We Are Where You Are

Top 10 Executive Education Provider

Financial Times 2015-2020 

Michigan Ross Executive Education is a true partner in your personal and organization’s learning and development journey - around the globe. 

For decades, Michigan Ross Executive Education has partnered with individuals and companies around the world to deliver its signature action-based, experiential programs designed to achieve immediate impact and sustainable growth. Our regional hubs in Ann Arbor, Hong Kong, Pune, and Dubai have given us a deep, local understanding of the unique challenges organizations in these areas face.

Wherever you are in the world, whether you are an individual interested in an online course to advance your career or an organization seeking a true partner in corporate learning, Michigan Ross has the world-renowned faculty, award-winning program design, and actionable takeaways to serve your needs.

Our managing directors from one of our global locations are here to start the conversation about how we can meet your specific needs.

Ann Arbor

As home to one of the greatest universities in the world, Ann Arbor is a city that is both intellectually robust and economically resilient. 

Open Enrollment Programs in Ann Arbor

Custom Programs in Ann Arbor

Learn more about Ann Arbor


The Executive Learning and Conference Center

The Executive Learning and Conference Center on the Michigan Ross campus features a full-service hotel with a large staff of hospitality professionals that assures your needs are met throughout your stay. A dedicated study area provides a quiet atmosphere for relaxation or discussion.

  • ​24 Hour Fitness Room located on the property
  • Complimentary access to the Och Fitness Center
  • Executive computing center with printing access
  • Same-day laundry and dry cleaning services available Monday through Friday
  • Guest Lounge with complimentary entertainment and snacks

Check-in time is 3:00pm, check-out time is 11:00am


The Executive Dining Room

Whether you choose to compare notes or simply socialize, you'll find that dining with other program attendees at the Executive Dining Room will enhance your entire Executive Education experience.

Our professional culinary staff prepares meals using regionally available and seasonal ingredients. The lunch and dinner menus always include a selection of poultry, beef, seafood, and vegetarian entrees. Light and heart-smart selections are always available. Breakfast, lunch, breaks, and select dinners are included when you select the "full fee" program option.  

Special Dietary Requirements

Every attempt will be made to accommodate ethnic food preferences, special requests, and/or dietary restrictions (i.e. Kosher, Halal, etc.). If you have special dietary requirements, please notify our Customer Service Department at +1-734-763-1000 in advance.


Venue address:

Executive Learning and Conference Center
710 E. University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI  48109

Phone: +1 734-764-7677
Fax: +1 734-615-4050


Office address:

Executive Education
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
710 East University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Phone: (734) 763-1000
Fax: (734) 764-4267
Email: rossexeced@umich.edu


Maps, Parking & Transportation

Parking

Metered parking is available on the east (East University Street) and west sides (Tappan Street) of the Ross Campus. 

Because parking is limited, taxi or shuttle service is recommended.

Forest Street Parking Garage (3 blocks east of Ross): 650 S. Forest Ave., Ann Arbor, MI

Blau Hall: 700 E. University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI

Ross Building: 701 Tappan Street, Ann Arbor, MI

 

Transportation

Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
25 miles (40 km) east of Ann Arbor on Interstate-94. 

Golden Limosine
800-300-5151
Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance with a credit card. You will be met in the baggage claim area upon your arrival.

Metro Cars
This luxury sedan service, available 24 hours a day, is located curbside outside the baggage claim area.

Taxi
Available curbside outside baggage claim. Some taxis also accept credit cards, but some will only accept cash. Confirm the payment method with the driver before you leave the airport.
Important: Confirm that you want to be taken to the Executive Residence entrance: 710 E. University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI  48109

Uber & Lyft rideshare services are also available.


Visas and Passport Requirements

You will need a current passport to enter the United States. Depending on which country you are coming from, a visa may or may not be required. Visit the U.S. Department of State visa site for more information.


Driving

Driving in the United States is on the right-hand side of the road.

The use of seat belts is required by law.

A driver's license and automobile casualty insurance are required by law.

Most expressways — including Interstate-94, the highway you will take to Ann Arbor from Detroit Metropolitan Airport — are "limited access," which means that you may only enter and exit at designated points.

The speed limit on highways is 70 miles per hour (mph), or 112 km/hr. Speed limit signs are posted on most roads, but are given in miles per hour only. If not posted, the speed limit is 25 mph (40 km/hr). Pay close attention to posted limits or you could be ticketed for speeding.


Tipping Practices

Tipping is a standard practice in the United States for most services. As a general rule, tip approximately 20% for restaurants, 15% for taxi cabs and other services. If you receive assistance at the airport of hotel with your luggage, tip $1-2 USD per bag.


Electricity

The electrical current in the U.S. is 120 AC.


Dress

Like most college towns, Ann Arbor tends to be very informal, and there are few places that require formal attire. Dress in the classroom tends to be business casual or country-club casual. We invite you to dress for your own comfort. The temperature in the classrooms is electronically controlled, but since individual comfort levels vary, it's a good idea to bring a sweater or jacket with you to class every day. Be sure to take the weather into consideration when packing. 


Cultural Notes

Most people, men and women, greet each other with a handshake. Introductions usually include both first and last name. You will find most Americans friendly and helpful, and Ann Arbor in particular is a safe and friendly town. Please feel free to ask for directions or assistance. However, we do not recommend accepting rides from strangers. Always exercise common sense and caution when walking alone at night in the city or around campus.


Alcohol

In Ann Arbor it is illegal to have open alcohol outside of your room or drinking establishments.


Smoking

Michigan law prohibits smoking in restaurants, bars, education facilities, and businesses, including all University of Michigan buildings and grounds. Guest rooms at the Executive Residence by law are smoke-free. Smokers are asked to smoke outside on public sidewalks.


Meals

The largest meal of the day is generally in the evening, with the mid-day lunch usually consisting of sandwiches or other lighter fare.


Business Hours

General business hours in the United States are usually 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Most stores are open between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., with department stores at malls open until 9:00 p.m.

Restaurants are generally open until midnight, but call ahead to confirm their hours.

Bars and pubs are open until 2:00 a.m.


Religious Services

Ann Arbor has a wide variety of places of worship for many different faith traditions. Please ask at the front desk for local options.

Asia Pacific

Our Asia Pacific Regional Office opened in Hong Kong in 1997 and has serviced Asia based clients and organizations for more than 20 years. We have worked to create several custom programs throughout this time, tailoring our powerful concepts for organizational transformation into the local environment for some of the most renowned businesses in the region.

Over the years, Michigan Ross Executive Education has also offered Open Enrollment Programs in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur.  In 2020, we also began offering programs jointly with the Southeast Asian Center (SEAC).

Custom Solutions for Teams and Organizations

Tim Ringrose
Managing Director, Custom Programs
Timapro@umich.edu

Caroline TuetCaroline Tuet
Programs Manager
ctuet@umich.edu

 

India

Michigan Ross Executive Education is dedicated to working with executives and companies in India to help them succeed as leaders on a global level. We have worked with business leaders and Indian companies for over 25 years, delivering open enrolment and custom programs for the most reputable, progressive, and global Indian conglomerates. 

The Michigan Ross faculty team has deep connections to the Indian business context and has developed custom solutions and bespoke programs for companies such as TATA Group, Mahindra Group, Larsen & Toubro, TVS Logistics, Raymond Group, and ICICI Bank. Michigan Ross has also designed and delivered programs in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Custom Solutions for Teams and Organizations

SubrataSubrata Poddar
Managing Director, Custom Programs
poddar@umich.edu

Middle East and Africa

Michigan Ross Executive Education has been delivering custom programs to the Middle East and Africa for over 14 years. Our outstanding faculty adapts powerful concepts for organizational transformation into the local environment. 

Our Custom Programs have supported numerous companies, including Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Riyad Bank, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST), GT Bank Nigeria, First Bank Nigeria, WITS Business School and more.

Custom Solutions for Teams and Organizations

Jay Srage
Head of Operations - MEA
jsrage@umich.edu

Gene MageGene Mage
Managing Director, Custom Programs
genemage@umich.edu