Overview

Applicants
3,484
Acceptance Rate
25%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.46
Years Work Experience
5.5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
700 - 740
GPA
3.25 - 3.70

Deadlines


Round 1
October 1

Round 2
January 7

Round 3
March 18

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
111

100
Full-time
30
Female
5
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

The "learn-by-doing approach" to business leadership is a foundational principle of at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. The rigorous curriculum highlights analytics, action-based learning, and a commitment to sustainability and business ethics throughout a two-year program that features a core curriculum in the first year and customized electives in the second. "The time commitment is huge and the payoff is great," so MBA students should "be ready to dedicate yourself to studies and commit to your fellow students." Michigan Ross "has it figured out" and "everything works like a well-oiled machine"; even so, the dean is "highly visible and makes strides to listen about the student experience." At every turn, the administration "makes every effort to make a great experience for students and improve the school in meaningful ways."

Life at Michigan Ross is "a mix of balancing academics, recruiting, and socializing": "You're constantly surrounded by your classmates, whether it's working on group projects, discussing recent lectures, or just hanging out." The University of Michigan is a formidable institution itself, and the Michigan Ross "encourages cross-program collaboration" with the university so that "the learning opportunities are unparalleled." The first-year MAP experience in which students consult for real companies for seven full weeks in lieu of classes is "an extraordinary opportunity to develop real skills in the real world while building strong industry connections." The school has "so many top tier programs" that students have access "to world class professionals and teachers with backgrounds from nearly every industry." Every professor has experience teaching their classes, "knows the material inside and out," and "brings relevant new material in as appropriate."


Concentrations

Accounting
Healthcare Administration
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Real Estate
RN/MBA - Dual Degree
Supply Chain Management

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Analytics and Information Management
Business Administration
Business Foundations
Data Science
Economics
Finance
Healthcare Administration
Healthcare Policy & Regulation
Information Systems/Information Technology
Leadership/Management
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Pharmaceutical Management
Supply Chain Management
Sustainability Management

Certificate Programs

Business Foundations
Data Science
Real Estate

Center for Research

Accounting
Economics
Entrepeneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Organizational Behavior
Supply Chain Management


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
graham.umich.edu/course-search (sort by Business (Ross) and Graduate level)

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Opportunities for students in the MBA/MS degree coordinated by the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise: Erb Institute Toolboxes - Students have participated in the production of research-informed toolboxes that offer a methodical step-by-step approach to understanding and managing a particular sustainability concern. Erb Seminar - First year Erb students are asked as part of their final to develop an analysis, using the sustainability tools learned in class, of how well a given company is meeting the UN SDG. Secondary research in combination with a variety of stakeholder, materiality, and metric assessments is performed to gauge how the company is performing on the SDG spectrum. Master's Thesis - Most students in the MBA/MS program opt to complete a Master's Thesis through SEAS which is a research based project (in lieu of additional coursework.) Impact Projects - The Erb Institute sponsors a variety of student initiatives to support social and environmental impact through partnerships with start-up and early-stage social enterprises. Students have provided field insights and business plans and have conducted stakeholder engagements. Erb branded case studies - Student groups in certain classes are required to undertake the requisite research to develop a case that addresses a business sustainability issue. Many of which are published and cross-listed via Harvard Business Review. Additional opportunities: Students have the ability to undertake individual or group Study Projects for course credit. These projects are coordinated with a sponsoring faculty member and approved by the Department Chairperson as well as the Associate Dean.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Education Commitments New in 2017, the MBA Sustainability Concentration: Ross has initiated a new concentration to complement the MBA curriculum with sustainability electives to help students consider the sustainability ?triple bottom line? - environmental protection, social well-being, and economic performance. Available courses cover topics like climate change, food security, energy, water, the built environment, manufacturing, materials, and social impact. https://michiganross.umich.edu/programs/full-time-mba/curriculum/sustainability The Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise: A partnership between the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. The Erb Institute Dual Degree MBA/MS is a deeper dive into sustainability, and prepares leaders committed to creating a socially and environmentally sustainable society through the power of business. The core program is a 3-year dual degree, but can be completed in as little as one additional semester beyond the MBA. 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 Michigan Ross Executive Education: New in 2018, Ross Executive Education is offering tailored courses in sustainability to companies to help employees understand the day to day impact that their job has on the overall sustainability of their companies and community.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Extra-curricular Activities The Ross Net Impact chapter at Ross has achieved Gold status for the last 6 years and connects people, ideas and perspectives at the University of Michigan. The club facilitates 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/ Additional sustainability-minded clubs include: Detroit Revitalization and Business Initiative, Emerging Markets Club, Green Wolverine, Impact Investing, Energy Club and Smart Cities Club.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Ross Buildings Michigan Ross's buildings use many architecturally innovative and environmentally responsible features. The Ross main building earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its sustainable design; Ross' Kresge and Blau Halls were awarded LEED Gold certification. https://michiganross.umich.edu/about/our-campus/sustainable

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$124,702
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
94%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
75%
School Facilitiated
21%
Graduate Facilitated
4%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
68%
School Facilitiated
31%
Graduate Facilitiated
1%
Unknown Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

35%
Consulting
20%
Marketing
18%
Finance/Accounting
11%
General Management
7%
Operations/Logistics
4%
Other
2%
Human Resources

Graduates Employed by Region

35%
Midwest
32%
West
15%
Northeast
8%
International
4%
Southwest
3%
Mid-Atlantic
3%
South

Students Say

A Michigan Ross MBA means "there is no shortage of coursework, recruiting and networking events, or social activities" and students manage to do all three. "There are more resources and experiences than any one student can take advantage of!" says a student. Michigan Ross is "rich in clubs and activities that help students develop personally and professionally" with a constant stream of activities, guest speakers, club events, classes, off-campus events, networking sessions, and recruiting presentations for students to avail themselves of. The program even provides incentives for social impact work and entrepreneurship. The MAP program provides invaluable consulting experience, there is a "strong pipeline to tech companies," and a similarly "strong investment banking recruiting platform" help round out the Ross selling points. The alumni network for the school is practically a platonic ideal, and "Michigan football plays a big role in keeping alumni active and engaged." Employers who frequently hire Ross grads include Amazon.com, Boston Consulting Group, Citigroup, Deloitte, Google, JPMorgan Chase, McKinsey & Co., Medtronic, Bain and Company Inc., American Express Co., Procter & Gamble, Goldman Sachs Inc., and PepsiCo.

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 35% $140,000 $137,070 $85,000 $170,000
Marketing / Sales 20% $116,000 $116,509 $80,000 $145,000
Finance / Accounting 18% $123,000 $118,943 $100,000 $150,000
General Management 11% $120,000 $115,516 $90,000 $135,000
Operations / Logistics 7% $120,000 $120,722 $106,000 $137,000
Other 4% $120,000 $125,773 $75,500 $180,000
Strategic Planning 4% $115,000 $112,889 $80,000 $145,000
Human Resources 2% $105,500 $104,650 $97,250 $109,000

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% $144,500 $138,962 $85,000 $170,000
Technology 24% $120,000 $119,637 $80,000 $145,000
Financial Services 11% $125,000 $121,226 $100,000 $150,000
Other 10% $110,000 $114,398 $75,500 $180,000
Consumer Products 9% $106,250 $110,500 $100,000 $145,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 7% $115,000 $118,842 $100,000 $143,000
Manufacturing 7% $113,000 $115,750 $100,000 $135,000

Prominent Alumni

Stephen M. Ross
Chairman, The Related Companies

La June Montgomery Tabron
President and CEO of W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Cathy Bessant
Chief Operations & Technology Officer, Bank of America

Sanjay Reddy
Vice Chairman, GVK Industries

Steve Nelson
CEO, United Healthcare

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 30

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$57,107

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$27,556

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
63%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
46%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$59,350
Tuition (Out-State)
$64,350
Fees (In-State)
$328
Fees (Out-State)
$328

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$3,256
Tuition (Out-State)
$3,534
Fees (In-State)
$328
Fees (Out-State)
$328

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$14,676
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$14,676
Academic Expenses
$7,414

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
824
Part Time
0%

In State
11.0%
Out of State
89.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
44

Demographics

12.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
33.00%
International

41% female
59% male

Campus Life

Students Say

"Everyone moves from somewhere else to come to Michigan," so people come to Michigan Ross "wanting to make friends." The social scene "completely revolves around your MBA peers," and the school is "the perfect mix of hard work, social events, experience based learning and teamwork." On most weekends, there are MBA spouse activities "such as tailgate parties, treks to cities close to campus or other social events." Football is understandably "huge" at Michigan, and "nearly everyone participates by tailgating and going to games together in a group of 300." Ann Arbor is "an active town which attracts lots of cultural opportunities," and Michigan Ross "cultivates a rich tapestry of business expertise and cultural heritage" among its student body. Most students are "active members of at least two clubs," and these "smart, responsible, and fun-loving" students can "go from working on a group project or case competition in one moment to running around town to throwing back a few drinks at a local bar."

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
Managing Director

Address
701 Tappan Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234
United States

Phone
734-763-5796

Fax
734-763-7804

Email
rossadmissions@umich.edu


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