The core of the Weekend MBA format culminates with our signature Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP) course, which epitomizes the Ross dedication to hands-on learning.

You will work with a sponsor -- a large corporation, startup, or nonprofit -- to find a creative solution to a critical organizational challenge. Each project requires you to collaborate with a team of peers and a faculty advisor. At the conclusion of the project, you deliver your analysis and recommendations to the sponsor and Ross faculty in a formal presentation and written report.

Some projects require teams to create a business strategy, solve a market entry problem, or perform complex financial modeling. Others ask you to generate product launch plans, propose operations improvements, or draft new customer relationship regimens.

To sponsors, MAP delivers real, data-driven solutions. To you, MAP delivers a transformative educational experience that brings coursework to life.

MAP requires Weekend students to commit to a full week of travel and/or on-site work in late February/early March of the first year.

Some Recent Evening/Weekend MBA MAP Sponsors

Pfizer - Connecticut

Human Trafficking Clinic - Ethiopia

General Motors - Local

Kraft - Minnesota

Bridgestone - Costa Rica

Visteon - Local

Kellogg - Battle Creek

Lindbacks - Sweden

Bunratty - Ireland

U-Move Fitness - Local

Ronipal - Israel

MGM - Local/Las Vegas

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Student Stories

“The MAP experience helped me to appreciate leveraging the diverse strengths of my teammates and understanding my own role within a team.  It truly was a culmination of the lessons learned from the first two semesters, and applying them in a corporate setting was extremely rewarding.  MAP was the highlight of my Ross MBA experience, and I am a more well-rounded leader because of it.”

- Steven El Aile, Weekend MBA ’16

“MAP provided a safe environment to teach us how to overcome uncertainty and, at times, discomfort to solve complex issues. MAP pivoted on working together as supportive, engaged team members, especially in the toughest of times, to navigate complex issues. As future leaders, these are skills which we will apply on a daily basis to solve real-world issues of all types and magnitudes.”

- Ryan Jackson, Weekend MBA ’16

“MAP was a great opportunity for me to get to work with a company on a problem outside of my normal comfort zone as an engineer. It was a very rewarding experience to work with a team on a marketing plan for a small business that was meaningful to the business we worked with. With the company based in Ireland, I also had an opportunity to learn about Irish culture and how companies operate in a global market.”

- Chris Yun, Weekend MBA ’16

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Student Voices

I Just Went to Sunday School with Former President Jimmy Carter

The purpose of our trip was to begin our semester’s capstone action-based learning project working for Habitat for Humanity based in Atlanta, GA. The former president is a huge proponent of Habitat, and we thought it would be a nice opportunity to understand some of the roots of the business.

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