Outreach Programs

Prepare to thrive in our challenging academic environment. We have programs beginning in high school available to ensure your success in business school and beyond.

For High School Students

MREACH students

MREACH​ - Michigan Ross Enriching Academics in Collaboration with High Schools

MREACH provides career enrichment, academic preparation, and hands-on business activities for 10th- through 12th-grade high school students in Michigan during the academic year.

Who Should Apply: 10th- and 11th-grade students from underrepresented groups, first-generation college students, and students from lower socioeconomic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Seniors may apply, but will be placed on an as-available basis.

Timing: August-April

Contact:  mreach@umich.edu

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Students at LEAD event

LEAD SBI - Leadership Education and Development Summer Business Institute

LEAD SBI program students are placed at top business schools, including Michigan Ross. If you are selected to come to Ross, you’ll engage in academic sessions, corporate visits, cultural and social activities, and college preparation.

Who Should Apply: High-potential high school juniors from underrepresented groups

Timing:  Two to three weeks on campus in June and/or July, before senior year of high school

For more information: LEAD National Program Office

For U-M First-Year Students 

Students at PWC

The Preparation Initiative

The Preparation Initiative provides a longer-term learning community for serious, hard-working self-starters interested in leading businesses.

Who Should Apply: U-M first-year students looking to transfer to Ross with limited exposure to rigorous academics in high school. Applicants must be enrolled in at least one BBA prerequisite course.

Timing: Ongoing, from first through fourth year

Contact: prepinitiative@umich.edu

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Ross Summer Connection

Some students with outstanding achievements and great potential enter Ross without rigorous college preparation such as advanced placement courses. The Ross Summer Connection prepares these students to thrive by accelerating their social, academic, and personal development through courses and mentoring in an inclusive learning community.

Who Should Apply: This program is intended for students from underrepresented groups, first-generation college students, and students with limited exposure to rigorous academics in high school. It is by invitation only to incoming Ross first-year students.

Timing: Four-week program beginning in July before their first year

Contact: rossacadsuccess@umich.edu

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