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Learn how a Ross BBA can support your future through MREACH, a program that brings high school students from diverse backgrounds to Michigan Ross for a series of action-based learning experiences. MREACH offers insights into the college application and financial aid process, and provides academic and career preparation.

Who Should Apply?
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MREACH is geared toward high school students with minoritized identities who are interested in studying business. Eligible applicants include:

  • 10th- and 11th-grade students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 12th-grade students may apply, but will be placed on a waitlist
  • Students with minoritized identities interested in studying business in college, including first-generation college-bound students and students from lower socioeconomic standing (though students from all backgrounds are welcome)
  • Students with a demonstrated strong academic background and high academic potential are welcome
What You’ll Experience

Program sessions are held one to two Saturdays per month from August through April, typically on the Michigan Ross campus.

Program participants benefit from:


Receive guidance and support from current Michigan Ross BBA and MBA students.

Faculty Presentations:

Participate in presentations from Michigan Ross faculty, MBA Consortium members, and University of Michigan students.

Early Access to Resources:

Get a head start on college applications, the financial aid process, scholarships, and preparation for standardized tests.

Firsthand College Experience:

Spend time on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor and see what life is like as a student. 

Personal and Professional Development:

Take advantage of networking opportunities and resume building, business etiquette, and business communication resources.

SAT Preparation:

Perform your best on exam day with the help of MREACH practice tests and study plans.

Karim Kadouh
Having participated in MREACH and now coming back to serve as a mentor, I recognize firsthand the immense value that MREACH provided by instilling a strong business foundation in the way I approach problems from such a young age. I cannot understate how vital MREACH has been in my development and I encourage anyone with an interest in business to apply.

All eligible students are welcome to apply. In particular, we strongly encourage students with minoritized identities, including first-generation college-bound students and students from lower socioeconomic standing, who are interested in studying business in college to apply.

Application Deadline: July 15, 2024 at noon ET

Ryan Noble
MREACH is needed to give students access and exposure to become great individuals in society and in the real world to come. MREACH is the place you want to be to grow as an individual and to become more aware of your personal and educational goals
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