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Here is the latest news from and about Business+Impact at Michigan Ross, plus links to resources for impact changemakers across campus and in the USA.

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  • Learn about the new +Impact Studio Course from a Student who Already Took It

    Learn about the new +Impact Studio Course from a Student who Already Took It

    During the Winter 2019 pilot course of +Impact Studio: Translating Research into Practice (BA670), we sat down with student Sheela Lal (MBA ’19) to talk about her experiences in the class, tackling the wicked problem of lead service lines in Flint. This work drew on Ross Professor Eric Schwartz’s machine-learning algorithm—using municipal …
  • Base of the Pyramid Article by Ross Professor featured in SSIR

    Base of the Pyramid Article by Ross Professor featured in SSIR

    A newly published article, co-authored by Ted London of the Ross School of Business and Urs Jager of INCAE, appears in the summer edition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review and focuses on co-creating in low-income markets.  The article, titled “Cocreating with the Base of the Pyramid,” focuses on the …
  • “Working Toward A Shared Prosperity” Named to Innovations that Inspire

    “Working Toward A Shared Prosperity” Named to Innovations that Inspire

    Hear Eight Short Talks About the Future of Society from Some of the Smartest People at U-M Hear eight lightning talks from the “Working Toward Shared Prosperity” event, where professors from across U-M and academics around the world gathered to discuss the future role of business in society. READ MORE …
  • Give-A-Day Fund – Supporting MBAs Who Want to Have an Impact

    Give-A-Day Fund – Supporting MBAs Who Want to Have an Impact

    2019 Give-A-Day Fund Interns The majority of MBA funds we provide for summer impact internships are donations made by members of the prior MBA class through the student-led Give-A-Day Fund. Members of the MBA class donate a day of their regular salary in order to support those who have pursued social …
  • We Funded 21 Interns at Impact Orgs – Where Are They Now?

    We Funded 21 Interns at Impact Orgs – Where Are They Now?

    2019 Summer Fund Interns Each summer, Business+Impact awards competitive grants for summer internships to MBAs and BBA juniors in the Ross School of Business as well as MPP students in the Ford School of Public Policy. Below is a list of recipients and where they will be working this summer. …
  • In addressing global health, one size does not fit all

    In addressing global health, one size does not fit all

    by Tim Carter (MBA ’19) “If you’ve been to one hospital in Nigeria… you’ve been to one hospital in Nigeria.” This quote from the recent Unite for Sight Global Health & Innovation Conference that I attended at Yale University has stuck with me since returning to Ann Arbor. At the …
  • Twelve MBAs Hit the Open Road

    Twelve MBAs Hit the Open Road

    Three teams of four MBAs each are preparing to embark on road trips across America in May. They’re part of Open Road at Ross – Powered by Ford, an action-based social entrepreneurship program developed by Ross students for Ross students. Each team will spend the month of May visiting a …
  • B+I Announces Campus Winner of Round One in the Aspen MBA Case Competition

    B+I Announces Campus Winner of Round One in the Aspen MBA Case Competition

    Business+Impact is proud to announce that the U-M campus winner in the Aspen MBA Case Compeition is Team Stubborn Optimists (Vanessa Lynskey – MBA ’19, Cristobal Cevallos – MBA ’19, and Joseph Tulloch – MBA ’19)
  • 2018-19 Board Fellows on the Road to Leadership

    2018-19 Board Fellows on the Road to Leadership

    Overview The 2018-19 Board Fellowship Program was our biggest and most competitive program in years. Students from Ross, Ford, School of Social Work, Public Health, and other programs developed project management and executive skills as board members of nonprofit organizations in Southeast Michigan. In addition to attending all board meetings …
  • Q&A – Jerry Davis on how Free Accounting Fridays and other programs help Detroit business owners and nonprofits thrive

    Q&A – Jerry Davis on how Free Accounting Fridays and other programs help Detroit business owners and nonprofits thrive

    Jerry Davis is the associate dean at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and leads the Business + Impact initiative. Davis’ research at the University of Michigan is broadly concerned with corporate governance and the effects of finance on society. Through his years as a researcher, he recognized the …
  • My Work with a Nonprofit in Detroit Has Shown Me The True Power of Collaboration

    My Work with a Nonprofit in Detroit Has Shown Me The True Power of Collaboration

    From the moment I was accepted into the Master of Management Program at the Ross School of Business, I started looking into opportunities that would supplement my academic studies and provide relevant experiences for my future career.
  • Michigan Business Challenge Seigle Impact Track Winner Announced

    Michigan Business Challenge Seigle Impact Track Winner Announced

    Ann Arbor, March 18, 2018 – The winner of the 2019 Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track is Dear Black Women (Florence Noel,MBA/MSI 2019), an affirmation movement and social network for Black women to heal, connect and grow. The Seigle Impact Track competition, co-sponsored by the Zell Lurie Institute, Business+Impact, and the Erb …