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

Overview

Applicants
3,354
Acceptance Rate
26%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.44
Years Work Experience
5.4
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
690 - 730
GPA
3.25 - 3.65

Deadlines


Round 1
October 3

Round 2
January 2

Round 3
March 20

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
14:1
Total Faculty
116

100
Full-time
28
Female
5
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
graham.umich.edu/course-search (sort by Business (Ross) and Graduate level)

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Business School students are fortunate to have many Ross professors with an interest in sustainability and there are several avenues for participating in research: 1. Erb branded case studies: Student groups in Professor Andrew Hoffman’s class are required to do the requisite research to develop a case that addresses a business sustainability issue. Many of the cases have been published through WDI. Since 2008 it is estimated that there are 41,000 Erb business sustainability cases in circulation. 2. Erb Toolboxes: Erb Institute students have participated in the production of toolboxes that offer a methodical step-by-step approach to understanding and managing a particular sustainability concern. Examples of recent toolboxes: Stakeholder Engagement, Materiality, and Human Rights: Assessment and Implementation 3. Students have always had the ability 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.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Education: Michigan Ross is among the world leaders in research and academic programming devoted to sustainable enterprise: - New in 2017, The 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

School's environmental commitment 2:
Extra-curricular: Clubs, activities and competitions support sustainability learning outside the classroom: - B.I.G. - The Business Impact Group BIG is a multi-disciplinary, student-led group at the Ross School of Business dedicated to helping for-profit ventures with lasting social and/or environmental impact focus. The group, incorporated in fall 2015, is sponsored by the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan. - 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/

School's environmental commitment 3:
Ross Environment: One of Michigan Ross’ core beliefs is that businesses should be good citizens in the community and the world. One way we put that belief into action is through sustainable and “green” practices at the school itself. Ross is among the world leaders in research and academic programming devoted to sustainable enterprise, and the Ross building—which opened in 2009—is an example of that commitment. Using many architecturally innovative and environmentally responsible features, both the Ross, and more recently Kresge, buildings earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for their sustainable design. https://michiganross.umich.edu/about/our-campus/sustainable

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$119,959
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
92%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
70%
School Facilitiated
27%
Graduate Facilitated
3%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
80%
School Facilitiated
19%
Graduate Facilitiated
1%
Unknown Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

36%
Consulting
22%
Finance/Accounting
18%
Marketing
7%
General Management
6%
Other
5%
Operations/Logistics
2%
Human Resources
2%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

35%
Midwest
24%
West
21%
Northeast
8%
International
5%
Southwest
3%
Mid-Atlantic
4%
South

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% $140,000 $134,069 $48,106 $160,000
Finance / Accounting 22% $110,425 $113,399 $80,000 $175,000
Marketing / Sales 18% $106,000 $109,086 $70,000 $140,000
General Management 7% $120,000 $113,619 $75,000 $135,000
Other 6% $109,000 $110,053 $54,663 $170,000
Operations / Logistics 5% $120,000 $117,875 $100,000 $130,000
Strategic Planning 3% $115,500 $115,600 $100,000 $139,000
Human Resources 2% $100,000 $103,275 $80,000 $175,000
Information Technology 2% $117,000 $114,400 $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 32% $144,000 $136,792 $48,106 $160,000
Technology 20% $117,000 $114,330 $70,000 $140,000
Financial Services 14% $125,000 $117,435 $80,000 $175,000
Consumer Products 10% $106,000 $106,839 $98,000 $125,000
Other 8% $105,000 $107,309 $71,500 $170,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 7% $115,000 $110,069 $54,663 $139,000
Manufacturing 6% $115,000 $112,368 $75,000 $128,000
Petroleum / Energy 4% $110,000 $107,143 $90,000 $120,000

Prominent Alumni

Stephen M. Ross
Chairman, The Related Companies

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

Robin Washington
Chief Financial Officer, Gilead Sciences

Steve Bolze
President & CEO of GE Power

Cathy Bessant
Chief Operations & Technology Officer, Bank of America

Dates

Application Deadlines
Apr 30

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$51,361

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$23,423

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
69%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
49%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$56,590
Tuition (Out-State)
$61,590
Fees (In-State)
$328
Fees (Out-State)
$328

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,867
Tuition (Out-State)
$2,034
Fees (In-State)
$328
Fees (Out-State)
$328

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$14,248
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$14,248
Academic Expenses
$6,202

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
1,433
Part Time
29%

In State
20.0%
Out of State
80.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
42

Demographics

9.00%
Minorities
32.00%
International

33% female
67% 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
rossadmissions@umich.edu