The Global MBA curriculum prepares you to lead by offering a combination of rigorous fundamentals, action-based learning, and hands-on experience. Global MBA students graduate with the same Michigan Ross MBA degree valued all over the world. However, the Global MBA Program schedule is adapted to a continuous 16-month timeframe to meet the needs of managers who will return to their sponsoring companies after graduation.
Students complete the required courses of the Ross MBA core in the first six months, which includes three months offsite (with one month each in Korea, Japan, and Silicon Valley), and three months in Ann Arbor. After completing the required coursework, students are free to pursue a wide variety of electives. The program concludes with the seven-week Multidisciplinary Action Projects requirement, and an optional post-MBA research project.
The Center functions as an active community of faculty, students, and visiting research scholars. Since its inception in 1990 with generous gifts from Mitsui Life Insurance Company, the Center has rapidly expanded its influence and reputation in the support and dissemination of academic research in financial economics. In 1994 a gift from Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) allowed us to offer even greater research support to our faculty.
The Center holds annual symposiums in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as well as in Tokyo, Japan, and provides research support for faculty and doctoral students through our sponsored Mitsui Finance Seminars, NTT Fellowships, Mitsui Distinguished Visiting Scholar program, weekly finance reading groups, and data acquisitions.
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.
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.