Activities by Focus Areas

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The following include current programs, student clubs, and action-based activities for student engagement across a variety of key focus areas in social impact, primarily at the Ross School of Business. Also please look at social impact courses and related social impact faculty.

Key to Center/Institute Acronyms:

B+I = Business+Impact
ZLI = Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
SLC = Sanger Leadership Center
WDI = William Davidson Institute

Learn more about Student Clubs on our Clubs & Affiliates page.

Social Innovation

B+I Social Innovation Summit
B+I Social Innovators Speaker Series
B+I Social Impact Challenge
B+I Impact Corps Internships
SLC Impact Challenge
Community of Social Innovators
Impact Alliance
B+I Student Liaisons

Nonprofit (& Public) Management

B+I Board Fellowship Program
B+I Self-Directed Internship Funding
B+I Doctoral Funding Support

Social Funding

Ross Give-A-Day Fund Club
Ross Loan Repayment Assistance Program
Office of U-M Development D-SIP interns
Impact Investing & Microfinance:
Social Venture Fund
Sustainable VC Investment Competition

Community & Economic Development

Revitalization + Business Club Conference
R+B Detroit Impact Projects
Community Consulting Club
Tauber & Global Action Projects
Ross Global Initiatives

Taubman Detroit Community Design Center
School of Information Initiative for Impact
SSW-Skillman Technical Assistance Center
Ginsberg Center on Community Service & Learning
Community Action @ Ross Club


Social Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

Michigan Business Challenge Social Impact Track
ZLI Dare to Dream Impact
B+I Michigan Social Entrepreneurship Showcase
ZLI Marcel Gani Interns in Social Enterprise
B+I Social Entrepreneurs Bootcamp/Clinic
LS&A Optimize Club
Zell Entrepreneurship and Law (ZEAL) Program

International Development

WDI Base of Pyramid Research Assistants
WDI Global Impact Internships
WDI Global Impact Speaker Series
C.K. Prahalad Initiative & MAP
India Initiatives Annual Conference
Emerging Markets Club


Net Impact Club
Erb Speaker Series
Energy Club & Clean Energy Case Competition
Design + Business Club
Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund
Dow Sustainability Fellowship program

Education Management

Education + Business Club
EduPreneurship Consulting Projects
Innovatrium Projects

Public Health/Healthcare Innovation

SPH Public Health Innovation in Action
Healthcare and LifeSci Club & Symposium

This list is simply a first glance at possible activities; many overlap categories and specialty areas!