The school’s key strengths are strategy, general management, marketing and accounting.
The program is large, with approximately 900 students, with an average age of 29 – slightly higher than the US average for MBA programs.
The Ross School puts much effort into developing teamwork skills among its students, and attracts employers looking for quality students with strong general skills and high potential. The school is known for its unique “action-based” teaching method, which emphasizes the link between theory and practice. As part of a school project, students work in teams to solve real problems of real companies.
Alumni include the following individuals, with current or past positions in parentheses: Mark Kennedy (member of the U.S. Congress), David Bohnett (Founder and CEO of GeoCities), Roger Smith (Chairman and CEO of General Motors) and Stephen Sanger (CEO of General Mills).