Platinum Sponsors

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The BBA Council strives to create a student government that gains recognition by the student body for its work with the Ross school of business. Specifically creating a school that fosters community within the student ranks, growing collaboration between grades and sections, and further aiming to more powerfully connect as the advocate for our classmates by forging a more complete relationship with administration and better connecting with the students themselves.

Dr. Gunter Dufey joined the faculty of the University of Michigan Business School in 1968 after obtaining graduate degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle.  His academic interests center on international financial markets as well as on the financial policies of multinational corporations, focusing on issues of Corporate Governance, Risk Management and the Intl. Expansion Strategy of business firms. He held appointments as National Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Visiting Prof. at GSB, Stanford University (1980-81), and administered the LBRP Chair of Intl. Corp. Finance at WHU Otto Beisheim Grad. School, near Koblenz, Germany (1993-2000). He also holds an honorary professorship at Universitaet des Saarlandes, and has been on the faculty of NTU/NBS Singapore 2000 -2020, in various positions. 2001-2003 he served with McKinsey and Co in Singapore as Sr. Advisor, supporting the Corporate Governance Practice of the firm in Asia. Prof Dufey has been a member of the board of directors of Fuji Logitech, Tokyo/Shizuoka, subsidaries of ALLY Financial (GMAC) Detroit/Toronto and until recently served on the Board of Trustees of Guinness-Atkinson Funds London/Los Angeles,  He continues to serve on the Supervisory Board of Juetting Foundation, Stendal, Germany and as Exec. Director of EDUCATION EXCHANGE LTD.org, a not-for-profit education consulting company in Singapore. He has published extensively.

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The Michigan Ross FinTech Initiative bridges the gap between traditional business education and the skills employers need, now and in the future. We achieve this with a variety of fintech courses and immersive experiences for both undergrad and graduate students; faculty research into important issues concerning finance and technology; and extensive outreach to alumni and industry to maximize the practical impact of the initiative.

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"Chicago-based PEAK6 is redefining what it means to be an investment firm. PEAK6 is driven to see solutions others don’t and capitalize on opportunities others miss. This ambitious, visionary approach has helped PEAK6 establish and grow a diverse range of successful ventures, including investments and
businesses across a range of industries. PEAK6 is a founding partner of the Michigan Ross FinTech Initiative."

Gold Sponsors

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BFC Group is a China-based boutique investment banking firm with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, licensing, financing, and regulatory affairs. We work with leading healthcare companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. With first-hand operational experience in both the U.S. and China, we have a deep understanding of challenges our clients face when establishing a company presence or expanding its presence outside its home market. Our team members have a substantial scientific foundation and expertise, which gives us a strong edge in understanding our clients’ products and technology. Our experience is enriched through a broad spectrum of practices ranging from discovery research, product development, product marketing and regulatory affairs to business development, investment banking, and venture investing in global markets. At BFC, a close, collaborative working environment ensures that we deliver the best service to our clients. With international connections in an increasingly complex social, legal, and financial world, we initiate innovation, foster progress, and serve the global community.
 

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Founded in 1947, the University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) is the oldest interdisciplinary center in the US with a mission to promote research and teaching in Japanese studies.

CJS is home to faculty and students from a variety of disciplines and professional schools, artists and scholars visiting from near and far, and community organizations engaged in Japan-related activities in Michigan.

CJS provides:
· lecture series

· film series

· various special events and conferences

· interdisciplinary master’s degrees in Japanese studies

· study-abroad and internship opportunities in Japan

· funding opportunities for U-M students

· support to the outstanding Japanese language collection at U-M libraries and research facilities

· workshops, programs, and resources for K-12 educators for classroom use.

Established in 2015, Michigan Ross China Initiatives facilitates transformative student experiences, empowers breakthrough faculty research, and promotes successful partnerships with leading Chinese research institutions, companies, and alumni. Ross China Initiatives promotes greater learning within the Michigan student and scholarly
community about this important region and economy, builds networks and partnerships between the U-M community and Chinese organizations, and fosters greater global impact with Michigan Ross’ partners in China.

Established in 2011, India Initiatives at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business delivers cutting-edge ideas, pioneering research, and innovative business solutions for companies in India, with an eye
toward balancing profits and social value creation. Building on Michigan Ross’ deep ties to India, India Initiatives serves as the school’s ambassador to its Indian partners and the 452 Ross alumni currently living and working in India through academic and research activities, as well as alumni and corporate outreach, focused on India’s fast-growing economy.

The University of Michigan International Center’s (IC) core work is to serve the international population, facilitate intercultural and international education, and foster a global campus community. The IC provides a variety of services to assist international students, scholars, faculty and staff at U-M, as well as American students seeking opportunities to study, work, or travel abroad. The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) team serves as a key university resource by: advising international students, scholars, their dependents, and departments on compliance with U.S. immigration laws and regulations; recommending immigration benefits including employment; consulting on adjustment to U.S. society
and American culture, academic concerns and community resources; and conducting workshops and orientation sessions.

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The University of Michigan International Center’s (IC) core work is to serve the international population, facilitate intercultural and international education, and foster a global campus community. The IC provides a variety of services to assist international students, scholars, faculty and staff at U-M, as well as American students seeking opportunities to study, work, or travel abroad. The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) team serves as a key university resource by: advising international students, scholars, their dependents, and departments on compliance with U.S. immigration laws and regulations; recommending immigration benefits including employment; consulting on adjustment to U.S. society
and American culture, academic concerns and community resources; and conducting workshops and orientation sessions.

Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan formally began in 1930 with the establishment of an Oriental Civilizations Program. In 1961, the Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) was established with a grant from the Ford Foundation. It has become one of the nation's most prominent centers devoted to a deeper understanding of China, past and present. Now the Kenneth G. Lieberthal and Richard H. Rogel Center for Chinese Studies (LRCCS), the center is the premier place on the University of Michigan campus to gain access to resources on China, including leading scholars, ongoing projects, outreach, and funding for faculty and student research. It houses experts in nearly every major facet of Chinese studies ranging from literature and history to law and public health. The center also sponsors two publication series through the University of Michigan Press: China Understandings Today, and the center’s original series of Michigan Monographs in Chinese Studies.

Silver Sponsors

The Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan International Institute encourages social, political, cultural, and economic understanding of Korea in the U-M community and beyond. Through its student and faculty support and ambitious public programming, the center seeks to increase the depth and breadth of resources devoted to Korean studies.

By honoring U-M Professor, William A. Paton, a giant in the history of U.S. accounting education, the Paton Accounting Center at the University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, works to maintain a tradition of excellence in accounting education, excellence in teaching, and high quality faculty research. We facilitate activities that attract and help to retain students and faculty of the highest caliber, organizing conferences, maintaining strong relationships with public accounting firms, and funding high quality research. Our initiatives, such as the Kapnick Workshop Series and the Paton Scholarship Fund, play a vital role in maintaining and promoting the tradition of excellence in accounting education at Michigan Ross.

The Global MBA Program at Ross was established for the unique purpose of nurturing high potential managers with global perspectives and cutting edge business knowledge. The program is carefully designed to meet the needs of sponsored students and, since its inception in 1992, over 1,000 elite managers have taken advantage of this great learning opportunity. The program begins with month-long immersive study sessions in Korea and Japan, then heads to Silicon Valley for a month's study and interaction with companies and leaders driving the tech industry. The cohort then moves to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for 13 months, where they study alongside some of the brightest minds in the world. In the program, students develop valuable new contacts, interact with global business leaders, and enhance their leadership skills in the Ross signature action-based learning curriculum. The Ross Global MBA features a rigorous curriculum taught by world-class faculty, all leading up to a Michigan Ross MBA degree that’s valued and admired around the world.

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business' mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society. Michigan Ross Executive Education is ranked a Top 5 global provider of executive development programs by the Financial Times. The school delivers open-enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management. In 2018, Ross held 316 Executive Education programs in over 70 countries, facilitating high-impact learning experiences for more than 5,000 managers and executives for companies, including Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Development Bank, GM, Oracle.

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a vibrant and distinctive learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business' mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society. Michigan Ross Executive Education is ranked a Top 5 global provider of executive development programs by the Financial Times. The school delivers open-enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management. In 2018, Ross held 316 Executive Education programs in over 70 countries, facilitating high-impact learning experiences for more than 5,000 managers and executives for companies, including Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, China Development Bank, GM, Oracle.

The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and its Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity advance the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation through a broad range of activities, including academics, symposium, and global community outreach. The Institute is the foremost resource for students and alumni of the University of Michigan as they pursue entrepreneurial endeavors and private equity careers. The Zell Lurie Institute’s innovative approach to experiential learning encourages and nurtures students exploring entrepreneurial careers to succeed – autonomously or in a corporate setting – as leaders for new venture creation and growth. Under the guidance of Executive Director and Michigan Ross Professor Stewart Thornhill, the Institute provides access to capital, competitions, entrepreneurial networks, and other means of significant support and resources allowing students to take the knowledge learned in the classroom, and launch a new venture while earning their undergraduate or graduate degree.

The Tauber Institute for Global Operations is a premier multidisciplinary operations program of the University of Michgian. Our Mission: We empower leaders to solve operations, supply chain, and technology-based challenges through a multidisciplinary, action-oriented education, global industry partnerships, and a dynamic community to create a positive impact. 

The Multidisciplinary Action Project (MAP) program at Michigan Ross is one of the world’s most extensive and intensive partnerships in action-based learning. Teams of students tackle pressing business challenges for sponsor organizations - major corporations, startups, and nonprofits around the world. At the heart of MAP is a mutually beneficial collaboration between students, faculty, and sponsor organizations. The

 

Benefits of Sponsorship

1. Get a fresh look at your business issue from an unbiased team.

2. Receive thorough, data-driven recommendations.

3. Gain exposure to the latest business tools and techniques practiced by faculty and top students.

4. Build relationships with Ross students, reinforcing recruiting strength with Ross.

5. Directly invest in the education and development of tomorrow's business leaders.

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Special Thanks to Our Biggest Sponsors for the 29th Conference
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Professor Emeritus Gunter Dufey

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