Q: How long does it take to complete the Part-time
Weekend MBA Program?
A: The Weekend format is completed in two years; students take classes two weekends per month.
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: The Weekend format is a lockstep, pre-formatted curriculum from which students graduate in 24 months. Credits range from 9 to
10.5 per term.
Q: How are the semesters
divided up of the two years?
A: The Spring/Summer term runs
May-August; the Fall term runs
September-December; and the Winter term
Q: What is the cost of tuition?
A: Tuition for the 2012-13 school year
is as follows: $1,833 (in-state) or
$2,000 (out-of-state) for the first
credit hour and $1,648 (in-state) or
$1,815 (out-of-state) for additional credits. Tuition and fees are subject to change by Regents of the University.
Q: Do you accept transfer credits?
A: No, we do not accept transfer credits.
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Q: Do you offer classes outside of
A: No, all on-campus weekends take place
in Ann Arbor.
Q: Is the Ross School of Business affiliated with the University of Michigan
campuses in Dearborn and Flint?
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 Weekend MBA format in
- Average GMAT: 648
- Mid 80% range: 580-720
Ross' acceptance of the GRE is
relatively new, so no
GRE average or range is available at
Q: How many days before the application deadline should I take the GMAT/GRE?
A: We recommend taking the GMAT/GRE
test 30 days before the application deadline. Thirty days would allow
enough time for the official report to reach the Office of Admissions by the
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 48109-1234.
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Q: Is an interview required for admission?
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 via
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
Q: What if I cannot furnish my official transcripts by the application
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 classes.
Q: Can I have my application fee waived?
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.
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.
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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
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 Program?
A: Yes, the same professors teach in both programs.
Q: Can I take an occasional day class?
A: Weekend students take a
predetermined set of courses in lockstep
with one cohort of peers.
Q: Is the completion of a college-level calculus course a prerequisite to
admission to the Part-time MBA Program?
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 program.
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Q: What should I do if I need an early decision on my application?
A: For the Weekend MBA format, admissions
decisions are made on a rolling basis and
will be provided six to eight weeks from the
time a completed application is received.
Q: Can I reapply if I was not accepted previously?
A: Yes. Reapplication procedures are
streamlined if you reapply within one year.
Q: Can I take courses before the program begins?
Q: Can I waive out of courses?
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.
Course waivers are not an option in the Weekend MBA Format.
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Q: Do you offer a joint degree program?
A: Students in the Weekend format follow a predetermined set of courses that does not include the dual-degree option.
Q: Do you have to be employed?
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 MBA program?
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
managerial/supervisory capacity. The
collective professional experience of
EMBA participants enriches the learning
experience both in and outside the
Q: Can I use the services
provided by the Career Services
A: Yes, all MBA students can attend recruiting presentations,
Career Services workshops,
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 with the weekend format and
scheduled courses during the
spring/summer term, you do not have the flexibility to do a summer internship.
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Q: What are your placement statistics?
A: Placement statistics are available on our website at www.bus.umich.edu/StudentCareerServices. Click on the Employment
Profile navigation button.
Q: Do part-time MBA students participate in MAP?
A: Yes. The Multidisciplinary Action
Project (MAP) course is a core requirement in the first year of the Weekend format. The course requires a one-week commitment in late February or early March in which the student will work on-site or travel on behalf of the firm sponsoring the student's MAP project.
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 www.bus.umich.edu/organizations.
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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 tour, visit www.bus.umich.edu/Admissions/PTMBA/Tours.
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 counseling
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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