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Beyond the MBA Classroom: MBgAy Party at Michigan Ross

When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment but are also making a commitment to a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.

The student group Ross Out for Business hosted its first school-wide event, called MBgAy, in 2009, making it one of the newer events on the Michigan Ross social calendar. The party/fundraiser, which sold out very quickly, was held at a club in Ann Arbor and featured a drag fashion show followed by dancing—the event has since become an annual affair. Profits are split between a selected charity and the club’s scholarship fund for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered students. One first-year student we interviewed just days after the February 2011 party described the event as a “must see—for everyone.” In 2015, as in past years, a portion of the proceeds raised went to support the Trevor Project, a national organization providing suicide and crisis intervention for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

For in-depth descriptions of social and community activities at Michigan Ross and 15 other top MBA programs, check out the mbaMission Insider’s Guides.




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