The Stephen M. Ross School of Business is the business and management school of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. The school was established in 1924. It has the motto – ‘Leading in thought and action’. It is a public school. In 2008, it had an endowment of $ 420 million.
The dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business is Robert Dolan. The school has a faculty strength of about 222. The school has around 1,070 undergraduate students and around 1,045 graduate students. The Stephen M. Ross School of Business offers degrees at all levels – undergraduate, masters and doctoral.
The school is often regarded as being among the top 5 in the US. As a result, it is a very highly regarded business school the world over. The MBA program of the Stephen M. Ross School of Management was ranked at number 1 in the US by Wall Street Journal in 2006. The program was ranked at number 3 by BusinessWeek in 2008.
The US News and World Report ranked the undergraduate program of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at number 5 in the US. This article aims to give information about the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the various study programs offered through it.
The school got its name after Stephen M. Ross made a contribution of $ 100 million to the school (which is the second highest contribution ever made to a US business school). The school has the following main facilities and institutes:
- William Davidson Institute
It is a non-profit institute and its aim is to create intellectual capital in emerging economies. This institute funds some of the research at the b-school of the University of Michigan, and also funds some of the summer internships at the university.
- Frankel Commercialization Fund
The fund is named after Stanley Frankel. It aims to increase research commercialization, especially in the field of health care. The fund aims to increase the involvement of students in research commercialization as well. For this purpose, mostly MBA students of the b-school of the University of Michigan are chosen.
- Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
The institute is a partnership between the b-school of the University of Michigan and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment. The institute aims to improve the focus on sustainable development.
- Zell-Lurie Institute
The school is mainly aimed at creating and developing an entrepreneurship mindset among students at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. The institute is named after Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie. The institute aims to create entrepreneurs out of the students of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
- Wolverine Venture Fund
It is the largest and the most active university based venture fund of its type in the US. The fnd is mainly aimed at early stage emerging growth companies.
- Social Venture Fund
This fund is mainly aimed at providing capital to social enterprises.