Warriors Business Community

Big university, small community

Start building your network now as a resident of the Mike Ilitch School of Business Warriors Business Community.

Located on the fourth floor of Ghafari Hall, the Warriors Business Community (WBC) offers an opportunity for a cohort of business students to live, learn and develop professional connections together right here on Wayne State's main campus in the heart of Midtown Detroit. The WBC encourages community involvement, supports academic success and provides a fun atmosphere for students to form lasting relationships with other future professionals, as well as current business leaders throughout metro Detroit.

Incentives for fall 2017 freshmen

The first 40 Ilitch School fall 2017 freshmen to join the WBC will receive:

  • $250 awarded toward tuition and fees at the end of the fall 2017 semester for meeting the following requirements:
    • Completed a minimum of 12 semester hours during the fall 2017 semester toward a business major and achieved a minimum 2.25 overall grade point average
    • Attended a minimum of four WBC events
    • Met with an advisor in the Ilitch Business School Career Planning and Placement
  • $250 awarded toward tuition and fees at the end of the winter 2018 semester for meeting the following requirements:
    • Completed a minimum of 12 semester hours during the winter 2018 semester toward a business major and achieved a minimum 2.25 overall grade point average
    • Attended a minimum of four WBC events
    • Attended a minimum of one event sponsored by the Ilitch School Career Planning and Placement Office
  • SPECIAL INCENTIVE: Students who earned both the fall 2017 $250 incentive AND the winter 2018 $250 incentive AND achieved a minimum overall 3.00 GPA, after both the fall 2017 and winter 2018 semesters, will receive $1,000 toward tuition and fees for the fall 2018 semester.

Advantages to joining the WBC

  • Onsite advising and planning
  • Academic and professional workshops
  • Improv training to improve decision-making skills
  • Study groups and tutoring
  • Peer support from upper-level business students
  • Increased student/faculty interaction
  • Service learning opportunities
  • Friendly competitions and contests
  • Networking events
  • Job shadowing and company tours

Please be sure to choose the WBC on your online housing application for consideration. If you have already completed your application, you can update your preferences by contacting Assistant Dean of Student Services Linda Zaddach at 313-577-4510.