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Message from the Dean

At Ross, we develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world.

Simple in words, powerful in potential, and deeply complex in execution.

Today the world around us is rapidly changing. Shifts in the economy, society, and the environment are challenging leaders of business, government, and nonprofit organizations in new and profound ways.

At Ross, we view these challenges as incredible opportunities.

Michigan Ross is a special place. It is a place where the standard of academic excellence meets a spirit of collegiality and collaboration not found elsewhere. And it is a place where a distinct set of values and ideals unite us: a commitment to positive business, a boundaryless approach to problem solving, a steadfast belief in analytically rigorous decision making, and a leading commitment to action-based learning.

These values and ideals come to life at Michigan Ross. Whether through lively classroom debates that prompt us to think about the world in an entirely new light, faculty research that pushes the bounds of what we know, or collaborations with business and industry that bring about innovative solutions to real problems, these principles describe who we are and how we realize change.

As we look to the future, business and business education must be more far-reaching in their goals than they ever have been. At Ross, we're building on our tradition of excellence and defining a new way of doing business for the 21st century — one that delivers the right solutions at the right time for the right future.

I invite you to experience the Ross difference for yourself.


Alison Davis-Blake
Edward J. Frey Dean
Stephen M. Ross Professor of Business