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 it is 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.


Karen Biddle Andres, MBA/MPP ’08

As a dual major, Karen Biddle Andres learned quickly to speak the language of business and policy, and more importantly how to use her time and talents effectively. We had the opportunity to speak with her recently about the things she learned at Michigan, and discoveries made since she began her career improving the financial health of everyday people.

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The studio will act as a hub to incubate innovative ventures that translate Michigan research into impact.

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social innovation series

Our Social Innovation Series prompts new ideas and knowledge about the future of work in educational, business, and societal impact.

Learn about the series >

detroit engagement

Action-based programs in nearby Detroit offer students cross-sector experiences that deliver meaningful impact.

Detroit Accounting Days >
Detroit Engagement Initiative >

Featured Events

  1. Aspen International MBA Case Competition

    March 29April 1
  2. Conference on Sustainable Food Procurement by Institutions

    April 9 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm
  3. Board Fellowship Info Session for Nonprofits

    April 16 @ 5:30 pm6:30 pm

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