To apply to the Ross School of
Business, we ask that you submit a variety of materials for us to
best assess your qualifications. 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.
- One-to-two page resume that highlights your work experience, education,
academic focus, honors you've received, accomplishments, and organizations to
which you belong. Your resume may also include specific skills such as
languages, personal interests, and significant activities.
GMAT or GRE results (valid for 5 years from the date you took
the test to the deadline date when you apply). Ross' GRE
reporting code is 1839; there is no code required for the GMAT.
If your native language is not English, TOEFL or IELTS results
(valid for 2 years from the date you took the test to the
deadline date when you apply). Ross' TOEFL reporting code is
1839. Applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree or
higher from an accredited U.S. college/university or hold a
degree from an institution in which English is the language of
instruction are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement. Those
who have worked in the U.S. full-time for two or more years in
the past five years, may also waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.
Official undergraduate and post-graduate transcripts.
Transcripts bearing the official seal and signature of the
issuing institution in a sealed envelope should be delivered to
Global MBA Admissions, Stephen M. Ross School of Business,
University of Michigan, 701 Tappan, ER2608, Ann Arbor, Michigan
48109-1234 by the application deadline. Ross requires one copy
of both your academic record and the diploma or other document
indicating the date and conferral of your degree, years of
attendance, courses taken and grades received. If the original
language of your academic record is not English, a literal
translation must be submitted.
Two letters of recommendation (must be submitted online)
from persons who have been directly responsible for assessing
your professional performance. At least one recommendation
should come from a current employer or direct supervisor.
Essay responses to the required essay questions should be
individually uploaded in the required format (minimum 11-point
font and 1.5 line spacing). Responses should be limited to the
word maximums indicated.
Sponsorship Application for Global MBA Admission (available in
the Program Partners section of our website) may be uploaded
in the Additional Information section of the online application
or sent to Global MBA Admissions.
Nonrefundable U.S. $200 application fee.
Interview (arranged after application is submitted).
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
Leadership, initiative, and impact as evidenced through professional
achievements, extracurricular activities, recommendation
letters, and personal essays.
interpersonal and teamwork skills as demonstrated through
recommendation letters, essays, and interview.
Clear goals and rationale for pursuing an MBA as demonstrated through
essays and interview.
Fit with the
Ross approach to management education as demonstrated through
essays and interview.
Traditional business background not required. Applicants from
non-business fields such as medicine, law, and public
administration are welcome to apply.
“formula” or “cutoff” determines a candidate’s outcome.
- There are no prerequisite courses for admission, 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.