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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?

It is not possible for students in the Evening program to transfer into the Full Time MBA, Weekend MBA, or Executive MBA programs. We recommend you apply to the Ross MBA program format that best suits your goals, needs, and schedule.

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. Please time your application to the program accordingly. If you are in a unique situation, please contact our office.

Can I reapply if I was not accepted previously?

Yes. Reapplication procedures are streamlined if you reapply within one year. You are welcome to re-use portions of your prior year's application (such as GMAT/GRE scores or Transcripts) for your new application. Please contact the admissions office if you would like us to transfer materials forward from a prior application.

Can I take courses before the program begins?


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 spam or junk email filter settings. The emailed invitation is either blocked or automatically filtered into a junk mail folder. You can check the status of your recommendations, resend a recommendation request, and even update a recommender if the recommendation is not yet started via the Personal Activity page. You can access this under the "Apply Online" section of your online application homepage 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?

For students admitted to the Evening MBA format in September 2016:

  • Average GMAT: 638
  • Mid 80% range: 570-700
  • Average GRE: 159
  • Mid 80% range: 155-163

Is the TOEFL/PTE required for non-native English speakers?

Non-native English speakers are required to submit a TOEFL or Pearson Test of English (PTE) score as part of the application. Exemptions from submitting a language proficiency score are given if you earned your undergraduate degree at an accredited institution where the sole language of instruction was English or if you have been living, working, and conducting daily business in an English speaking country for two or more years. 

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, 700 East University, Kresge Hall, First Floor East, Suite K1521.

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 waived for applicants who have served in the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, or Teach for America within three years of applying. It is also waived for current or former members of the U.S. military. We do not waive application fees for any other reason. You should request a fee waiver prior to submitting your application by creating a new support ticket and attaching proof of service in one of the above organizations. Please indicate the program to which you will be applying.

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

As an Evening MBA student, your maximum credit load is 7.5 in the first full 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.