Michigan Ross Enriching Academics in Collaboration with High Schools

Learn how our BBA degree 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.

Exposure to Fortune 500 Companies:

Connect with some of the world's top companies through potential office visits, company presentations, and career exploration programming.

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.

How 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 9, 2023

Elkena Steele
“High school students should be involved with MREACH because this program provides resources needed to make a wise college selection. Students are given many opportunities to ask questions, which MREACH staff are always willing to answer.”
Elkena Steele, BBA
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