Michigan Ross School of Business | Groups



Welcome to Design + Business

The Design + Business (D+B) Club is a Ross student organization focused on education, practical application, and career development in design thinking fields.  The mission of D+B is to provide a multidisciplinary community for graduate students interested in using design methodologies to lead organizations and facilitate innovation.

Benefits of Membership

  • Weekly newsletter highlighting upcoming D+B events, competitions, project opportunities, and design-related events around campus
  • Access to the D+B Wiki — the collective knowledge of our club on recommended courses, books, magazines, professors, blogs, conferences, U of M resources, and company information
  • Invitation to D+B exclusive programming including speakers, action-based workshops, and treks near and far
  • Early access to courses organized by D+B with Michigan’s top design thinking professors
  • Network-building interaction with a fun, interesting group of students from Ross and beyond
  • Eligibility for leadership opportunities within the club

Who Should Join
Graduate students with career/intellectual interest in any of the following D+B topic areas:

  • Red: Product Design and Industrial Design
  • Yellow: Organizational Design and Process Design
  • Orange: Information Design, Visual Communication, Digital Experiences
  • Blue: Urban Design and Spatial Experiences
  • Violet: Creativity and Innovation Processes, including design thinking, problem structuring and visual analysis
  • Green: Sustainable Design & Systems Thinking