When your organization sponsors the Multidisciplinary Action Projects course, you get a team of top MBA students, guided by senior faculty, to tackle your pressing business challenge.

Our Online MBA students are smart, diligent, and innovative; with diverse backgrounds and several years of practical experience, OMBA students are typically in their late 20s to early 30s.


Proposal Opens: January 2, 2023     |      Proposal Closes: March 3, 2023     |      Project Timeline: May - August
Project Duration: 14 weeks  Program Capacity: 10 projects


Proposal Opens: January 2, 2023     |      Proposal Closes: June 30, 2023     |      Project Timeline: September - Decemeber
Project Duration: 14 weeks  Program Capacity: 10 projects

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 our top faculty and students.

Build relationships with students, reinforcing recruiting strength with Ross.

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

Considering MAP

If you are interested in sponsoring a project, the first thing to do is develop a project proposal.

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

  • Require a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Have no existing or obvious solution.
  • Can be successfully completed in fifteen weeks.
  • Have strong support from senior-level management.
  • Demand a set of actionable recommendations.

View previous MAP Projects

  • Provide a dedicated and engaged project liaison.
  • Provide relevant data, which may be proprietary, to the MAP team.
  • Arrange for the MAP 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 MAP

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 for Online MBA MAP.

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

MBA 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, traveling and working on site as required.


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

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