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Suggested Application Deadline

April 30, 2018

 

Final Application Deadline

June 18, 2018

 

Application decisions are made six to eight weeks from the date of completion.

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Requirements

ALL UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE TRANSCRIPTS

You must have a US 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.

GMAT OR GRE SCORES

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.

CURRENT RESUME

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.

ESSAY QUESTIONS

Part 1: Short Answer Questions

Select one prompt from each group. Respond to your selected prompts using 100 words or fewer (<100 words each; 300 words total).

Group 1

  • I want people to know that I:
  • I turned an idea into action when I:
  • I made a difference when I:

Group 2

  • I showed my resilience when I:
  • I was humbled when:
  • I am out of my comfort zone when:

Group 3

  • I was aware that I am different when:
  • I find it challenging when people:
  • A valuable thing I have taught someone is:

Part 2: Essay

Please share your short-term and long-term career goals. What skills/strengths do you have that will be relevant to your career goals? How will Ross prepare you for your goals? (300 words)

Optional Statement

This section should only be used to convey information not addressed elsewhere in your application, for example, completion of supplemental coursework, employment gaps, academic issues, etc. Feel free to use bullet points where appropriate. 

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

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:

  1. Please provide a brief description of your interaction with the applicant and, if applicable, the applicant's role in your organization. (50 words).
     
  2. How does the performance of the applicant compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? (E.g. what are the applicant's principal strengths?) (500 words)
     
  3. Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. (500 words)

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.

INTERVIEW

Interviews are conducted by invitation only, after all of your other materials have been submitted.

NON-REFUNDABLE $200 APPLICATION FEE

The application fee is waived if:

  • You are a current or former member of the U.S. military.
  • You have served in the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps or Teach for America within three years of the application deadline.

We do not waive application fees for any other reason. Please email rossmba@umich.edu to request an application fee waiver prior to submitting your application.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY (TOEFL OR PTE)

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:

  • You earned your undergraduate degree at an accredited institution where the sole language of instruction was English

or

  • You have been living,  working, and conducting daily business in an English speaking country country for two or more years 

Criteria

In order to build a strong and diverse class, we look for applicants who possess a number of key characteristics:

  • strong intellectual ability as measured by GMAT/GRE and academic record
  • leadership, initiative, and impact as evidenced through professional achievements, extracurricular activities, recommendation letters, and personal essays
  • strong interpersonal and teamwork skills as demonstrated through recommendation letters and essays
  • clear goals and rationale for pursuing an MBA as demonstrated through essays
  • fit with the Ross approach to management education as demonstrated through essays

Additional Information:

  • Traditional business background not required.
  • Individual evaluation occurs within context of larger applicant pool.
  • No “formula” or “cutoff” determines a candidate’s outcome.
  • There are no prerequisite courses for admission.
  • Due to the analytical rigor of the program, it is expected that students have a working knowledge of college-level mathematics, including basic calculus. If you have not had this coursework, we recommend that you take a course that emphasizes business mathematics prior to beginning the program.