Michigan Ross is rapidly becoming a name that holds clout akin to many of the traditional big players in business education. The executive MBA is no exception. Ranked sixth on the most recent P&Q Executive MBA rankings, Ross offers programs in two locations – the traditional Ann Arbor campus and at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Regardless of location, the general management curriculum focuses on strategy. Both cohorts have scheduled times to interact and network with each other and graduate together in Ann Arbor.
The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is what sets Ross apart from many of its competitors. The LDP provides training in leadership competencies, executive skills, and personal awareness. Specifically, skills are developed to lead teams, lead through ambiguity, and lead effectively with integrity. Every student is given peer feedback and coaching from professors based on a personal leadership plan that is established from the beginning of the program.
Ross also provides hands-on, real life training through its Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP). Few other schools provide such a rich and valuable experience – especially at the depth and length of the executive MAP at Ross. Students work on teams with all types of organizations from around the world. Teams can work with large multinational corporations, small businesses, startups, or even nongovernmental organizations. Projects can range from strategic growth strategy to market entry plans to risk assessments.
The Ross alumni network extends into 88 countries with more than 45,000 alums. It is a program that can be adapted to fit nearly any schedule and comes with the renowned faculty the Ross School of Business is infamous for.
Businessweek (2009): 7th
U.S. News (2010): 8th
Wall Street Journal (2010): 15th
Poets&Quants (2011): 6th