Let’s Do Business

There’s logic behind the phrase “do business.” It’s an active process — just like our curriculum.

The Michigan Ross curriculum throws you right into the action, excitement, and risk inherent in business. You'll tap into the power of business to improve lives, benefit society, and drive powerful change. You'll learn why diverse perspectives are critical to organizations. And you’ll analyze strategy, apply business concepts, oversee projects, and build connections between business and the world. After all, you don’t come to Michigan Ross to be a spectator. You come to be a leader. 

61
Ross
54
U-M
5
Ross/U-M
120
Total Credits

First Year

ROSS CREDITS
Fall Winter
BA 100 (2)
Signature Learning Experience
  BCOM 250 (1.5)
Winter requirement for students starting in the second year.
INCLUSIVE LEADERS PATHWAY (formerly IDO)
Milestone 1

The Inclusive Leaders Pathway is a degree requirement that is designed to introduce Ross students to the concepts of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging in the contexts of their business education and roles as future business leaders. Students must complete all four components of the milestone requirement, as outlined below, to receive the BBA degree. This includes successfully completing all milestone assignments embedded in the Ross Signature Learning Experiences.
U-M CREDITS
First-year writing requirement; Economics 101; and Calculus I, II, or III
ROSS/U-M CREDITS
Five additional Ross or U-M credits must be completed before graduation.

Second Year

ROSS CREDITS
Fall Winter
BA 200 (3)
Signature Learning Experience

ACC 300 (3)
TO 301 (4)

No electives, independent study, or Floating Core.

Transfer Students:
BA 102 (1)

Signature Learning Experience
ACC 301 (3)
STRATEGY 290 (1.5)


Focus on the Floating Core before electives. Limited electives available.
FLOATING CORE
BE 300 (3), FIN 300 (3), MKT 300 (3), TO 300 (1.5)
BUSINESS ELECTIVES
Business electives (typically 5-6 classes, including approved Global Student Experiences coursework) must be completed by graduation.
INCLUSIVE LEADERS PATHWAY (formerly IDO)
Milestone 2 (Transfer students - Milestones 1 and 2)

The Inclusive Leaders Pathway is a degree requirement that is designed to introduce Ross students to the concepts of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging in the contexts of their business education and roles as future business leaders. Students must complete all four components of the milestone requirement, as outlined below, to receive the BBA degree. This includes successfully completing all milestone assignments embedded in the Ross Signature Learning Experiences.
U-M CREDITS
ECON 102
Complete 3 of 4 distribution categories by graduation: Foreign Language (4th semester proficiency. Last term must be taken for a grade); Humanities (9 credits); Social Science (9 credits, not including ECON 101 or 102); Natural Science or MSA (9 credits)
ROSS/U-M CREDITS
Five additional Ross or U-M credits must be completed before graduation.

Third Year

ROSS CREDITS
Fall Winter
Integrative Semester
Signature Learning Experience

BCOM 350 (1.5)
BL 300 (3)
MO 300 (3)
TO 313 (3)
Optional Global Semester Exchange

Students on campus will have floating core and elective options.
FLOATING CORE
BE 300 (3), FIN 300 (3), MKT 300 (3), TO 300 (1.5)
BUSINESS ELECTIVES
Business electives (typically 5-6 classes, including approved Global Student Experiences coursework) must be completed by graduation.
INCLUSIVE LEADERS PATHWAY (formerly IDO)
Milestone 3

The Inclusive Leaders Pathway is a degree requirement that is designed to introduce Ross students to the concepts of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging in the contexts of their business education and roles as future business leaders. Students must complete all four components of the milestone requirement, as outlined below, to receive the BBA degree. This includes successfully completing all milestone assignments embedded in the Ross Signature Learning Experiences.
U-M CREDITS
Complete 3 of 4 distribution categories by graduation: Foreign Language (4th semester proficiency. Last term must be taken for a grade); Humanities (9 credits); Social Science (9 credits, not including ECON 101 or 102); Natural Science or MSA (9 credits)
ROSS/U-M CREDITS
Five additional Ross or U-M credits must be completed before graduation.

Fourth Year

ROSS CREDITS
Fall Winter
STRATEGY 390 (3)

Must complete all core courses—fixed and floating—by the end of this semester.
BA 400 (3)

Capstone Elective (3)

Signature Learning Experience
FLOATING CORE
BE 300 (3), FIN 300 (3), MKT 300 (3), TO 300 (1.5)
BUSINESS ELECTIVES
Business electives (typically 5-6 classes, including approved Global Student Experiences coursework) must be completed by graduation.
INCLUSIVE LEADERS PATHWAY (formerly IDO)
Milestone 4

The Inclusive Leaders Pathway is a degree requirement that is designed to introduce Ross students to the concepts of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and belonging in the contexts of their business education and roles as future business leaders. Students must complete all four components of the milestone requirement, as outlined below, to receive the BBA degree. This includes successfully completing all milestone assignments embedded in the Ross Signature Learning Experiences.
U-M CREDITS
Complete 3 of 4 distribution categories by graduation: Foreign Language (4th semester proficiency. Last term must be taken for a grade); Humanities (9 credits); Social Science (9 credits, not including ECON 101 or 102); Natural Science or MSA (9 credits)
ROSS/U-M CREDITS
Five additional Ross or U-M credits must be completed before graduation.

Curriculum requirements for students graduating prior to 2026

*Innovations in BA 100, BA 200, and the Ross Integrative Semester are made possible through the generosity of the Thomas C. Jones Initiative for Innovation in Undergraduate Education.


Finding a Study Group Is Easy Thanks to Our Unique Cohort Model

You’ll move through your core classes with a group of around 80 students you can lean on, learn from, and navigate Ross with. Each year, a carefully crafted Signature Learning Experience (SLE) adds another level of engagement to your coursework. The Ross Integrative Semester, for example, is the third-year SLE that highlights a business theme you’ll cover in every class, and concludes with a week-long entrepreneurial challenge where you can showcase what you’ve learned. 

36%

Ross undergrads pursuing a dual degree or minor 

Alumni
BBA '17

Cooper DePriest

Ambitious, Innovative, Inquisitive

“What I’ve seen in my exposure to the business world so far is that there’s not just one correct answer. Our classes force you to figure out multiple, different answers and why the one answer you landed on is best."
Alumni
BBA/BA '19

Chelsea Racelis

Making a Difference, On Campus and In the Future

“Being able to do human rights and international studies along with business, and try to find a bridge between the two, has been something that Michigan allowed me to do.”
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