In partnering with teen-aged Detroiters, Broad MBAs discover Motor City beyond the C-suite

It’s one thing to know Detroit as the Motor City, a place of industry and home to the Big Three. It’s a whole other thing to see it through the lenses of the people for whom Detroit isn’t just a place where business happens; it’s where their lives are lived.

The Eli Broad College of Business sent 86 students from its Full-Time MBA Class of 2020 last month to experience Detroit as the latter. They took part in a weekend-long immersive learning and volunteer opportunity with Detroit high school students where they flipped the traditional roles of mentor and mentee, giving the MBAs a human perspective from way beyond the C-suite.

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