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For Leadership on Diversity Issues, Google, Uber, McKinsey and More Turn To Michigan Alums

Currently, at some of the world’s largest and most notable companies, Ross alumni serve as executives responsible for policies and operations that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion aren't just things we talk about; they're an active part of who we are.

We seek out and celebrate diverse voices because we know diversity fuels success, on campus and in business. Earn an MBA surrounded by an inclusive community of peers and faculty who challenge you to look at problems from different angles, emphasize equity, and provide relentless support. 

Women

Women lead Ross’ most influential organizations. Fifty-eight percent of Ross professional clubs are led or co-led by women, including the consulting, tech, marketing, and finance clubs. All first-year section leaders are women or underrepresented minorities. At Ross, you’ll find yourself among one of the strongest networks of MBA women anywhere. Access a committed professional community that champions the power of women in business and supports your individual career goals.

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Here’s How Michigan Ross Women Are Using Business to Change the World

International Women’s Day is the perfect time to take stock of the recent amazing achievements of Ross students and alumni.
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Michigan Ross Alum Named Most Powerful Woman in Banking, Again

In a new report out this week, American Banker magazine recognizes Michigan Ross alum Catherine Bessant, BBA ’82, as the most Powerful Woman in Banking for the second year in a row.

Student Clubs

Michigan Business Women 

The Michigan Business Women (MBW) club is one of Ross’ largest and most active student groups; its MBA section hosts hundreds of events each year focused on promoting women in business. Be inspired to join or find yourself at one of its many happenings on campus.


Featured Event

Women in Leadership Conference

A standout among events, MBW’s annual Women in Leadership Conference attracts hundreds of attendees from across the country for conversations about women who lead in business.


Programs and Initiatives

Forte Foundation

It’s all about who you know, and with the Forte Foundation’s network of more than 50,000 women from leading companies and business schools, you’ll get to know an incredible group of female leaders who just might shape your career.

Student ambassador
Class of 2020

Danielle Lomax

Originally from the DC area, I moved to Atlanta after graduating from Howard University. While in Atlanta I began my career in consulting working for Deloitte'...
Student ambassador
Class of 2020

Madison Jensen

I am thrilled to be a Ross ambassador! I am originally from Iowa, and worked at Target Corporate in Minneapolis prior to Ross. I truly loved every part of my...

International Students

Ann Arbor is a global hub of opportunity. Michigan Ross is no different. If you’re coming to Ross as an international student, know you’ll be among peers from more than 40 countries. Feel right at home with resources, clubs, events, and communitywide initiatives for international students within Ross and the larger U-M community. Create a strong network of Michigan Ross alumni who go on to lead business in more than 100 countries, and gain a community of 600,000+ U-M alumni who are always willing to take your call. 

Student Voices

On Having Lived in Both the Hottest and “Coolest” Places in the World

For a Pakistani kid raised in the UAE, the temperature change from the desert to the streets of Ann Arbor wasn’t the most shocking thing — it was the rich arts and entertainment scene available in Ann Arbor that stands out.
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‘Don’t Think Twice. Just Come Here.’ International Exchange Students Share Their Unforgettable Experiences at Michigan Ross

This year, 172 international exchange students spent a semester at Ross; they hailed from 24 countries and 34 partner universities around the world.

International Student Clubs


Featured Event

Asia Business Conference

The Asia Business Conference, the longest-running of its kind in the country, gives students the chance to connect with prominent business leaders in Asia, such as those from companies like Nike and Nomura. The annual conference is one of many hosted at Ross with a focus on international business, including the India Business Conference and China Business Conference.  


Programs and Initiatives

University of Michigan International Center

The U-M International Center bridges gaps and offers guidance. Its team provides assistance with international issues, including visa and immigration questions, health insurance, cross-cultural issues, taxation, and health insurance.

University of Michigan International Alumni Clubs

Connect with fellow alumni wherever your career takes you by joining one of our many alumni clubs around the world.

Student ambassador
Class of 2020

Seonghyuk Lee

Hi all! My name is Jayden Seonghyuk Lee, a current Tauber/ MBA student from South Korea. Prior to Ross, I worked as a sales operations manager for B2B displays...
Student ambassador
Class of 2020

Maria Natalia Costa

When I was a kid, my parents used to tell my sister and me that the world is our backyard and that we should go conquer it. That simple statement can be, at...

Students of Color

Ross is a tight-knit community of outstanding students. With 44 Management Leaders of Tomorrow and 106 members of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (the most of any school), Ross is where students from all backgrounds thrive. Stand out as a leader, take on a mentorship opportunity, grow your professional network, or attend events like the Alfred L. Edwards Conference. Gain a professional edge with the support of peers, faculty, and leaders who know that communities are stronger together.

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Michigan Ross MBAs Victorious in National Black MBA Case Competition

Congratulations are in order for four Michigan Ross MBAs who knocked out the competition in the National Black MBA Case Competition earlier this fall and claimed victory.
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Six Michigan Alums Make List of Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America

Six alumni from the University of Michigan and the Ross School of Business are listed among the Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America in an annual list of powerful business leaders from Savoy , an African-American business and lifestyle magazine.

Student Clubs

Asian American Business Association

Black Business Students Association

Hispanic Business Students Association


Featured Event

UpClose: For Prospective Students

Experience Michigan Ross “up close” and see why professionals from all backgrounds choose  to pursue an MBA at Ross. The UpClose diversity weekend gives students the opportunity to experience the academic rigor required for success in the field, learn more about the recruiting process for internships and full-time positions, and become familiar with Ross’s unique campus and alumni culture. This event is open to prospective students, regardless of race or ethnicity, who have an interest in improving the visibility of underrepresented populations in business school and higher levels of management.


Programs and Initiatives

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management 

This alliance between leading American business schools and top corporations aims to increase representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in business. All prospective MBA students with a demonstrated commitment to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in business are encouraged to apply to the Ross MBA program through The Consortium.

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

The MLT MBA Prep Program prepares African-American, Hispanic American, and Native American students applying to business school and the corporate recruiting process. As a premier partner with MLT, Michigan Ross helps you access MLT’s personalized coaching and in-person seminars, where you can enhance skills and build relationships with admissions officers and corporate recruiters.

Kristan Sock
Student ambassador
Class of 2020
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in 2009, I spent over 7 years at a flooring company in Columbus, Ohio. I was hired as the...
Naja Edwards
Student ambassador
Class of 2020
Prior to coming to Ross I worked as a propulsion engineer at Boeing on both military and commercial programs. I knew that I wanted to come to business school...

LGBTQ+ Students

You’ll find a strong network of support here at Michigan Ross and throughout Ann Arbor, recognized as one of the nation’s most LBGT-friendly cities by the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index. At Ross, we are proud to promote and foster a community among LGBTQ+ students and allies, and provide resources that support your academic, personal, and career goals.

Student Voices

The Easiest Part of My MBA So Far: Finding An LGBTQ-Supportive Community At Michigan Ross

My friends warned me that living in a small college town in a Midwestern state would be very different, and I’d at best be tokenized as one of a handful of LGBTQ individuals and at worst be in a community rife with latent homophobia. Thankfully, reflecting on my first year at Ross, I realize that couldn’t be further from the truth.
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LGBTQ+ at Michigan Ross

Student Clubs

Out For Business (OFB)

One of the most visible and celebrated student groups on campus, Out For Business is made up of more than 100 LGBTQ+ members and engaged allies. This group encourages dialogue and builds awareness of LBGTQ+ issues in the workplace and in society, and supports members’ career searches with mentorship and unique recruiting opportunities.


Featured Event

National Coming Out Week

Whatever coming out means to you, National Coming Out Week events at Ross offer community, support, and the chance to celebrate identity. Sponsored by Out For Business and the Spectrum Center, the week includes mixers, movie nights, and seminars. Catch National Coming Out Week in the fall and the always-popular MBgAy fundraiser in the winter.


Programs and Initiatives

U-M Spectrum Center

The University of Michigan Spectrum Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and developing students as individuals and members of communities.

Reaching Out MBA

Michigan Ross is a sponsor of the Reaching Out LGBTQ MBA fellowship, an initiative that emphasizes business schools as the top destination to develop LGBTQ and active-ally business leaders of tomorrow.

James Lee
Student ambassador
Class of 2020
I came to Ross after spending 5 years in education, first as a teacher with Teach For America and then as a product manager at an education technology company...
Evan Negele
Student ambassador
Class of 2020
Prior to Ross, I worked in the insurance industry as an internal consultant focused on large-scale technology and business process transformation initiatives...

Military and Veterans

Retired and active military service members bring incredible real-world experience to the full-time Ross MBA program. At Ross, you can leverage and build on those valuable skills, translating leadership in the field into leadership in business. Known for our dedicated resources and support, Ross is proud to help launch the business careers of those who’ve served.

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Military at Michigan Ross
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U.S. Military Renames Building in Honor of Michigan Ross Alum Killed in Action

A National Guard Readiness Center was recently renamed in honor of Michigan Ross alum Jason George, MBA ‘04. The Fayetteville, N.C. center will now be known as the Major Jason George Center.

Student Clubs

The Armed Forces Association

The Armed Forces Association at Michigan Ross helps advance the role of veterans in business. This group actively recruits prospective students who have served, helps them understand the admissions process, and makes connections with faculty to bring career goals into focus.


Featured Event

Military Preview Weekend  

Experience life at Ross with a visit to campus Veterans Day weekend. Meet with students, alumni, and business leaders who have served, and attend events like VETx, where students share combat leadership stories and discuss how they’ve used these skills in business.


Programs and Initiatives

Yellow Ribbon Program

Ross has proudly supported the Yellow Ribbon Program without a cap on the number of students or costs since 2009. The program covers unmet tuition needs for all 100 percent eligible, post-9/11 GI Bill students.

Student ambassador
Class of 2020

Justin Long

I graduated college 10 years ago, I've worked at 3 different companies, I didn't get an 800 on my GMAT, and I didn't go to an Ivy league school. I say all this...
Student ambassador
Class of 2020

Kevin Carrier

I spent my entire career before Ross exploring new parts of the world and finding new problems to solve. I learned a lot about myself and how the world works...
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