Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Ross


Join Michigan Ross Director of Diversity and Inclusion and current students from our MBA DEI committee for this overview of DEI initiatives in the Full-Time MBA Program. We’ll briefly highlight what differentiates Michigan Ross, provide an overview of our history in DEI, and share how we’re working to ensure DEI is at the core of what we do at Ross.

Recommended Audiences:
Full-Time MBA Students – Prospective

Ross Open Road Information Session

Ross Open Road — The road-trip of a lifetime with three other MBAs, working alongside social entrepreneurs across the USA on pressing business challenges. Does that sound like a May adventure worth pursuing?

Attend this information session to learn more about Ross Open Road and to hear Open Road alums share their stories from on the road! (Sessions are offered Nov. 17 and Nov. 20)

The program is scheduled to take place in May 2020, at a time that does not conflict with most summer internships. Both Ross MBA1s and graduating MBA2s are eligible to apply.

Ross Open Road is a student-run program co-sponsored by Business+Impact.

Aspen International MBA Case Competition


Michigan Ross has been selected to partner on the Aspen Institute’s 2019 Business & Society International MBA Case Competition. This preeminent program differs from other MBA case study competitions in that its focus is explicitly on environmental, social, and ethical decisions currently being faced by a real business. The top five teams worldwide will be flown to NYC to present in front of corporate, academic and other friends of the Aspen Institute and to compete for a share of over $30,000 in scholarship funds.

This spring more than 1,000 students from 25 business schools will tackle a brand new case study, authored by the Yale School of Management, requiring innovative thinking at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive social and environmental impacts. As a student participant, you will step into a real-life, time-sensitive scenario demanding integrative decision-making — not unlike the challenges that you and your teammates will face as the next generation of business leadership.

U-M students are welcome to find a team and apply for the competition online.  Applications are due by noon EST on March 25.

The Aspen Institute’s Case Competition has many sponsors and offers a meaningful opportunity for reflection on the significant and positive influence that a well-managed business can have on society.

Complete information on the competition can  be found on the Aspen Business & Society International MBA Case Competition Website.


  • Feb. 22 – Mar. 24 – Team finder open
  • Mar. 25 – Team applications due
  • Mar. 29 – Apr. 1 – U-M Campus Challenge
  • Apr. 25-26 – Finals in NYC

Give-A-Day Fund Board Info Session

Tues, Jan. 29 @ 5 pm
Ross R0210

Join next year’s Give-A-Day fund Board to help continue an important tradition supporting social impact at Ross! You will gain valuable experience planning and executing a fundraising campaign and gain insight into the selection process for award recipients. Register above to learn more about positions and the application process. The application will be sent out on Fri, Jan. 25 and is due Fri, Feb. 1.

UpClose Diversity Conference

UpClose Diversity Conference

Friday, October 12, 2018 – 12:30pm to Sunday, October 14, 2018 – 9:00am
Ross School of Business
701 Tappan St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Join current students, alumni, professionals, admissions representatives, and other prospective students at our annual UpClose Diversity Conference.

At Ross we believe that a broad-based, diverse community is essential to the character of our school, to the education and leadership development of our students, and to the contribution we make to business and society through our graduates. UpClose is an integral part of our continuing efforts to enroll a diverse student body. The weekend includes programming developed by students from Ross’ Consortium community.

Ross MBA Orientation Meet & Greet

Stop by Business Impact booth in the Ross Winter Garden to learn more about our programs, initiatives and paid opportunities.  If you’re an incoming MBA, staff will be there to answer your questions, sign you up for activities and share a giveaway!

If you have questions before this event, don’t hesitate to read our FAQs or email us at businessimpact@umich.edu.

Ross Open Road Story Slam

Ross Open Road is a five week summer adventure on the road with three other MBAs, working alongside five social entrepreneurs across the U.S.A on pressing business challenges. This event is focused on stories about students who have participated in Ross Open Road, but there will also be time for Q&A.

Ross Open Road is co-sponsored by Business Impact and Zell Lurie Insitute.

Ross Open Road Info Session

Ross Open Road is a five-week summer adventure on the road with three other MBAs, working alongside five social entrepreneurs across the U.S.A on pressing business challenges. At this session you will get an overview of the program, some personal experiences with it, and time for Q&A.

Ross Open Road is co-sponsored by Business Impact and Zell Lurie Insitute.