The Center for Social Impact provides students with practical, action-based learning opportunities to deliver social impact. Beyond our coursework, these rich experiences include co-curricular programs and activities led by faculty, staff, and students alike.
Action-based programs offer students multidisciplinary and cross-sector opportunities to deliver social impact.
Collaborate with students from other U-M schools and colleges to tackle a pressing cross-sector social issue currently facing the city of Detroit in this deep-dive competition during the winter term.
Working in tandem with the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, we are able to deliver a social impact component to student experiences with entrepreneurs.
Compete in the Social Impact Track of the campus-wide spring Michigan Business Challenge to help launch your new social venture through financial support and coaching.
Ross Open Road teams (formerly MBAx) bring MBA skills to social entrepreneurs across the country and a variety of special initiatives and fellowships.
Our mission is to prepare and inspire leaders to solve complex social challenges. Our programs engage Ross MBAs and students across the University of Michigan in active positions where they can work in leadership levels with community organizations and social innovators. Below are just a couple of the programs we offer.
Develop mission-driven leadership, project management, and executive skills while serving as a board member with a nonprofit in Southeast Michigan.
Represent students by helping design and implement the Center’s core programs with a focus on student engagement, special event planning, and program quality.