Here’s How You’ll Get There

From the classroom to IPO, the Ross MBA experience is designed to help you stand out and succeed as you build yourself a career as an entrepreneur.

Join Our Student-Run Funds During Your MBA 

Michigan Ross offers more student-run funds than any other MBA program. This is the place to be for hands-on experience investing in and growing companies at every stage.

Student Investment Funds

Tackle MAP Challenges in Entrepreneurship

As part of the Michigan Ross core curriculum, you’ll fully dedicate yourself to working with an organization or startup on solving a real business problem right before your summer internship. Take a look at recent MAP projects in entrepreneurship.

Eye-Minders Ltd.

Troy, MI;Tel Aviv, Israel

Analyze three different potential markets and market segments and design a three-year U.S. market entry strategy.

Gooru Inc.

Redwood City, CA

Develop the vision for a Business Education Navigator (a "GPS for Learning") for MBA students and outline an implementation roadmap and a go-to-market strategy.

Outbound Initiative

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Conduct a situation analysis on the Brazilian tech investment scenario and make recommendations for which innovations could make smart money more accessible to local startups.


Take Exceptional Entrepreneurship Courses

Learn from experienced professors, serial entrepreneurs, and investors. Entrepreneurship courses cover everything from company birth to investor relations to operating at scale.

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Dive Deeper into Entrepreneurship Experiences

Your immersion in entrepreneurship doesn’t stop with focused academics. Outside of the classroom you’ll have the opportunity to start, invest, and lead real companies. 

Entrepreneur & Venture Club

Entrepreneur & Venture Club (EVC)

Build awareness of opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurs, develop a network, and learn how to view business problems from the perspective of an investor.

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Marcel Gani Internship Program

Marcel Gani Internship Program

Spend your summer internship with a startup company or venture capital firm, gaining firsthand experience growing a company or doing due diligence on potential deals.

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Michigan Business Challenge

Michigan Business Challenge

The Michigan Business Challenge is a campuswide, multi-round, business-plan competition where student teams have the opportunity to win cash prizes totaling over $100,000.

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Zell Scholars

Zell Scholars

A merit-based scholarship program designed specifically for second-year MBA students with strong entrepreneurial knowledge and interests. Scholars will help advance entrepreneurship at Ross and U-M, receiving mentorship and assistance toward tuition while developing their own ventures.

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Watch Our Entrepreneurship Webinar

Hear about all of the resources and experiences available to Michigan Ross MBA students interested in entrepreneurship. Whether you want to start your own business or get involved in the venture capital space, this webinar will show you how to do it here at Ross. 

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Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

Win a grant for your startup, gain mentorship from successful serial entrepreneurs, and more. This institute advances the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation through a broad range of activities, including academics, symposia, competitions, and global community outreach. 

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Get the Support You Need to Succeed in Entrepreneurship

Our Career Development Office will be with you every step of the way to help you find the right entrepreneurial path for you.

Student Ambassadors with Interest in Entrepreneurship

With more peer coaches than any other business school, at Ross you’re sure to find a student with experience and insight into the industry you’re interested in. Why not reach out and connect?

Jing Liang
Student ambassador
Class of 2020
I moved from China to the US when I was nine and grew up in Southern California. The only English word I knew upon arriving to the States was elephant, which...
Brooke Burton
Student ambassador
Class of 2020
Before coming to Ross, I spent five years working in education. I was a Teach for America Corps member and taught high school special education in Chicago for...

You’ll Be Pushed and Supported in a FACT Group

These small, career-specific teams come together weekly to offer information, guidance, and support as you prepare for internship recruiting. FACT groups (Functional Accountability Career Teams) are facilitated by second-year MBA peer coaches. 

​​Fact Group Spotlight: Niche Off-Campus 

Recruiting for niche positions requires a different approach than traditional MBA career recruiting. This FACT Group will bring together students looking for opportunities off campus to help you navigate the process, keep you on track to meet your goals, and bring you closer to your classmates. 

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