Applying During COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated September 14, 2020

We recognize that this year's full-time MBA applicants may have many questions about the program and our admissions process. Our team is committed to addressing those questions and supporting your applicant journey. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our admissions team at rossadmissions@umich.edu if you have any questions that are not answered below.

International Students

How is Ross supporting International Students through the application process?

We realize international students have a number of concerns related to visa processing and access to testing centers. Our Admissions team has significantly expanded resources devoted to visa processing and our partnership with the University International Center. Many class of 2022 students hope to join us on-campus shortly. We certainly encourage international students to connect with current students from their home regions to learn more about the experience at Ross. 

General Admissions

Can I visit the Michigan Ross campus to sit in on a class, take a tour, or attend an information session?

All admissions events are currently being held virtually, as our campus is closed to visitors and classes are now held remotely. To minimize disruption for current students, our live, remote learning classes are not open to visitors at this time. You can find more details about virtual admissions events, including information sessions and office hours here.  

 

When will Michigan Ross campus visits resume?

Due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, we do not know when campus visits will resume.

Does participating in a Michigan Ross admissions event affect my chance of admission?

No. While we encourage you to learn more about Michigan Ross, participating in a Michigan Ross admissions event has no impact on your admissions decision.

Who can I email with questions about MBA Admissions?

Please email rossadmissions@umich.edu with any questions you have regarding admissions. We appreciate your patience while we do our best to respond as soon as we can. In the meantime, for current updates on the admission process, please visit our website.

 

What are some other ways I can connect with Michigan Ross?

In addition to our virtual admissions events, we encourage you to connect with a student, view webinar recordings on topics like career support, or listen to our student-run podcast, Business Beyond Usual. You can also read up on articles from our Student Voices blog

 

Program Experience

Will there be any changes to programming in the fall?

We’ve had to make a number of adjustments to the MBA program this fall for success in a hybrid environment. To learn more about the MBA experience this year you can visit the Returning to Ross plan and our Student Voices Blog

Will MAP projects still take place next year? Are you planning on these being virtual or is travel a possibility?

Yes, MAP projects will take place next year. We continue to engage with companies around the world to identify and sponsor projects. Though we cannot yet comment on whether MAP 2021 will be virtual, we do anticipate that projects will span companies and organizations from around the world, and across industries.

Can you provide some examples of how Michigan Ross and companies are supporting student internships?

Full-time MBA students can now take part in the Michigan Ross Business Consultant Corps, an opportunity for rising MBA 2 students that provides 8-12 weeks of professional experience working directly with a company. Students work in teams to advise a startup, small business, or corporation to solve a real business challenge, and companies span a wide range of industries  — including technology, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Connect with Admissions

We encourage you to reach out to us at rossadmissions@umich.edu with any questions you may have. You can also stay in touch by signing up for our newsletter or by attending one of our virtual admissions events.

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