Help companies improve their business performance, profitability, strategy, and more. Whether you know you want to pursue a career in consulting or simply want to learn more about the field, with Michigan Ross you can tap into a wide variety of consulting resources, courses, and co-curricular opportunities. 

How We Help You Get There

Get guidance from a career coach who specializes in helping students prepare for and identify roles in consulting, or connect with peer coaches who are also on a consulting career track. Our Career Development Office (CDO) offers consulting-specific recruitment training, interview preparation, and job negotiation training, among other resources. CDO also has a dedicated Industry Relations Manager in consulting who manages relationships with companies and sources opportunities for students.

Yelena Aganesova 

Consulting, Human Capital, & Operations Career Coach

Jeniffer Grodi

Jeniffer Grodi

Industry Relations Manager

Work with the Consulting Action Network 

Be ready for recruitment with the support of CDO's Consulting Action Network, which focuses on building industry knowledge, refining soft skills, and reviewing consulting case techniques. Programming includes a variety of workshops and mentorship opportunities with consulting peer coaches. 

Explore Courses that Support Consulting Careers

Collaborate with academic and peer advisors to develop an individualized course plan to help you meet your academic and career goals. Identify courses and opportunities both at Michigan Ross and across U-M that will stretch your skills and help prepare you for success. Examples of elective courses that students interested in consulting may want to consider are included below. 

Gain Real-World Consulting Experience

Witness firsthand what a career in consulting looks like. Capstone Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP) projects give BBA seniors the chance to work hands-on with a company or organization to help solve a real consulting challenge. 

LifeLine Business Consulting

Detroit, MI

Provide a strategic blueprint for carving a non-profit out of the for-profit entity along with a marketing and communications plan for the announcement of this new non-profit.

Reluctantly Brave

Detroit, MI

Research and analyze emerging trends in the creative and tech economy in Detroit.


Detroit, MI

Identify potential corporate acquisition targets that meet OneMagnify's strategic goals.

Go Beyond Consulting in the Classroom

Move outside the classroom, and take a deeper dive into consulting through professional student clubs and co-curricular groups. 

Atlas Consulting Group

Atlas Consulting Group is an undergraduate organization at the University of Michigan with the goal of giving students exposure to the field of consulting and providing them with relevant skills and knowledge they can bring to their professional careers.

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Community Consulting Club

The Community Consulting Club is one of the most unique and popular student clubs. The CCC matches current Michigan Ross students, both BBA and MBA, with local organizations on projects chosen during an application selection process to ensure the most useful combination of needs and capabilities for each project team.

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Hear from Students

BBA students getting ready to break into the consulting industry share their stories, what sparked their interest in the industry, and what they did to prepare for recruiting.

BBA ’21

Alexander Downs

Leading and Learning as a Military Veteran

Alexander Downs came to Michigan Ross from a nontraditional path: as a veteran, cross-campus transfer student. After serving six years as an active-duty military member, Alexander found his way to U-...
BBA ‘20

Emily Milanowski

Studying Business with Purpose

Emily Milanowski never thought she would pursue business as her undergraduate degree, but everything changed when she stepped into the hallways of Michigan Ross. “In my high school, we didn't have a...

Career Outcomes in Consulting


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