The Business Engagement Center is industry’s front door to the University of Michigan.  

We design, build, and catalyze partnerships between companies and university faculty and students, to advance our shared research and education goals.

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Amazon fulfills student experience

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Can you really have too much of a good thing? Amazon may not think so, at least when it comes to working with the Tauber Institute for Global Operations. The behemoth online company previously dabbled with a project or two with the program, until they saw the kind of results involved. Then they really paid attention. The Tauber Institute, a joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, works together with a wide range of industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management. A core element of the…

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Old National Bank helps U-M build a community of scholars and leaders

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Increasing access to a college education is a contributor to developing a strong, dynamic and diverse workforce. Old National Bank is contributing to a program at the University of Michigan that is created to do just that. U-M’s Wolverine Pathways program is designed to provide a pathway to higher education for youth from traditionally lower socioeconomic communities and communities who have a low track record of successfully sending students to the University of Michigan.  Students from the Detroit, Ypsilanti and Southfield school districts can participate in Wolverine Pathways, where they receive year-round learning experiences that culminate in four years of…

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Bosch Embeds Themselves in Class

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It is rare on campus for industry to get involved in the academic experience of an individual class, but in the case of Robert Bosch, doing so provides the real-world access needed to give the students in Mark Brehob’s Advanced Embedded Systems Design course the design experience that makes them more attractive to recruiters. Mark Brehob realized U-M was missing a major design class in this area of engineering, so he created it. Funding was tight, though, so he turned to industry partners as a solution—and that solution has worked extremely well for industry partners, the University, and students. Each…

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Seeing Your Ideas in Action

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Since 2013, over 70 University of Michigan students on multidisciplinary teams have worked on pressing manufacturing issues at Detroit Manufacturing Systems (DMS). Doing so has filled an important role for the company – and for the students – in solving critical problems, identifying costs savings, and finding ways for a local business to grow and thrive in a competitive economy. DMS participates in this opportunity through the Multidisciplinary Design Program every year and shares how it fills a critical gap and serves as a strategic recruiting resource. Mark Granderson, a U-M alum who is now the Plant Manager in DMS’…

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