HOW MANY DAYS BEFORE THE APPLICATION DEADLINE SHOULD I TAKE THE GMAT/GRE?
We recommend taking the GMAT/GRE test 30 days before the application deadline. Thirty days would allow enough time for the official report to reach the Office of Admissions by the application deadline.
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.
HOW LONG ARE GMAT/GRE SCORES VALID?
Ross will keep GMAT/GRE scores on file for two years. Test scores are valid for five years from the date you took the test to the deadline date when you apply; scores more than five years old are not acceptable. We encourage you to take the GMAT/GRE no later than one month prior to the application deadline, and preferably earlier. You can self-report test scores on the application.
IS THE TOEFL 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.
HOW LONG ARE TOEFL/PTE SCORES VALID?
TOEFL/PTE scores taken within two years of the application deadline are valid.
IS AN INTERVIEW REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION?
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.
ARE OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED?
The Office of Admissions can use unofficial transcripts for evaluation purposes. However, if you are offered admission, you will be required to submit your official transcripts to the Office of Admissions prior to the start of classes.
WHO SHOULD I CHOOSE AS MY RECOMMENDER?
You should choose a recommender who can comment in depth on your professional performance and work product and provide relevant examples-- preferably your direct supervisor.
- If for some reason, you do not wish to inform your current supervisor about your plans to pursue a Part-Time MBA, you should choose an alternative recommender such as a former manager, client, or a supervisor from an extracurricular organization. If you do not choose your current supervisor as a recommender, you should explain the reasons for your alternate choice in the optional essay.
- Since we use the recommendation to learn about you as a working professional, recommendations from former professors tend not to be effective.
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.
HOW DO I SUBMIT SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION (E.G. TRANSCRIPTS, RECOMMENDATION) IF I'M UNABLE TO UPLOAD THEM WITH MY ONLINE APPLICATION?
If there was a problem submitting transcripts or a recommendation via the online application, you can scan these items and attach them to a support ticket. Please include your name and date of birth in the email, and let us know that supplemental information is being sent because it could not be submitted online.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I NEED AN EARLY DECISION ON MY APPLICATION?
Unfortunately, requests for admissions decisions before our decision notification dates will not be granted.
DOES ROSS GRANT DEFERRALS?
Deferral requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Requests to defer admission should be submitted in writing to RossAdmissions@umich.edu. A detailed explanation of the request and appropriate documentation are required. Candidates are required to pay the non-refundable enrollment deposit to guarantee their seat in the following class.
CAN I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO TALK WITH SOMEONE ABOUT THE Part-Time MBA - WEEKEND PROGRAM?
Prospective part-time MBA students can schedule a virtual chat session with the Associate Admissions Director. Please visit our Events Page and filter by Evening MBA, and look for the events titled Part Time MBA Virtual Chat with the Admissions Director to schedule an appointment.
WHAT WILL MY DEGREE READ?
Masters in Business Administration, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
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 ACCEPT TRANSFER CREDITS?
No, we do not accept any transfer credits.
HOW ARE THE SEMESTERS DIVIDED UP?
The Fall term runs September through December; The Winter Term runs January through April; The Spring/Summer term runs May-August.
HOW MANY CREDITS/CLASSES CAN I TAKE IN ONE SEMESTER?
You will be limited to a maximum credit load of 7.5 in the first full term. If you are in good academic standing, you may request to increase your limit to the following semester (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.
WILL WE HAVE THE SAME PROFESSORS AS STUDENTS IN THE FULL-TIME, ONLINE, AND EVENING PROGRAMS?
Yes, the majority of the same professors teach in all programs.
CAN I WAIVE OUT OF COURSES?
Yes. Students in the Part-Time MBA - Evening program are eligible to waive out of core courses based on previous course work completed and taking placement exams offered in the fall of each year. Faculty members determine whether or not a waiver will be issued based on the results of the waiver exam and the content of the coursework already taken. Credit is not earned by waiving a course; the credit hours must be replaced with elective courses.
DO YOU OFFER AN EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAM?
Yes, the Ross School of Business offers an Executive MBA Program structured to meet the needs of individuals in senior management roles, focusing on leadership skills needed to be successful at the executive level. Specifically, the program targets participants who have had generally 15-20 years of work experience, with significant experience in a managerial/supervisory capacity. The collective professional experience of EMBA participants enriches the learning experience both in and outside the classroom.
CAN I TAKE AN OCCASIONAL DAY CLASS?
Evening student can take non-core day classes subject to space availability and their own schedules.
DO YOU OFFER CLASSES OUTSIDE OF ANN ARBOR?
No, all on-campus classes take place in Ann Arbor.
DO PART-TIME MBA – EVENING STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN MAP?
Yes. The Multidisciplinary Action Project (MAP) course is offered for Evening students in the summer term. Students should enroll after they have completed their core courses and are about halfway through their degree program.