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The business world has changed dramatically. What companies want in MBA graduates, and what MBAs need to succeed, has changed with it.

The University of Michigan Business School’s approach is uniquely designed to promote excellence in students looking to immerse themselves in the MBA experience. As a general management institution, Michigan provides superb academics across the board, drawing on a long tradition of building faculty excellence in every business function, not just in an area or two. The Business School’s personalized approach blends delivery of leading-edge knowledge based on an acclaimed research legacy with progressive professional development. This rigorous curriculum follows a proven progression of coursework in essential core requirements, a broad offering of elective studies and an enriching selection of concentrated assignments on and off campus. The program delivers a combination of innovative theories and relevant real-world applications to fulfil your expectations and meet the shifting demands of the global business community. It is a powerful dimension of the Michigan MBA, one that provides graduates with a distinct advantage.

Classes meet at the school’s main campus in Ann Arbor, September through April for two years. While here you will enjoy a collaborative, diverse community and access to world-class university resources. You will experience the advantage of attending a favourite MBA program among corporate recruiters, resulting in a breadth of career choices second to none. And in the end, you will have what it takes to go anywhere - and the confidence and inner-direction to define success for yourself when you get there.

Anchored in fundamental business principles, the University of Michigan Business School curriculum has evolved to meet specific, individual objectives as well as the dynamic needs of the global business community.

The first year begins with an intensive core curriculum, covering 10 elemental business functions, and concludes with a seven-week Multidisciplinary Action Project - or MAP - enabling you to apply what you’ve just learned in a real-life business situation. Offered in domestic, international or entrepreneurial settings, the MAP program sends first-year MBA students into consulting engagements throughout the United States and the world to further develop skills and gain exposure to potential career opportunities.

With no requirement to specialize or major in one particular area, Michigan provides the freedom to individualize your program during the second year to meet your professional objectives. Select from over 100 electives across 12 departments to fine-tune your course of study. Or, pursue one of more than 20 dual degree programs, offered in conjunction with several of the University’s leading schools and departments. Acclaimed research institutes within the Business School also help hone your skills in everything from environmental management to entrepreneurship.

By co-creating your educational experience, you are challenged to take risks and pursue a lifelong intellectual adventure. At the University of Michigan Business School, you are not the recipient of a homogenized MBA; you are an active participant in a customized educational process.

Last updated Dec 2017

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The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a premier educational institution within one of the finest research universities worldwide. Our mission is to develop leaders in ... Read More

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a premier educational institution within one of the finest research universities worldwide. Our mission is to develop leaders in thought and action, who are ready to tackle the challenging, multidisciplinary problems facing society. Leaders who can provide moral and civic leadership, and who leverage their influence for the benefit of society. At Michigan, our over-arching strength is our unique ability to bridge scholarly theory with business practice. We believe true leadership begins with a holistic understanding of business. At our core is the pursuit of “intellectual capital with impact.” These are the ideas our faculty bring to the classroom and the tools our graduates use to shape the world. We’re interested in students who want to partner with faculty to co-create a very customized, robust educational experience. Our strategy to develop students’ leadership capability – in addition to impact requisite business knowledge and skills – is to provide action-based learning opportunities rooted in real-world issues. With an MBA from Michigan's Ross School of Business, you’ll enter the marketplace as a leader with the confidence and wisdom to define and achieve your vision of success. Read Less
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