University of Michigan—Ann Arbor - Stephen M. Ross School of Business campus

Overview

Applicants
3,207
Acceptance Rate
28%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.40
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
690 - 740
GPA
3.2 - 3.6

Deadlines


Round 1
October 5

Round 2
January 4

Round 3
March 21

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
15:1
Total Faculty
117

100
Full-time
24
Female
4
Minority


Students Say

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!


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
http://graham.umich.edu/course-search

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 Chairperson as well as the Associate Dean for Degree Programs.

School's environmental commitment 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:
Michigan Ross 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://michiganross.umich.edu/programs/full-time-mba/careers/sustainability

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

Average Starting Salary
$118,274
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
92%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
69%
School Facilitiated
27%
Graduate Facilitated
4%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
73%
School Facilitiated
23%
Graduate Facilitiated
5%
Unknown Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

36%
Consulting
21%
Marketing
21%
Finance/Accounting
6%
Operations/Logistics
6%
General Management
6%
Other
1%
Human Resources

Graduates Employed by Region

38%
Midwest
23%
West
20%
Northeast
6%
International
7%
Southwest
5%
South
1%
Mid-Atlantic

Students Say

Considering the high "recognition of [the] Ross brand across the country and world," it's no surprise that career opportunities abound for Michigan MBAs. For starters, a strong alumni network means that "graduates are very accessible and interested in helping current students." Ross also manages to attract a high number of recruiters. As one appre- ciative second-year tells us, "The quality of companies that recruit here are…extremely diverse and of high quality." Ross Career Services also does a great job of helping advise and guide students in their search. Individual counseling sessions and career workshops are continually available. Moreover, the office helps student manage both the on-campus interview process as well as their personal outreach efforts.

Michigan MBAs can be found everywhere from New York and San Francisco to Chile, China and Russia. Employers who frequently hire Ross grads include Amazon.com, Boston Consulting Group, Citigroup, Deloitte, Google, JP Morgan Chase, McKinsey & Co., Medtronic, Bain and Company Inc., American Express Co., Proctor & 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 36% $135,000 $132,235 $77,500 $170,000
Finance / Accounting 21% $111,500 $112,498 $51,996 $160,000
Marketing / Sales 21% $105,000 $106,271 $70,000 $135,000
Operations / Logistics 6% $120,000 $118,500 $110,000 $130,000
General Management 6% $111,500 $108,409 $70,000 $140,000
Other 6% $110,000 $112,450 $65,000 $160,000
Strategic Planning 2% $114,000 $113,000 $100,000 $130,000
Human Resources 1% $111,000 $110,000 $100,000 $120,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 31% $135,000 $135,277 $90,000 $170,000
Other 18% $110,000 $110,112 $65,000 $160,000
Technology 18% $117,000 $116,410 $70,000 $145,000
Consumer Products 11% $102,000 $101,789 $90,000 $110,000
Manufacturing 8% $114,000 $110,167 $80,003 $140,000
Financial Services 8% $125,000 $116,038 $51,996 $160,000
Petroleum / Energy 4% $107,000 $110,231 $100,000 $125,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 3% $105,000 $100,278 $72,500 $115,000

Prominent Alumni

Stephen M. Ross
Chairman, The Related Companies

Sanford Robertson
Founder, Robertson, Stephens & Company, & Co-Founder, Francisco Partners

Timothy Sloan
President & CEO, Wells Fargo

Peter Faricy
Vice President, Amazon Marketplace

Mary Kay Haben
President, North America at Wrigley

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 30

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$52,348

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$28,497

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
67%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
41%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$54,450
Tuition (Out-State)
$59,450
Fees (In-State)
$328
Fees (Out-State)
$328

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,796
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,963
Fees (In-State)
$328
Fees (Out-State)
$328

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$13,504
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$13,504
Academic Expenses
$6,052

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
1,528
Part Time
22%

In State
11.0%
Out of State
89.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
46

Demographics

10.00%
Minorities
36.00%
International

32% female
68% male

Campus Life

Students Say

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 vari- ous 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 network- ing 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
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234
United States

Phone
734-763-5796

Fax
734-763-7804

Email
rossmba@umich.edu