In January 2009, the Ross School’s new, state-of-the-art facility opened for classes. Every detail, from the large, U-shaped classrooms to the glass-enclosed Winter Garden, demonstrates our commitment to a collaborative experience that integrates individual preparation, fruitful exchange of ideas, and leading-edge technology.
The University of Michigan is highly regarded in many fields, including the social sciences, economics, psychology, sociology, and statistics. It also is home to the nation’s preeminent academic social science laboratory, the Institute for Social Research; a superb College of Engineering; and highly ranked schools of law and medicine. The Ross School’s doctoral program leverages the University’s resources by allowing students to pursue coursework in other disciplines. This proves advantageous when they must possess the same skills and vocabulary as experts in these fields.
In recent years, the University has received nearly $600 million in research expenditures, with almost 69 percent coming from the federal government. University research, from medical to social to cultural, is a major contributor to the state’s capacity for growth and development. And through their teachers, U-M students often are among the first to learn the applications of such research findings.
Venture off campus and into Ann Arbor, a sophisticated yet warm community whose fabric is formed by people, ideas, and cultures from around the world. Some 16 percent of the city’s population is foreign-born; 20 percent speak a language other than English at home. The cultural diversity that permeates the city makes Ann Arbor a wonderful place to complete your PhD.
Around the World
As a Ross graduate, you will belong to a worldwide community of more than 40,000 business school alumni. At the same time, you enter a U-M alumni family that counts more than half a million members across the globe.