Dates and Deadlines

Early deadline: November 15, 2017

Second deadline (and final deadline for international students): February 1, 2018*

Admissions will be rolling after the second deadline of February 1, 2018*

The final deadline for domestic students: May 1, 2018

We suggest that you submit your application as early as possible. Admissions will be conducted on a rolling basis from February 1, 2018, through May 1, 2018. No applications will be accepted after May 1, 2018.

Only complete applications will be reviewed. To be considered complete, we must receive all test scores, transcripts, letters of recommendation, and essays. 

*All international candidates should apply by the second deadline of February 1, 2018, to ensure sufficient time for visa processing

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Ross School of Business

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Nicole Watson
Technology & Operations

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Ann Arbor Office

Administrative Office


Heather Byrne, Managing Director

Joyce Buchanan, Executive Secretary

Tesenga Smith

Emily Frye

Paul Kirsch
Managing Director


Lillian Chen, Research Area Specialist

Ross Registrar's Office

Stewart Thornhill
Executive Director



Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
701 Tappan Street, R5342
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

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To apply to Michigan Ross, we ask that you submit a variety of materials for us to best assess your qualifications for our MM Program. Below is a list of the application components we require. Each piece of the application plays an integral role in the overall admission evaluation; no single piece of the application is weighted more heavily than another. Please note that ALL materials need to be received by the posted deadline for the round in which you apply.

Current resume

GMAT or GRE results

Undergraduate transcripts

Non-refundable application fee of $75 for domestic students, or $100 for international students

TOEFL results (for international students only). Scores must be dated within two years of your application to Ross. IELTS Scores are not accepted.

Two letters of recommendation


Recommendation Questions

IMPORTANT: This is NOT the official letter of recommendation, but rather a list of the questions that will be sent to the individuals you identify as your recommenders in the online application. These questions are provided to help you determine whom to request to write your recommendation letters. The actual recommendation letter and ratings form must be submitted online by your recommenders. Once you register your recommenders on the application, an email will be sent to them with instructions on how to access the recommendation form and submit it electronically.

  1. How long and in what context have you known the applicant? What is the peer group you are using for your comparison?

  2. Please describe the applicant’s strengths. Provide detailed examples where these strengths were exhibited.

  3. Please comment on the applicant’s areas of development (weaknesses). What efforts has the applicant made to show improvement?

  4. How has the applicant contributed above and beyond her/his expected responsibilities?

Please feel free to provide any other information you think is relevant to our evaluation.

Master of Management Essay Questions

  1. Describe why you want to pursue the Master of Management degree at the Ross School of Business. What do you expect to learn? How will you leverage this knowledge to accomplish your personal and professional goals? Describe in detail the type of employment opportunities you anticipate pursuing upon completion of the Master of Management degree. (500 - 700 words)

  2. The Master of Management admissions committee places a high emphasis on setting and working toward goals, both academically and in your job search. Describe a medium- to long-term goal that you set for yourself and what you did to work to achieve it. The goal may be something you succeeded in attaining, or one that you did not achieve but learned from the experience of working toward.  Discuss the approaches that helped you meet or reach toward your goal.  How will you translate what you learned from this previous experience to the MM program and your job search activities? (500 - 700 words)

  3. Optional question: Is there anything not addressed elsewhere in the application that you would like the Admissions Committee to know about you to evaluate your candidacy? (500 - 700 words)


Quantitative Prerequisite

Much of the coursework in the Master of Management program has a quantitative emphasis. Thus it is important that students are comfortable with mathematical and statistical concepts. In order to dem onstrate competency in this area, students must have successfully completed either a precalculus or statistics course during their time as an undergrad with a grade of "B-" or higher.


Pre-calculus (Math 105 for UM undergrads) – This course presents the concepts of pre-calculus from four points of view: geometric (graphs); numeric (tables); symbolic (formulas); and written (verbal descriptions). The emphasis is on the mathematical modeling of real-life problems using linear; polynomial; exponential; logarithmic; and trigonometric functions. (Taking a higher level math course for which pre-calculus or Math 105 is a prerequisite will meet this requirement).


Statistics (Statistics 250 for UM undergrads) - This class covers applied statistical methodology from an analysis-of-data viewpoint.Topics covered include frequency distributions; measure of location; mean; median; mode; measures of dispersion; variance; graphic presentation; elementary probability; populations and samples; sampling distributions; one sample univariate inference problems, and two sample problems; categorical data; regression and correlation; and analysis of variance. Use of computers in data analysis is also explored.


Non-University of Michigan Courses – The math or statistics prerequisite must be taken at an accredited institution of higher education. The course should be equivalent to pre-calculus or introduction to statistics. Please contact the MM program office to make sure the course meets our requirements.


Additional Requirements for International Applicants

Undergraduate Degree

International applicants are required to submit copies of both an academic record and diploma (or other document indicating the date and conferral of your degree).

If the original language of the academic record and diploma is not English, a certified English translation must accompany the original document. The translation should be literal rather than interpretive. If a certified copy of the original transcript is submitted, it must be certified by the institution from which the degree was received. Documents notarized by a Notary Public are not acceptable.

Credentials must include the following:

  • years of attendance at the academic institution
  • courses taken
  • grades received
  • dated degree, diploma, or certificate



International students who have not attended school within the United States must also submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Arrange for test results to be reported to us directly by the Educational Testing Service.

  • We require the Internet-based test (IBT) version of the TOEFL exam.
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 100 is required to be considered for admission.
  • The University of Michigan's TOEFL code number is 1839.
  • The TOEFL exam should be taken prior to application submission.
  • We will not accept scores from tests taken more than two years before your date of application.
  • To register for tests, contact:

TOEFL Waiver: International applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution where the sole language of instruction was English are exempt from the TOEFL requirement.



The program is open to candidates with non-business undergraduate degrees. Those with an undergraduate business degree are not eligible. However, students with a minor in business are eligible to apply.

All applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree no more than two years prior to enrolling in the MM program. The program is designed for candidates with little to no full-time work experience. Candidates with some (e.g., one year to 18 months) work experience are eligible to apply. Candidates with more work experience are encouraged to apply to our other graduate degree programs. Class profiles, program descriptions, and admission requirements for each of those programs can be found on the Programs page.

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