Business & Community

We value our partnerships with business and community.

Our partnerships with business and the community are a two-way street. They help us keep our curriculum relevant to the changing needs of businesses and organizations, and they help our students learn to apply their skills to real world situations. They also provide an opportunity for our students and faculty to give back to the community and gain a broader perspective on the world.

Access Top Talent

In a recent Bloomberg Businessweek report, our undergraduate business program ranked second in the state among employers in terms of how well the university prepares students for jobs at their companies. We encourage the educational and professional development of our students by engaging them in real-world experiences, both inside and outside the classroom.

Professional Development

While fundamentals remain the same – leadership, communication, collaboration, innovation, problem solving – the language used in business and the tools that help support success are evolving. We offer programs that can help professionals like you stay up to date on how to respond to those changes. 

Community Impact

A commitment to community impact is a part of who we are. Our students, faculty and staff regularly engage with the community through volunteer activities, research and other events. For example, the American Advertising Federation club recently packed over 20,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger. Beta Alpha Psi taught business concepts to kids in grades K-5 at Malcolm X Academy in Detroit. And the College of Business recently helped sponsor the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the U.S. Academy of Management conference.