UPDATE: Six Michigan Ross Students Named Among The World’s 100 Most Inspiring MBAs

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UPDATE - Feb 28, 2018: This story originally reported that only five Ross MBAs were selected. We've updated it to reflect that six students made the list. 


Six Michigan Ross students were recently named among the world’s 100 Most Inspiring MBAs, joining a select list of elite students from business schools around the world.

Second-year Full-Time MBA students Daryl Brown, Krystal (Kae) Bradford, Miguel Corral, Brittany Thomas, and Matilda Narulita, along with Sanmeet Jasuja, MBA/MS ‘18, were selected from a long list of more than 2,000 applicants by the MBA World Summit.

The six Ross MBAs will travel to Cape Town, South Africa this March to participate in the MBA World Summit. According to the organizers, the summit is a yearly gathering of the world’s best MBA talent focused on “nurturing a collaborative culture, facilitating high-impact exchange, and championing interdisciplinary approaches to global business and societal problems.”

Brown, Bradford, Corral, Jasuja, Thomas, and Narulita were chosen because of their academic and professional excellence, as well as their leadership skills and ability to motivate people and create change.

“We strongly put focus on the personality of each candidate,” said Laura Hoerhammer, spokesperson for the MBA World Summit. “We’re looking for people with a story to tell and a vision of the future. We want people who are able to inspire and motivate people to achieve greatness.”

For Bradford, the summit is an opportunity to grow her network of people passionate about the same topics that drive her.

“Social impact, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability are important topics that many of my MBA colleagues and I care deeply about,” Bradford said. “I am privileged to have the opportunity to collaborate with other MBA change agents around the world and to develop practical solutions to make businesses more valuable in terms of impact and profits.”

This will be the second time Narulita has attended the MBA World Summit event, having been selected to participate during her first year at Michigan Ross as well. Her experience should help the team get the most out of the weekend in Cape Town.

“Last year in Berlin I got the chance to connect and exchange insights with other high profile MBA students all over the world,” Narulita said. “I can't wait to meet even more inspiring people who share a similar value of leadership and collaborate with them to create solutions to some of the world's most challenging issues.”

For Sanmeet, who has been focussed on entrepreneurship, this is an opportunity to network with potential business partners and investors for his future endeavours.  

"My interest in entrepreneurship is fueled by my fellow MBAs who share my passion for technology and innovation,” Sanmeet said. “I am excited for the opportunity to connect with some of the best MBAs of this generation and learn their experiences of innovating in different countries around the globe."

Congratulations to these students! Go Blue!

Learn more about the Ross Full-Time MBA program


Header image: The 2017 MBA World Summit, image courtesy of Matilda Narulita​