Open Road at Ross

2020 Key Dates

  • Ross Open Road Information Sessions – November & December

  • Application open from Dec. – Jan.

  • Team Finder

  • 2020 Open Road at Ross – TBA

Open Road at Ross

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Due to recent developments regarding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, Open Road at Ross is postponed until a later date.

At Michigan Ross, we believe in the power of bringing your MBA skills to social entrepreneurs around the country. Since 2014, Ross has sent MBAs to participate in Ross Open Road, a program that pairs MBA students with visionary entrepreneurs.

Students initiate teams, plan journeys and help social entrepreneurs implement impact at scale. Students have the opportunity to experience social entrepreneurship in practice while traveling to different communities across America.

Are you interested in applying to Open Road? Visit the official student-authored Ross Open Road website to find more information.


2019 Ross Open Road

In May 2019, three Ross teams embarked on their journey across America to partner with social entrepreneurs. To find out details about Team LOVA, Team MPower and Team RAIK, visit the Ross Open Road team page or our 2019 Open Road story and meet team members, see itineraries, and learn about the destinations. You can follow their experiences on Twitter #RossOpenRoad and Instagram #RossOpenRoad

Testimonials from May 2019


“One of the week’s highlights were the entrepreneur’s nuggets of wisdom, which we’ve found ourselves repeating already! A few of our favorites include, “the riches are in niches,” and “no money, no mission.”” — Katarina Athanasiou

Team MPower

“Open Road was one of my favorite experiences at Ross. Each week we got to know a new entrepreneur, a new city, and apply what we’ve learned all year in business school to make an impact.” — Brooke Burton


“Detroit is showing strong signs of revitalization, and I am excited to have met one of the individuals who are leading this change. I am strongly reminded on the importance on not generalizing a population without understanding the history and culture of that population.” — Ritesh Kumar