Learning to Lead

Leadership at Michigan Ross means more than knowing how to take charge.

It also means figuring out who you want to be and what you want to accomplish in life. And it means developing the tools and techniques to make a real difference.

At Ross, you’ll develop your leadership skills throughout your Michigan Ross experiences, both inside and outside of class.


Sanger Leadership Center

Ross’ nationally recognized Sanger Leadership Center offers proven, effective programs to build these skills. Some programs are required for BBA students; others are optional. All of them will challenge you to grow and reach your full potential.

LDRx -- Join a group of 4-6 like-minded peers to reflect upon your everyday learning experiences at U-M, set goals for development, and experiment with new ways of leading. LDRx is co-created with students who are inspired to build community and lifelong leadership habits.

Crisis Challenge -- Learn to lead through a high-pressure, high-stakes situation as you play the part of a corporate executive in a realistic crisis situation.

Legacy Lab -- Gain insights into your own character and create a personal life statement that clarifies your values and vision.

Story Lab -- Craft your personal narrative and learn how to describe moments of significant impact -- a valuable resource as you interview for jobs.


SELF-AUTHORSHIP: LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENTS & EXPERIENCES

Leadershape Institute sponsored by U-M

Gallup Strengths Assessment for self-discovery

IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory) Assessment

CQ (Cultural Intelligence) Assessment

CareerLeader

Student Leadership Challenge

Work on Purpose


Student-Run Clubs and Organizations

Student clubs are a huge part of life at Michigan Ross. Get as involved as you want, with groups that offer great social and professional opportunities as well as the chance to take a leadership role. Some have a professional/academic focus, like the Marketing Club, the BBA Finance Club, or the Healthcare and Life Science Club. Others support and encourage diversity, such as the Black Business Undergraduate Society, Michigan Business Women, and Out For Business. And some are just for fun, like the Ski Club, the Gourmet Club, or Photography at Ross.

Check out the clubs


Helping Ross Be the Best

You can also gain valuable leadership experience by getting directly involved with making decisions and taking action that help keep Ross among the world’s leading business schools. Run for office in the Ross Student Government Association; participate in the BBA Council, which works as a liaison between Ross undergraduates and the administration; or apply to RUSAB, which advises the administration on academic concerns.

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