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U-M Ross Business + Impact
U-M Ross Business + Impact
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Our Work

Creating a better world through the power of business

Business is essential to building a just and sustainable future, and Business+Impact is helping mobilize the business community to join us in this work. Business+Impact creates, organizes, and publicizes efforts that highlight and guide business as a force for positive social impact.

We amplify impact across Ross and UM – within the research we produce, the learning experiences we design, and the way we engage externally. We bring together stakeholders across sectors to put impactful research into practice, advance justice and sustainability, and to reshape the role of business in society.

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Impactful Work We're Doing

Detroit Engagement

U-M’s engagement with Detroit has extended over two centuries, and the Michigan Ross commitment to Detroit has continued for over 30 years, a mission that inextricably links the campus with this city of makers.

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Impact Internships

Every summer, over 30 students from Ross and the Ford School of Public Policy along with undergraduate business minors deliver impact at organizations locally and around the globe. These roles may be in the public or nonprofit sectors or at social ventures.

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Social Innovation Series

Business+Impact hosts and sponsors innovative workshops and events at the Ross School of Business. Top impact leaders, scholars, and students work to advance innovative practical solutions to society’s toughest social challenges.

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"The opportunity to partner with my alma mater on meaningful social change in Detroit was very exciting. We enjoyed this partnership, and it has been mutually beneficial to DEGC, the city, and the students.
Lily Hamburger, MBA ’17
"My time at Ross has been invaluable not only in preparing me to deliver social impact in the future, but also in making a difference while here.”
Tim Carter, MBA ’19