The Ross School of Business has a long
tradition of fostering a diverse educational community, and we offer
prospective students a variety of opportunities to experience this
through our student organizations, our annual UpClose event, and
relationships with diversity organizations.
Alfred L. Edwards 37th Annual BBSA Conference
February 15 - 16, 2013
Black Business Student
Association (BBSA) at the Ross School of Business was founded in
1970. It is a reflection of the school's commitment to educating
future minority business leaders and creating a diverse business school
community, which as resulted in the Black Business Students' Association
becoming one of the most visible and active student-led organizations on
The first BBSA
conference began in 1976 as a networking event with only 15
participants. This year's 36th Annual Conference had over 200.
The conference serves as a networking forum during which students,
alumni, and other members of our community can share their personal
experiences and provide support to one another.
Consortium for Graduate Study in Management's MBA Application
Preparation Seminars (MAPS) are intended to provide prospects with
"insider" knowledge about The Consortium’s 17 member schools, the
application and admissions process, The Consortium Fellowship
opportunity and the benefits of The Consortium membership.
To learn more about The Consortium,
click here to attend one of their information sessions. We encourage all prospective MBA students with a demonstrated
commitment to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in
the professions to
apply to the Ross MBA Program through The Consortium.
Michigan Ross is a Premier Partner with
MLT and participates in their in-person seminars and other events.
MLT provides the roadmap, coaching, hard and soft skills, and door-opening
relationships that transform high-potential minority talent into
high-impact leaders. MLT’s MBA Prep Program prepares African Americans,
Hispanics, and Native Americans to apply to major business schools and
successfully navigate the corporate recruiting process once admitted.
The MBA Prep experience includes two years of personalized coaching and
five in-person seminars where participants enhance their skills and
build relationships with business school admission officers and
recruiters from 60+ top corporations and social sector organizations. In
addition, Fellows receive mentoring from MLT alumni, participate in
high-impact volunteer leadership activities, and connect with
organizations which provide GMAT preparation.
99% of MLT Fellows were admitted to business school in 2012. MLT
has been featured on CNN’s
Black in America 2, on the cover of
Fortune, on NPR, and in the
Wall Street Journal and
to MLT's MBA Prep Program by either September 16 (Round 1) or October 28