The Global MBA Program at Ross was established for the unique purpose of nurturing cutting edge knowledge and leadership development for those whose education is sponsored by their employer. Since its inception in 1992, over 1,000 elite managers have taken advantage of this great learning opportunity.
The Ross Global MBA is a full-time cohort-based MBA that provides an immersive MBA experience in just 16 months by eliminating the internship typically offered to those who are pursuing an MBA with the intent to change companies or industries. For those who have careers to return to after their studies, the Ross Global MBA is exactly what’s needed. Participants in our program have an average of 7-8 years of work experience before joining, placing us between an Executive MBA and a traditional 2-year MBA.
Participants develop valuable new contacts, interact with global business leaders, and enhance their leadership skills. The Ross Global MBA features a rigorous curriculum, taught by world-class faculty, which incorporates action-based learning and culminates in the Michigan Ross MBA degree that’s valued and admired around the world.
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.
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 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.