Regular Admission Criteria
We conduct a holistic review of each application, and there is no formula to define who makes a
successful candidate. Interviews and recommendation letters are not part of the admission process. In general, we are looking for:
- Good grades in challenging academic schedules
- Keep mandatory credit/no credit courses to a minimum. In the case of optional pass/fail courses, we have access to the actual letter grade you earned and will consider that when reviewing your application.
- Challenging quantitative courses, including Math and other subjects.
- We suggest a minimum of two rigorous quantitative courses. These may include the required courses in Calculus and Economics.
- Deep engagement
- Put your unique passions into practice. We value all kinds of activities, not just those related to business.
- Look for ways to take initiative or assume responsibility, whether or not you have a formal leadership position.
- Commitment over time
- We look for quality of involvement, not just quantity of activities.
- We consider and give priority to activities you've participated in
while at U-M. Meaningful high school experiences may be used to supplement
U-M involvement, particularly for freshman applicants. Greater U-M
involvement is expected for applicants beyond freshman standing.
Compelling Application Essays
- What makes the Ross BBA right for you given your interests, goals, or experiences?
- Provide specific examples that highlight your best, most unique qualities.
- Be age-appropriate. It's okay if you don't have your adult career mapped out yet.