When your organization sponsors a Management Consulting Studio project, you gain access to a diverse team of Master of Management students, guided by faculty advisors, who are ready to tackle your pressing business challenges.

Proposal Opens: August 1, 2022     |      Proposal Closes: October 21, 2022    |      Project Timeline: January - April 
Project Duration: 14 Weeks     |      Program Capacity: 20 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 MM students, reinforcing recruiting strength with Ross.

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

Considering Management Consulting Studio?
Submit a Project Proposal.

MCS delivers the most value when you have pressing issues with no simple solution. The best projects:

  • Have no existing or obvious solution.
  • Have strong support from senior management.
  • Require a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Can be successfully completed in the time allowed.
  • Demand a set of actionable recommendations.
  • Provide a dedicated and engaged project liaison.
  • Provide relevant data, which may be proprietary, to the 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 Management Consulting Studio

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

1. Develop a project proposal with us

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 20 projects.

2. Review and 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. Bidding and team formation

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

4. Kickoff

Students immerse themselves in your project, primarily in Ann Arbor with limited ability for a site visit in southeast Michigan.


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.