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Can I take an occasional day class?

Evening students can take non-core day classes subject to space availability and their own schedules.

Will we have the same professors as students in the Full-time MBA Program?

Yes, the same professors teach in both programs.

How does the Evening MBA Program compare to the Full-Time MBA Program in terms of degree requirements?

As much as possible, course material and other content are similar between the two programs.

Is it easier to be admitted into the Evening format than the Weekend format?

The Admissions Committee looks for the same qualifications for both formats.

Can I transfer from one program to another?

You should apply to the Ross MBA program format that best suits your goals and needs. Requests for transfer between programs are handled on a case-by-case basis, and will only be approved in exceptional circumstances due to space limitations as well as variations between the programs. Regardless, we do not allow students to switch from the Evening format to the Weekend format.

Do you offer a joint degree program?

The Evening MBA format offers you the option to pursue a dual degree with the College of Engineering and the School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Is the completion of a college-level calculus course a prerequisite to admission to the Evening Program?

Ross has no prerequisite courses for admission to the MBA Program. However, due to the analytical rigor of the program, it is expected that you have a working knowledge of college-level mathematics, including basic calculus. If you have not had this coursework, we recommend that you take a course that emphasizes business mathematics prior to beginning the program.

What should I do if I need an early decision on my application?

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and will be provided six to eight weeks from the time the a completed application is received.

Can I reapply if I was not accepted previously?

Yes. Reapplication procedures are streamlined if you reapply within one year.

Can I take courses before the program begins?

No

Can I waive out of courses?

Students in the Evening MBA format are eligible to waive out of core courses based on previous course work completed, work experience, or by taking placement exams offered in the fall of each year. Credit is not earned by waiving a course; the credit hours may be replaced with elective courses.

Can I apply to both Evening and Weekend formats?

No. You must choose between formats and may only apply to one program during any given cycle.

What should I do if my recommender has not received my online invitation to recommend me?

This tends to be a problem with a recommender's email account set up. The emailed invitation is either blocked or automatically filtered into a junk mail folder. An applicant can check the status of their recommendations, resend a recommendation request and even update a recommender if the recommendation is not yet started via an applicant's Personal Activity page. This can be accessed under the Apply Online section of your online application homepage and by clicking on the Review Your Submitted Application/Manage Your Recommendations link.

Do you accept transfer credits?

No, we do not accept transfer credits.

Do you offer classes outside of Ann Arbor?

No, we do not offer classes outside of the Ann Arbor campus.

Is the Ross School of Business affiliated with the University of Michigan campuses in Dearborn and Flint?

No, these campuses, which also have business schools, are completely separate.

Do you have a required minimum GMAT/GRE and GPA?

Minimum required scores and/or grade point average are not used in the admissions process. You are, however, always compared to the current pool of applicants.

What is the average GMAT/GRE?

A: For students who entered the Evening MBA Format in September 2012 and January 2013:

  • Average GMAT: 661
  • Mid 80% range: 590-720 Ross' acceptance of the GRE is relatively new, so no GRE average or range is available at this time.

If I am scheduled to take the GMAT/GRE less than 30 days prior to the application deadline, will you accept a copy of the preliminary report?

If you are doubtful that the official GMAT/GRE score report will arrive by the deadline date, you can upload your unofficial score via your online application, fax your unofficial score report to our office at 734-763-7804, or send it to Office of Admission, 701 Tappan St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234.

Is an interview required for admissions?

Yes, an interview is required for admission, and is by invitation only. If the Admissions Committee invites you to interview, you will receive the invitation and scheduling information via email.The interview provides the Admissions Committee with more information about you. It is not an indication of the outcome of your application. Interviews are typically conducted by the managing director. Interviews may be conducted in person, by telephone, or via Skype.

Is a three-year undergraduate degree from India acceptable to apply?

Yes, we will consider applicants who hold a three-year undergraduate degree from India.

What if I cannot furnish my official transcripts by the application deadline?

The Office of Admissions can use unofficial transcripts for evaluation purposes. If admitted, your admission would be conditional upon receipt of your official transcripts. These would need to be received by the Office of Admissions prior to the start of classes.

Can I have my application fee waived?

The application fee is only waived if an applicant is a former member of Peace Corps or Teach for America within three years of applying, or current active member or veteran of the U.S. military. We do not waive application fees for any other reason. If you qualify for a fee waiver, email rossmba@umich.edu to request an application fee waiver prior to submitting your application.

How many credits/classes can I take in one semester?

As an Evening MBA student, your normal credit load is 7.5 in a full term or 3 in a half term. If you are in good academic standing, you may increase your limit to 9 credits in fall or winter term and up to 7 credits in spring or summer half terms according to the following guidelines:

  • It cannot be your first term in the program.
  • You must be in good academic standing for which we expect at least 80 percent of your credit hours at PS level or higher.
  • The additional hours (above 7 in fall/winter or above 3 in spring or summer) may NOT be added before specified dates. We do this to allow some time after registration opens for all students to have an equal opportunity to register.

Do you have to be employed?

No, but full-time work experience is considered as part of the admission process, and it is generally assumed that you will be working full time while in the program.

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