Located in the District Detroit

A rendering of the new Mike Ilitch School of Business in the District Detroit

Our building opened to students in Fall 2018 and is WSU's first entirely new construction project outside of the university's Midtown campus. It was made possible by a $40 million lead investment from Mike and Marian Ilitch, one of the largest in WSU history and one of the largest gifts ever to name a public business school in the United States.

The school's location in the heart of the city's business community, the District Detroit, further enhances student access to internships and career opportunities.

Visitor information

Location: The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business is located at 2771 Woodward Ave. on the southwest corner of Temple and Woodward, east of Park Avenue.

Entrance: Enter the building off of Temple Street or Woodward  Avenue. Upon arrival, guests are required to show their One Card or sign-in and present a driver's license or state-issued I.D. at the security desk. 

Assistance: For help, please call your host or the Security Desk at 313-577-1731 or 313-577-3572.

Building highlights

The four-story building is roughly 125,000 square feet and includes:

  • A finance and data analytics lab on the ground floor that features an interactive display wall, multiple Bloomberg terminals and databases for student and faculty research.
  • An executive M.B.A. suite, a two-story atrium and coffee shop.
  • The 256 seat Lear Auditorium has state-of-the-art AV technology and the ability to bring full-sized vehicles into the room for events with our partners in the auto industry.
  • Tutoring, academic advising and career services spaces, including a full-service accounting lab and meeting rooms for prospective employers to interview students.
  • A rooftop terrace with plantings facing Woodward Avenue allows the school to host students, alumni and friends for events, including America's Thanksgiving Parade.
  • The building is LEED certified, recognized for using sustainable materials and numerous environmentally friendly features.