To apply to the Ross School of Business, we ask that you submit a
variety of materials for us to best assess your qualifications for
our Full-time MBA 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 - test scores are valid for five years
from the date you took the test to the application deadline date.
- If international, TOEFL or IELTS - test scores are
valid for two years from the date you took the test to the
application deadline date.
- Undergraduate and post-graduate
transcripts (and degree documents if applicable). Before
applying, students must complete the equivalent of a four-year U.S.
- Two letters of
recommendation (must be submitted online)
- Nonrefundable U.S. $200 application fee
- Interview (after application is submitted and by
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 and academic record
- Leadership, initiative, and impact as
evidenced through professional achievements, extracurricular activities,
recommendation letters, and personal
- 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
- Traditional business background not
- Individual evaluation occurs within
context of larger applicant pool
- No “formula” or “cutoff” determines a
- There are no prerequisite courses for
- 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. If you have basic math knowledge but need a
refresher, you may want to take our Quantitative Skills Workshop
prior to the start of classes.
In preparation for your application, you may want to consider taking the Career LeaderTM Self-Assessment. This
online tool can help you identify potential career paths based on your skills,
interests, and priorities. It is widely used by the top business schools to help
current students map out their career paths.
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