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September 21, 2020
Final Application Deadline
Wally Hopp, associate dean for part-time programs, explains the qualities we like to see in part-time MBA students.
You must have a U.S. bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the equivalent, by the time of application. You may submit an unofficial copy of your transcripts (and degree documents, if applicable) with your application. If accepted, official transcripts will be required.
We will accept both the GMAT and GRE. Scores are valid for five years from the date you took the test to the date of the application deadline. You may self-report your score on the application or upload unofficial score reports. If accepted, official reports will be required. If you take the GMAT or GRE more than once, we will use your highest total score and the corresponding breakout scores in evaluating your application. We do not mix and match scores. We will accept scores received from taking the at-home versions of the GMAT or GRE test.
Your resume should include up-to-date educational information and professional experience. Please include dates. These should correspond with the dates you provide in your application. You may include community/professional service activities as well as hobbies/interests. We recommend that your resume be no longer than one page.
Select one prompt from each group of the two groups below. Respond to each selected prompt in 100 words or less (<100 words each; 200 words total). Every word counts here — the tight word count is intentional to force you to focus.
I want people to know that I:
I made a difference when I:
I was aware that I was different when:
I am out of my comfort zone when:
I was humbled when:
I was challenged when:
Michigan Ross is a place where people from all backgrounds with different career goals can thrive. What is your short-term career goal and why? (200 words)
Optional statement: Is there something in your resume or application that could use some explanation? You might want to discuss the completion of supplemental coursework, employment gaps, academic issues, etc. Feel free to use bullet points where appropriate.
Michigan Ross uses the GMAC Common Recommendation Form, and we require only one recommendation. You should select a recommender who can discuss your professional performance and work style. A current or former supervisor is an ideal choice. Other alternatives include a client, project manager, or professional mentor. Your recommender should be able to answer the following questions about you:
IMPORTANT: This is NOT the official recommendation, but rather a list of the questions that will be sent to the individual you identify as your recommender in the online application. The actual recommendation and ratings form must be submitted online by your recommender. Your application is not considered complete until we receive your recommendation.
Interviews are conducted by invitation only, after all of your other materials have been submitted.
The application fee is waived if:
We do not waive application fees for any other reason. Please email email@example.com to request an application fee waiver prior to submitting your application.
If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate competence in English by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the Pearson Test of English (PTE).
The TOEFL or PTE must be taken no more than two years prior to the application deadline date.
For the TOEFL exam, we require the internet-based test (iBT) version of the exam. Ross’ TOEFL score reporting code is 1839.
We will accept a PTE score as an alternative to the TOEFL.
To have scores sent electronically to Ross, select “University of Michigan – Ann Arbor” as the recipient.
International applicants for the part-time programs are exempt from the English language requirement if:
Anne Schoen, the admissions director of part-time MBA programs, shares why your GMAT or GRE score is an important part of your application.
Because the Online MBA program includes three residential components, non-U.S. citizens must currently be living and working in the U.S. on a visa type that allows them to attend a part-time degree program (such as H1, E2, or L1) in order to participate. We are not able to offer student/tourist visas to international students (who are not residing in the U.S. already) to attend the required residential experiences.