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.


Maab Ibrahim (MBA/MPP ’16)

“As the Inclusion Grants Lead at, I work to provide resources to nonprofits that are challenging bias and exclusion to transform systems of inequity in America. The work is deeply personal to me, as the child of first-generation immigrants and as a black woman in America. It’s informed by my experiences growing up in Richmond, Virginia, a city of beautiful communities pushing to thrive against a pained history of slavery, Confederacy, segregation, and mass incarceration. “

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A studio for impact creators and innovators that brings impactful ideas to life using business, design, and research expertise.

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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. Community as Corporation: Talent Retention in Low-Status America

    November 6 @ 12:00 pm1:30 pm
  2. +Impact Studio Zoom Open House

    November 11 @ 7:00 pm7:20 pm
  3. +Impact Studio Zoom Open House

    November 16 @ 12:30 pm12:50 pm

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