We Are Transforming Companies From the Inside Out

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At Michigan Ross, our mission is to create a better world through business.

One of the important ways we achieve our mission is partnering with organizations around the world to help them elevate their performance and transform in ways that create more value for customers, employees, shareholders, and communities.

From MAP projects, where our students solve their most important strategic challenges, to Executive Education programs that transform and elevate their human capital to new heights, Michigan Ross is a trusted partner to leading companies around the world. These companies rely on Michigan Ross for talent, ideas and insights, and our commitment to helping them achieve results.

Demand Is Growing

Michigan Ross’ Executive Education enterprise is seeing some of its highest levels of revenue and contribution in more than a decade. Growth in customized, open enrollment, and online learning experiences expanded EE’s impact on business by engaging more individuals and organizations in learning how to achieve and sustain superior performance.

Throughout 316 Executive Education programs held this year, our faculty and Exec Ed staff facilitated high-impact learning experiences for more than 8,800 managers and executives.

As these executives apply new knowledge and skills, they elevate the performance of thousands more, creating an astonishing ripple effect across the globe. Michigan Ross is creating a better world through business and the people we educate.

Global Reach is Expanding

We are serving companies and their employees across the globe. In 2017 - 2018 Michigan Ross engaged with companies and facilitated learning experiences for individuals in 49 different countries.

We helped solve business challenges, drive innovation, and develop leadership talent for organizations such as Oracle, General Motors, Amazon, GE, Tata, ICBC, China Development Bank, Bank Mandiri, Saudi Telecom, Toyota, and the NFL, to name a few.

Students and Faculty Advising Global Enterprises

The number of opportunities for companies to work with Ross faculty and students to pursue ambitious goals and solve challenging problems is expanding. In the last year alone, more than 200 companies partnered with Michigan Ross through a variety of programs, many of them integrated directly into our undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

Here are just some of the ways companies engaged with us:

162 MAP sponsors - companies around the world sponsor MAP projects and work with teams of Ross students across programs. Learn more about MAP 

30 Tauber Summer Projects - Each year our students in the Tauber Institute for Global Operations spend their summers working directly with companies on some of their most challenging logistics and operations opportunities.

3 Business + Impact Challenges - Students in our Full-Time and Part-Time MBA programs worked with our Sanger Leadership Center helping Amazon innovate their disaster relief and resilience efforts. For their Business + Impact challenge, our MAcc students worked with Cornerstone Schools in Detroit to teach high school students the fundamentals of great leadership.  Read more about the Business + Impact Challenge.

12 Ross Open Road Entrepreneurs - In partnership with the Center for Social Impact and the Zell Lurie Institute, teams of MBA students drove 9,000 miles across the country earlier this summer to partner with 14 different startups to work on mini-consulting projects.

24 C-Suite Execs Visited Classes - As part of our Business Leadership In Changing Times (MO 611) course, Michigan Ross MBAs met with 24 CEOs and C-Suite executives to learn about strategies and techniques to navigate a business through difficult situations.

From quick-hitting Business + Impact Challenges to longer-term MAP projects to organizational transformation programs in Executive Education, our corporate partners come to Michigan Ross because of the ideas, expertise, and ingenuity demonstrated by our students, faculty, and staff. We are Michigan Ross!


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