Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP)

 

Overview

MAP is a signature action-based learning course offered at the Ross School of Business.  A  MAP team consists of 4-6 Ross MBA students who receive guidance from Ross faculty advisors.  Each project requires analytical rigor, critical thinking, and genuine teamwork.  Sponsors receive top-notch deliverables and data-driven recommendations from the team of students with diverse skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and work experience.

WDI sources a number of international Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP)  annually in conjunction with the Ross School of Business.  Through the program, students work with global organizations on projects that focus on the design or improvement of an important business process, solving a real business problem, or exploring strategic market opportunities.  WDI collaborates with large, medium, and small for-profit and nonprofit organizations in offering MAPs in emerging markets.  Recent WDI-MAP partners include Abt Associates, Acumen Fund, Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, Philips Healthcare, GE Healthcare, ITC India Ltd., Imperial Health Sciences, CARE Bangladesh, Grassroots Business Fund, Aravind Eye Hospital, UNDP Mongolia, UNDP Jordan, TetraPak, etc.

WDI sponsored 13 MAP teams in 2017 as part of its mission to support international activities at the University of Michigan:

  • Aparajitha Foundation – India
  • Aravind Eye Care System   –   India
  • Banyan Global   –   Ghana
  • Boond Engineering & Development   –   India
  • CARE International   –   Egypt
  • GE Power   –   India
  • IMPERIAL Health Sciences   –   South Africa
  • ITC Limited   –   India
  • Mbuyu Group   –   South Africa
  • Vayu   –   Malawi
  • Global Fairness Initiative   –   Nepal
  • Vietnam Partners, LLC   –   Vietnam
  • African Institute of Management (Institut Africain de Management)   –   Senegal

2017 MAP & Internships map

WDI has sponsored Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAPs) in collaboration with the Ross School of Business since the late 90s.

  • WDI sponsored 13 MAP teams in 2016 with the following partners:
    • Al-Akhawayn University   –  Morocco
    • Aparajitha Foundation    –   India
    • Aravind Eye Care System   –   India
    • Business Support Center Kosovo (BSCK)   –   Kosovo
    • CARE   –   India
    • Georgian Technical University  –  Georgia
    • IMPERIAL Health Sciences   –   South Africa
    • ITC Limited   –   India
    • Little Sparrows Technologies   –  Ethiopia
    • Sustainable Harvest & Relationship Coffee Institute   –   Rwanda
    • Sustainable Harvest & Relationship Coffee Institute   –   Portland, OR
    • UM Human Trafficking Clinic  –  Brazil
    • William Davidson Institute & Zemen Bank  –   Ethiopia
  • 2015
    • Abt Associates   –   Ethiopia
    • Aravind Eye Care System   –   India
    • IMPERIAL Health Sciences   –   South Africa
    • ITC Limited   –   India
    • Tetra Pak   –   Nicaragua
    • VeAhavta   –   Sri Lanka
    • LectureTools; Stockholm School of Economics in Riga   –   Latvia
    • William Davidson Institute   –   Jordan

MAP Projects

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