Q: How long does it
take to complete the Part-time Evening
A: The Evening format is flexible; some
students finish in a little over two
years while others take more than five.
The exact pace is determined by each
student. The program requires 60 credits
and results in the Ross MBA valued
around the world.
Q: How many credits/classes
can I take in one semester?
A: For students enrolled in the Evening
format, the normal credit load is 7.5 in a
full term or 3 in a half term. Evening
MBA students who are in good academic
standing may increase their limit to 9
credits in fall or winter term and up to
7 credits in spring or summer half terms
according to the following guidelines:
- It cannot be your first term
in the program.
- You must be in good academic
standing for which we expect at least
80% of your credit hours at PS level or
- The additional hours (above 7
in fall/winter or above 3 in spring or
summer) may NOT be added before
specified dates. We do this to allow
some time after registration opens for
all students to have an equal
opportunity to register.
Q: What is the cost of
A: Tuition for the 2012-13 school year
is as follows: $1,823 (in-state) or
$1,990 (out-of-state) for the first
credit hour and $1,638 (in-state) or
$1,805 (out-of-state) for additional
credits. Tuition and fees are subject to
change by Regents of the University.
Q: Do you accept transfer
A: No, we do not accept transfer
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Q: Do you offer classes
outside of Ann Arbor?
A: Effective with the Fall term 2013, we
do not offer classes outside of the Ann
Q: Is the Ross School of
Business affiliated with the University
of Michigan campuses in Dearborn and
A: No, these campuses, which also have
business schools, are completely
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Q: Do you have a required
minimum GMAT/GRE and GPA?
A: Minimum required scores and/or grade
point average are not used in the
admissions process. Students are,
however, always compared to the current
pool of applicants.
Q: What is the average GMAT/GRE?
A: For students who entered the Evening
MBA Format in September 2011 and January
- Average GMAT: 653
- Mid 80% range: 580-710
Ross' acceptance of the GRE is
relatively new, so no
GRE average or range is available at this time.
Q: How many days before the
application deadline should I take the
A: We recommend taking the GMAT/GRE test
at least 30
days before the application deadline.
Thirty days would allow enough time
for the official report to reach the
Office of Admissions by the application
Q: If I am scheduled to take
the GMAT/GRE less than 30 days prior to the
application deadline, will you accept a
copy of the preliminary report?
A: If you are doubtful that the
official GMAT/GRE score report will
arrive by the deadline date, you can
upload your unofficial score via your
online application, fax your unofficial
score report to our office at
734-763-7804, or send it to 701 Tappan
St., Room E2540, Ann Arbor, MI
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Q: Is an interview required
A: Yes, an interview is required for
admission, and is by invitation only. If
the Admissions Committee invites you to
interview, you will receive the
invitation and scheduling information
The interview provides the Admissions
Committee with more information about
you. It is not an indication of the
outcome of your application.
Interviews are typically conducted by
our trained admissions professionals or
Alumni Admissions Committee members in
your area. Interviews may be conducted
in person or by telephone.
Q: Is a three-year
undergraduate degree from India
acceptable to apply?
A. Yes, we will consider
applicants who hold a three-year
undergraduate degree from India.
Q: What if I cannot furnish
my official transcripts by the
A: The Office of Admissions can use
unofficial transcripts for evaluation
purposes. If admitted, your admission
would be conditional upon receipt of
your official transcripts. These would
need to be received by the Office of
Admissions prior to the start of
Q: Can I have my application
A: The application fee is only waived
if an applicant is a former member of
Peace Corps or Teach for America within
three years of applying, or a former
member of the U.S. Military who has been
on active duty within three years of
applying. We do not waive application
fees for any other reason. Please email
email@example.com to request an
application fee waiver prior to
submitting your application.
Q: What should I do if my recommender
has not received my online invitation to
A: This tends to be a problem with a
recommender's email account set up. The
emailed invitation is either blocked or
automatically filtered into a junk mail
folder. An applicant can check the
status of their recommendations, resend
a recommendation request and even update
a recommender if the recommendation is
not yet started via an applicant's
Personal Activity page. This can be
accessed under the Apply Online
section of your
homepage and by clicking on the Review
Your Submitted Application/Manage Your
Q: Can I apply to both
Evening and Weekend formats?
A: No. Students must choose between
formats and may only apply to one
program during any given cycle.
Q: Can I transfer from one
program to another?
A: You should apply to the Ross MBA
program format that best suits your
goals and needs. Requests for
transfer between programs are handled on
a case-by-case basis, and will only be
approved in exceptional circumstances
due to space limitations as well as
variations between the programs.
Regardless, we do not allow students to
switch from the Evening format to the
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Q: Is it easier to be
admitted into the Evening format than
the Weekend format?
A: The Admissions Committee looks for
the same qualifications for both
Q: How does the Part-time
MBA Program compare to the Full-time MBA
Program in terms of degree requirements?
A: As much as possible, course material
and other content are similar between
the two programs.
Q: Will we have the same
professors as students in the Full-time MBA
A: Yes, the same professors teach in both
Q: Can I take an occasional
A: Evening students can take non-core
day classes subject to space
availability and their own schedules.
Q: Is the completion of a
college-level calculus course a
prerequisite to admission to the
A: Ross has no prerequisite courses for
admission to the MBA Program. However,
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
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Q: What should I do if I
need an early decision on my
A: Unfortunately, requests for
admissions decisions before our decision notification
dates will not be granted. Notification
dates can be found at our
Apply Now page.
Q: Can I reapply if I was
not accepted previously?
Reapplication procedures are
streamlined if you reapply within one
Q: Can I take courses before
the program begins?
Q: Can I waive out of
A: Students in the Evening MBA format
are eligible to waive out of core
courses based on previous course work
completed, work experience, or by taking
placement exams offered in the fall of
each year. Credit is not earned by
waiving a course; the credit hours may
be replaced with elective courses.
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Q: Do you offer a joint
A: The Evening MBA format offers
students the option to pursue a dual
degree with the College of Engineering
and the School of Natural Resources and
Q: Do you have to be
A: No, but full-time work experience is
considered as part of the admission
process, and it is generally assumed
that students will be working full time
while in the program.
Q: What will my degree read?
A: Masters in Business Administration,
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Q: Do you offer an Executive
A: Yes, the Ross School of Business
offers an Executive MBA Program
structured to meet the needs of
individuals in senior management roles,
focusing on leadership skills needed to
be successful at the executive level.
Specifically, the program targets
participants who have had generally
10-15 years of work experience, with
significant experience in a
The collective professional experience
of EMBA participants enriches the
learning experience both in and outside
Q: Can I use the services
provided by the Career Services
A: Yes, all MBA students can attend
recruiting presentations, Career
access iMpact, and use Career Services handouts,
seminar videotapes, mock interviews,
career consulting, and other services.
Part-time MBA students can participate
in the on-campus interview process for
full-time recruiting during the fall
term prior to graduation. However,
part-time students cannot participate in
on-campus interviews for internships
since most part-time students work
full-time and do not have the
flexibility to do a summer internship.
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Q: What are your placement
A: Placement statistics are available
on our website at
Click on the Employment Profile
Q: How many weekend classes
do you offer to evening students? Will
there be more in the future?
A: This varies each year and is
dependent on faculty scheduling. We
explore alternative class
times on an annual basis.
Q: Do part-time MBA students
participate in MAP?
A: Yes. The Multidisciplinary Action
Project (MAP) course is offered during
the fall term. MAP is an elective in the
Q: Can part-time students
join clubs in Ann Arbor?
A: Yes, part-time MBA students may join
student clubs. The latest list of clubs
can be found online at
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Q: How can I arrange for a
tour of the Ross School of Business?
A: Prospective students are welcome to
tour Ross during the regularly scheduled
daytime visits. In addition, evening
tours of Ross can be arranged. To learn
more about visiting campus and taking a
Q: Can I make an appointment to talk with someone
about the Part-time MBA Program?
A: Prospective part-time MBA students can schedule 15-minute
appointments with the a staff member of
the PTMBA Program where we can
answer questions about the program.
Click here to schedule an
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