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Dates & Deadlines


Application Due

Decisions Released

Arrive on Campus


October 15, 2017

December 15, 2017

June 2018


December 8, 2017

February 8, 2018

June 2018


February 1, 2018

March 15, 2018

June 2018


April 1, 2018* Rolling* June 2018*

*The final application deadline has been extended to April 1 for domestic candidates only.


All Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts

You must have the equivalent of a US bachelor's degree from an accredited institution by the time the program begins. You may submit an unofficial copy of your transcripts (and degree documents if applicable) with your application. If accepted, official transcripts will be required.

GMAT or GRE Scores

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.

Current Resume

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.


  1. Provide an example of a professional accomplishment where you implemented creative solutions to an important problem and made a significant impact on your company/organization. Describe the process of idea generation, implementation, and results (500 word maximum).

  2. Describe how a Master of Supply Chain Management degree from Michigan Ross will complement your educational and professional background to help you achieve your career goals (500 word maximum).


We require 2 recommendation letters. We highly recommend selecting 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 application is not considered complete until we receive your recommendation. 

IMPORTANT: This is NOT the official letter of recommendation, but rather a list of the questions that will be sent to the individual you identify as your recommender in the online application. These questions are provided to help you determine whom to request to write your recommendation letter. The actual recommendation letter and ratings form must be submitted online by your recommender.

Once you register your recommender on the application, an email will be sent with instructions on how to access the recommendation form and submit it electronically.

  1. How do the candidate's performance, potential or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples.
  2. Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant's response.



Interviews are conducted by invitation only. If the admissions committee invites you to interview, you will receive the invitation and scheduling information via email. All interviews are held via online live video conference. The interview provides the admissions committee with more information about you and is not an indication of the outcome of your application.

Nonrefundable Application Fee

The application fee is $75 USD

The application fee is waived if:

  • You are a current or former member of the U.S. military
  • 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 to request an application fee waiver prior to submitting your application.


The Admissions Committee seeks to bring together talented students form a broad range of academic and professional backgrounds. applications are reviewed holistically; no single factor - e.g., GPA, GMAT/GRE score, or years of work experience - determines the outcome. Applications are reviewed with three broad criteria in mind.


We will review your undergraduate record, graduate record (if applicable), GMAT &/or GRE score(s), and TOEFL score (if applicable) to assess:

  • your ability to succeed academically
  • the degree to which you have challenged yourself throughout your education
  • your quantitative background - we expect incoming students to have a working knowledge of college-level math
  • your English language ability


The Admissions committee will review your resume, recommendation letter, and interview (if invited) to assess:

  • your career path and progression
  • your contributions, achievements and impact
  • your potential to succeed in your desired career path


Through an interview with a member of our admissions committee we will evaluate your ability to communicate and present yourself well in a professional setting

International Applicants

Undergraduate Degree

International applicants must hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American bachelor's degree prior to applying. Students holding three-year degrees in educations systems in which three-year degrees are the norm are eligible to apply. In addition to submitting academic transcripts, international applicants must submit a diploma or other document indicating the date and conferral of the undergraduate 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 much 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 information:

  • Institution name
  • Student name
  • Years of attendance
  • Courses taken
  • Grades received
  • The degree, diploma, or certificate awarded and the date of the award

You may submit a photocopy of the original with your application. If admitted, you will be required to submit official documentation to Ross.

English Proficiency (TOEFL or PTE)

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 who have completed a four year undergraduate degree from an accredited institution where the sole language of instruction was English are exempt from the TOEFL requirement.


Reapplication Process

If you reapply within one year of your original application, you can submit an abridged application as follows:

  • Complete an application form and pay the application fee
  • Submit an updated resume
  • Submit one recommendation letter. You may choose one of your original recommenders but the recommender must complete a new recommendation that reflects your performance and achievements since your original application was submitted
  • Submit a letter to update us on your achievements and goals since your original application. Please upload the letter with your updated resume.
  • If you retook the GMAT, GRE or TOEFL, send or upload an updated score report. You do not need to submit new score reports unless your scores are expired.
  • You do not need to resubmit transcripts that you submitted with your last application. We will still have these on file.
  • OPTIONAL: You may choose to answer one or more of our current essay questions

If you reapply after more than one year from your original application, you will need to submit a completely new application.

Application Tips

Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is Power

If you think the Michigan Ross Master of Supply Chain Management Program is right for you, it’s time to do a little homework.

Having as much knowledge as possible about our program, Michigan Ross, our corporate partners, and even Ann Arbor is extremely important. Not only is it important, but it can set you apart from the rest of the applicants when being assessed for admission and even financial assistance.

While we’re interested in what you know about our program, we also want to learn how you feel about the elements of the program. So here are some resources that will arm you with the knowledge you’ll need to stand out in the interviews and increase your chances of admission:

  • Spend some time on the web pages for the Ross MSCM Program.

  • Speak with current students or alumni. You can email us -- -- and request to be paired up with one or more. I’d recommend sending over your resume and the characteristics of the type of person you’d like to engage with.

  • Visit the Ross MSCM Facebook page for weekly updates on what’s going on.

  • Set up a tour or visit by emailing us at

  • Sign up and attend one of our many virtual information sessions.

Our goal is to make sure you have a realistic preview and solid understanding of what the Ross MSCM program offers. Talk with our alumni about how their experiences and affiliation with Ross MSCM have launched their careers and personal endeavors to new heights. Having the knowledge about how the MSCM program can position you for excellence is one of the key steps to elevating your application among the highest in the admissions pool. Remember, knowledge is power.


Schedule a meeting with an MSCM Admissions Advisor, connect with MSCM ambassadors, or find the answer to a question -

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