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At Michigan Ross, we understand how challenging it can be to integrate a rigorous MBA program into a busy personal and professional life. Our EMBA program delivers learning, lodging, and dining in a first-class, streamlined experience, whether in Ann Arbor or Los Angeles.

State of the Art Learning Environment
Michigan Ross’ Executive Learning and Conference Center provides a sophisticated setting for your EMBA experience. Our theater-style classrooms and breakout rooms feature advanced technology and conferencing systems that support lectures, debates, and projects.

Technology integrated throughout the program replicates today’s business environment. Telecommunications platforms support the program’s monthly format and distance learning when you’re not on campus. Web-based online learning communities, networked files, and electronic course materials keep you in touch with faculty and classmates seamlessly. And Michigan Ross and University-wide computing resources provide access to the latest software applications and platforms.

Executive Accommodations
All EMBAs in Ann Arbor stay in Michigan Ross’ Executive Residence, a sophisticated, full-service hotel that caters to the unique demands of a busy executive lifestyle. It offers personalized concierge services, high-speed wireless, laundry/drycleaning services, safe-deposit boxes, complimentary newspapers, and a 24-hour business center. Guest room floors feature lounges for professional networking and informal gatherings. And all EMBA students have access to Michigan Ross’ state-of-the-art Och Fitness Center.

In keeping with Michigan Ross’ commitment to sustainability, the Executive Residence incorporates many sustainable and recycled building materials. Granite, marble, oak paneling, and wool carpeting characterize each of our 105 guest rooms.

The culinary team in our Executive Dining Room produces fresh, local fare. We cater to specific dietary restrictions, including vegan, kosher, and gluten-free requests. EMBA tuition includes all lodging and meals.

A World-Renowned Institution
Year after year, the University of Michigan consistently ranks among the world’s greatest universities. Few other institutions on earth have as strong a reputation for academic excellence, athletic achievement, and diversity of opportunity. “Go Blue” is a familiar cheer that transcends cultures, continents, and economies.

Michigan Ross faculty collaborate with schools, colleges, and research centers throughout the University and offer EMBA students insight and access to the top-ranked research and thinking in medicine, engineering, pharmacy, and more.

Ann Arbor – A Dynamic, Cosmopolitan Hub
Ann Arbor is a robust and intellectually vibrant city just 25 minutes from Detroit Metro Airport, making it easily accessible whether you are traveling from the west coast or the Far East.

Rich with history and tradition and bursting with modern vitality, Ann Arbor offers a classic college-town experience in a dynamic and diverse setting. Ann Arbor is a sophisticated yet warm community whose fabric is formed by people, ideas, and cultures from around the world. Some 16 percent of Ann Arbor’s population is foreign-born; 20 percent speak a language other than English at home.

Fine dining restaurants along downtown’s Main Street feature leading chefs and inventive cuisine. And comfortable pubs and ethnic eateries offer options for every budget and taste.

Ann Arbor is a city at the forefront of Michigan’s economic rebirth. It houses leading companies in alternative energy and clean technology, life sciences and healthcare, and automotive research, development, and manufacturing. With the City’s, University’s, and Michigan Ross’ extensive resources for entrepreneurship, Ann Arbor is also a highly regarded area for innovation and entrepreneurial activities.

Sports, Recreation, and Arts
Ann Arbor culture embodies all of the exuberance that comes with a Big Ten college town as well as unexpected refinement that comes with big city life.

Michigan Stadium, a.k.a. "The Big House," is the focal point of Ann Arbor – and often the entire country – on Football Saturdays in the fall. Ann Arbor enjoys an international reputation for its robust music and performing arts scene: The University Musical Society brings acts such as the Martha Graham Dance Company, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Wynton Marsalis to campus, and Ann Arbor also hosts the only U.S. residency of England’s Royal Shakespeare Company. The recently renovated University of Michigan Museum of Art features dramatic galleries with more than 18,000 works, and Michigan Ross itself houses an impressive art collection consisting of more than 200 curated contemporary works. Started in 1995, the collection consists of gifts from alumni and friends of Michigan Ross.

For those who love sports, neighboring Detroit’s professional sports scene includes baseball’s Tigers, football’s Lions, basketball’s Pistons, and hockey’s Red Wings. And those who love the great outdoors can bike along Ann Arbor’s more than 60 miles of scenic trails, kayak down the Huron River, get lost in the Nichols Arboretum, or take advantage of Ann Arbor’s many golf courses.

Ann Arbor — The Second Most Educated U.S. City
- US News and World Report 2013


  • "The once-a-month format is a huge differentiator."

    Earning an MBA while staying on top of work and family commitments seemed like a tall order to Ryan Majkrzak, MBA '13, but Ross’ once-a-month format made it possible.


  • "I was able to apply Ross tools to my work right away."

    Matt Denninger, MBA '13, is a senior marketing manager for Advanced Energy Industries Inc.'s solar energy business. He says the tools he's gained at Ross already have enabled him to apply strategic change within his company.


  • "I'm gaining the business skills I need to manage change in healthcare."

    Betty Chu, MBA '13, is a physician and medical staff president. She says she knew that to be a successful leader and change agent, she had to expand her education beyond medicine.


  • "Faculty are very focused on practical, real-world application."

    Preston Young, MBA '13, says the Ross EMBA program is teaching him to see management and leadership strategy from entirely new angles.


  • "I'm tackling our toughest issues with confidence now."

    Tessa Myers, MBA '13, says she's at a point in her career where she's striving to contribute more value to the organization and take on more strategic responsibility over larger areas.


  • "My new position came as a direct result of the program."

    Prasanna Kumar, MBA '11, says he pursued an EMBA program to give him the skills and credibility to take his career further. In just a short time, the Ross experience delivered.

  • "Every part of the curriculum touched on an important aspect of my work."

    Luke Nachtrab, MBA ’11, describes how he looked at 25 of the top EMBA programs and chose Ross because of its strong emphasis on strategy and general management.


  • "I got a comprehensive set of tools I've been able to apply immediately in my work."

    The general management curriculum gave Larry Pemble, MBA ’11, knowledge he says he’s putting to use across his organization.


  • "I'm a stronger consultant to my clients and better business owner."

    Keisha Strong, MBA ’11, says the Ross EMBA is helping her make real world impact. As a consultant, she’s helping clients leverage her new knowledge for global expansion.

  • "The FBI is run like a business."

    FBI agent Jeff Brown, MBA '11, knows how to tackle bad guys. But the Ross EMBA Program has taught him to tackle finance, accounting, and other business fundamentals.

  • "Ross gave me great problem-solving tools."

    Mike Carscaddon, MBA '08, has nailed a solid foundation in international operations at Habitat for Humanity International. The Ross EMBA Program gave him the data-driven outlook needed for his nonprofit.

  • "The monthly format was ideal."

    John Chang, MBA '09, became a doctor in order to help people. But a contentious meeting with hospital administrators made him realize his profession is evolving — physicians now need a head for business.

  • "Ross made me a more effective leader."

    As a doctor and professor, Edith Mensah-Osman, MBA '11, is leveraging her MBA to lead the business side of research.
    She calls the Ross EMBA Program the best gift she's ever given herself.


Ross EMBA Overview Video

Get an inside look at the Ross Executive MBA Program. Discover how Ross can transform your career, your network, and your life.

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