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Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and early application is strongly encouraged.
Admissions decisions are typically made six to eight weeks after applications are submitted.
Note: Please see “Take the GMAT or GRE” section in the application list below to learn more about limited GMAT or GRE waivers for candidates applying for Fall 2020 admission.
Wally Hopp, associate dean for part-time programs, explains the qualities we like to see in part-time MBA students.
You must have a U.S. bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the equivalent, by the time of application. You may submit an unofficial copy of your transcripts (and degree documents, if applicable) with your application. If accepted, official transcripts will be required.
We will accept both the GMAT and GRE. Scores are valid for five years from the date you took the test to the date of the application deadline. You may self-report your score on the application or upload unofficial score reports. If accepted, official reports will be required. If you take the GMAT or GRE more than once, we will use your highest total score and the corresponding breakout scores in evaluating your application. We do not mix and match scores.
SPECIAL NOTE: If circumstances related to COVID-19 make it difficult for you to complete the GMAT or GRE and you have more than three years of full-time professional work experience, you may be eligible to receive a test waiver.
Waivers are available only for students applying to enroll in the Online MBA program for a Fall 2020 start.
If you meet the criteria below, please attach your resume and all transcripts (unofficial) in an email to email@example.com to request a waiver.
Performance on standardized testing is just one component of the application. The admissions committee reviews applications in a holistic manner; therefore, receiving a test waiver does not guarantee admission.
Candidates applying without a test score will not be considered for a merit-based scholarship.
In order to qualify for a waiver, the candidate must have at least 36 months of full-time professional work experience (post completion of undergraduate degree). Candidates must also meet two additional criteria (at least one from each section):
Your resume should include up-to-date educational information and professional experience. Please include dates. These should correspond with the dates you provide in your application. You may include community/professional service activities as well as hobbies/interests. We recommend that your resume be no longer than one page.
Select one prompt from each group. Respond to your selected prompts using 100 words or fewer (<100 words each; 300 words total).
I want people to know that I:
I made a difference when I:
I was humbled when:
I am out of my comfort zone when:
I was aware that I am different when:
I find it challenging when people:
Michigan Ross is a place where people from all backgrounds with different career goals can thrive. Please share your short-term career goal. Why is this the right choice for you? (300 words)
This section should be used only to convey information not addressed elsewhere in your application (e.g., completion of supplemental coursework, employment gaps, academic issues). Feel free to use bullet points where appropriate.
Michigan Ross uses the GMAC Common Recommendation Form, and we require only one recommendation. You should select a recommender who can discuss your professional performance and work style. A current or former supervisor is an ideal choice. Other alternatives include a client, project manager, or professional mentor. Your recommender should be able to answer the following questions about you:
IMPORTANT: This is NOT the official recommendation, but rather a list of the questions that will be sent to the individual you identify as your recommender in the online application. The actual recommendation and ratings form must be submitted online by your recommender. Your application is not considered complete until we receive your recommendation.
Interviews are conducted by invitation only, after all of your other materials have been submitted.
The application fee is waived if:
We do not waive application fees for any other reason. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application fee waiver prior to submitting your application.
If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate competence in English by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Pearson Test of English (PTE).
The TOEFL or PTE must be taken no more than two years prior to the application deadline date.
For the TOEFL exam, we require the internet-based test (iBT) version of the exam. Ross’ TOEFL score reporting code is 1839.
We will accept a PTE score as an alternative to the TOEFL.
To have scores sent electronically to Ross, select “University of Michigan – Ann Arbor” as the recipient.
International applicants for the part-time programs are exempt from the English language requirement if:
Anne Schoen, the admissions director of part-time MBA programs, shares why your GMAT or GRE score is an important part of your application.
Because the Online MBA program includes three residential components, non-U.S. citizens must currently be living and working in the U.S. on a visa type that allows them to attend a part-time degree program (such as H1, E2, or L1) in order to participate. We are not able to offer student/tourist visas to international students (who are not residing in the U.S. already) to attend the required residential experiences.