We’re Bringing Together the Biggest Companies and Top Business Schools for a First-of-its-Kind MBA Event


Michigan Ross is partnering with Poets&Quants to develop the first-ever MBA Summit, a half-day conference featuring some of the biggest names in business schools and MBA recruiting.

The interactive event, which will take place May 1 at Michigan Ross and online, will be hosted by John A. Byrne, editor-in-chief of Poets&Quants. It will consist of three live Q+A panel discussions featuring admissions directors from top MBA programs, executives from some of the biggest MBA recruiters, and recent MBA graduates.

The event is free to attend in Ann Arbor, and will be simultaneously available worldwide via livestream.

MBA SUMMIT with Poets&Quants
MAY 1, 2018

Register for the free event here

The three interactive panels will include:


The process of choosing the program that fits your goals can be daunting. In the second of three panels, students and graduates from top programs will come together to share how they decided where to pursue their MBA. Panelists will include Ramu Annamalai and Ariana Almas, Michigan Ross MBAs ‘18; Tam Emerson, Haas MBA ‘19; and Nate Micon, Yale SOM MBA ‘18.

What criteria was important in making the decision? How did they go about evaluating that criteria? How do they feel about the decision now that they’re in the program or have graduated?

The group of students and graduates will compare notes, talk about their experiences on campus, and take questions from the viewing audience.


Admissions Directors: Assessing Your Chances of Getting In

Hear from the main decision-makers in admissions offices at Michigan Ross, Berkeley Haas, and Yale School of Management. Soojin Kwon, managing director of Full-Time MBA Admissions and Program at Michigan Ross will be joined by Bruce DelMonico and Morgan Bernstein from the admissions offices at Yale and Haas, respectively.

What do they look for in top candidates? How can you improve your odds of acceptance? What are the main red flags admissions directors keep an eye out for?

The group of admissions directors will give a peak behind the curtain and a glimpse into the MBA admissions process, as well as take questions from the viewing audience.

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From Employers: What Recruiters Really Look for in MBAs

In the third panel, executives from Amazon, Google, and McKinsey will share insights into how they make hiring decisions and what they need from MBAs.

The panel of executives will include:

  • Peter Faricy, Ross MBA ‘95, VP of Amazon Marketplace;
  • Grant D’Arcy, Ross MBA ‘12, head of strategy at X, the Moonshot Factory (Google); and,
  • Ellis Griffith, Ross MBA ‘99, head of diversity and inclusion at McKinsey

The group will discuss the value MBAs bring to their organizations, how they evaluate candidates, and what experiences during an MBA program make the biggest impact on future job performance.

Michigan Ross Dean Scott DeRue will also join the discussion to talk about how business schools are addressing the changing expectations employers have for MBA students.

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About This Event

May 1, 2018

9am – noon


Ross School of Business
701 Tappan St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109