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Impact clubs at the University of Michigan may be focused on project-based work, community-building, subject experts, and research.

Cause-Related Clubs

180 Degrees Consulting

180 Degrees Consulting (180DC) provides socially conscious organizations around the world with high quality management consulting services. They work with organizations to develop innovative, practical and sustainable solutions to whatever challenges they’re facing in order to maximize their social impact.

Women Who Launch

Women Who Launch (WWL) is dedicated to fostering a gender equal entrepreneurial ecosystem at the University of Michigan and beyond.

Emerging Markets Club – EMC

With the strength of our membership and the resources available, EMC seek to educate and equip Ross students with the ability to evoke positive change in emerging markets.


Enactus at the University of Michigan is dedicated to pursuing social change through free enterprise. We have worked on projects to affect social issues ranging from food insecurity to financial literacy. We are looking for like-minded individuals with the entrepreneurial spirit to make the world a better place.

Energy Club

ECR’s mission is to educate its members and provide access to employment opportunities ranging from traditional energy trading to renewable energy finance to new energy technologies.

Healthcare & Life Sciences Club

HLS delivers a diverse platform of opportunities and activities through which Ross students can learn about healthcare and prepare to succeed in the healthcare industry.

Michigan Business Women (undergrad)

Michigan Business Women (BBA) is student organization dedicated to providing women in business the resources to be successful. Our members have access to a number of private professional events, including corporate recruiting and in-organization professional development. We strengthen the ties between our members through social events focused on building relationships. We support our community at both the University of Michigan and within Ann Arbor through philanthropy. Through these resources, our members have the ability to grow in their business capabilities and become well-rounded women as they leave Michigan and enter the workforce.

Michigan Business Women – MBW

Michigan Business Women is dedicated to promoting the personal and professional development of women at Ross, advocating gender equity, and fostering a vibrant and supportive women’s community.

Smart Cities Club

The Smart Cities Club at the University of Michigan was launched in 2015 to provide students across all disciplines and backgrounds with an outlet to learn about the fast-growing ‘smart cities’ sector.

Project-Based Clubs

China Blue Charity Fund

Provide educational opportunities for children in rural China who need it most; open up their eyes and build up confidence in their studies and lives. Establish a platform to connect the students, alumni, and community of the University of Michigan and Ross School of Business to serve the common mission. Demonstrate our values, commitments and transparency to encourage more people to participate in charity activities in China.

Community Case Competition

Each year, the club oversees 10 to 15 consulting projects that involve Ross students–both MBA and BBA–dedicating their business skills and acumen to helping non-profit organizations in southeastern Michigan address business-related challenges.

Design + Business

The mission of D+B is to provide a multidisciplinary community for graduate students interested in using design methodologies to lead organizations and facilitate innovation.

Detroit Initiative at Ross

Discover. Engage. Commit. The Revitalization & Business Initiative brings together University of Michigan graduate students to discover the city of Detroit, engage with the Detroit community, and commit to promoting the resurgence of this great American city.

Give-A-Day Fund

The Give-A-Day Fund engages Ross MBAs with the social impact community by providing financial assistance to students interning with impact organizations, which often provide interns with little to no salary.

MBA FinTech Club at Michigan Ross

The MBA FinTech Club at Michigan Ross (MFCM) seeks to promote FinTech opportunities and knowledge through:

  1. Education sessions
  2. Industry speakers
  3. Company and career connections

MFCM is dedicated to MBAs but actively partners with the University and Ross-wide FinTech initiatives, in addition to the broader Michigan FinTech Club.

Propel Business Club

Propel Business Club is established to provide students who are passionate about social change with projects that leave an impact on the community.

Social Venture Fund

Social Venture Fund (SvF) invests in and supports innovative companies that place social impact at the heart of their business model. SvF fosters the growth of enterprises responding to societal needs that traditional markets have insufficiently addressed.

Community Clubs

Africa Business Club (ABC)

The mission of the Ross African Business Club is to enhance the enrollment of African students at the Ross School of Business and provide support for all african students seeking business and career opportunities here in the United States as well as Africa. The group also aims to promote and facilitate networking and culture awareness among Ross alumni, current MBAs, other graduate students and prospective students interested in Africa.

Asian American Business Association (AABA)

We are a group of MBAs who are passionate about diversity and inclusion. Our simple yet unwavering belief is that cultural differences should be celebrated, not ignored. Through our various events and programs, we seek to share and celebrate all cultures, including Asian-American culture, with our members. Our club is open to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity or gender. Join us – we’d love to have you!

Asian/Pacific Islander American Students in Business

ASIB was created for the expressed purpose of bringing issues faced by Asian/Pacific Islander Americans in business to light while guiding members to find personal and academic success in the business world through professional resources and strong community support.

Association of Latino Professionals for America

ALPFA is the premier business organization for expanding opportunities for Latino Leadership in the global market. ALPFA creates opportunities, adds value, builds relationships for its members, the community and its business partners while expanding Latino leadership in the global workforce. ALPFA provides many programs and benefits to aspiring Latino students interested in accounting, finance or related career professions. Benefits of student membership include access to scholarship opportunities, skills development workshops, networking with key hiring professionals and sponsors, and discounts on various ALPFA events.

Black Business Students Association

Founded in 1970, the Ross BBSA is dedicated to the recruitment of Black business students and the professional and academic development of its membership.

Black Business Undergraduate Society

The BBUS is committed to developing undergraduate minority talent at the business school.

Erb Student Advisory Board

The Advisory Board that oversees student-centric growth of the Erb program at Michigan.

Hispanic Business Students Association (HBSA)

HBSA provides academic support, professional development opportunities, and a social environment for its members. Additionally, HBSA supports the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management activities and recruitment initiatives for underrepresented minorities.

Lean In at the University of Michigan

We help women come together to learn from each other and achieve their goals, because women can be a powerful force for change in the world. We advocate for better public policies and a more equitable workplace, because to make lasting change, we need institutional change. We run programs to combat bias, because changing the trajectory of women and girls means changing how we think about gender.

Maize & Jew

The Maize & Jew provides social, cultural and networking opportunities for graduate Jewish business students. The club aims to bring its members together with other Jewish graduate students on campus as well as serve as an educational resource for the greater business school community.

Net Impact @ Ross Net Impact Undergrad

NI@R fosters a community at Ross (and beyond) motivated to have a positive impact on business and society. We encourage members to explore the role of positive impact in their lives and careers and empower them to take action through learning and engagement opportunities.

Propel Business Club

Propel is a impact-based club educating students at the University of Michigan on the intersection between positive business and social impact and to work alongside local organizations, developing initiatives to maximize their impact.

Out for Business

Out for Business (OFB) at Ross is the official lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) student association at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. We seek to build a strong, diverse community of LGBTQ+ and ally students at Ross where all are welcomed, celebrated, and valued. We aim to provide a comprehensive set of professional development resources to support the career interests of OFB members. We work to raise awareness among Ross faculty, staff, and students of the issues, experiences, and intersectional identities among LGBTQ+ individuals in the workplace and in society.

Service Corps Alumni

SCA is dedicated to building a community at Ross for those who served our country in the service of others. If you have participated in Americorps, Americorps Vista, Peace Corps, Teach for America and other domestic or international service oriented programs, please accept this as an invitation to join us.

Southeast Asia Business Association

The SABA seeks to promote a deeper understanding of Southeast Asia business culture and practices within the Ross Business School (hereafter, “Ross”) community with the ultimate goal of assisting in the creation of a more diverse and culturally aware student body. Secondly, SABA will serve as a social and networking support group for Southeast Asia students at Ross. Thirdly, the SABA will serve as Ross’ window to prominent Southeast Asian alumni for mentoring, job and internship opportunities and connecting alumni to the current Southeast Asia student body. Finally, the SABA will serve as a channel of communication for prospective Southeast Asia students and admitted Southeast Asia students by providing orientation and guidance counseling to facilitate the transition into the Ross community.

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