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About Ross

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy.

At the Ross School of Business, our mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society.

The Ross difference describes both how we lead and the kind of leaders we create. At Ross, we believe:

  • Through positive business practices, the potential of people and firms will be realized and society's most pressing problems will be addressed.
  • Solutions are not confined to one sector, function, or type of person, and that true innovation comes from a boundaryless approach to problem solving.
  • Analytic rigor must be the foundation for all business decision making in the 21st century.
  • Business acumen consists of a set of knowledge and skills that can only be developed by bridging the gap between theory and practice and engaging in action-based learning.

Top-ranked programs at Ross include Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA, Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Entrepreneurship, BBA, and PhD degree programs, as well as non-degree Executive Education.

Ross' world-class faculty drive concepts and innovation that shape both business and policy across a wide variety of disciplines. The collaborative thinking and pioneering research across the University of Michigan campus define the institution as one of the world's greatest public universities. Ninety-five graduate programs at U-M are ranked in the top ten nationally1, and U-M receives more research funding than any other public university in the U.S.2

Ross has locations in Ann Arbor, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong, as well as partnerships with institutions throughout the world.

The Block M is a symbol that is recognized across cultures, continents, and economies. More than 45,000 Ross alumni live and work in more than 88 countries, and more than 500,000 U-M alumni reside around the globe.

Learn more about Ross at a glance.

1. U.S. News and World Report, 2012
2. The University of Michigan's overall research volume reached a record $1.3 billion in 2012, the second largest among all U.S. universities and largest among public universities (National Science Foundation).