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Criteria for selection includes:

         ●  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 program.

We encourage you to plan for your application before beginning the process.  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
11:59 p.m. (EST) on Monday, September 9, 2013.

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 involvement.

Resume Upload: Please attach a current resume.
Note: Please save your resume as LastnameFirstname_resume.doc (e.g., SmithNancy_resume.doc).

Essay Upload: Please provide answers to BOTH essay questions listed below. Responses should be limited to 250-300 words, in 11 point font, 1.5 line space.
Note: Put your full name at the top of each page.
Please save 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.

Essay 2: 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 professional settings.

Activities 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.
Please save 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.

All steps of the application must be complete and submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. (EST) September 11, 2013 to be eligible for review.