Overview

Applicants
3,188
Acceptance Rate
27%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.48
Years Work Experience
5.4
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
700 - 740
GPA
3.29 - 3.70

Deadlines


Round 1
September 30

Round 2
January 6

Round 3
March 30

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

Student/Faculty
7:1
Total Faculty
119

78
Full-time
36
Female
22
Part-time
4
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
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 managed by the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise: Erb Institute Toolboxes - Students participate in the production of research-informed toolboxes that offer a methodical step-by-step approach to understanding and managing a particular business sustainability concern. Erb Seminar - First year Erb Institute students utilize Erb Institute toolboxes to learn sustainability 1.0 and beyond. Students study everything from stakeholder engagement and materiality assessments, to human rights best practices and triple bottom line decision-making. Students are asked use the sustainability tools learned in class to research and analyze how well a chosen company is meeting the United Nation?s Sustainable Development Goals. This project culminates in a final report complete with sustainability recommendations for their chosen company. Opus Finish ? Erb Institute students complete the master's of science with a capstone experience of their choosing. Many SEAS master's students opt to participate in a master's project as their capstone experience. Interdisciplinary teams of students work with faculty mentors to help solve actual environmental challenges for real clients?from all sectors, at various scales and in locations around the world. Other students choose to complete a practicum (a supervised application of a previously developed theory) or a thesis (an individual scholarly work based on independent research). Impact Projects - The Erb Institute offers Impact Project funding to Erb students as an opportunity to drive real-world business sustainability impact. Students are invited to design high-impact projects to take their learning into their own hands and dive deeper into a specific area of business and sustainability. 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: The Erb Institute is a partnership between the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School for Environment and Sustainability 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 in just 2.5 ? 3 years. The Institute's impact is realized most powerfully through their vibrant global network of students and alumni who are the transformative change agents across industries and sectors. 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
$126,500
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
94%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
77%
School Facilitiated
23%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
75%
School Facilitiated
25%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

33%
Consulting
23%
Marketing
17%
Finance/Accounting
12%
General Management
8%
Operations/Logistics
2%
Human Resources
2%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

34%
Midwest
29%
West
17%
Northeast
9%
International
5%
South
5%
Southwest
2%
Mid-Atlantic

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 33% $145,000 $135,754 $70,000 $170,000
Marketing / Sales 23% $120,000 $119,829 $73,000 $155,000
Finance / Accounting 17% $125,000 $126,120 $80,000 $243,000
General Management 12% $125,000 $121,677 $80,000 $140,097
Operations / Logistics 8% $130,000 $124,625 $105,000 $135,000
Strategic Planning 3% $117,500 $113,580 $70,000 $145,000
Other 2% $110,000 $121,250 $85,000 $180,000
Human Resources 2% $110,250 $112,000 $105,000 $125,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 30% $147,000 $136,677 $70,000 $170,000
Technology 27% $130,000 $125,134 $73,000 $158,000
Financial Services 16% $125,000 $125,563 $70,000 $243,000
Manufacturing 8% $115,008 $119,334 $100,000 $140,097
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 7% $120,000 $118,115 $82,300 $140,000
Consumer Products 6% $110,000 $110,211 $100,000 $120,000
Other 5% $115,000 $117,536 $95,000 $180,000

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

Keith Allman
President & CEO of Masco Corp.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 31

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$60,722

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$28,895

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
69%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
53%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$66,048
Tuition (Out-State)
$71,048
Fees (In-State)
$328
Fees (Out-State)
$328

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$3,627
Tuition (Out-State)
$3,905
Fees (In-State)
$328
Fees (Out-State)
$328

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$16,194
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$16,194
Academic Expenses
$8,068

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
832
Part Time
0%

In State
10.0%
Out of State
90.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
41

Demographics

12.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
33.00%
International

43% female
57% 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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