The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) March 1
Application deadline (international students) March 1
Application fee $200

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 32.2% – Medium
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.40 – High
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 3-3.8
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 353
Average GMAT score 703 – High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 650-750
Students with prior work experience 500
Average work experience (months) 61

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 72.7%
Average age of new entrants 29
Average undergraduate GPA 3.40
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.9-3.8
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 45
Average GMAT score 657
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 580-720
Students with prior work experience 57
Average work experience (months) 70

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Full-time program
Applicants for the full-time MBA program are evaluated on academic and professional achievements and potential. We consider undergraduate(graduate) performance, GMAT, GRE, TOFFL scores, full-time work experience, essays, recommendations, and interviews (for invited candidates).
Executive program
The Executive MBA Program at Ross School targets candidates with 10-15 or more years work experience. Most important in the admission process is an evaluation of a candidate’s experience: achievements, progression, level of responsibility.Candidates should have significant management or supervisory experience.
Part-time program
Candidates of the Ross Part-time MBA program are evaluated on managerial and leadership potential as reflected in each applicant’s record of professional accomplishment, academic achievement, and GMAT score. Candidates are also assessed on recommendations and personal essays. An interview is an essential component of the evaluation process and is conducted by invitation only.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Soojin Kwon Koh
Full-time program phone (734) 763-5796
Full-time program E-mail
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​bus.​umich.​edu/​mba
Executive program phone (734) 615-9700
Executive program E-mail
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​bus.​umich.​edu/​emba
Part-time program phone (734) 763-5796
Part-time program E-mail
Part-time program website http:/​/​www.​bus.​umich.​edu/​ptmba
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(26) Departments/concentrations
accounting management information systems
consulting not-for-profit management
e-commerce production/operations management
economics organizational behavior
entrepreneurship portfolio management
finance public administration
general management public policy
health care administration real estate
human resources management supply chain management/logistics
international business quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
leadership tax
manufacturing and technology management technology
marketing other
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand N/A
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, full-time other, part-time evenings and weekends, traditional executive MBA
Joint programs available architecture, arts, computer science/information systems, education, engineering, healthcare (medicine), healthcare (management), law, library science, public policy/administration, social work, Multiple Area Studies; School of Natural Resources; Music; Urban Planning

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)

Full-time program
During the first year, students receive a broad grounding in business and management fundamentals and then put that core knowledge to work in corporate-sponsored projects, which allow them to apply their analytical skills in a real-world context that requires teamwork and leadership. During the second year, students have the freedom to customize the program to meet their professional objectives.
Executive program
The Executive MBA curriculum draws on elements of general management with a focus on strategy and leadership development: how to lead organizational change and transformation while developing critical leadership skills and tools. The EMBA curriculum focuses on strategic issues, helping participants recognize the impact of critical decision making in the short- and long-term.
Part-time program
Designed for working professionals,the Ross Part-time MBA program provides a rigorous grounding in general management fundamentals. Students in the Evening format are able to customize electives, while Weekend format students participate in predetermined integrated elective courses. Signature components of both formats include the Multidisciplinary Action Projects Leadership Development Program.
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Business School Ranking

#13 Best Business Schools

(12) Ranking by Specialties

#6 in Accounting
#11 in Entrepreneurship
#8 in Executive M.B.A.
#11 in Finance
#13 in Information Systems
#4 in International
#5 in Management
#5 in Marketing
#6 in Nonprofit
#6 in Part-time M.B.A.
#6 in Production / Operations
#11 in Supply Chain / Logistics

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 81
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.3
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.9
Acceptance rate 32.2% – Medium
Average starting salary and bonus $127,817 – High
Average undergraduate GPA 3.40 – High
Average GMAT score 703 – High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 83.4% – High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 85.8% – Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 1,000

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 1,434

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 1,000
Minority students 27.6%
International students 28.6%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 434
Minority students 23.0%
International students 16.1%

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Diane Hunt
Financial aid phone (734) 764-5796


Full-time: $47,750 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $52,750 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $1,563 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $1,730 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees $194 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $20,780
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $93,602

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships N/A
Teaching assistantships N/A
Research assistantships N/A
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 496
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 416
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 83.4% – High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 85.8% – Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 337
Low base salary $45,600
Average base salary $106,502
High base salary $136,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $55,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $106,534
High base salary: U.S citizen $135,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $45,600
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $106,409
High base salary: Foreign nationals $136,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 297
Low signing bonus $2,500
Average signing bonus $24,186
High signing bonus $60,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,500
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $24,391
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $60,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $7,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $23,555
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $57,500

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 172
Low other compensation $1,000
Average other compensation $26,574
High other compensation $136,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $11,031
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $24,689
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $130,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $1,000
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $31,306
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $136,000

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 75
Marketing/sales low salary $60,000
Marketing/sales average salary $100,040
Marketing/sales high salary $125,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 6
Operations/production low salary $55,000
Operations/production average salary $89,667
Operations/production high salary $120,000
Number reporting general management jobs 29
General management low salary $75,000
General management average salary $100,000
General management high salary $125,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 73
Finance/accounting low salary $55,000
Finance/accounting average salary $99,128
Finance/accounting high salary $136,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 115
Consulting low salary $65,000
Consulting average salary $121,088
Consulting high salary $135,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 4
Human resources low salary $87,500
Human resources average salary $95,875
Human resources high salary $111,000
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 35
Other occupations low salary $45,600
Other occupations average salary $97,297
Other occupations high salary $120,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting government jobs 0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 24
Manufacturing low salary $75,000
Manufacturing average salary $99,167
Manufacturing high salary $110,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 61
Northeast low salary $69,996
Northeast average salary $105,816
Northeast high salary $135,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 14
Middle Atlantic low salary $80,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $102,964
Middle Atlantic high salary $135,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 10
South low salary $75,000
South average salary $97,200
South high salary $125,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 125
Midwest low salary $5,000
Midwest average salary $108,993
Midwest high salary $135,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 16
Southwest low salary $80,000
Southwest average salary $103,344
Southwest high salary $130,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 72
West low salary $80,000
West average salary $108,358
West high salary $130,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 39
International low salary $45,600
International average salary $101,118
International high salary $136,000