The application for
UpClose 2012 is now closed.
The application deadline for this
event is 12:00 p.m., September 4, 2012.
Criteria for selection
● Demonstrated commitment
to enhancing diversity in business
● Professional background
and post-MBA goals
all applicants are
strongly encouraged to take the GMAT prior to applying for
UpClose; however, this action is not a
prerequisite for application. Priority will be
given to candidates who plan to apply for the Fall 2013 entry to
the full-time MBA program at Ross.
Your application to UpClose will in no way, positively or
negatively, impact your actual admissions application to the MBA
We encourage you to plan for your application before beginning
Please read through the required
steps below before beginning your application. If you'd
like to begin working on your application offline, the essay
question and document guidelines are listed below.
Step 1: Create login ID and password
Once you have created a
login and password, you may access the application and essay,
resume & activities uploads any time until 12:00 p.m. (EST) on
September 4, 2012.
Step 2: Application
Applicants are asked for personal
information, work experience and education.
Step 3: Document Upload
Applicants are asked to upload a
current resume, two essays and a list of activities and community
Please attach a current resume.
Note: Please save your resume as LastnameFirstname_resume.doc
Please provide answers to BOTH essay questions listed below.
Responses should be limited to 250-300 words, in 11 point font, 1.5
Note: Put your full name at the top of each page.
your essays in one document as LastnameFirstname_essays.doc.
Essay 1: Please describe your future career plans and how an MBA will help
you attain your short-term and long-term goals.
UpClose seeks to promote the advancement of underrepresented
minorities in management by attracting prospective Business School
students of any race or ethnicity with a demonstrated commitment to
that purpose. Accordingly, please describe how you have or intend to
support the advancement of underrepresented minorities (defined in
this context as African
Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans) in academic or
Upload: Please list your principal extracurricular activities in
order of their importance to you. Please include dates; offices
held, if any; time commitment.
Note: Please put your full name at the top of each page.
your activities page as LastnameFirstname_activities.doc.
Step 4: Confirmation
Your application for UpClose will not
be reviewed until all steps of the application are complete and
submitted, and you've received your application confirmation.
steps of the application must be complete and submitted no later
than 12:00 p.m. (EST) September 4, 2012 to be eligible for review.