Here’s How Ross Executive MBAs Are Solving Problems for Organizations Across the World


Michigan Ross Executive MBAs are already impressive leaders in a variety of industries, and they come to Ross to learn how to become even more impactful for their organizations.

And at Ross, we know the best way to learn is by doing. That’s why the EMBAs are currently hard at work putting their classroom learning into action during their Executive MAP projects.

This semester, 110 Executive MBA students are working on 25 unique MAP projects spanning dozens of companies and countries: tracking global corporate social responsibility initiatives for J.Crew Group, conducting a market assessment for a construction company in Sweden, and attracting investors to help spur job growth in the U.S. Rust Belt.

Many of the EMBA students are also working with businesses or nonprofits to provide a positive impact on communities in need:

  • Guiding a pediatric care program in Honduras: Students are developing a plan for operational and financial sustainability of an international pediatric cardiac care system.
  • Cleaning up hazardous materials in Ethiopia: The EMBAs are creating a business model for the disposal and treatment of medical waste; currently, no such services exist in the country.
  • Helping girls access education in Malawi: Othakarhaka, a nonprofit in one of Africa’s poorest countries, has tasked Ross EMBAs with crafting a strategic and sustainable business plan for its work, which includes providing tuition for girls and wraparound services for their families so they can stay in school.

In the past, students have traveled to 19 different countries to work with numerous companies, organizations, and governments on high-level issues during ExecMAP. By working on a project for 14 weeks, and being on-site for roughly a week, students gain deep knowledge of what it is like to do business in that culture and face specific cross-cultural business challenges.

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