps:

1. Develop a project proposal

We’ll work with you to ensure that the proposal meets the objectives of the school as well as your organization. Program capacity is limited to 18 projects for the Business Analytics Consulting Studio.

2. Receive approval: Ross faculty review all proposals

We’ll get back in touch to provide an update on the status of your project within a month of the proposal deadline. 

3. Introduce your project

Students bid to work on approved projects and are assigned, along with faculty mentors, according to their preferences and your stated needs. 

4. Start the project

Students immerse themselves in your project, traveling and working on-site as required.


Office of Action-Based Learning   RossActionLearning@umich.edu​    734-615-2096

Fill out our Interest Form and a member of the Ross Action-Based Learning team will contact you with more information and to discuss your ideas.