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  • Prospective Ross students!  Watch this to learn about Social Impact at Ross

    Prospective Ross students! Watch this to learn about Social Impact at Ross

    On October 17, 2018, Ross Admissions and B+I’s Matt Kelterborn were joined by current students to speak to and answer questions from prospects considering Ross and its social impact opportunities. Over and above individual programs Business+Impact can offer, there are over one hundred ways to make a social impact while at …
  • U-M Online course helps students, others engage with communities

    U-M Online course helps students, others engage with communities

    September 26, ANN ARBOR – More than 5,000 University of Michigan students engage in community-based projects each year, according to reporting alone, and most likely that number is higher when other informal, undocumented experiences are factored in. Yet, those who help organize some of U-M’s engagement experiences have long been concerned …
  • September 2018 Newsletter

    September 2018 Newsletter

    First Annual Business+Impact Showcase Attracts nearly 200 U-M Students, 30 Impact Organizations As part of its mission to make students aware of all impact opportunities across campus, B+I welcomed incoming and returning students to its first annual Business+Impact Showcase on Sept. 6 at Ross. Nearly 200 students had a chance …
  • Wolverine Disaster Relief: U-M students provide support in aftermath of disasters

    Wolverine Disaster Relief: U-M students provide support in aftermath of disasters

    Thurs, Sept. 13, 2018 – ANN ARBOR – As Hurricane Florence pummels the Carolina coast, the new Wolverine Disaster Relief team is busy getting ready in case they’re needed. Founded in 2017 by Tim Carter, WDR co-president and an MBA student at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, the …
  • First Annual Business+Impact Showcase Attracts nearly 200 U-M Students, 30 Impact Organizations

    First Annual Business+Impact Showcase Attracts nearly 200 U-M Students, 30 Impact Organizations

    Ann Arbor, September 7, 2018 – Ann Arbor, September 7, 2018 – Business+Impact (B+I) is a new school-wide initiative to make Ross the most progressive source of ideas for business approaches to global challenges. As part of its mission to make students aware of all the impact opportunities across campus, B+I welcomed …
  • August 2018 Newsletter

    August 2018 Newsletter

    B+I Brings 25 U-M Impact Organizations to Ross, Builds Awareness Business+Impact Showcase Thurs, Sept. 6, 2018, 5 – 6:30 pm Blau 5th Floor Colloquium Welcome new and returning students! We hope your summer was empowering and invigorating, because we have news for you. The Center for Social Impact is now part of Business+Impact …
  • 2018 Internship Experiences

    2018 Internship Experiences

    About our Internships In the summer of 2018, Business+Impact had a number of internship opportunities with a broad spectrum of organizations.  Students from Ross, Ford, and School of Social Work developed their skills while helping mission-driven organizations in Detroit and around the world. Business+Impact’s Impact Corps internships placed MBAs and BBAs with …
  • Impact Hackathon Brings Together Global Leaders to Transform the Impact Economy

    Impact Hackathon Brings Together Global Leaders to Transform the Impact Economy

    On July 12-13, Jerry Davis, Associate Dean for Business+Impact at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, worked with partners at Global Silicon Valley and the Stamps School of Art & Design to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, academics, corporate executives, policymakers, and others to discuss …
  • Summer 2018 Newsletter

    Summer 2018 Newsletter

    Congratulations to this Year’s Summer Interns The Center is giving internship funding and support to 30+ students through the Summer Fund and Impact Corps. We extend a warm welcome to the 2018 intern cohort! Summer Fund: Ellen Abrams (MBA), Isla Urbana Katie Allan (MPP), U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation Ricky Bicknell (MPP), Affirmations Christopher Bowman (MBA), Rocky Mountain Institute Timothy Carter (MBA), Advanced Innovative …
  • The Value of Accounting to Detroit and Local Entrepreneurs

    The Value of Accounting to Detroit and Local Entrepreneurs

    by Aaron Ngo, Michigan Ross BBA ’20 Most people that know me well know that my parents were entrepreneurs. They owned a small Chinese restaurant near our home in the suburbs of Philly. Not coders hacking away on an app in the garage or MBAs pitching to a VC firm, …
  • Business Research is Broken Because of Faulty Faculty Incentives

    Business Research is Broken Because of Faulty Faculty Incentives

    May 2, 2018 William Glick, Anne Tsui and Jerry Davis wrote an article for BizEd entitled “The Moral Dilemma to Business Research, in which they argued the the current business research model is unsustainable, and that schools must realign their incentives to encourage faculty to produce credible research that is useful to …
  • Twelve MBAs prepare to Hit the Open Road

    Twelve MBAs prepare to Hit the Open Road

    Meet the Teams that Will Head out on Ross Open Road Three teams of four MBAs each are preparing to embark on road trips across America in May 2018. They’re part of Ross Open Road, an action-based social entrepreneurship program developed by Ross students. Each team will spend the month …
  • April 2018 Newsletter

    April 2018 Newsletter

    Note from the Center As April arrives, we look back on the successes of the past academic year at Business Impact. In August, we launched the Impact Portal, which provides a guide to all the impact activities across campus. In our programs, we had a record number of students participate …
  • Two Fall ’18 Courses Examine Microfinance

    Two Fall ’18 Courses Examine Microfinance

    Michael Gordon, a Michigan Ross professor and faculty director of Business Impact, will teach an MBA and BBA course on Microfinance this Fall ’18 semester. The MBA course, Entrepreneurial Studies: Microfinance (ES 644) is about doing good with money via microfinance, impact investing, and social finance. The BBA course, Entrepreneurial …
  • Two Fall ’18 Courses Examine the Base of the Pyramid and Poverty Alleviation

    Two Fall ’18 Courses Examine the Base of the Pyramid and Poverty Alleviation

    Ted London, PhD, a Michigan Ross professor and expert on enterprise strategies for low income markets, will teach an MBA and BBA course on his Base of the Pyramid Promise this Fall ’18 semester. The MBA course, Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid (BA612) explores how business can …
  • The Bottom-Up Media Revolution: How Social Entrepreneurs are Building Trust Between Communities and the Media

    The Bottom-Up Media Revolution: How Social Entrepreneurs are Building Trust Between Communities and the Media

    Laxmi Parthasarathy and Michael Gordon April 12, 2018 Ashoka has partnered with Business Impact to understand the new media landscape being forged by social entrepreneurs. These individuals work closely with their communities to address problems ranging from malicious actors sowing disinformation or hijacking media for nefarious purposes, to a lack …
  • Center for Social Impact brings opportunities for community engagement, social entrepreneurship & more

    Center for Social Impact brings opportunities for community engagement, social entrepreneurship & more

    April 5, 2018 – ANN ARBOR – Nitya Gupta of Michigan News posted an article on the Engaged Michigan newsfeed that discusses corporate social responsibility, social challenges, and the place of Business Impact in developing leaders that will make a positive change in society. This article includes discussions about our …
  • March 2018 Newsletter

    March 2018 Newsletter

    Calling all Impact Interns! Apply by Fri, Apr. 13 Business Impact’s Summer Fund awards competitive grants to Ross and Ford masters students and BBA juniors. Students completing internships in the nonprofit, public, or private sectors may apply if the organization has a clearly defined social mission. Internships must be at least 10 …
  • Reflections from Spring Break: Service Corps Houston Service Trip

    Reflections from Spring Break: Service Corps Houston Service Trip

    This spring break, ten Ross MBA students trekked to Houston, Texas to participate in hurricane relief efforts with All Hands and Hearts, an international disaster response organization. Although much of the city of Houston has emerged from Hurricane Harvey since August—in which 40,000 people were displaced, 83 were killed, and …
  • 2017-18 Board Fellows Gain Insight, Experience

    2017-18 Board Fellows Gain Insight, Experience

    Overview The 2018 Board Fellowship Program was one of our biggest and most competitive programs all year. 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 …