Better Business, Better World.

The Michigan Ross community uses business to drive positive change every day. Through economic and social impact initiatives, action-based learning, faculty research, world-renowned institutes, and much more  — we stand out as one of the most progressive sources of ideas and solutions for how business can solve the global challenges of our generation. 

Students in Impact Studio

Business+Impact Initiative

The Business+Impact (B+I) initiative is a central hub for resources, co-curricular experiences, action-based courses, and events that give community members an opportunity to connect with other leaders and together, make a positive impact in communities globally and locally.

Business+Impact Initiative

+Impact Studio

Impact Studio in action

Students, strategic partners, and community members leverage the +Impact Studio's interactive space to collaborate on practical business solutions for complex societal problems. The +Impact Studio draws on design thinking, interdisciplinary teamwork, and insights from faculty research. 

+Impact Studio

Faculty Research

Ross faculty lead by example. Learn more about how their thought leadership and cutting-edge research is making an impact. 

Ross Thought In Action

Centers, Institutes, and Initiatives

Our world-renowned centers, institutes, and initiatives offer Ross students unique opportunities to work with corporate partners in the areas of business that interest them most — whether it's sustainability in business, emerging-market economies, or complex social challenges.

Stories of Impact

Learn more about some of the transformative work underway at Michigan Ross. 

Ross News Blog

Launched at Michigan Ross, First-Ever Student Led Social Investing Fund Celebrates 10 Years of Impact

Launched at Michigan Ross in 2009, the Social Venture Fund was the first student-led impact investing fund in the country. The goal of the fund is to invest in and support innovative companies that have an emphasis on social and environmental impact in their business models.


There are plenty of opportunities to learn more and get involved — Michigan Ross hosts a variety of events focused on impact throughout the year.

More events are coming, please check back soon.

Our Network of Partners

Business+Impact partners

Our impact goes well beyond Ross: we partner with many of the other schools and colleges at U-M, as well as a large and growing list of organizations in Michigan and around the world.

Campus Partners

Community Partners