The core of the Weekend format culminates with our signature Multidisciplinary Action Projects course, which epitomizes the Ross dedication to hands-on learning. You will work with a sponsoring company seeking a creative solution to a critical organizational challenge. Projects are hosted by incubators, startups, nonprofit organizations, and major corporations throughout the world.
Each project requires you to collaborate with a team of peers and a faculty advisor to confront the ambiguities of a real-world business challenge. You apply academic concepts, analytical skills, and creativity to frame and resolve that challenge. At the conclusion of the project, you deliver your analysis and recommendations to the sponsor and Ross faculty in a formal presentation and written report.
Types of projects will vary. Some projects require teams to create a business strategy, solve a market entry problem, or perform complex financial modeling. Others ask you to generate product launch plans, propose operations improvements, or draft new customer relationship regimens.
To sponsors, MAP delivers real, data-driven solutions. To you, MAP delivers a transformative educational experience that brings coursework to life.
MAP requires Weekend students to commit to a full week of travel and/or on-site work in late February/early March of the first year.
Offered only to Weekend MBA students, our C-Level Thinking course teaches you high-level strategy through direct interaction with business executives. The course equips you to deal with the unstructured and ambiguous situations you are sure to encounter as you rise to higher levels in your career.
Taken in your final term at Ross, the course brings together everything you’ve learned. Working in teams, with broad guidance from faculty members and executives, you will create a plan addressing a current development facing a sponsoring company. You’ll develop the habit of “meta thinking” and leave the course prepared to help guide a company’s direction.