‘The Total Package’ – Poets & Quants Says Michigan Ross Shows Across-The-Board Excellence


“The total package. That’s a moniker that only a few MBA programs can claim. And Ross is one of those few.”

Poets & Quants recently published a glowing review of Michigan Ross, calling it one of the 10 Business Schools to Watch in 2018.

The article cites Ross’ impressive rankings, intensive real-world programs such as MAP, and opportunities such as the Leadership Crisis Challenge as hallmarks of its across-the-board excellence. What’s more, Ross graduates’ salaries are comparable to those graduating from Ivy League programs, and the average GMAT score has increased eight points.

But it’s Ross’ innovative new programs that have Poets & Quants particularly excited. For example, the new Living Business Leadership Experience, which launched last fall for MBAs and BBAs, allows students to assume leadership roles in a real company coupled with rigorous coursework and mentorship. These living businesses are one example of how Michigan Ross is building the most hands-on, experience-based business school in the world. Toward this aim, in 2018, Michigan Ross will launch a new Ross Experiences in Action-Based Learning (REAL) portfolio, which will allow all students the opportunity to start real businesses, advise real companies on issues of strategic importance, invest real capital in real assets, and lead business functions in real companies.

“We believe the best way to learn business is to actually do business,” Scott DeRue, the Edward J. Frey Dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, told Poets & Quants. “And we wrap the hands-on experience with the coaching, mentorship, and faculty who can help reinforce the core business fundamentals that are learned in the classroom. Most importantly, for our students, it affords them an opportunity to experiment with new career paths, take on leadership roles, and stretch themselves in ways that ensure they excel in the next phase of their career.”


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