Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Ross Michigan The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a relatively less lauded leading US business school. In addition to regularly featuring in Top 10 rankings and having a much admired action based learning approach, Ross is located at Ann Arbor, which is reputed to be one of the best college towns to live in the USA.

Ross Michigan Class Profile Ross Michigan's full time MBA class has an approximate strength of 415 students. Each Ross class has a 40% female composition and 60% male. GMAT scores averaged at around 708. 31% of the Ross Michigan class has an international background.

Ross Michigan Application Deadlines 2017-2018  Round 1 (02 Oct 2017), Round 2 (02 Jan 2018), Round 3 (19 Mar 2018)

Ross Michigan MBA Essays 2017-2018     Ross Michigan Essays Tips

Ross Michigan Essays: Part1.Short Answer Questions
Select one prompt from each group. Respond to your selected prompts using 100 words or fewer (<100 words each; 300 words total).
Group 1
    I want people to know that I:
    I turned an idea into action when I:
    I made a difference when I:
Group 2
    I showed my resilience when I:
    I was humbled when:
    I am out of my comfort zone when:
Group 3
    I was aware that I am different when:
    I find it challenging when people:
    A valuable thing I have taught someone is:

Ross Michigan Essay 2.  Please share your short-term and long-term career goals. What skills/strengths do you have that will be relevant to your career goals? How will Ross prepare you for your goals? (300 words)

Ross Michigan Optional Essay: This section should only be used to convey information not addressed elsewhere in your application, for example, completion of supplemental coursework, employment gaps, academic issues, etc. Feel free to use bullet points where appropriate.

Ross Michigan Reapplicant: 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.

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Ross Michigan 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.  MBA Resume Writing Tips

Essay archives from past years

   

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2015-2016

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2014-2015

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays  2013-2014

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2011-2012

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2010-2011

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2009-2010

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2008-2009

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2007-2008

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2006-2007

   

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2016-2017

Ross Michigan Essay 1. What are you most proud of outside of your professional life? How does it shape who you are today? (up to 400 words)

Ross Michigan Essay 2.  What is your desired career path and why? (up to 250 words)

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2015-2016

Ross Michigan Essay 1. What are you most proud of and why? How does it shape who you are today? (400 words)

Ross Michigan Essay 2.  What is your desired career path and why? (400 words)

Ross Michigan Optional Essay: Is there anything else you think the Admissions Committee should know about you to evaluate your candidacy? (300 words) 

Ross Michigan Reapplicant Essay(s): Detailed cover letter that tells us what you have been doing since you last applied and how your application is stronger. You can use the cover letter to update us on your goals, highlight your accomplishments, and discuss your reasons for seeking an MBA from Ross. This can be uploaded along with your updated resume. Optional: you may submit one or more of our current essay questions.

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2014-2015

Ross Michigan Essay 1: What are you most proud of professionally and why? What did you learn from that experience? (400 words maximum)

Ross Michigan Essay 2: What are you most proud of personally and why? How does it shape who you are today?(400 words)

Ross Michigan Optional Essay: Is there anything else you think the Admissions Committee should know about you to evaluate your candidacy? (300 words)

Ross Michigan Reapplicant Essay: Detailed cover letter that tells us what you have been doing since you last applied and how your application is stronger. You can use the cover letter to update us on your goals, highlight your accomplishments, and discuss your reasons for seeking an MBA from Ross. This can be uploaded along with your updated resume. (Optional: you may submit one or more of our current essay questions.)

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2013-2014

Ross Michigan Essay 1: Introduce yourself to your future Ross classmates in 100 words or less. (100 words maximum)

Ross Michigan Essay 2a: What about your professional experiences has led you to determine that business school is the right next step? (150 words)

Ross Michigan Essay 2b: As you have researched MBA programs, what actions have you taken to learn more about Ross and what has led you to believe that Ross is the right MBA program for you? (150 words)

Ross Michigan Essay 2c: What career do you plan to pursue after business school and why? (150 words)

Ross Michigan Essay 3: Describe a time in your career when you were frustrated or disappointed. What did you learn about yourself from that experience? (400 words)

Ross Michigan Optional Essay: Is there anything else you think the Admissions Committee should know about you to evaluate your candidacy? (300 words)

Ross Michigan Reapplicant Essay: Detailed cover letter that tells us what you have been doing since you last applied and how your application is stronger. You can use the cover letter to update us on your goals, highlight your accomplishments, and discuss your reasons for seeking an MBA from Ross. This can be uploaded along with your updated resume. Optional: you may submit one or more of our current essay questions.

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2011-2012

Ross Michigan Essay 1: Introduce yourself to your future Ross classmates in 100 words or less. (100 words maximum)

Ross Michigan Essay 2: Describe your career goals. How will the Ross MBA help you to achieve your goals? What is your vision for how you can make a unique contribution to the Ross community? (500 word maximum)

Ross Michigan Essay 3: Describe a time in your career when you were frustrated or disappointed. What did you learn from that experience? (500 word maximum)

Ross Michigan Essay 4: Select one of the following questions. (300 word maximum each)

Ross Michigan Essay 4a: What are you most passionate about? (300 word maximum)

Ross Michigan Essay 4b: Describe a personal challenge or obstacle and why you view it as such. How have you dealt with it? What have you learned from it? (300 word maximum)

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2010-2011

Ross Michigan Essay 1: Introduce yourself in 100 words or less. (100 words maximum)

Ross Michigan Essay 2: Describe your career goals. How will the Ross MBA help you to achieve your goals? (500 word maximum)

Ross Michigan Essay 3: Describe a time in your career when you were frustrated or disappointed. What did you learn from that experience? (500 word maximum)

Ross Michigan Essay 4 Select one of the following questions. (300 word maximum each)

Ross Michigan Essay 4a: What are you most passionate about and why? (300 word maximum)

Ross Michigan Essay 4b: We expect that Ross MBAs will not only be effective leaders, but also effective teachers. How will you contribute to the learning experience of your peers at Ross? (300 word maximum)

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2009-2010

Long Answers: (500 words)

Ross Michigan Essay 1. Briefly describe your short-term and long-term career goals. Why is an MBA the best choice at this point in your career? What and/or who influenced your decision to apply to Ross?

Ross Michigan Essay 2. Describe your most significant professional accomplishment. Elaborate on the leadership skills you displayed, the actions you took and the impact you had on your organization.

Short Answers: (300 words)

Ross Michigan Essay 3. If you were not pursuing the career goals you described in Question 1, what profession would you pursue instead? (for example, teacher, musician, athlete, architect, etc.) How will this alternate interest contribute to your effectiveness in solving multi-disciplinary problems?

Ross Michigan Essay 4: Describe your experience during a challenging time in your life. Explain how you grew personally, either despite this challenge or because of it.

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2008-2009

You must answer the following four questions.

Long Answers: (500 word)

Ross Michigan Essay 1. Briefly describe your short-term and long-term career goals. Why is an MBA the best choice at this point in your career? What and/or who influenced your decision to apply to Ross?

Ross Michigan Essay 2. Describe your most significant professional accomplishment. Elaborate on the leadership skills you displayed, the actions you took and the impact you had on your organization.

Short Answers: (300 words)

Ross Michigan Essay 3. If you were not pursuing the career goals you described in Question 1, what profession would you pursue instead? (for example, teacher, musician, athlete, architect, etc.) How will this alternate interest contribute to your effectiveness in solving multi-disciplinary problems?

Ross Michigan Essay 4. Describe your experience during a challenging time in your life. Explain how you grew personally, either despite this challenge or because of it.

Ross Michigan Optional Question: Is there anything else you think the Admissions Committee should know about you to evaluate your candidacy?

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2007-2008

Ross Michigan Essay 1. Briefly describe your short-term and long-term career goals. Why is an MBA the best choice at this point in your career? What and/or who influenced your decision to apply to Ross?

Ross Michigan Essay 2. Describe your most significant professional accomplishment. Elaborate on the leadership skills you displayed, the actions you took and the impact you had on your organization.

Short Answers: (300 words)

Ross Michigan Essay 3. If you were not pursuing the career goals you described in Question 1, what profession would you pursue instead? (for example, teacher, musician, athlete, architect, etc.) How will this alternate interest contribute to your effectiveness in solving multi-disciplinary problems?

Ross Michigan Essay 4. Describe your experience during a challenging time in your life. Explain how you grew personally, either despite this challenge or because of it.

Ross Michigan Optional Question: Is there anything else you think the Admissions Committee should know about you to evaluate your candidacy?

Ross Michigan MBA Application Essays 2006-2007

Ross Michigan Essay 1. We believe one of the keys to effective leadership is the ability to transform ideas into action. Describe a time within the last three years in which you exercised such leadership. What did you learn about your leadership strengths and development needs?

Ross Michigan Essay 2. What are your career goals? How will a Ross MBA help you achieve your goals? How might the action-based learning aspects of the Ross curriculum make a difference?

Ross Michigan Essay 3. Describe the initiatives you have taken over the past two years to develop professionally and personally. What motivated you to take those initiatives?

Ross Michigan Optional Question: Is there anything else you think the Admissions Committee should know about you to evaluate your candidacy? (500-word maximum)

           
           
 

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