Let’s Do Business Together.

You don’t have to be a business major
to be a part of the Ross community.

Our business electives are open to all students on campus, so whether you’re pursuing a career in chemistry, the creative arts, engineering, or political science, a Ross business course can complement your undergraduate degree and give you a competitive edge. You might be surprised by how many Ross electives can support your career path.

Find Your Business Elective


ACC 300 Financial Accounting (3)

ACC 301 Managerial Accounting (3)

ACC 312 Intermediate Financial Accounting (3)

ACC 315 Cost Accounting (3)

The Ross eight-month Master of Accounting degree provides a comprehensive understanding of corporate accounting and prepares you to meet the Certified Public Accountant requirements. An undergraduate degree in business is not required.


ES 212 Entrepreneurial Business Basics (3)

ES/FIN 329 Financing Research Commercialization (3)

ES 395 Entrepreneurial Management (3)

ES/MKT 425 New Product and Innovation Management (3)

If you’re  interested in entrepreneurship, consider the Entrepreneurship Minor, which is open to all undergraduate students who want to translate ideas into real impact. You may also benefit from exploring resources available through the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Management & HR

BL 309 Business Ethics and Accountability (1.5)

BL 310 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (1.5)

MO 302 Positively Leading People and Organizations (3)

MO 321 Leadership in Organizations (3)

MO 324 Managing Professional Relationships (3)

MO 415 Introduction to Managing Human Capital (3)

Our 10-month Master of Management program is designed for recent bachelor’s degree graduates with little to no full-time work experience who are interested in learning the essentials of business. The program is ideal for students with a strong liberal arts, science, or engineering background.

Nonprofit & Social Impact


BL 310 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (1.5)

MKT 302 Marketing Management (3)

MKT 310 Fundamentals of Sales Management (3)

MKT 312 Retail Management Marketing (3)

MKT 313 Consumer Behavior (3)

The Cappo Sales Track offers a number of resources, courses, and networking opportunities to U-M students who are interested in learning more about sales.

Supply Chain Management

TO 302 Managing Business Operations (3)

TO 411 Decision Support with Excel (3)

TO 414 Advanced Analytics for Management Consulting (3)

TO 415 Advanced Excel Skills with VBA (3)

The Ross Master of Supply Chain Management program develops the next generation of supply chain leaders. Its one-year format provides an end-to-end supply chain education and includes a summer consulting engagement with Fortune 100/200 companies.

Note: Some courses may have prerequisites or require instructor permission to enroll. Contact rossregistrarsoffice@umich.edu with course registration questions. To learn more about business career paths, you can schedule a meeting with a career counselor at U-M Career Center.

Earn Business Credits in Just Four Weeks

Benefit from one of our Michigan Ross Maymester courses, offered online during the month of May. These 1.5 and 3.0-credit business courses are open to all rising seniors and juniors at U-M, and end three weeks before Spring Term. 


Get the Most Out of Ross

Global Student Experiences

See the world with Ross. Our global opportunities — which include practicums, service learning, and field projects — offer students across campus the unique opportunity to learn business while immersing themselves in new places and different cultures. 

Student Clubs & Involvement

If a Ross elective helps you discover a passion, you can stay involved through one of our many student clubs. We have clubs for just about everything in business. Other activities, like case competitions, are great ways to put concepts into practice and collaborate with peers. 

Sanger Crisis Challenge

Sanger Leadership Center

This is U-M’s hub for leadership development. Open to all students, the Sanger Leadership Center facilitates experiences like Story Lab, the Leadership Crisis Challenge, and the Business+Impact Challenge, and is where you can participate in learning communities focused on leadership.

Keep Going with a Master’s Degree from Ross

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Build up your background in business with one of our standout degree programs.

The 15-credit Ross Business Minor helps undergraduates in other degree programs gain a competitive edge in the job market, while our Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, and Master of Management programs (all of which can be completed in one year or less) are open to graduates of any university looking to excel in these fields.