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Applying to business school can be complicated. This guide outlines what to expect as you make your way from prospective student to alumnus.

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    IS BUSINESS RIGHT FOR ME?

    A bachelor of business administration (BBA) degree can be the key to your future. It can lead to a traditional business pursuit like finance, consulting, or marketing; but it can also provide a path to turn your personal passion into a viable career.


    IS MICHIGAN ROSS RIGHT FOR ME?

    U-M is one of the top universities in the country, and Ross offers one of the best business programs -- one dedicated to the principles of positive business. Explore further to decide whether Michigan Ross seems like a good fit for you.

    Hear from current students about the program

    Learn about the amazing opportunities at the University of Michigan

    Ready to Learn More?


    ARE THERE OTHER OPTIONS?

    Interested in business, but still not sure if a Ross BBA is the right fit? Check out these alternatives:

     

    Katie Ehlers

    Alumni
    BBA ’17
    Living in San Diego her whole life, Katie wanted a new experience in college— specifically, the experience of a classic Big Ten university. And since she was focused on a business education, the...
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    TOP 5

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Michigan Ross among the best BBA programs in the country

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    WHAT’S A BBA?

    The bachelor of business administration is a professional, undergraduate degree; at Ross, business classes start sophomore year.

    PREPARE YOUR APPLICATION

    You can apply to Ross as a high school senior through our Preferred Admission program, which is the main enrollment path for the BBA Program enrolling 80% of our students. External transfer students that are current college students apply through our Transfer Admission process. Transfer Admission is not for current U-M students that previously applied Preferred Admission. 

    Preferred Admission (for exceptional high school seniors)

    Application requirements

    More information from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

    Check your application status

     

    cROSS CAMPUS tRANSFER Admission (for current U-M undergraduates)

    Application requirements

    Information Sessions & Application workshops

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    PREFERRED ADMISSION DEADLINES

    Priority review: Nov. 1
    Final deadline: Feb. 1

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    CROSS CAMPUS & EXTERNAL TRANSFER ADMISSION DEADLINES

    Submit as early as Feb. 15
    Final deadline: March 31

    Learn for Your
    Lifetime

    The Ross BBA curriculum is called MERGE -- Multidisciplinary Exploration and Rigorous Guided Education. That means you’ll combine data-driven analysis and business fundamentals with the freedom to pursue your own interests. You begin with a groundbreaking course that explores the Ross vision of leadership and positive business, and you wrap up with a senior capstone experience that brings together everything you’ve learned. Through our hands-on approach, you learn to make connections among different business disciplines and throughout the wider world.

    The Rigorous BBA Core

    MERGE curriculum overview

    MERGE curriculum year by year

    Senior year capstone

    Ross’ world-class faculty

    Academic advising

    BBA class profile


    EXPLORING BUSINESS AND BEYOND

    Carson Scholars program: sponsored study in Washington, D.C.

    Study abroad through Ross Global Initiatives

    Dual degrees

    Other U-M majors and minors

    U-M Academic Support

    Our campus

     

    SPECIALIZED CENTERS AND INSTITUTES

    Zell-Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

    Tozzi Electronic Business and Finance Center

    Center for Social Impact

    Center for Positive Organizations

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    3 YEARS

    The Michigan Ross BBA core curriculum covers your sophomore-senior years

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    WELL-ROUNDED

    BBAs take about half their total undergraduate credits outside Ross

    GO BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

    Life at Ross is a lot more than your formal education. It’s learning how to lead--and to be part of a team. And it’s also extracurricular activities, making an impact in the community, and having some fun.

    Kevin Bain

    Alumni
    BBA '15
    Just because you're in business school doesn't mean you're all about the money. It means that you want to be a better leader.
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    4 Dozen

    Ross undergraduate clubs on a variety of subjects

    Graduation
    & Careers

    Gear up for success
    As a Ross graduate, you’ll be recruited by the best. And you’ll join one of the world’s most powerful alumni networks -- with more than 46,000 Ross and over a half-million U-M alums living and working all over the world.

    Tatiana Melamed

    Alumni
    BBA '14
    In my internship with students from Ivy League schools. I would say I was, by far, the most well-prepared.
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    96%

    Of 2016 Ross BBAs had at least one job offer by graduation

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    90+

    Employers who recruit Ross BBAs on campus each year