James Yau

James Yau

Class of 2024

After completing my undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, I began my active duty military career as a Nuclear and Missile Operations Officer in the United States Air Force. As a company grade officer, I served as a team leader responsible for up to 15 launch control centers and 150 nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles directing daily operations. From there I move into an instructor role providing tactical operational training for unit members. Currently, I am back at the University of Michigan serving as the Operations Flight Commander for the Air Force ROTC program on campus developiong future Air and Space Force Officers of tomorrow.

As a former Michigan athlete I've always dreamed of being back at my alma mater, and being stationed back in Ann Arbor has been a blessing as it created an opportunity to join the Michigan Ross WMBA program. Having also been a former small business owner, I knew that Ross would enhance my business acumen as I prepare to transition from the military. Additionally, the in-person, cohort, experience has been phenomenal, and the faculty and staff make it riviting to be back in the classroom. The Michigan Ross experience is truly like non-other as we are surrounded by individuals striving to be the leaders and best who bring a breadth of experience from diverse backgrounds.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out. GO BLUE!

Undergraduate Education

University of Michigan

Graduate Education

Michigan State University - Eli Broad College of Business

Areas of Interest

Ambassador Type
Undergraduate Major
B.S. Movement Science - Kinesiology
Graduate Major
M.S. Management, Strategy, and Leadership