Much of the coursework in the Master of Management program has a quantitative emphasis. Thus it is important that students are comfortable with mathematical and statistical concepts. In order to dem onstrate competency in this area, students must have successfully completed either a precalculus or statistics course during their time as an undergrad with a grade of "B-" or higher.
Pre-calculus (Math 105 for UM undergrads) – This course presents the concepts of pre-calculus from four points of view: geometric (graphs); numeric (tables); symbolic (formulas); and written (verbal descriptions). The emphasis is on the mathematical modeling of real-life problems using linear; polynomial; exponential; logarithmic; and trigonometric functions. (Taking a higher level math course for which pre-calculus or Math 105 is a prerequisite will meet this requirement).
Statistics (Statistics 250 for UM undergrads) - This class covers applied statistical methodology from an analysis-of-data viewpoint.Topics covered include frequency distributions; measure of location; mean; median; mode; measures of dispersion; variance; graphic presentation; elementary probability; populations and samples; sampling distributions; one sample univariate inference problems, and two sample problems; categorical data; regression and correlation; and analysis of variance. Use of computers in data analysis is also explored.
Non-University of Michigan Courses – The math or statistics prerequisite must be taken at an accredited institution of higher education. The course should be equivalent to pre-calculus or introduction to statistics. Please contact the MM program office to make sure the course meets our requirements.
Additional Requirements for International Applicants
International applicants are required to submit copies of both an academic record and diploma (or other document indicating the date and conferral of your degree).
If the original language of the academic record and diploma is not English, a certified English translation must accompany the original document. The translation should be literal rather than interpretive. If a certified copy of the original transcript is submitted, it must be certified by the institution from which the degree was received. Documents notarized by a Notary Public are not acceptable.
Credentials must include the following:
- years of attendance at the academic institution
- courses taken
- grades received
- dated degree, diploma, or certificate
International students who have not attended school within the United States must also submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Arrange for test results to be reported to us directly by the Educational Testing Service.
- We require the Internet-based test (IBT) version of the TOEFL exam.
- A minimum TOEFL score of 100 is required to be considered for admission.
- The University of Michigan's TOEFL code number is 1839.
- The TOEFL exam should be taken prior to application submission.
- We will not accept scores from tests taken more than two years before your date of application.
- To register for tests, contact: www.toefl.org
TOEFL Waiver: International applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution where the sole language of instruction was English are exempt from the TOEFL requirement.
The program is open to candidates with non-business undergraduate degrees. Those with an undergraduate business degree are not eligible. However, students with a minor in business are eligible to apply.
All applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree no more than two years prior to enrolling in the MM program. The program is designed for candidates with little to no full-time work experience. Candidates with some (e.g., one year to 18 months) work experience are eligible to apply. Candidates with more work experience are encouraged to apply to our other graduate degree programs. Class profiles, program descriptions, and admission requirements for each of those programs can be found on the Programs page.