Outreach Programs

Prepare to thrive in our challenging academic environment. We have programs beginning in high school available to ensure your success in business school and beyond.

For High School Students

MREACH students

MREACH​ - Michigan Ross Enriching Academics in Collaboration with High Schools

MREACH brings high school students to Ross for a series of hands-on learning experiences. The program offers insight into the college application and financial aid process and provides academic and career preparation. Sessions are held one or two Saturdays per month from Fall to Spring at Ross.

Who Should Apply: 10th- and 11th-grade students from underrepresented groups, first-generation college students, and students from lower socioeconomic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 12th grade students may apply, but will be placed on a waitlist.

Application Timeline: April 1- June 30

Program Timeline: August-April

Contact:  mreach@umich.edu

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LEAD SBI - Leadership Education and Development Summer Business Institute

LEAD SBI program students are placed at top business schools, including Michigan Ross. If you are selected to experience LEAD at Ross, you’ll engage in academic sessions, corporate visits, cultural and social activities, and college preparation.

Who Should Apply: High-potential high school juniors from underrepresented groups

Application Timeline: November - March

Program Timeline: Two weeks on campus in June, before senior year of high school

For more information: LEAD National Program Office

For U-M First-Year Students

Students at PWC

The Preparation Initiative

The Preparation Initiative (PI) is a learning community designed for University of Michigan undergraduates geared toward, but not limited to, underrepresented students who have demonstrated an interest in, and excellent potential for, business leadership, but who may have had limited previous exposure to rigorous academic courses. All serious, hard-working students with a genuine interest in studying and excelling in business are encouraged to apply. 

Who Should Apply: U-M first-year students looking to transfer to Ross with limited exposure to rigorous academics in high school. Applicants must be enrolled in one BBA prerequisite course.

Application Timeline: May 1- July 30

Program Timeline: Ongoing, from first through fourth year

Contact: prepinitiative@umich.edu

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Ross Summer Connection

Ross Summer Connection (RSC) is an academic learning community with a residential component geared toward incoming, high-potential Ross first-year students seeking early exposure to the rigor of Ross and U-M. RSC prepares participants for the transition from high school to college, helps form a community of peers, offers career preparation, and provides an authentic exposure to first-year required courses. Participants accelerate their social, academic, and personal development through courses and mentoring in an inclusive learning community.

Who Should Apply: This program is intended for students from underrepresented groups, first-generation college students, and students with limited exposure to rigorous academics in high school. It is by invitation only to incoming Ross first-year students.

Invitation Timeline: Invitations are sent March-April. 

Program Timeline: The residential four-week program runs July through August before a student’s first year at Ross. The academic portion of the program is ongoing through sophomore year.

Contact: rossacadsuccess@umich.edu

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Ross has many outreach programs designed to introduce and educate students on what it means to be a successful business student and professional
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