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Program Statistics

  • Business School Students at Ross Gift Announcement Number of students in program: Approximately 100
  • Average time to complete the Ph.D.: 5 years
  • Average number of applicants accepted per year: 15-25
  • Selectivity: Acceptance rate of 5%

Student Profile

  • Age range from 22 to 39 at enrollment
  • Average undergraduate GPA of 3.65
  • Average GMAT score of 730
  • Average GRE score of 780 Quantitative, 620 Verbal, 5.0 Writing (*please note that we receive fewer GRE scores so these averages may not be completely representative)
  • Meet our minimum TOEFL requirement (600 PBT, 250 CBT, 106 iBT)
  • Undergraduate majors include Economics, English, History, Math, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Engineering and Business.
  • Many have post-graduate business experience
  • 60% have a relevant Master's degree
  • 55% are international students
  • 33% women, 67% men

Ph.D. Placement

Graduates of the Ross School of Business Doctoral Program find that, in a market that typically has been both active and intensely competitive, they fare well in the search for professional positions at top research institutions.

The program's small size also translates to faculty having a more intimate working knowledge of students' capabilities and can share that knowledge with prospective employers.

Sample of Recent Ph.D. Placements:

  • Brigham Young University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Emory University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Indiana University
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • McGill University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Peking University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Maryland
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Texas - Austin
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Washington
  • Washington University in St. Louis