Bold Innovation and Impressive Rankings Land Michigan Ross on ‘10 B-Schools to Watch in 2019’ List


For the third year in a row, Poets&Quants has named Michigan Ross one of the top “10 Business Schools to Watch” in 2019.

The publication writes that Ross is taking the lead in b-school education in two pioneering ways: by being the first top-ranked business school to launch a part-time Online MBA program, and by creating the Living Business Leadership Experience (LBLE) course, an action-based learning opportunity that puts students in leadership roles at a real company.

The new Online MBA program, which is currently accepting applications for its first class to start in the fall of 2019, will feature a mix of learning opportunities to provide a holistic, thorough, and personalized business education experience, including three in-person residencies on the Ross campus focused on leadership, business transformation, and innovation.

Seven companies are participating in the LBLE course this year, which is offered to both undergraduate and graduate students. “One of the coolest things about it is that students get to see and experience firsthand how tough decision-making can be,” Soojin Kwon, managing director of full-time MBA admissions at Ross, told Poets&Quants. “You don’t always have complete information or buy-in from all stakeholders. How do you manage in the face of ambiguity? These are the kinds of challenges that students work through in a real business.”

The recent increase in rankings also caught Poets&Quants’ attention. Several Ross degree program landed in top-10 rankings in 2018, with the BBA “catapulting up” to #4 and the MBA landing at #7 in U.S. News & World Report.

All of this left Poets&Quants to conclude: “Thanks to its innovative ideas, courageous commitment and relentless execution, you can expect Ross to leave a major impact on business education in 2019.”

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