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No. Applying to the MM program and another program at Michigan Ross is not possible and will negatively impact your application.
Yes. The University of Michigan excels in areas such as Engineering, Information Sciences, Public Health, Environment and Sustainability, and more. You may enroll in dual-degree programs after being accepted both to Michigan Ross and the other school or college in which you are interested. Separate applications are required for both schools. Acceptance to either school is not contingent upon the other. Learn more about Student-Initiated Dual Degrees here.
The only graduate-level students eligible to apply to our MM program are those who will not duplicate course content between previous or current coursework and the MM curriculum. Regardless of the program studied, no coursework can be transferred into our program.
No, MM program students cannot transfer into any of the Michigan Ross MBA programs.
A U.S. bachelor’s degree, or equivalent U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, is required for the application. We accept most three-year bachelor’s degrees as long as they are equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree. You can visit World Education Services (WES) to see how your degree is valued in the U.S. Please note that the MM program is designed for nonbusiness majors. Therefore, if you are earning, or have earned, an undergraduate business degree, you are not eligible for the MM program at Michigan Ross.
Applicants who have earned or will earn their undergraduate degree from a non-U.S. institution are required to submit a Course-by-Course WES Evaluation Report. Please be sure to secure your completed WES Evaluation Report in advance of submitting your program application. Please select and send your WES Evaluation Report to the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business - One-Year Master's Programs. We also ask that your personal copy of the WES Evaluation Report is scanned and uploaded into the program application.
You can apply as long as your undergraduate degree is complete and marked final on your transcript prior to the start of the MM program. However, please note that the MM program is designed for non-business majors who are graduating this year or completed their undergraduate studies less than two years ago. If you completed your undergraduate studies more than two years ago, you are no longer eligible for the MM program at Michigan Ross.
Transcripts must be submitted from every undergraduate or postgraduate institution you’ve attended. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to your application and are sufficient for evaluation. If you are admitted to the program, final official transcripts will be required from every institution attended prior to starting the program.
We review applications comprehensively, and every component is crucial to your evaluation. It is important to show your passion for accounting and your personality in your application. We also hope you demonstrate clear career goals and understand why Ross MM is the best fit for you.
We seek diversity in the backgrounds of our admitted students, just as we do in other parts of our applicants' profiles. No one undergraduate major, industry, or field is favored over another. However, the MM program is designed for non-business majors. Therefore, if you are earning, or have earned, an undergraduate business degree, you are not eligible for the MM Program at Michigan Ross.
You must have two online application-generated reference forms on file to be considered for admission. Choose individuals who know you well and can speak specifically about your aptitude for success in graduate school. We prefer one reference from an intermediate or upper-level professor; the second reference may be from any professional or academic acquaintance. Applications will not be considered complete until both reference forms are on file.
No. You must have two recommendation forms on file to be considered for admission. Forms are generated through the online application system and are the only type of recommendation accepted. Choose individuals who know you well and can speak specifically about your aptitude for success in graduate school.
No. Interviews are conducted 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 committee with more information about you and is not an indication of the outcome of your application.
It varies. The optional essay is primarily offered to give applicants a place to tell the Admissions Committee pertinent information that has not been addressed in the other areas of the application. For example, if there are gaps in your resume, the optional essay could be used to explain them. However, it is important to note that the application review is holistic and that all components of your application will be reviewed when making an admissions decision.
We are looking for individuals with strong leadership skills and potential for success. We gauge this by looking at previous and current activities. Please include all extracurricular, leadership, and volunteer work on your resume.
We do not require work experience prior to entering the MM program. Rather, the MM program is designed for nonbusiness majors who are graduating this year or completed their undergraduate studies less than two years ago. Students with more than two years of professional experience post-undergrad are no longer eligible for the MM program.
We do, however, expect most applicants to have some form of professional engagement beyond the classroom. This can be in the form of part-time work, focused study, or internships. We evaluate engagement not in terms of the quantity, but in terms of the quality of the engagement, as well as one’s natural leadership qualities. We want to know what each candidate will be able to contribute to the Ross community and to their colleagues within the classroom. In addition, candidates should have superb academic credentials and possess the maturity and self-confidence to handle the intensity of the program.
The application fee is $75 USD for domestic applicants and $100 USD for international applicants. The application fee is waived if you are a current or former member of the U.S. military, or you have served in the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, or Teach for America within three years of the application deadline. We do not waive application fees for any other reason. Please email proof of membership to email@example.com before submitting your application.
Admissions decisions are released within eight weeks of submission; timing depends on the volume of applications being considered when you apply. Please note that your evaluation will not start until all application documents have been received. This includes both recommendation forms and all transcripts and exam scores.
Waitlisted students may have an opportunity for admission if space is available. It is common to remain on the waiting list for several months, and we ask you to be patient. If you have new information regarding updated grades or test scores, you may send one update per admission cycle via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. Ross retains your application documents for one application cycle. If you choose to reapply to the program one start term after your original application, you will be required to submit a new application form, one recommendation form, and an updated resume with a cover letter explaining why you are an improved candidate. Applicants reapplying more than one year from their original start term will be required to resubmit all application components. To reapply, please use your original login and password to access the online application.
MM admission decisions are final and non-negotiable. However, if you have information you think is crucial to your evaluation that was not included in your original submission, you may appeal the decision of the Admissions Committee by writing the director of the MM program. Letters can be emailed to us: email@example.com.
The Admissions Committee will grant an admission deferral request only in cases of medical emergency or military assignment that precludes starting the program in the original term of admission. If a deferral is granted, students must pay their enrollment deposit to secure a seat in the following year's class. Deferrals are for a maximum of one year and can only be given once per student.
The MM program is a 10-month, summer start, cohort-style program. Because the Ross MM program is offered only full time, it does not offer part-time study, and it cannot be extended beyond one academic year. All classes are conducted in person, on our Ann Arbor campus.
We do not offer a particular specialization or concentration track. Our MM program is designed to give students a broad foundation of business in addition to their undergraduate coursework. Students take at least two three-credit electives from selected upper-level courses offered in our undergraduate BBA program.
You can reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 734-615-5695.
Contact the residency office at 734-764-1400. Residency information is also available online at ro.umich.edu/tuition-residency/residency.
We do not have a minimum GPA requirement, but most admitted students (middle 80%) have a GPA between 3.3 and 3.9, with an overall average of 3.6.
TEST REQUIREMENT FOR 2020-2021 APPLICATION CYCLE:
Due to the suspension of in-person GMAT/GRE testing, the GMAT/GRE admissions requirement for the Ross School One-Year Master’s Programs are being waived for students applying to begin our programs in Summer/Fall 2021. Please note that the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request test scores if they feel it is necessary to better evaluate an application. Other admissions requirements remain the same. The GMAT/GRE requirement for future years will be shared when that information becomes available. Please contact Rossoneyear@umich.edu with any questions or concerns.
Applicants are required to submit an official GMAT or GRE score directly from the testing body. The school’s GMAT reporting code is SN1-J6-34 and the GRE reporting code is 1839. These codes are shared by several programs at Ross, so don’t be alarmed if the MM program does not appear when you input the code.
There is no minimum score requirement, but most admitted students (middle 80%) have a GMAT score between 675 and 750.
GMAT test scores are valid for five years from the date you took the test. Ross keeps submitted GMAT scores on file for two years.
Academic institutions generally receive scores within 10 business days after the test is taken. If you are uncertain as to whether we will receive your official scores by the deadline, please upload your unofficial score report with your online application, or email it to us: email@example.com.
Applicants whose native language is not English must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 100 or higher (iBT). Scores below 100 will not be considered. The University of Michigan TOEFL score reporting code is 1839.
TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the date of the exam. Your application submission must occur within this two-year period.
We do accept IELTS (minimum qualifying score of 7.0) in lieu of the TOEFL. We do not accept PTE scores.
International applicants who have completed four years at an institution where the primary language of instruction is English are exempt from the TOEFL requirement. If you studied in this environment for less than four years, you will be required to submit a TOEFL score, even if a degree was earned. A U.S. degree does not waive the TOEFL unless you studied in an English-speaking environment for at least four years.
Students in the Ross MM program will fund their degree primarily through loans and personal savings.
The Ross MM program is happy to provide tuition assistance in the form of scholarships to our most deserving students. Interested students must complete and submit an application, which will be considered on a rolling basis upon admission to the program. Award amounts vary by available funding and the number of applicants but typically range from $5,000 to $10,000 per year.
Ross Office of Financial Aid will work with admitted students in identifying loan options to fit their needs.
You do not need to show proof of financial resources upon application to the program. However, if you are admitted, confirmation of financial resources will be required.