Ross School of Business

The Ross School
Motto Leading in Thought and Action
Established 1924
Type Public
Endowment $325 million
Dean Robert J. Dolan
Faculty 222
Undergraduates 1,070
Postgraduates 1,045
Alumni 36,044
Location Ann Arbor , Michigan , USA
Campus Suburban, 10 acres (40,000 m²)
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business (previously known as the University of Michigan Business School) is the business school of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The Ross School offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees, as well as an executive education program. Ross also offers dual degrees with the colleges and schools of urban planning, engineering, medicine, law, education, nursing, information, music, and School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE).

The Ross School has highly ranked BBA, MBA and Executive Education programs. Publications such as US News and World Report, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times have ranked both the school's undergraduate and professional programs highly, often as one of the top five in the U.S. In the year 2006 The Wall Street Journal ranked the program #1 overall; in 2006 BusinessWeek ranked the program #5 overall.


The school was founded in 1924.

Since Robert J. Dolan was named dean in 2001, the Ross School has attained a more cohesive identity. While the MBA program has traditionally emphasized practical experience, Dolan made it a central point in the school's effort to market itself to MBA candidates and recruiters. The approach earned the school the #1 ranking in the Wall Street Journal's 2006 and 2004 list of MBA programs, #8 in The Economist, #5 in the BusinessWeek, and #11 in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in 2006.

The school was renamed in 2004 after alumnus Stephen M. Ross who donated $100 million to the school. At the time of the donation, it was the largest gift ever to an U.S. business school, and the largest ever to the University of Michigan. The school has also raised money for a campus overhaul. It is slated to demolish 180,000 square feet (16,000 m²), then renovate or add 270,000 square feet (25,000 m²). The demolition and renovation webcam may be found here: Ross School Renovation Webcamor here Renovation webcam (java required)

Facilities and institutes

Much of the business school is located on the University of Michigan's Central Campus adjacent to the education and law schools. Its buildings are interconnected with each other, in some cases through skyways. With a major campus overhaul underway, the Executive Education programs are located at the Michigan Information Technology Center (MITC) near the university's Wolverine Tower office building in southern Ann Arbor.

The Kresge Library's collection includes about 145,000 volumes and 3000 journals as well as microfilms, working papers, and company files. The school's John R. and Georgene M. Tozzi Electronic Business and Finance Center has a trading floor classroom that is linked to the New York Stock Exchange.

The William Davidson Institute

The William Davidson Institute is a not-for-profit, independent, research and educational institute dedicated to creating, aggregating, and disseminating intellectual capital on business and policy issues in emerging markets. Integrating research, executive education, and practical project-based assistance, the Institute generates knowledge and offers unique educational opportunities to individuals as well as indigenous and multinational companies operating in transitional economies. It provides a forum for business leaders and public policy makers to discuss issues affecting the environment in which these companies operate.

The objective of the Institute's educational and research programs is to develop knowledge and capability that helps improve the effectiveness of firms and social welfare in these economies. Partnerships are formed with companies, institutions, and individuals around the world who collectively share their knowledge and resources to promote successful economic transition.

The William Davidson Institute was created in 1992 when Guardian Industries Corp., an international manufacturer of glass products, made a major financial commitment over a 20-year period to establish an institute at the University of Michigan Business School. Named in honor of Guardian Industries' chairman, president and CEO William Davidson, the Davidson Institute represents an aggressive and visionary response to global economic transformation

The Institute's areas of study include:
  • The Globalization of Services explores the accelerating global trade in services and examines business and public policy issues in emerging and developed economies.
  • Doing business at the Bottom of the Pyramid champions a new way of thinking about and doing business in the world's poor markets, an inclusive form of capitalism that marries private investment with local entrepreneurial aspirations to grow local economies in a sustainable manner.
  • Social Enterprise (SE) research initiative, which was established to explore the changing and expanding role of NGOs, corporations and governments in achieving social impact.
The Institute also provides:
  • Executive Education programs on topics such as leadership, marketing, entrepreneurship and general management skills to managers in the emerging and transition markets, including countries such as Morocco, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Guatemala.
  • Technical Assistance and Consulting to governments and development agencies in countries such as Bosnia, Kenya, Morocco, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
The Institute supports international activity at the University of Michigan by funding research, hosting visiting scholars, organizing seminars and speaker series, and sponsoring summer internships. In the past thirteen years, more than 1,800 MBA students have participated in more than 450 international projects.

The Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise [1]

Created in 1996 through the generosity of Frederick A. Erb (BBA ’47) and his wife, Barbara, the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise is a partnership between the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE). The Institute fosters professional education, public outreach and scientific scholarship supportive of the transition to sustainability – that is, meeting the fundamental needs of a growing human population in an equitable manner within the means of nature. The core educational activity of the Institute is the MBA/MS Program, wherein students earn a Master of Business Administration from the Ross School and a Master of Science from SNRE. The Erb Institute also delivers educational experiences for undergraduates, PhD students and executives. The Institute draws on faculty expertise throughout the University of Michigan and has three core professors -- Thomas P. Lyon, Thomas N. Gladwin, and Andrew J. Hoffman, who have joint appointments in Ross and SNRE.

The Frankel Commercialization Fund

The Frankel Commercialization Fund (FCF) is a “pre-seed” investment fund made possible thanks to the support of Stanley Frankel, whose overarching vision is to leverage the Stephen M. Ross School of Business talent and resources to help increase the number of successful commercial ventures coming out of the University of Michigan.

The goals of the FCF are to:
  • Accelerate the commercialization of research and ideas generated within the University community.
  • Create a financially self-sustainable process of research commercialization, by which successful past investments will provide the funds needed to make new ones.
  • Provide a stimulating, hands-on educational experience for students, thus reinforcing the Ross School of Business’ commitment to action-based learning.
  • Build excitement within the University community about the prospects of research commercialization.
The Fund is made up of Ross MBA students (“Frankel Fellows”) selected because of their domain knowledge of the health care or technology industries and their experience and interest in early-stage company formation. The Frankel Fellows are divided into two teams, one specializing in health care investments and the other on technology investments.

The Thomas C. Jones Endowment for BBA Education

In 2005, alumnus Thomas C. Jones donated $10 million to help undergraduates to experience programs usually provided only to MBA students. Jones, formerly the president of CIGNA's Retirement & Investment Services, was the school's first executive-in-residence and director of its bachelor of business administration degree program in 2003 to 2004. Jones had previously donated $1.5 million to the school for the Jane M. and Chester R. Jones Undergraduate Scholarship and to the Dean's Innovation Fund.

The gift established the Thomas C. Jones Center for BBA Education, which aims to help students apply classroom theory, incorporate liberal arts, and teach leadership. It also will develop capstone courses that push students to use many skills to solve complex business problems.

The Joel D. Tauber Institute for Global Operations

Manufacturing executive Joel D. Tauber donated $5 million in 1995 to establish the Joel D. Tauber Manufacturing Institute, which trains graduate students in engineering and business management. The program is run jointly with the University's College of Engineering, through the department of Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE). In 2007, the Institute was renamed in order to signify its expanded scope of inquiry.

The Zell-Lurie Institute

In 1999, a $10 million donation established the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Business School.

The gift came from Samuel Zell, the chairman of the board of Chicago-based Equity Residential Properties Trust and Equity Office Properties Trust, and the widow of his business partner, Robert Lurie. Zell has since given about $5 million more.

Institute students run the Wolverine Venture Fund, the oldest such U.S. venture, which earned $1 million when IntraLase Corp., a U-M spin-off technology company, went public.[2]

Research centers

Student Life

Students publish their own newspaper called the Monroe Street Journal, named after the main street leading to the school entrance.

Endowed chairs

As of 2007, 47 faculty members hold endowed chairs in their respective disciplines.
  • Hyun-Soo Ahn, Sanford R. Robertson Assistant Professor in Business Administration; Assistant Professor of Operations and Management Science
  • Eugene W. Anderson, D. Maynard Phelps Collegiate Professor of Business Administration
  • Gautam Ahuja, Harvey C. Fruehauf Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Strategy; Chair of Strategy
  • Ravi M. Anupindi, Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow & Associate Professor of Operations and Management Science
  • Susan J. Ashford, Michael and Susan Jandernoa Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Management and Organizations
  • Rajeev Batra Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing & Director of Yaffe Center for Persuasive Communication
  • Dennis R. Capozza Professor of Finance and Real Estate and Dykema Professor of Business Administration
  • Gerald Davis Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management; Professor of Management and Organizations
  • Izak Duenyas John Psarouthakis Professor of Manufacturing Management; Professor of Operations and Management Science; Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
  • Jane E. Dutton William Russell Kelly Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Management and Organizations; Professor of Psychology; Chair of Management and Organizations
  • Fred Feinberg ''Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow & Professor of Marketing
  • Claes G. Fornell Donald C. Cook Professor of Business Administration, Professor of Marketing, & Director of National Quality Research Center
  • Thomas Neil Gladwin Max McGraw Professor of Sustainable Enterprise; Professor of Strategy; Professor of Natural Resources and Environment; Erb Institute Associate Director
  • David Hess, Bank One Corporation Assistant Professor of Business Administration; Assistant Professor of Business Law
  • Andrew J. Hoffman Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise; Associate Professor of Management and Organizations; Associate Professor of Natural Resources and Environment; Erb Institute Associate Director
  • Eugene A. Imhoff, Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting
  • Raffi Indjejikian Robert L. Dixon Collegiate Professor of Accounting
  • Gautam Kaul, John C. and Sally S. Morley Professor of Finance
  • E. Han Kim, Fred M. Taylor Professor of Business Administration; Director, Mitsui Life Financial Research Center and East Asia Management Development Center; Professor of Finance and International Business
  • Thomas C. Kinnear, Eugene Applebaum Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies & Professor of Marketing;Director Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Aradhna Krishna, Isadore and Leon Winkelman Professor of Retail Marketing and Professor of Marketing
  • M.S. Krishnan, Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow & Professor of Business Information Technology; Chair of Business Information Technology
  • Francine Lafontaine, Jack D. Sparks - Whirlpool Corporation Research Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy; Professor of Economics, LSA, Chair of Business Economics.
  • Kenneth G. Lieberthal, William Davidson Professor of Business Administration; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Political Science; Distinguished Fellow of the William Davidson Institute
  • Bill Lovejoy, Raymond T. Perring Family Professor of Business Administration & Professor of Operations and Management Science; Chair of Operations and Management Science
  • Thomas P. Lyon, Dow Professor of Sustainable Science, Technology and Commerce; Professor of Business Economics; Professor of Natural Resources; Erb Institute Director
  • Paul W. McCracken, Edmund Ezra Day Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, Economics and Public Policy
  • Scott A. Moore, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; BBA Program Director; Associate Professor of Business Information Technology
  • Judy S. Olson Professor of Business Information Technology; Professor of Psychology; Richard W. Pew Collegiate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, School of Information
  • C.K. Prahalad, Paul and Ruth McCracken Distinguished University Professor of Corporate Strategy
  • Robert E. Quinn, Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professor in Business Administration & Professor of Management and Organizations
  • Cindy A. Schipani, Merwin H. Waterman Collegiate Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Business Law; Chair of Law, History and Communication
  • Dennis G. Severance, Accenture Professor of Business Information Technology
  • H. Nejat Seyhun, The Jerome B. & Eilene M. York Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Finance
  • George J. Siedel, Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration & Thurnau Professor of Business Law
  • Joel Slemrod, Paul W. McCracken Collegiate Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy; Professor of Economics
  • Richard G. Sloan, Victor L. Bernard PriceWaterhouseCoopers Collegiate Professor of Accounting & Professor of Accounting and Finance, Director, Financial Research and Trading Center
  • Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research; Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Management and Organizations
  • W. Allen Spivey, C. E. Griffin Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Business Administration & Professor Emeritus of Statistics
  • The Michael J. Stark (BUS: MBA 1980) Professorship in Finance
  • Jan Svejnar, Everett E. Berg Professor of Business Administration; Professor Business Economics and Public Policy; Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
  • F. Brian Talbot, David B. Hermelin Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Operations and Management Science
  • James P. Walsh, Gerald and Esther Carey Professor of Business Administration, Professor of Management and Organizations, Professor of Strategy
  • Karl E. Weick, Rensis Likert Distinguished University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Psychology, Professor of Psychology
  • Janet A. Weiss Dean, Rackham Graduate School; Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; Mary C. Bromage Collegiate Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Public Policy
  • James Westphal, Robert G. Rodkey Collegiate Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Strategy
  • Martin B Zimmerman, Ford Motor Company Clinical Professor of Business Administration


Some recent rankings for the Ross School:
US News(MBA)1111
US News(BBA)333
The Wall Street Journal(MBA)121324
Forbes(Part-Time MBA)5

Business Week "management gurus"

  • Greg Dailey, MBA PhD Co-Author The Core Competence of the Corporation
  • Gary Hamel (BUS: MBA PhD 1990) - Co-Author The Core Competence of the Corporation. Selected "Number One Guru" by The Economist magazine in 2003
  • C.K. Prahalad, C.K. Prahalad, Strategy, International Business - Michigan/ PRAJA, (Ranked #10). Author of The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, which details the generation of wealth from the Bottom of the Pyramid.
  • Noel Tichy, Leadership - Michigan, (Ranked #9)
  • Dave Ulrich, Human Resources - Michigan (Ranked #1)

Entities founded by Ross Alums

Entity Logo Ticker Co-Founder School
Fred Alger ManagementThe firm has some $10 billion in assets under management. Fred Alger Management was founded in 1964 by Fred Alger, class of 1958.PrivateDavid AlgerBUS
Federal ExpressNYSEFDXRoger FrockBUS
GeoCitiesAcquired by Yahoo! in 1999 for $3.57 billionDavid BohnettBUS
Guardian IndustriesWith more than 60 facilities on five continents, Guardian primarily produces float glass and fabricated glass products for the automobile and construction markets. It also makes architectural glass, fiberglass, and automotive trim parts.PrivateWilliam DavidsonBUS
Helzberg DiamondsOne of the largest national jewelry chains, the company operates more than 260 stores in 37 states.Acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 1995Barnett HelzbergBUS
Juniper Networks Inc.JNPR A computer networking entity with a $14 billion market capitalizationSreeram VeeragandhamBUS
Landmine Survivors NetworkMember of coalition which won 1997 Nobel Peace PrizeNot for ProfitJerry WhiteBUS
New Line CinemaNYSE: TWXRobert ShayeBUS
Robertson, Stephens & CompanyRobertson Stephens was founded in 1978, and grew to become a leading, international major-bracket investment banking firm. As of 1998, the firm had raised $40 billion for growth companies in over 700 public equity and convertible transactions, and advised companies on over 270 merger and acquisition transactions worth over $29 billion. The firm's 50 equity research analysts provide coverage of 592 public companies.Acquired by Bank of America in 1997 for $540 millionSanford RobertsonBUS

Notable alumni



  • Gary Baughman (BUS: MBA 1973), President and CEO, Fisher Price Inc.
  • Craig Wolfe Branigan (BUS: MBA 1974) President and CEO Young & Rubicam, a “…leading marketing communications company with a network of 163 agencies in 81 countries.”.
  • Roger Phelps Craton (BUS: MBA 1961), CFO Young & Rubicam
  • John Fahey, (BUS: MBA 1975) President and CEO of the National Geographic Society. During his tenure, Fahey has led an evolution of the National Geographic Society, including its entry into cable television with the National Geographic Channel, which airs in 27 languages and reaches over 285 million homes in 163 countries. Prior to joining National Geographic, Fahey was chairman, president and CEO of Time Life Inc. He was selected as one of Advertising Age's top 100 marketers.
  • Robert Leroy Hosking (BUS: MBA 1958) President, CBS radio.
  • William Lambert (BUS: MBA 1982), CFO, Federated Department Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FD)
  • John Madigan (BUS: BBA 1958, MBA 1959) - Chairman and CEO (emeritus), Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB)
  • Phillip Matthews (BUS: BBA 1960), Chairman, Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW)
  • Bharat Patel (BUS: MBA 1969), (emeritus) Chairman of Procter and Gamble India (NYSE: PG)
  • Stephen Sanger (BUS: MBA 1970) CEO, General Mills (NYSE: GIS)
  • Joan Marie Steltmann (BUS: BBA 1985) Global Brand Manager, IBM (NYSE: IBM)
  • Colin Wahl (BUS: MBA with distinction), Founder and CEO of Client Opinions. Previously, he was the Founder & CEO of Investorforce, Inc., a firm that provides technology for conducting online investment research. The company's investors include CALPERS (California Public Employees Retirement System), Merrill Lynch, Mellon Bank and Thomas Weisel Capital Partners. Investorforce won a "World-class Performance" award from Electronic Commerce World in 2002. In 2006, Morningstar purchased the database business of Investerforce.

Arts and entertainment

  • J. Bardwick (BUS: MBA 1984), CFO, CBS Television Network
  • Arthur Irwin Cohen (BUS: BBA 1962, MBA 1963), President of Worldwide Marketing, Paramount Pictures
  • Jacques Espinasse, (BUS: BBA 1965, MBA 1966), CFO of Vivendi Universal, owner of Universal Studios and Universal Music Group.
  • Kim Kwang-jin (BUS: MBA 1989) Head of research at Dongbu Asset Management, who is also a well-known singer in Korea. The investment analyst, fund manager and research head debuted as a composer in 1991 with singer Han Dong-joon's hit music. He is a composer of some 70 songs. After composing for about a year, Kim, who was working at Hana Economic Research Institute at the time, put out his own first album ``Virgin Flight in 1992. Another two years later, Kim and his duo partner Park Yong-jun released their album and song titled ``Magic Castle, which was an instant star-maker. Over the next near decade, Kim wrote, composed and sang four albums of his own and three duet albums, seven in total, breaking the million-seller mark.
  • Robert Roth (BUS: MBA 1979) - Executive Vice President and CFO of HBO.
  • Robert Shaye (BUS: BBA 1960) - Founder and Co-Chairman, New Line Cinema. Produced The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
  • David Shayman (BUS: BBA 2002) - Ghettotech music pioneer and producer for R&B and hip-hop acts like 50 Cent, Nina Sky, AZ, Chamillionaire, and Kevin Federline.
  • Roger M. Szepelak (BUS: BBA 1986), CFO (emeritus) Rio Hotel & Casino; as of 2000, COO of MTR Gaming Group.

Asset Management

  • David (BUS: MBA 1968) and Fred Alger (BUS: MBA 1958) - Fred Alger Management. Managed $15 billion and had 220 employees at the time of David Alger’s death in the World Trade Center.
  • John Appel (BUS: BBA 1970), President and Vice Chairman, Dain Bosworth, Inc. Dain Rauscher Incorporated provides investment services to individuals and small businesses through offices in 26 western states, and investment banking services to corporations and municipalities nationwide. Celebrating its 95th year, Dain Rauscher is a member of the New York Stock Exchange and other major securities exchanges as well as the Securities Investor Protection Corp. Dain Rauscher Corporation, trades on the NYSE under the symbol DRC.
  • Robert James Blanding (BUS: MBA 1971), Chairman and CEO, Loomis Sayles & Company, L.P. a $95 billion dollar asset management company.
  • Mark Bodnar (BUS: MBA 1983), President, AXA Advisors, LLC (NYSE: AXA)
  • Cleveland Christophe (BUS: MBA 1967) - Managing partner of TSG Capital Group.
  • Samuel Corl (BUS: BBA 1960), President, Magellan Global Management Resources
  • Kenneth B. Cutler (BUS: BBA 1954), Partner and General Counsel Lord Abbett & Company
  • J. Michael Davis (BUS: MBA 1993) - President and CEO National City Bank of Michigan
  • John Davis (BUS: MBA 1986), President, Guidant Corporation
  • John Edman, (BUS: BBA 1950, MBA 1951), Chairman (emeritus) GMAC
  • George L. Farr (BUS: BBA 1963; MBA 1964), Vice Chairman (emeritus) American Express, Chairman (deceased) Muirhead Holdings
  • Mark Hannah (BUS: MBA 1963), President, Tiffany Investment Corp.
  • David Henwood, (BUS: BBA 1963, MBA 1964), Chief Investment Officer of Raymond James & Associates
  • Thomas C. Jones, (BUS: BBA 1968, MBA 1971), President (emeritus) CIGNA Retirement & Investing. Ross School benefactor.
  • John Kim (BUS: BBA 1983) - Prudential Retirement President.
  • Bruce Koepfgen (BUS: BBA 1974), CEO, Oppenheimer Capital
  • David Love (BUS: BBA 1967), President, Monmouth Capital Management
  • Dr. Wesley G. McCain (BUS: BBA 1963), Chairman, Towneley Capital Management.
  • Randall S. Meadows (BUS: MBA 1976) President Greenbrier Capital Management
  • William F. Mellin (BUS: BBA 1985) General Partner Farallon Partners
  • Richard B. Meyer (BUS: MBA 1968) Managing Partner, Mellon Financial Markets
  • Bertram Miller (BUS: MBA 1968), Chief Investment Officer, General Motors Asset Management GMAC
  • Paul C. Nagel (BUS: MBA 1947) Vice Chairman (emeritus) Household Financial Corp
  • Leighton Oshima (BUS: BBA 1970), President, Prudential Investments (NYSE: PRU)
  • Armand M. Pacher (BUS: BBA 1970) President Prudential Investment Advisory Co. Ltd.
  • Don G. Powell (BUS: MBA 1966) President and CEO Van Kampen American Capital
  • Michael Pradko (BUS: BBA 1984), CRO, Harvard Management Co., Inc.
  • Sanford R. Robertson, (BUS: BBA 1953, MBA 1954), founder and Chairman of Robertson, Stephens & Company, later sold to Bank of America, currently partner in Francisco Partners. Ross School benefactor.
  • Peter Root (BUS: MBA 1982), Chief Investment Officer of Fixed Income, Munder Capital Management
  • Donald R. Shepard (BUS: BBA 1958) - President and CEO (emeritus) of Loomis Sayles & Company
  • Arvind Sodhani (BUS: MBA 1978) - President of Intel Capital (NASDAQ: INTC)
  • Paul Davison Tobias (BUS: MBA 1975) COO Munder Capital Management
  • John R. Tozzi (BUS: MBA 1967) - President and CEO, Cambridge Investments Ltd. Ross School of Business benefactor.
  • Jaems C. Wadsworth (BUS: MBA 1971) Chief Equity Officer, Mellon Bank (NYSE: MEL)
  • Kimberly Walker (BUS: MBA 1984), President, Qwest Asset Management Co.
  • Sidney Zilber (BUS: BBA 1948), President, Carnegie Capital Asset Management Co.


  • Red Berenson, (BUS: BBA 1962, MBA 1966), currently head coach of the University of Michigan men's hockey team
  • Bill Frieder (BUS: BBA 1964), and former Michigan basketball coach. Frieder is reputed to have a photographic memory, and to have, in consequence, been banned from Las Vegas for card-counting.
  • Ron Johnson (football), (BUS: BBA 1969), Former NFL football player. Johnson was named by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), in 2006 as the chairman, becoming the organization’s 5th chairman in 59 years.
  • Robert Pelinka (BUS: BBA 1993) is an American lawyer, sports agent and former college basketball player. As a sports agent he is best known as Kobe Bryant's agent and President of SFX basketball.
  • Bert Sugar, (LAW: JD 1961; BUS: MBA 1961), former publisher-editor of Ring Magazine and Boxing Illustrated.


  • Dr. Richard C. Aspinwall (BUS: BBA 1954) Chief Economist, Chase Manhattan Bank
  • William F. Bahl (BUS: MBA 1973) Chief Investment Officer (emeritus) Northern Trust Company (NASDAQ: NTRS). Named to board of LCA-Vision Inc. (Nasdaq: LCAV), a leading provider of laser vision correction services under the LasikPlus brand.
  • Ronald C. Baldwin (BUS: MBA), named to the board of Directors of Deluxe Corporation – a $1.64 billion dollar revenue entity trading under ticker DLX on the NYSE – in 2007. Mr. Baldwin is the Vice Chairman (emeritus) of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated of Columbus, OH. Huntington is a $36 billion regional bank holding company.
  • Richard Ballantine (BUS: MBA 1969), President, Bank One Corporation
  • William J. Barton (BUS: BBA 1954, MBA 1958) Bank of Hawaii Chief Investment Officer and head of the Investment Strategy Committee.
  • David C. Bowers (BUS: BBA 1958, MBA 1965) CFO of Park National Bank (PRK) a $5 billion bank holding company.
  • Wayne Breunig (BUS: MBA 1972), Chairman, Republic Mortgage Corporation
  • Patrick L. Brissiaud (BUS: MBA 1974), Head of Capital Market Operations, Banque Paribas.
  • James Klay Burns (BUS: MBA 1972), Chief Operating Officer (emeritus), Swiss Bank Corp.
  • Jerry Campbell (BUS: MBA 1966), Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Republic Bancorp Inc.
  • David R. Carpenter (BUS: BBA 1961) President, CEO and Chairman (emeritus) of Transamerica Occidental Life Corporation.
  • David Carson (BUS: BBA 1955), President and CEO of Peoples Bank
  • Dana Cluckey (BUS: BBA 1982), President, Republic Bancorp Inc.
  • James Miller Davidson (BUS: MBA 1960), Chairman and President, the Mainline Trust Company
  • Robert Joseph Delonis (BUS: MBA 1973), Chairman, Great Lakes Bancorp.
  • Ronald Ferguson (BUS: MBA 1965), Chairman and CEO of General RE Corp.
  • T. Bruce Fox (BUS: MBA 1971), President, Comerica Bank
  • Larry Frampton (BUS: BBA 1962), Chairman, First American Bank
  • J. Fulton (BUS: MBA 1975), President, Comerica Bank
  • Steve Gasper (BUS: BBA 1969, MBA 1971) President and CEO, First of Michigan Corporation.
  • Michael Gelband (BUS: MBA 1983), Global Head of Fixed Income at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LEH), a position he has held since June 2005. Previously and since 2000, Mr. Gelband served as global head of Fixed Income Liquid Markets, with responsibility for Interest Rate Products, Foreign Exchange and Securitized Products. He is a member of Lehman Brothers' Executive Committee. Mr. Gelband has been a member of Lehman Brothers' Management Committee since 2003.
  • Jerry Gooding (BUS: BBA 1950), Chairman, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM)
  • Edward Hamway (BUS: MBA 1967), CRO (emeritus) IBJ Schroder Bank & Trust.
  • D. Densmore Hart (BUS: MBA 1959) Chairman, Bank of Kansas
  • David Hickman, (BUS: BBA 1962, MBA 1963), Chairman, CEO (emeritus), Director of United Bank and Trust.
  • Gregory Hooks (BUS: MBA 1976), President, Comerica Bank
  • John A. Hooper (BUS: BBA 1947, MBA 1948) - Vice-Chairman (emeritus) Chase Manhattan Bank.
  • Wade Hotsenpiller (BUS: MBA 1964) President and COO, Washington Federal Savings.
  • Verne Istock (BUS: MBA 1963), President and CEO of First Chicago NBD Corp.; Chairman, Bank One Corporation, the nation’s 4th largest bank in 1999.
  • Thomas H. Jeffs (BUS: BBA 1960, MBA 1961) Vice Chairman, First Chicago NBD Corp.
  • Paul Thomas Kerins (BUS: MBA 1967) CHRO, Barnett Banks
  • Timothy D. Leulitte, (BUS: MBA 1976). Chairman of The Board, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit branch. President and COO (emeritus) of Penske Corporation and vice chairman (emeritus) of Detroit Diesel. Chairman, President and CFO (emeritus) of Metaldyne Corporation
  • Robert Long (BUS: MBA 1965), President, First Interstate Bank
  • Robert N. Lotzer (BUS: BBA 1954), Chairman of the Board, Marshfield Savings Bank
  • Donald Mandich (BUS: MBA 1950), Board Member, Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA)
  • Herbert H. McDade III, (BUS: MBA 1983) Global Head of Equities at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LEH),.]], a position he has held since June 2005. Prior to his current position, he served as global head of the Fixed Income Division from 2002 to 2005 and as co-head of the Fixed Income Division from 2000 to 2002. He is a member of Lehman Brothers' Executive Committee.
  • Lee Meddin, (BUS: MBA 1993) Global Head of Structured Finance, International Finance Corp., World Bank Group. Named to Treasury and Risk’s 100 Most influential people in Finance in 2006 as an ‘…artist of the deal…”. Meddin is resident investment banker, spending his time configuring financial markets in developing nations to ease foreign direct investment by corporations.
  • Michael T. Monahan (BUS: MBA 1967), President and COO, Comerica Bank
  • Cara Nadler (BUS: BBA 1999), President, American Express Company (NYSE: AXP)
  • David Marvin Ondersma (BUS: MBA 1964) Chairman and CEO, First Michigan Bank Corp.
  • Raymond Perring (BUS: MBA 1927), Chairman, Comerica Bank
  • Richard M. Ravin (BUS: MBA 1966) Chairman and CEO Combined Insurance Company of America
  • William Rydell (BUS: MBA 1973), President, Mellon Financial Corporation (NYSE: MEL)
  • Paul G. Schaible (BUS: BBA 1951) Chairman, Chelsea State Bank
  • Joseph F. Shaw (BUS: MBA 1930) Vice Chairman (emeritus) Michigan National Bank
  • James G. Stewart (BUS: MAS) CFO Cigna Corp
  • Standford C. Stoddard (BUS: BBA 1952) Chairman, Bank of Michigan
  • Robert Walters (BUS: MBA ) - Chief Economist and Divisional Vice President of Quicken Loans Inc.
  • Michael Jas Whalen (BUS: MBA 1972) President Old Kent Bank
  • George Lawr Whyel (BUS: BBA 1965) Vice Chairman, Key Bank of Alaska (NYSE: KEY)
  • Richard Zamojski (BUS: MBA 1975), Chairman, Michigan Heritage Bank


  • William Davidson (BUS: BBA 1947) - Finance & entertainment billionaire. Founder of the William Davidson Institute at the Ross School of Business; Chairman of Guardian Industries, World's largest Glass Manufacturer. Owner of the Detroit Pistons (NBA), Detroit Shock (WNBA), Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL). Ross School Benefactor.
  • Bharat Desai (BUS: MBA 1981) - Co-Founder, President and CEO, Syntel Inc (NASDAQ: SYNT) a worldwide provider of information technology (IT) solutions to Global 2000 corporations.
  • Stephen M. Ross (BUS: BBA 1962) - Real Estate Developer. Provided $100 Million naming gift for Ross School of Business.
  • Kavitark Ram Shriram (BUS: MBA) Sherpalo Ventures. IHT called him "perhaps the most sought-after angel investor in Silicon Valley.”. Amazon VP Business Development (1998-99), Junglee President (1996-98). Member of the Board of Google (1998- Present).
  • Sam Wyly (BUS: MBA 1957) - Serial entrepreneur, owner of the Bonanza Restaurants chain, founder of computer companies acquired by Computer Associates and SBC Communications, as well as Datran which, together with MCI Communications and Carterphone, legally dismantled the Bell Telephone monopoly in the United States. Ross School Benefactor. Chairman, Sterling Software.


  • Kenneth L. Block (BUS: MBA 1948), Chairman of the Board (emeritus) A.T. Kearney.
  • Robert Allen Center (BUS: MBA 1972), Vice Chairman, Ernst & Young
  • Lionel Endsley (BUS: BBA 1965), Managing Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • John Fox (BUS: MBA 1967) - Retired Vice Chairman and Global Director Deloitte Consulting
  • Gary Hamel (BUS: MBA PhD 1990) - Co-Author The Core Competence of the Corporation. Selected "Number One Guru" by The Economist magazine in 2003
  • Gregg G. Hartemayer (BUS: MBA 1976) Managing Partner, Andersen Consulting (NYSE: ACN)
  • James B. Judd (BUS: MBA 1961) Managing Partner, Peat, Marwick & Mitchell
  • Harvey Kapnick, (BUS: MBA 1948), CEO (emeritus/deceased) of Arthur Andersen
  • Robert D. Neary (BUS: BBA 1955) Co-Chairman, Ernst & Young
  • Edward M. Parks (BUS: MBA 1962) Vice Chairman Plante & Moran
  • Stephen H. Staelin (BUS: MBA 1969) Managing Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and until recently, was chairman of the firm's global technology practice group, joined Gateway's Board of Directors in 2006.
  • Paul E. Weaver, (BUS: MBA 1972) global partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and until recently, was chairman of the firm's global technology practice group, joined Gateway's (NYSE: GTW) Board of Directors in 2006.



  • Gerard M. Anderson (BUS: MBA/MPP 1988), President of DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE), a $21 billion dollar energy conglomerate.
  • James H. Dodge (BUS: BBA 1962, MBA 1963), Chairman, President and CEO (emeritus) of Providence Energy Corp., including the Providence Gas Company, Rhode Island’s largest natural gas distribution company. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Vermont Gas Systems. He also held positions at Boston Gas, Eastern Enterprises, and Exxon. As a leader of the New England Gas industry, Mr. Dodge was a director of the American Gas Association, and the New England Gas Association. He was also a member of the Guild of Gas Managers and was a chairman of the New England Gas Association.
  • Steven Edward Frank (BUS: MBA 1972) President and COO Southern California Edison
  • William A. Jackson (BUS: MBA 1964), President Esso Brazil/Exxon.
  • Larry Jerome Jones (BUS: BBA 1973), Chief Counsel (emeritus) Mobil Oil Credit Corp.
  • Leonard J. Kujawa (BUS: BBA 1955 distinction, MBA 1955), Board of Directors, James River Coal Company, appointed in 2004. Over the past ten years, Mr. Kujawa has participated extensively in the restructuring and privatization of energy companies around the world. Mr. Kujawa is a Senior Advisor to Cambridge Energy Research Associates, leading their program for Chief Financial Officers and Chief Risk Officers. Mr. Kujawa currently serves on the Board of Directors of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP) and Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.
  • Sid Jansma (BUS: MBA 1966) - President and CEO of Wolverine Gas and Oil. Wildcatter who found 100MM-1Bn barrel field in Utah.
  • Georgia K. Ledakis (BUS: BBA 1957) Chief of Finance Branch, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC
  • Jack Daniel McCarthy (BUS: BBA 1965, MBA 1967) CFO, The Williams Company (NYSE: WMB)
  • John C. Morley (BUS: MBA 1958) President and CEO (emeritus) Reliance Electric
  • Shalini Sarda (BUS: MBA 1999), CFO, DTE Energy Company
  • Robert Baird Stephenson (BUS: MBA 1972), President and CEO Siemens Power Corp. (FWB: SIE)
  • Lawrason D. Thomas (BUS: MBA 1958) Vice Chairman, Amoco Corp.
  • John May VanGelder (BUS: MBA 1965) Chairman, Koch Engineering Company


  • Terence E. Adderley (BUS: BBA 1955, MBA 1956), is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB), a global provider of staffing services. Kelly is a Fortune 500 company with world headquarters in Troy, Michigan. Mr. Adderley also served on the Boards of Directors of DTE Energy Company (17 years) and First Chicago NBD Corporation (13 years).
  • Dave Barger, (BUS: MBA) President and Chief Operating Officer of JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU). Named CEO of the company in 2007.
  • Frederick A. Erb (BUS: BBA 1947) - President/owner of Erb Lumber company. Ross School benefactor. Chairman and CEO of Edgemere Enterprises.
  • Stanley Frankel (AB 1963; BUS: MBA 1964). University of Michigan and Ross School Benefactor.
  • Roger Frock, (BUS: MBA 1959) a founder of Federal Express (NYSE: FDX) and served as its COO and President from 1971-1981. Author of Changing the Way the World Does Business.
  • Barnett Helzberg, (BUS: BBA 1956}, Chairman (emeritus) of Helzberg Diamonds, now a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.
  • Lincoln M. Knorr (BUS: BBA 1949; LAW: JD 1951) Donated trust in the year 2000 to the university funded with assets of approximately $33 million. Co-founder of the Scott Equipment Co.
  • Phillip D. Matthews (BUS: BBA 1960, MBA 1965), Chairman, Wolverine World Wide Inc. (NYSE: WWW), and maker of the Hush Puppy brand.
  • Frederick Nederlander (BUS: BBA 1947), Chairman, Nederlander Corporation
  • Robert Nederlander, Jr. (BUS: B.S. 1985; Law: JD 1989) President & CEO of the Nederlander Organization.
  • Eugene B. Power (BUS: BA 1927, MBA 1930) - Founder of University Microfilms Inc. (now ProQuest). Power (K.B.E., hon.) was president of the Power Foundation and an honorary fellow of Magdalene College Cambridge.
  • Robert F. Stoner (BUS: BBA 1955, MBA 1958) CFO, Kelly Services (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB)
  • Joel Tauber (BUS: BBA 1956, MBA 1963; LAW: JD 1959), Founder of Tauber Enterprises, donor and founder of the Tauber Manufacturing Institute at the Ross School.

Federal Reserve/FDIC/OCC/Treasury


  • Charles J. Falahee, (BUS: BBA 1974), District Judge, 12th District of Michigan
  • Howard Flight, (BUS: MBA) and British MP. Holds 11 directorships. In September 2001, he was appointed Shadow Paymaster General and in July 2002 was promoted to Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
  • William H. Hauenstein, (BUS: MBA 1958) Rear Admiral, United States Navy, Appointed first Director of Acquisition Career Management for the United States Navy.
  • David Hermelin, (BUS: BBA 1958) - Entrepreneur, philanthropist and former United States Ambassador to Norway. Ross School benefactor.
  • Peter Hoekstra, (BUS: MBA 1977) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-present); chair, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundred Eighth Congress).
  • H. Russel Holland (BUS: BBA 1958) United States District Judge
  • Mark Kennedy, (BUS: MBA 1983) a former member of the U.S. Congress from Minnesota; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Seventh and to the two succeeding Congresses (2001 – 2007).
  • David McKeague (BUS: BBA 1968, JD 1971), Federal Judge
  • Gary Profit (BUS: MBA 1985), Brigade General, Deputy Chief, Army Reserve, United States army.
  • Glenn E. Mencer (BUS: BBA 1949) Federal Judge
  • Hugh Richeson, (BUS: MBA 1949), U.S. Army brigadier general. His last active-duty assignment was as commanding general of the U.S. Army in Japan. In Korea in 1953, he commanded the 67th Ordnance Battalion of the Far East Command. Promoted to brigadier general in 1967, he went to Vietnam in May 1969 as deputy commanding general and later commanding general of the U.S. First Logistical Command in South Vietnam, which directed logistical support of all Army personnel in the country. In that capacity, he supervised 70,000 soldiers and civilians.
  • Amnuay Viravan (BUS: MBA 1954, Ph.D 1958), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Thailand. Chairman of the Board, Thai Tobacco Monopoly; Chairman of the Board, State Lottery Bureau; Chairman of the Board, Government Saving Bank; Chairman of the Board, Krung Thai Bank (KTB); Chairman of the Board, Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives Board Member; Port Authority of Thailand, Board Member; Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Board Member; Rubber Replanting Aid Fund, Board Member; Bank of Thailand, Board Member.
  • Ronald N. Weiser (BUS: BBA 1966) - Former United States Ambassador to the Slovak Republic. Founder and CEO of McKinley Associates.
  • James B. Whittaker (BUS: MBA 1966, Ph.D 1975) Rear Admiral (Ret.) United States Navy


  • Ragavendra R Baliga (BUS: MBA 2004) - Director of Cardiology, Ohio State University Hospital East and Co-Founder, NextServices
  • Dean Bergy (BUS: BBA 1981), CFO of Stryker Corp.
  • William A Busch (BUS: MBA 1957), CFO, Metropolitan Hospital
  • Robert Casalou (BUS: MBA 1990), President, Providence Hospital
  • Robert Fischer (BUS: MBA 1966), President and CEO, Northwest Hospital
  • Paul Wendell Hanson (BUS: MBA 1963) President (emeritus) Genessee Hospital
  • Rick Jelinek (BUS: MBA 1992), President, UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH)
  • Robert John Maher, (BUS: MBA 1972) President and CEO, Franciscan health Systems of Kentucky.
  • Robert Meyer (BUS: BBA 1975), President & CEO, Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Wayne R. Moon (BUS: BBA 1962, MHA 1964) President and CEO, Blue Shield of California
  • James Irwin Morton (BUS: MHA 1959) CEO, Whitfield Medical Surgical Hospital
  • Amir Dan Rubin (BUS: MBA 1996, MHSA 1996) - COO, State University of New York at Stony Brook Hospital until 2005.
  • John Arthur Russell (BUS: MHA 1958) President, Hospital Association of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Walter O. Spitzer, (BUS: MHA 1966) Chairman of Epidemiology at McGill University from 1983 to 1992, author of 129 original peer-reviewed articles and 22 editorials.
  • John Kelley Springer (BUS: MHA 1953), President and CEO Connecticut Health System
  • Young Shick Suh (BUS: BBA 1961, MBA 1964) President, St. Joseph Hospital


  • Timothy Adams (BUS: MBA 1976), President, Chrysler (NYSE: C) Europe
  • Darryl F. Allen (BUS: MBA 1966), Chairman, CEO and President (emeritus), Aeroquip-Vickers, Inc., formerly known as Trinova Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of engineered components for industry, automotive, aerospace and defense. Director of Milacron, Inc.
  • C. Arrington (BUS: MBA 1978), President, EDS Corporation (NYSE: EDS)
  • Frederick W. Bernthal (BUS BBA 1956, MBA 1957) Vice Chairman of BASF Corp. (NYSE: BF) A $45 billion dollar entity with 95,000 employees, BASF is an integrated chemical company.
  • Karim Bitar (BUS: MBA 1992), President, Eli Lilly & Company
  • William R. Brunger (BUS: MBA 1961), President of ICC Chemical Corporation, a multi-national, multi-billion dollar integrated chemical concern.
  • Will Caldwell (BUS: AB 1948, MBA 1949) - Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) CFO
  • Michael J. Callahan (BUS: MBA 1967), President (emeritus), CEO and Director Material Sciences Corporation; elected in 1991 to the Board of Directors of the Brunswick corporation, a $6 Billion industrial concern. Mr. Callahan was Executive Vice President and CFO of Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR), a manufacturer of major home appliances, from 1992 to 1994.
  • Edmund M. Carpenter (BUS: MBA 1964), Chairman and CEO (emeritus) of General Signal Corporation. As of 1998 named President and CEO, Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B). Prior to joining Barnes Group, Mr. Carpenter, 56, was a senior managing director at the New York private investment firm of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. He also serves on the boards of directors of Campbell Soup Company, Inc.; Dana Corporation; and Texaco, Inc.. He also served as chief operating officer of ITT Corporation.
  • Troy A. Clarke (BUS: MBA 1982) was appointed President of GM North America (NYSE: GM) and GM group vice president on July 1, 2006. He also served as GM's chief negotiator for the 2003 United Auto Workers labor negotiations in North America.
  • John Cook (BUS: BBA 1976), President, Kellogg Company (NYSE: K)
  • John De Lorean (BUS: MBA 1957) -General Motors Group Vice President and Designer of the "back to the future" gull-wing automobile
  • John M. Devine (BUS: MBA 1972) - General Motors Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman
  • John V. Faraci (BUS: MBA 1974) CEO of International Paper (NYSE: IP)
  • Rodney R. Filcek, (BUS: BBA 1975), CFO, Dana Credit Corp.
  • Allan D. Gilmour (BUS: MBA 1959), Vice Chairman (emeritus) Ford Motor Company
  • Ralph J. Harms (BUS: MBA) Appointed to position of Chief Financial Officer of Transmeta Corporation (NASDAQ: TMTA) in 2006.
  • Frederick Henderson (BUS: BBA 1980) - Formerly Chairman of GM Europe and a GM group vice president. Named GM Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer in 2005.
  • David Allan Henwood (BUS: BBA 1963, MBA 1964), President, CEO & Director, Champion Spark Plug.
  • William E. Hoglund (BUS: MBA 1958) President of General Motors Saturn division.
  • Harold Hughes (BUS: MBA 1974), CEO, Rambus Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS)
  • Robert Isom (BUS: MBA) named by US Airways in 2007 to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. Isom joined US Airways from GMAC, LLC where he last served as chief restructuring officer. US Airways is the fifth largest domestic airline employing more than 36,000 aviation professionals worldwide.
  • John Everett Kerr (BUS: BBA 1962, MBA 1963), President and CEO (emeritus) Volkswagen
  • David Knoll (BUS: MBA 1967), President, Sunoco Incorporated
  • Don R. Leclair (BUS: MBA 1976) - Group Vice President and CFO, Ford Motor Company.
  • Woon-Hyung Lee (BUS: MBA 1974) - SeAH Steel Corp. Chairman. SeAH Steel is a leader in the special steel and steel pipe industry in Korea.
  • Manickam Mahalingam (BUS: MBA 1980) Vice Chairman, Sakthi Sugars Ltd.
  • Arvind Mathew (BUS: MBA 1985) - President of Ford India
  • Charles McClure (BUS: MBA 1984), Chairman, ArvinMeritor, Inc (NYSE: AMR)
  • Dae Won Moon (BUS: MBA 1978) Vice Chairman, Korea Xerox Ltd. (NYSE: XRX)
  • Southwood Morcott (BUS: MBA 1965), Chairman and CEO, Dana Corporation
  • Duane A. Nelles (BUS: MBA) Board of Directors, Qualcomm, formerly a partner in the international public accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand, LLP, which he joined in 1968. Mr. Nelles is also a director of WFS Financial Inc., an automotive finance company, and Westcorp Inc., a diversified financial services holding company.
  • Venketrama Raja (BUS: MBA 1983) Vice Chairman Ramco Industries Ltd.
  • Michael Redfield (BUS: BBA 1954), President, Ford Motor Company
  • Ralph Reins, 1963, is the President and COO of Mack Trucks Inc.
  • Eric Ridenour (BUS: MBA 1986), in 2006 named COO of Chrysler Group, and a member of the Board of Management.
  • Stephen W. Sanger, (BUS: MBA 1970) General Mills (NYSE: GIS) Chairman and CEO
  • Howard M. Selland (BUS: MBA 1983) President Aeroquip Corp
  • Thomas Shannon (BUS: BBA 1955), President, International Business Machines Corporation
  • Philip L. Smith (1960, BUS: MBA 1961) - President and CEO of General Foods.
  • Goff Smith (COE: BSE 1938), (BUS: MBA 1939). Chairman and CEO (emeritus) of Amsted Industries.
  • Roger B. Smith (BUS: 1948, MBA 1953) -Former Chairman and CEO of General Motors.
  • Harold K Sperlich (BUS: MBA 1961) - President of Chrysler Corporation
  • Donald J. Stebbins (BUS: MBA 1984) - President and COO of Visteon (NYSE: VC)
  • Junichi Tanahashi (BUS: MBA 1975), President, Nippon Chemical Industrial Co, Ltd.
  • Bruce L. Tanner, (BUS: BBA 1982) named, in 2007, as CFO of Lockheed Martin Corp., the world's largest defense company. Tanner is currently vice president of finance and business operations for the aeronautics business division. The electronics-systems unit is the second largest of Lockheed's four groups, with 37,000 employees and $10.5 billion in sales last year, or 27 percent of total revenue of $39.6 billion. At Lockheed, he has already been chief financial officer for the company's two largest groups: aeronautics and electronic systems.
  • Hau Thai-Tang (MBA 1993), Director of Advanced Product Creation and Special Vehicle Team at Ford Motor Company, Chief Engineer of the 2005 Ford Mustang
  • Joel Tauber (BUS: BBA 1956), President, Tauber Enterprises
  • William J. Tilley (BUS: BBA 1954) Chairman, Bristol Steel & Iron Works
  • Lynn Alfred Townsend, (BUS: MBA 1941), he worked for accounting firms before joining Chrysler Corp as comptroller (1957). He rapidly moved into Chrysler's international operations, becoming President (1961-1966), and Chairman and CEO (1967-1975).
  • John Vangelder III (BUS: MBA 1965), President, Koch Chemical Technology Group, LLC
  • David Villareal (BUS: MBA 1985) COO, Gustavo Levy Sucesores, SA
  • Timothy Wadhams (BUS: MBA 1973) CFO of Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) nominated, in 2007, to position of CEO. Headquartered in Taylor, Mich., Masco Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of building products.
  • Robert D. Welding (BUS: MBA 1984) named, in 2007, Director of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, is the CEO of Federal Signal Corporation and a member of Federal Signal's board of directors. Prior to joining Federal Signal in 2003, Welding was group president of the BorgWarner Driveline Group, a $1.2 billion global business, and executive vice president of BorgWarner Inc.
  • Stanley R. Zax (BUS: BBA 1958), elected, in 2007, to the board of directors of Sequa Corporation (NYSE: SQAA). Sequa is a multi-billion dollar industrial conglomerate. Mr. Zax is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Zenith National Insurance Corporation (NYSE: ZNT), a California-based property and casualty insurance company whose shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.


  • David Bohnett (BUS: MBA 1980) – Founder and CEO of GeoCities in 1994, an Internet based media and e-commerce company. GeoCities was cited by Internet ranking firm, Media Metrix, as one of the top four most trafficked sites on the web. In August of 1998, the company went public, listing on the NASDAQ exchange with the code GCTY. The IPO price was $17, rising rapidly after launch to a peak of over $100. However, in January 1999, it was purchased by Yahoo! for $3.57 billion with Yahoo! taking control on May 28.
  • John Brady, (BUS: MBA), appointed, in 2007, by GTA, to position of CFO. GTA is Guam's leading telecommunications provider. Before coming to GTA, Brady held the CFO position at Orbcomm, a global satellite communications and asset tracking company based in New Jersey, as well as at Magyar Telekom in Budapest, Hungary, an incumbent local exchange carrier listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Kenneth J. Burke (BUS: BBA 1975), Principal of Hambrecht & Quist. CEO of MarketLive, “…the leading developer of e- commerce technology and services for Intelligent Selling® on the Web.”. Investors include Sequoia Capital
  • Marcel Gani (BUS: MBA 1978) - CFO Juniper Networks (NASDAQ: JNPR)
  • Mike Hallman (BUS: BBA 1966, MBA 1967), was President and COO of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) (1990-1992). Prior to that, he served as Vice President of the Boeing Company and President of Boeing Computer Services (1987-1990). Founded The Hallman Group, a management consulting firm located in Kirkland, Washington.
  • Renée Kuwahara (BUS: MBA) Chief Operating Officer for the global operations of 24/7 Customer, a global provider of business process outsourcing services. 24/7 Customer employs over 5,500 professionals across its offices in India, US and UK. 24/7 Customer is the only BPO Company to be ranked in Deloitte’s Silicon Valley technology Fast 50 and to be honored with Red Herring 100 Asia for 2006.
  • Leon J. Level, (BUS: BBA 1962, MBA 1963), Chief Financial Officer of Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) a global information technology services company. He is a member of the board of directors of Levi Strauss & Co. and UTi Worldwide Inc. He is also on the board of trustees of the Autry National Center Inc.
  • Jeffrey A Rich (BBA 1982) as CEO of Affiliated Computer ACS, manages 52,000 employees.
  • Paul Saleh (BS, MS; BUS: MBA 1985) - CFO, Nextel Communications Inc. (NYSE: S) "…recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance…"
  • Richard Snyder (BA 1977, BUS: MBA with distinction 1979, LAW: JD 1982) - Chairman of Board, Gateway Computer
  • James Robt Tolonen (BUS: MBA 1972) CFO, Novell
  • Sreeram Veeragandham (BUS: MBA) a founding team member at Juniper Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR). Juniper is a $14 billion market cap company. Sreeram has also worked at Sun Microsystems Inc. Recently Sreeram led Series A investment in Accuri Instruments Inc. and has been actively involved in its spinout from University of Michigan.
  • Paul E. Weaver, (BUS: MBA) Member of The Board of Gateway Computer. Director since 2006. Mr. Weaver is a retired global partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where he was chairman of the firm’s global technology practice group for a number of years, focusing on technology, infocomm, entertainment and media.

Mergers, Acquisitions, Turn-Arounds

  • Keith A. Alessi (BUS: MBA 1979) - Engineered the 18-month turnaround of the public tax preparation firm Jackson Hewitt as CEO. The market capitalization of the company went from $15 million to $468 million in one year. Later sold to Cendant.
  • J. Ira Harris (BUS: BBA 1959) - Vice Chairman of The Pritzker Organization, LLC, (merchant banking). Formerly Senior Managing Director of Lazard Freres & Co., LLC
  • David L. Treadwell (BUS: BBA 1976) CEO (emeritus) Prechter Holdings; CEO (emeritus) Oxford Automotive; COO EaglePicher Corp.
  • Jerome B. York (BUS: MBA 1966) - Chrysler Corporation CFO, IBM CFO. Vice Chairman of Tracinda Corporation.


  • Thomsas Cane (BUS: BBA 1961), Court of Appeals Judge, District 111
  • R. Max Daniels (BUS: BBA 1954), Circuit Judge, State of Michigan
  • Maurice Decoster (BUS: BBA 1955), President, The Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) Corporation Foundation
  • Gerald B. Fischer (BUS: MBA 1968), President, The University of Minnesota Foundation
  • Barnett Helzberg (BUS: BBA 1956), President, Helzberg Foundation. Founder of Helzberg Diamonds, subsequently sold to Berkshire Hathaway.
  • Bill Martin, (BUS: MBA 1965). President (emeritus), United States Olympic Committee.
  • Dr. Dong-Soon Kim (BUS: PhD 1992) Chief Economist, Sangyong Research Institute.
  • Michael R. Losey (BUS: BBA 1961) President and CEO, Society for Human Resources Management
  • William Carl Marietti (BUS: BBA 1969), Chief Judge, 60th District Court
  • David M. Morris, (BUS: MBA 1972), Chairman of the International Association of Financial Executives Institutes, a 32,000 member trade group for financial executives.
  • Joseph E. Schacter (BUS: BBA 1982) - President and CEO, the Chicago Academy of Sciences.
  • Michael J. Smith, (BUS: MBA 1972), (COE: BSE), and CFA was named chief investment officer of the $2.5Bn Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in 2006. He is past president of the Financial Analysts Society of Detroit.
  • Stacey Davis Stewart (BUS: MBA 1987) - President and CEO of Fannie Mae (NYSE: FNM) Foundation
  • Kimberly Gayle Walker (BUS: MBA 1984), named, in 2006, to position of chief investment officer at Washington University in St. Louis. Walker was President and chief investment officer of Qwest Asset Management Company, part of Qwest Communications International Inc., where she had oversight of $14 billion in retirement and other assets.
  • David Albert Wilson (BUS: MBA 1962) CEO, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Canada
  • Joseph Winder (BUS: MBA 1965), President, Korea Economic Institute

Real Estate

  • Frank Apeseche (BUS: MBA 1981), President, Berkshire Income Realty Inc.
  • Jeffrey Blau (BUS: BBA 1990) - President, The Related Companies
  • Michael J. Brenner, (BUS: MBA 1968) CFO, EVP, and Director The Related Companies. He is a director of Charter Municipal Mortgage Acceptance Company and Aegis Realty, Inc.
  • Louis B. Cushman (BUS: MBA 1965), Chairman of the Board Cushman & Wakefield
  • Ronald Davis (BUS: BBA 1955), President, Universal Properties
  • Thomas David Eckert (BUS: BBA 1970), President Pulte Home Corp. (NYSE: PHM)
  • Chris Fiegen (BUS: BBA 1990) is Chief Financial Officer of Equity International. Mr. Fiegen has been associated with EIP since its inception in 1999 and is primarily responsible for the financial management and capitalization of the Equity International investment portfolio. He is also a director of various EIP portfolio companies.
  • D. Keith Hayward (BUS: MBA 1972), CFO McKinley Associates. McKinley manages over $1.2 billion in assets including more than 15,000 apartments and 4.5 million square feet of commercial space throughout the United States.
  • Ian Kaufman, (BUS: BBA 1991) was named – in 2006 – to the position of Chief Accounting Officer of Equity Residential, the largest publicly traded U.S. apartment owner. Equity Residential owns or has an interest in more than 600 properties in 26 states.
  • Greg Mullen (BUS: MBA 1981), President, Crane Realty Corporation
  • Hans E. Vanden Noort (BUS: MBA) has been elected by the Board of Directors to Chief Financial Officer in 2007 by Rayonier NYSERYN a $3.4 billion market capitalization Real Estate Investment Trust. Rayonier is a leading international forest products company with three core businesses: Timber, Real Estate and Performance Fibers. It owns, leases or manages 2.7 million acres (11,000 km²) of timber and land in the U.S., New Zealand and Australia.
  • Stephen M. Ross (BUS: BBA 1962) - Real Estate Developer. Provided naming gift for Ross School of Business.


  • Frederic A. Bourke (BUS: BBA 1968), President and CEO of Dooney & Bourke.
  • Charles Conaway (BUS: MBA 1984), Chairman and CEO, Kmart Corp; CFO of CVS corporation.
  • Manuel Luis Del Valle, (BUS: 1967), President of Bacardi Corp. Chairman of the Board and Director of Bacardi Corporation. Director of Bacardi Limited. Member of the Board of Trustees of Fundacion Banco Popular, Inc.
  • Mary Kay Haben, (BUS: MBA 1979), elected to the board of directors of Liz Claiborne, Inc. in 2004. Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., in 2007, named former Ms. Haben to the recently vacant post of group VP-managing director, North America.
  • Jacquelyn Levin (BUS: MBA 1987), President and CEO of AFB International, an $11 billion food conglomerate.
  • David James Najar (BUS: MBA 1971) CFO Disney (NYSE: DIS) Consumer Products
  • Ray T. Parfet Jr. (BUS: MBA 1947) - Chairman and CEO of The Upjohn Co.
  • Steven B. Ratoff (BUS: MBA 1965) CFO (emeritus) Brown-Forman Corp. (NYSE: BFIB)
  • Russell R. Roth (BUS: MBA 1972) CFO Sotheby’s Service Corp

Venture Capital

  • Randolph J. Agley (BUS: BBA 1964, MBA 1965) Chairman of the Board, Talon LLC. Formed in 1973, it is a consolidation of affiliated companies under common ownership. Talon Equity Partners, LLC is a Michigan-based private equity firm that makes majority ownership investments in middle-market size industrial companies with revenue ranging between $10 million and $100 million.
  • D. Theodore (Ted) Berghorst (BUS: BBA 1990) is Chairman and CEO of Vector Securities International, LLC and Chairman and CEO of Vector Managed Holdings, LLC. Vector Securities is a Chicago-based investment banking firm focused exclusively on the healthcare and life sciences industries, including medical technology and biotechnology.
  • Paul Brentlinger (BUS: MBA 1951) has been a Partner in three Morgenthaler Partnerships. In this present position, he has managed several successful investments, including Microchip Technology, Dispatch Communications, Magma Copper, Wastequip, and Distribution Management Systems (DMS). He is presently a member (and former Chairman) of the Board of Hypres, Inc. and honorary board member (and former chairman) of the Cleveland Institute of Art.
  • Mary L. Campbell (BA, BUS: MBA 1979) General Partner, EDF Ventures founder and General Partner of the Ann Arbor venture capital firm EDF Ventures®. Previously, she joined the venture capital firm Michigan Capital and Service, Inc., where she became President in 1987.
  • Jeremy Chase (BUS: MBA 1999), Principal, Pequot Capital Management
  • Dixon Doll (BUS: PhD 1969), Principal, Doll Capital Management, Inc.
  • Jay Hoag (BUS: MBA 1982), Founding General Partner, Technology Crossover Ventures Mr. Hoag has been involved in TCV investments in Actuate Software, Ariba Technologies, Altiris, BlueCoat Systems (formerly CacheFlow), C|Net, eHarmony, eLoyalty, Encompass (sold to Yahoo!), EXE Technologies, Expedia, Fandango, InPhonic, Netflix, ONYX Software, RealNetworks, SpringStreet (sold to, TechTarget, (sold to Expedia) and Viant Corporation among others.
  • Christopher Ilitch (BUS: BBA 1987) He is president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Inc., a family held entity with total net worth in excess of $1 billion Forbes 400. He also is vice president of the Detroit Red Wings and an NHL alternate governor, president of the Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, and vice president of Little Caesar Enterprises.
  • William D. Johnson (BUS: MBA) Principal, In-Q-Tel, the venture capital firm associated with the CIA. In-Q-Tel was established in 1999 to identify and deliver transformative technologies to the CIA and the Intelligence Community. Prior to joining In-Q-Tel, Mr. Johnson focused on technology investments at JP Morgan Partners and was a founder of the firm's software investment group. He previously worked in information technology consulting with Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young. He has served as a board member or observer at Callvision, Open Network (acquired by BMC), ProitLogic (acquired by Oracle), SquareTrade, Tantau Software (acquired by 724 Solutions), and Zilliant.
  • John C. Kennedy (BUS: MBA) has been the President and CEO of Autocam Corporation since 1988, when he purchased the assets of Autocam from Autodie in a leveraged buyout. In the year prior to his ownership, Autocam had revenues of $8 million and had operating losses. Today, Autocam is a worldwide manufacturer of precision machined components for the automotive and medical instruments industries. In 2004, the company grew to $350 million in revenues and has 3000 employees worldwide. Forbes magazine has ranked Autocam Corporation as one of the best small public companies nationwide and the best small company in Michigan in 1994, ‘95, ‘96 and ‘98.
  • Brad Keywell (BUS: BBA 1991; LAW: JD 1993), is the Managing Partner of Bristol Ventures LLC, an investment and advisory firm. Among Bristol’s holdings are IRIS WorldGroup, a Chicago-based information services and analytics firm with delivery centers in India; Cambrian Partners LLC, an advisory firm which assists U.S. firms in their diversity/minority procurement initiatives and offshore outsourcing strategies; and Archer Corporate Services LLC, a marketing fulfillment services firm. He is the author of ‘’Biz Dev 3.0: Changing Business as We Know It’’.
  • Michele May (BUS: BBA 1974), Chief Financial Officer, Bain Venture Capital
  • Timothy M. Mayleben (BUS: BBA 1984), President, ElMa Advisors. Most recently he was COO of Esperion Therapeutics, now a division of Pfizer Global Research & Development, a company founded in July 1998 and located in Ann Arbor, MI. Esperion was acquired by Pfizer in December 2003 for $1.3 billion. Mr. Mayleben joined Esperion in late 1998 as Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for raising more than $200 million in venture capital and institutional equity funding. Prior to joining Esperion, Mr. Mayleben was an executive with Transom Technologies, Inc., a simulation software company acquired by what is now EDS in July 1998.
  • Clyde E. McKenzie (BUS: BBA 1970; MBA 1974) is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tellurex Corporation. Tellurex is a world leader in thermoelectric technology. He co-founded McKenzie Curtiss-Lusher & Associates LLC and MC-L Holdings LLC in 2004. In 2001, Mr. McKenzie was one of three principals that created Strategic Asset Management LLC ("SAM"). SAM invested in a series of real estate syndicates and other businesses in Europe and in the U.S. SAM also founded and operates Nexus Resources LLC, a successful oil and gas exploration and production company active in Cameron Parish, Louisiana and Comanche County, Kansas. He was CFO of KN Energy, Inc., an integrated energy services provider, when KN acquired Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI).
  • Cam McMartin, (BUS: MBA 1981) Managing Director and CFO, CenterPoint Ventures. His expertise includes public and private equity offerings, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate restructuring and turnarounds.
  • Timothy B. Petersen (BUS: MBA) Managing Partner, Arboretum Ventures. Tim serves on Board of Directors of Advanced ICU Care, HealthMedia, KFx Medical, and Thermocure, four of Arboretum’s portfolio investments, and previously sat on the Board of Asterand (LSE: ATD).
  • Harvey Ring (BUS: MBA 1983; Ph.D in high energy physics). Mr. Ring is Vice Chair on the Board of the Austin Technology Council. Mr. Ring is the President of Ring Investments, LP, an investment and consulting company specializing in the technology industry. His expertise in sales, marketing and business process development has contributed to the growth of early stage companies in Austin, including FactoryLogic Software, Inside Out Networks, Eureka Environmental, Precision Traffic Systems.
  • Rob Risser, (BUS: MBA 1978) CFO and Director, Advanced Photonix, Inc. Mr. Risser co-founded Picometrix in 1992 which was acquired by Advanced Photonix Inc, in 2005.
  • Richard Rogel (BUS: BBA 1970) is the President of Tomay Inc. He founded PPOM, the first operational PPO in Michigan. This plan offered its services to more than 1,100,000 employees and dependents in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. PPOM won awards as Michigan's fastest growing private company and placed as high as 40th in the INC. Magazine 500.
  • David Shelby (BUS: BBA 1962, MBA 1964) - President of Northport Private Equity Investment Companies.
  • Steven D. Weinstein (BUS: MBA) Managing Director, Novartis Venture Fund. Joined the Novartis Venture Fund in 2006 as a Managing Director. From 2001, Steve was a Principal at Prism Venture Partners, where he focused on investments in medical devices and life sciences. He led the investments and/or served on the boards of iScience Surgical, ROX Medical, Sensitech (acquired by Carrier/UTX), and MedManage Systems.
  • Marc Weiser (ENG: BSE AE; BUS: MBA) Managing Director, RPM Ventures. Is the founder and managing director of RPM Ventures, a seed and early stage venture capital firm based in Ann Arbor, Mich. In addition to his role at RPM, he serves on the board of McKinley Associates, a $1.5 billion real estate company.

Current and former professors

  • Madeleine Albright - WDI visiting scholar. Albright served as U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government at the time. From 1993 to 1997, Albright was the United States' Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of President Clinton's Cabinet and National Security Council.
  • Gary Hamel - Co-Author of "The Core Competence of the Corporation." Hamel was elected "Number One Guru" by The Economist magazine in 2003.
  • Andrew Hoffman
  • Gerald C. Meyers , former Chairman and CEO of American Motors Corporation (1977-1982) is currently a Visiting Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Michigan Business School in Ann Arbor. Meyers is the author of When It Hits the Fan, Managing the Nine Crises of Business (Houghton-Mifflin), which is published in five languages, and is co-author of Dealers, Healers, Brutes and Saviors: Eight Winning Styles for Solving Giant Business Crises (John Wiley & Sons). Mr. Meyers served overseas as an officer in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict; he was awarded the Cross of the French Legion of Honor.
  • C.K. Prahalad, Prahalad earned the third spot on Suntop Media's 2005 "Thinkers 50" list, just behind Microsoft founder, Bill Gates.
  • David Ulrich, 2006 was ranked number one on HR Magazine's list of most influential people in the Human Resources field. The Top 100 list includes academics, authors, consultants, directors and executives. Ulrich has been a consultant for more than half of the Fortune 200 companies. In 2007, received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Workplace Learning and Performance from the American Society for Training and Development, the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals.
  • Noel Tichy
  • Marina v.N. Whitman, Nixon's Council of Economic Advisers 1973 - 1974

Institutional milestones

  • 1924, the Michigan Alumnus newspaper announced the creation of the School of Business Administration. The Regents designated Tappan Hall as the new school’s permanent home, where it remained for 25 years.
  • 1926 The first 12 MBA degrees are granted
  • 1935 The first Ph.D. degree is conferred
  • 1942 The BBA program is established
  • 1944 Russell A. Stevenson is appointed dean and makes plans for a new building.
  • 1945 Enrollment increases to 366 with more than 83 percent veterans.
  • 1947 Cornerstone laid for the new $2.5 million structure. Enrollment reaches 1,081 with 340 graduate students, making Michigan one of the largest MBA programs in the nation.
  • 1950s First executive education programs launched.
  • 1958 Chapter of the National Women’s Business Association established.
  • 1960 Floyd A. Bond is appointed dean
  • 1967 Dean Bond begins a fundraising campaign for the Assembly Hall, starting with a pledge from alumnus Clayton G. Hale and other private donors.
  • 1971 Groundbreaking for the new Assembly Hall, which includes the 450-seat Hale Auditorium, Executive Board Room and D. Maynard Phelps Lounge.
  • 1976 The 14,000-square-foot William A. Paton Accounting Center is completed.
  • 1979 Gilbert R. Whitaker is appointed dean and begins to expand what grows to be 17 joint programs. He also sets goals of doubling charitable revenues.
  • 1982 $15 million Capital Campaign approved. With nearly $3 million in gifts from the Kresge Foundation, construction on the new Business Administration Library and the Executive Education Center begins along East University Avenue.
  • 1990 B. Joseph White is appointed dean and implements strategies to retain traditional strengths while making a new commitment to innovation and continuous improvement. The Executive Education Program is ranked #1 by Business Week
  • 1992 William Davidson donates $30 million, the largest gift ever associated with the University and the Business School, to establish the William Davidson Institute. Mr. Davidson's cumulative gifts to the university exceed $55 million
  • 1995 Joel D. Tauber donates $5 million to the Michigan Joint Manufacturing Initiative, a joint program between business and engineering to form the Tauber Manufacturing Institute.
  • 1996 Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb contribute $5 million to create the Erb Environmental Management Institute.
  • 1997 Alumnus Sam Wyly donates $10 million for expanded executive education facilities at the corner of Hill Street and East University Avenue.
  • 1999 Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb contribute $5 million to the previously established Erb Environmental Management Institute.
  • 1999 Samuel Zell and Ann Lurie donate $10 million to establish the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • 2000 Keith E and Valerie J. Alessi Courtyard dedicated.
  • 2001 Robert J. Dolan is named dean and works to expand the school’s capability to combine scholarly theory with practical application. A commitment to action-based learning shapes all aspects of the school’s educational offerings and a new strategic positioning statement—“Leading in thought and action” —headlines the school’s updated graphic identity.
  • 2003 John R. and Georgene M. Tozzi Electronic Business and Finance Center opens, a $2 million, 5,800-square-foot state-of-the-art learning facility that uses wireless technology to support action-based learning.
  • 2004 Alumnus Stephen M. Ross makes history donating $100 million, $75 million of which is earmarked for a new building and $25 million of which is earmarked for the permanent endowment. In recognition of the power of the gift to elevate the school’s aspirations and realize its ambitious vision, the Board of Regents renames the school the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Mr. Ross' cumulative gifts to the university exceed $110 million.
  • 2005 Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb contribute an additional $10 million to the Erb Institute, bringing their cumulative gifts to the Institute to $20 million
  • 2005 Architects and a group comprised of 85 faculty, staff, students, directors and deans collaborate on the design of new facilities. In October, the Regents approve the design for the new $145 million building.
  • 2005 Thomas C. Jones donates $10 million to the U-M's Stephen M. Ross School of Business to make it possible for undergraduates to experience many of the programs usually provided only to MBA students. The gift will establish the Thomas C. Jones Center for BBA Education, which will offer more opportunities for students to apply classroom theory to real business situations, incorporate liberal arts into the business curriculum and develop leadership skills.
  • 2006 Components of the old campus are razed by summer's end. As of year-end 2006, the bulk of the foundation for the new building has been poured and several floors have been partially framed in with structural steel.
  • 2007 A new Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) program is announced with an inception date of January 2008. The inaugural class is matriculated Aug. 1, 2007.

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