Our home in the District Detroit

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

Our building, which opened to students in Fall 2018, was made possible by a $40 million lead investment from Mike and Marian Ilitch. The gift is the largest in WSU history and ranks as one of the largest gifts ever to name a public business school in the United States.

The facility is WSU's first entirely new construction project outside of the university's Midtown campus. Our location in The District Detroit brings students closer to the heart of Detroit's business community and enhances access to internship 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: You can enter the building using either Temple or Woodward doorways. Upon arrival, all guests are required to sign in and present a driver's license or state-issued I.D. at the security desk. Please be sure to complete a Campus Daily Screener before entering the building.

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

Parking/alternative transportation: The closest secured parking is the Temple West Garage operated by Olympia Development of Michigan. The garage is located at 123 Temple St., east of Cass Avenue. The daily credit card rate is $8*. WSU faculty, staff and students can also pay via OneCard at a fixed rate of $9.

*Please note that Olympia garages utilize dynamic pricing. Cash/credit rates on event days typically go into effect at 3 p.m. and can go as high as $45.

For those who prefer to park on WSU's main campus, Parking Structure 1 (Palmer and Cass) is our designated Mike Ilitch School of Business park-and-ride point. WSU faculty, staff and students are eligible for a free WayneRides Dart pass to ride any DDOT or SMART buses or the QLINE streetcar. WSU personnel are also eligible for free annual passes for the MoGo bike-sharing service. More information on these options can be found at economicdevelopment.wayne.edu/waynerides.

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Video introducing our school

Building highlights

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

  • A highly visible finance and data analytics lab on the ground floor at Woodward and Temple that features an interactive display wall, multiple Bloomberg terminals and databases for student and faculty research.
  • The ground floor also features an executive M.B.A. suite, a two-story atrium and retail space.
  • 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.
  • Expanded 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 along Woodward Avenue that allows the school to host students, alumni and friends for all kinds of events, including America's Thanksgiving Parade.