The Admissions Committee seeks to bring together talented students from a broad range of academic backgrounds and professional aspirations. The Admissions Committee will review each application component to learn more about you. We encourage you to consider the impact of each application component.
gmat or gre results
A GMAT or GRE score is accepted as a measure of intellectual ability and must be submitted for your application to be evaluated. Most MM applicants choose to submit a GRE score, but preference is not given to either exam.
- GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years from your test date.
- Ross GMAT reporting code is SN1-J6-34; our GRE reporting code is 1839. Reporting codes are valid for several Ross graduate programs.
- There is no minimum score requirement.
- If your official score report is not available when you submit your application, unofficial GMAT or GRE score reports will be considered. Your official score report must be available prior to starting the program.
Transcripts must be submitted from every undergraduate or post-graduate institution you have attended. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to your application and are sufficient for evaluation. If you are admitted to the program, final official transcripts will be required from every institution attended prior to starting the program. If you are in the process of completing your undergraduate degree, the final transcript will need to confirm your graduation and completion of degree.
Your resume plays an integral role in the MM application; do not overlook its importance. In addition to any professional endeavors, be sure to detail your leadership, extracurricular, and volunteer experiences. Your resume should be formatted to fit on one page.
Four short-answer essays are required. The essay prompts can be read be read in the tab below. If there is anything about your application you think the admissions committee may question, use the "Optional Essay" to explain the situation.
To differentiate yourself, tell personal stories and let your personality shine through your writing.
Letters of recommendation
You must have two recommendations on file to be considered for admission. Forms are generated through the online application system and are the only type of recommendation accepted. Choose individuals who know you well and can speak specifically about your aptitude for success in graduate school. The questions that are posed to your recommenders can be read be read in the tab below.
- When you submit your recommender and their contact information within your application, you initiate distribution of their reference form via email. This can be done before submitting your entire application, giving your recommenders time to complete your form while you complete other components of the application.
Interview (by invitation only)
Invitations to interview will be extended once all application materials are received and the admissions committee has reviewed your full application. We will offer in-person interviews to applicants who are completing their undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan or are located near the Ann Arbor area. All other applicants will complete their interview via a live video conference. Candidates interviewing in person are not evaluated differently than candidates interviewed via a live video conference.
Interviews are expected to last up to 30 minutes. Members of the admissions committee and MM program staff will conduct your interview; there may be be one or two members present. You can expect to be asked behavioral-type questions as well as questions related to your professional and personal interests. No tricks or tests; the admissions committee wants to learn more about your academic, personal, and professional experiences.
The application review is holistic. Not one aspect of your application is weighed more heavily than another. When reviewing your application components, the admissions committee learns more about:
- your intellectual ability as measured by your undergraduate academic record and GMAT or GRE scores
- your leadership, initiative, and impact as evidenced through personal & professional achievements and extracurricular activities referenced in your resume, recommendation letters, and personal essays
- your interpersonal and teamwork skills as demonstrated through recommendation letters and essays
- your goals and rationale for pursuing the Master of Management as demonstrated through essays
- your professional presence as viewed through interview (by invitation only)
- your English language proficiency as measured by your TOEFL score (if applicable, international students only)