Armed with a “stellar reputation,” extensive alumni network and offering great “flexibility in career concentration,” it’s no wonder that Michigan has such a well regarded MBA program. Students truly value the focus Ross has placed on both entrepreneurship and “hands-on” “action-based” learning. Indeed, there’s a strong “emphasis on learning by doing, rather than lecture or case.” Additionally, students appreciate that the school works diligently to foster a “collaborative culture.” Moreover, the “general management curriculum” and “leadership development” ensures that students will leave Ross as effective, well-rounded business professionals.

Overview

Applicants
2,647
Acceptance Rate
34%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.40
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT
690 - 720
GPA
3.2 - 3.7

Deadlines


Round 1
October 1

Round 2
January 2

Round 3
March 3

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Overall

Armed with a “stellar reputation,” extensive alumni network and offering great “flexibility in career concentration,” it’s no wonder that Michigan has such a well regarded MBA program. Students truly value the focus Ross has placed on both entrepreneurship and “hands-on” “action-based” learning. Indeed, there’s a strong “emphasis on learning by doing, rather than lecture or case.” Additionally, students appreciate that the school works diligently to foster a “collaborative culture.” Moreover, the “general management curriculum” and “leadership development” ensures that students will leave Ross as effective, well-rounded business professionals.

While the “academic experience is surprisingly rigorous,” students can rely on professors who “are heavily invested in our success and understanding.” They are also very “accessible,” “passionate” and “down to earth.” A handful have even been deemed “rock stars that push students beyond the usual MBA platitudes and really transform your thinking.” As a second-year student gushes, “The professors at Ross are amazing; they take the time to help with anything along their subject lines for class and for outside projects. Not only that but they are always more than happy to help you connect with their own contacts and other professors at the school.”

By and large, the administration is held in high esteem as well. Students feel fortunate that “administrators continue to push an academic environment and curriculum that produces MBAs well-equipped to thrive in real world business settings.” Even better, “the school is open to new ideas, courses, and course content, and courses are constantly under review.” In the end, it’s certainly easy to understand why these business students are so content!


Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
9:1
Total Faculty
205

52
Female
52
Full-time
49
Minority
48
Part-time


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
Michigan Ross offers 10 courses that focus on sustainability. Further, there are 265 courses that focus on sustainability at the graduate level offered across the wider U-M campus.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Business School students may choose to do individual or group Study Projects for course credit, under guidelines outlined in the program Bulletins. These projects are coordinated with a sponsoring faculty member and approved by the Department Chair person as well as the Associate Dean for Degree Programs.

School's environmental commitment 1:
1. The Erb Institute is a partnership between the Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) at the University of Michigan. We prepare leaders committed to creating a socially and environmentally sustainable society through the power of business. Our core program is the MBA/MS, a 3-year dual degree, started in 1996. The Institute’s impact is realized most powerfully through our vibrant global network of students and alumni who are the transformative change agents in business, government and the non-profit worlds. http://erb.umich.edu/prospectives/

School's environmental commitment 2:
The Ross School is among the world leaders in research and academic programming devoted to sustainable enterprise. The Ross building is an example of that commitment. Incorporating many architecturally innovative and environmentally responsible features, the building was designed and built in accordance with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. http://www.bus.umich.edu/learningcommunity/sustainable.htm

School's environmental commitment 3:
Ross Net Impact connects people, ideas and perspectives at the University of Michigan. We facilitate exploration and dialogue that drive positive social and environmental change both at Ross and in the workplace, regardless of industry or career path. RNI embodies the strategic vision of Ross, and works with students, faculty, alumni, and the national Net Impact network to provide members with opportunities to build tangible skills and create valuable connections. http://ross.campusgroups.com/netimpact/about-us/

Career overview

Career Rating
98
Average Starting Salary
$111,417

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
68%
School Facilitiated
29%
Graduate Facilitated
4%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
68%
School Facilitiated
29%
Graduate Facilitated
4%
Unknown

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

37%
Consulting
20%
Finance/Accounting
18%
Marketing
9%
Other
8%
General Management
3%
Operations/Logistics
2%
Human Resources

Graduates Employed by Region

33%
Midwest
23%
West
21%
Northeast
11%
International
6%
Southwest
4%
Mid-Atlantic
3%
South

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 37% $135,000 $125,521 $71,000 $150,000
Finance / Accounting 20% $100,000 $103,964 $65,000 $168,000
Marketing / Sales 18% $101,000 $103,217 $25,000 $135,000
Other 9% $100,500 $98,073 $15,000 $126,000
General Management 8% $105,000 $108,153 $87,400 $135,000
Operations / Logistics 3% $115,000 $109,969 $75,000 $135,000
Strategic Planning 3% $100,000 $97,727 $80,000 $115,000
Human Resources 2% $96,500 $97,000 $87,000 $110,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 33% $135,000 $127,626 $75,000 $150,000
Technology 14% $115,000 $112,068 $25,000 $135,000
Financial Services 12% $100,000 $99,041 $65,000 $125,000
Consumer Products 9% $100,000 $98,833 $85,000 $115,000
Manufacturing 5% $104,186 $103,948 $70,000 $119,200
Petroleum / Energy 4% $108,000 $110,765 $71,000 $130,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 3% $107,000 $106,091 $93,000 $120,000
Real Estate 1% $75,000 $73,000 $60,000 $82,000

Prominent Alumni

Stephen M. Ross
Chairman, CEO, and Founder, The Related Companies

William Demchak
President and CEO, PNC Financial Services

Brad Keywell
Co-Founder, Groupon

Thomas J. Wilson
President and CEO, Allstate Insurance

Jeff Blau
President, The Related Companies

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 30

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$52,420

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$24,192

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
67%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
33%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$50,000
Tuition (Out-State)
$55,000
Fees (In-State)
$189
Fees (Out-State)
$189

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,638
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,805
Fees (In-State)
$189
Fees (Out-State)
$189

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$12,852
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$12,852
Academic Expenses
$5,758

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
1,450
Out of State
93%

In State
99%
Foreign Countries Represented
49

Demographics

25.00%
Minorities
34.00%
International

31% female
69% male

Campus Life

Michigan MBA students strive to create a good work-life balance for themselves. And luckily, “Ross gives the freedom and flexibility to pursue what you want, whether that’s academics, the job market, club activities, helping others, or having fun.” Certainly, “what you get out of the experience is up to you, and between the collegial atmosphere and various sporting events in Michigan’s rich history, it is highly enjoyable to be at Ross.” Indeed, “life in Ann Arbor is highly social, whether it [involves] tailgating at football games, mingling at the weekly happy hour for business students, or catching up with friends at a local restaurant.” And since Michigan is in a college town and not a booming metropolis, “you’re constantly running into your fellow classmates, which is fantastic from a networking perspective. You can’t help but hang out with classmates ALL THE TIME, which means they become your good friends instead of classmates.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Soojin Kwon
Director of Admissions

Address
701 Tappan Street
E2540
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Phone
734-763-5796

Email
rossmba@umich.edu
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Key Stats

2,647
Applicants
1,450
Size
34%
Acceptance Rate

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