U-M's Ross School of Business Details Global, Action-Based Learning Projects


The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor today announced details of its Master of Business Administration program that joins students with organizations and major corporations to help solve business problems.

“We are the only business school to do action-based learning at this kind of scale, which means that the relationships we’ve built with companies who have sponsored Multidiscipinary Action Project teams for more than 20 years are highly beneficial for our students,” says Alison Davis-Blake, dean of the U-M’s Ross School of Business. 

More than 400 U-M students will participate in this year’s program, and can last anywhere from a few weeks to months. The program begins this month and pairs students with executives from companies such as Amazon, Facebook, and PepsiCo.

Many of the projects are international and include students working overseas with the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan in Jordan while some students will be involved on a project about food manufacturing in Nicaragua for Tetra Pak, a packaging company.

The Multidisciplinary Action Project program was founded in 1991. Nearly 10,000 students have worked on about 1,800 projects.