19-20 Gordon Scholars
Sheetal Singh (MBA ’20), Emma Smith (MBA ’20)
and Ivy Wei (MBA/MS ’20)
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The 19-20 Board Fellows
Check out the 2019-20 Board Fellows and
community nonprofits.
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Faculty Research for Impact:
Addressing Poverty Alleviation
Four award-winning Ross faculty members
will discuss and lead a brainstorming session
Tues, Oct. 29, 5-7 pm

Take +Impact Studio Course Winter 2019
Make plans now to register for the
BA 670 +Impact Studio class in the Winter!
Must be a Masters student at U-M.
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Michigan Ross seeks to build a better world through business. Business+Impact is the central hub for these efforts, providing ideas and solutions to address the global challenges of our generation. We aim to embed impact deeply into every core activity of Ross, including teaching, research, and outreach. As such, impact is not a silo, but an integral part of the DNA of our business school. 

Ross already has a strong reputation for impact, with centers and institutes focused on worldwide challenges, and one fifth of incoming students expressing an interest in impact careers. But as we go forward, in addition to our existing programs and Impact Gateway, we will pursue the creation of a new +Impact Studio for coworking, a social innovation series to disseminate impact research, and deeper engagement with Detroit.


Joe Tate (MBA/MS ’17)

From MSU/NFL football player and Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenant, Joe Tate landed as a Ross student and superstar Board Fellow with the Belle Isle Conservancy, He moved on to an impact job with the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), leading to his election to the Michigan House of Representatives for the 2nd District, where he currently serves. We caught up with him recently to get his thoughts on the Ross impact experience.

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The studio acts as a hub to incubate innovative ventures that translate Michigan research into impact.

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social innovation series

Our Social Innovation Series prompts new ideas and knowledge about the future of work in educational, business, and societal impact.

Learn about the series >

detroit engagement

Action-based programs in nearby Detroit offer students cross-sector experiences that deliver meaningful impact.

Detroit Accounting Days >
Detroit Engagement Initiative >

Featured Events

  1. Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project Showcase

    October 17 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm
  2. Creating Alternatives to Payday Lending with MassMutual Foundation

    October 18 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm
  3. Michigan Business Challenge Information Session

    October 29 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm

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