Michigan Ross seeks to build a better world through business. Business+Impact is the central hub for these efforts, providing ideas and solutions to address the global challenges of our generation. We aim to embed impact deeply into every core activity of Ross, including teaching, research, and outreach. As such, impact is not a silo, but an integral part of the DNA of our business school.
Ross already has a strong reputation for impact, with centers and institutes focused on worldwide challenges, and one fifth of incoming students expressing an interest in impact careers. But as we go forward, in addition to our existing programs and Impact Gateway, we will pursue the creation of a new +Impact Studio for coworking, a social innovation series to disseminate impact research, and deeper engagement with Detroit.
Cynthia Koenig (MS ’06/MBA ’11)
It was a perfect case of synchronicity. We shared information in our February newsletter about the new +Impact Studio course. Then one of our high-impact alums, Cynthia Koenig, was inspired to reach out to see how she could get involved, because her current role at Amazon centers around design thinking for social innovation, and she used design principles to found a social enterprise that tackles the wicked problem of water access.