Impact Intern Funding
Ford MPPs, Ross MBAs and BBA juniors may
apply for impact internship funding.
1st Round apps are due by Feb. 14.
Info & Application
Open Road @ Ross
Application is live from now until Jan 27th!
More Info & Application
Take +Impact Studio Course Winter 2020
Make plans now to register for the
BA 670 +Impact Studio class in the Winter!
Must be a Masters student at U-M.
Apply Now

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.

Find out more >

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. Faculty Research for Impact: Addressing UN SDG #3 – Good Health and Well-Being

    January 28 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm
  2. Designing Business Models for Carbon Capture and Utilization Technologies

    February 5 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm
  3. Board Fellows Forum: Building a Relationship of Trust between the Board Chair and Executive Director

    February 11 @ 5:30 pm7:00 pm

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