The Ross Evening MBA format offers maximum flexibility.

You can pursue a Ross MBA at your own pace. Attend classes at night; on weekends; and, for some courses, during the day with peers in the Full-time MBA Program. You will need to complete 60 credits for the MBA, taking classes at our Ann Arbor campus. Students typically complete the program in three to four years.

In addition, the Evening format offers the Ross Leadership Initiative activities and features a full range of Ross electives, including the signature Multidisciplinary Action Project course.

We block enroll students for two courses in each of the first two terms – MO501 and ACCT 501 in fall, and T&O501 and MKTG501 in winter – together with the same group of students. Block enrollment encourages a team experience and builds the effective communication and cooperation skills that recruiters value. You’ll also develop lasting relationships and may find that you want to stick together with your group through the rest of your coursework. (You can, of course, choose your own path by dropping these courses and taking something else.)

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Highlights

Knowledge Building
Build your foundation with our MBA core courses

At the heart of the Evening MBA Program is a core curriculum that offers you extensive training in eight fundamental areas:

The core serves as the foundation from which you can customize your MBA experience and pursue your own interests via electives and other focused studies.

Core Requirements with no Prerequisites*

Core Requirements with Prerequisites*

ACC 501: Financial Accounting (3.0 cr) (Note: Because ACC 501 and TO 501 are prerequisites for other core classes, we strongly recommend taking these early in the program to allow maximum flexibility.)

ACC 551: Managerial Accounting (3.0 cr) (ACC 501 prerequisite)

BE 501: Applied Microeconomics (3.0 cr)

FIN 551: Financial Management and Policy (3.0 cr) (ACC 501 and TO 501 prerequisite)

TO 601: Information Systems (3.0 cr)

TO 551: Introduction to Operations (3.0 cr) (TO 501 prerequisite)

MBA Communication Requirement*

STRATEGY 601: Corporate Strategy (3.0 cr) (ACC 501 prerequisite)

Law/Ethics Requirement**

 

MKT 501: Marketing Management (3.0 cr)

 

MO 501: Human Behavior and Organization (3.0 cr)

 

TO 501: Applied Business Statistics (3.0 cr) (Note: Because ACC 501 and TO 501 are prerequisites for other core classes, we strongly recommend taking these early in the program to allow maximum flexibility.)

 

STRATEGY 503: World Economy (1.5 cr)

 

*Communication Requirement: You must complete one of these two options:

  • Complete any one of the following classes: BCOM 520, BCOM 521, BCOM 522, BCOM 524, or BCOM 560.
  • Pass the Communication Waiver Exam: Offered online prior to the beginning of the fall term in July/August. You have multiple opportunities to take the communication waiver exam. If you have not successfully completed the waiver exam, you will need to fulfill the communication requirement with course work prior to graduation.
** Law/Ethics Requirement: To fulfill this requirement, you must complete one of the following courses:  BL 504, BL 506, BL 507, BL 508, BL 509, BL 511, BL 512, BL 513, BL 514, BL 515, BL 516, BL 517, BL 536, or BL 582.

Leadership Development
Learn how to master complex problems and lead people to solutions

Our renowned Ross Leadership Initiative helps you develop the skills required to thrive in complex business organizations.

In the spring you can join our RLI Impact Challenge, a yearlong Ross community effort to create a profitable venture with a social purpose in Detroit.

You are also welcome to take part in other RLI programs, including the Crisis Challenge, Story Lab, and Legacy Lab.

Action-Based Learning
Gain hands-on experience with MAP and more

Our signature Multidisciplinary Action Projects course epitomizes the Ross dedication to hands-on learning. You will work with a sponsoring company seeking a creative solution to a critical organizational challenge. Projects are hosted by incubators, startups, nonprofit organizations, and major corporations throughout the world.

Each project requires you to collaborate with a team of peers and a faculty advisor to confront the ambiguities of a real-world business challenge. You apply academic concepts, analytical skills, and creativity to frame and resolve that challenge. At the conclusion of the project, you deliver your analysis and recommendations to the sponsor and Ross faculty in a formal presentation and written report.

Types of projects will vary. Some projects require teams to create a business strategy, solve a market entry problem, or perform complex financial modeling. Others ask you to generate product launch plans, propose operations improvements, or draft new customer relationship regimens.

To sponsors, MAP delivers real, data-driven solutions. To you, MAP delivers a transformative educational experience that brings coursework to life.

Beginning in the fall 2014, MAP for Evening MBA students will take place in the summer term.

Evening students can also participate in the Global Projects Course (Strategy 659). You will spend a week abroad working for a corporate sponsor to address such issues as market entry, joint ventures, and strategic alliances.

Electives
Choose the courses that match your career goals and interests

As you complete the core Evening MBA courses, you can choose among a wide range of electives to pursue your own areas of interest. Ross electives will deepen the knowledge acquired in the core and help to integrate everything you’ve learned. You might also choose to pursue interdisciplinary opportunities and may select up to 10 credit hours from other graduate schools at the University of Michigan.

Note that some elective classes can be taken earlier in the program, depending on course prerequisites. All students will complete a minimum of 25.5 credit hours in elective coursework.  Elective courses may be 1.5, 2.25, or 3 credit hours. At least 50 of your required 60 credits must be business administration coursework.