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Michigan Ross Online MBA Overview

September 14, 2023




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What is a good GMAT score for Michigan Ross Online MBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at Michigan Ross Online MBA is 666 for the last entering class. If you score above 666, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 


Average Employment Salary after Michigan Ross Online MBA?

The average salary at Michigan Ross Online MBA for the last graduating class was $151,000. 82% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (14.7%), Finance (14.7%) and technology (17.7%) oriented functional roles. 

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Tuition Fees & Scholarship at Michigan Ross

The Tuition fees for Michigan Ross Online MBA is $128,000 and an additional NA in living cost. 

Ross School of Business scholarship opportunities for the Online MBA program are limited and are included with the Offer of Admission letter. Prospective Online MBA students are not required to submit any additional application materials to be considered for these limited opportunities.

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Michigan Ross Application Essays

  1. Select one prompt from each group of the two groups below. Respond to each selected prompt in 100 words or less (<100 words each; 200 words total). Every word counts here — the tight word count is intentional to force you to focus.

    Group 1
    I want people to know that I:
    I made a difference when I:
    I was aware that I was different when:

    Group 2
    I am out of my comfort zone when:
    I was humbled when:
    I was challenged when:

  2. What is your short-term goal? (25 words)

    Why is this the right short-term career goal for you? (150 words).

  3. Pick one thing from your resume and tell us more. (100 words)

Michigan Ross Recommendation Ques.

  1. How long and in what capacity have you known the candidate? (No word limit)
  2. If this is a work-related reference, in what position is/was the candidate employed and for how long? (No word limit)
  3. What do you consider to be the candidate’s principal strengths/talents? (No word limit)
  4. What do you consider to be the candidate’s weaknesses or areas that need improvement? (No word limit)

Application Process & timeline

We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about Michigan Ross

We seek diversity in the professional backgrounds of our admitted students, just as we do in other parts of our applicants’ profiles. No one industry or field is favored over another. We are more interested in your contribution to the group or organization.

The GMAT or GRE is a required component of our application and candidates are encouraged to submit a test score. However, we offer limited test waiver opportunities (see below). Candidates with eight or more years of professional post-collegiate work experience may submit the Executive Assessment (EA) instead of the GMAT or GRE. 

Test Waiver Options

Michigan Ross may grant a standardized test waiver to a small pool of experienced, academically, and professionally high-performing candidates.

The Online MBA program at Ross is academically rigorous and admission is competitive. If you are considering applying for a waiver through the application, please examine your candidacy in terms of both academic and professional accomplishments.  A few things to consider:

  • The Admissions Committee grants waivers on a case-by-case basis after considering individual credentials.
  • Quantitative ability is a prime requirement for waiver eligibility.  This is mainly demonstrated by graduate-level quantitative courses and/or certification.
  • Your application must be complete before your waiver request is reviewed.  This includes essays and a letter of recommendation.
  • Test waiver decisions will be communicated within 10business days of the date of application completion. The decisions of the Admissions Committee are final.
  • A granted waiver does not guarantee admission.
  • If you are not granted a waiver but would still like to be considered for admission, you can do one of the following: submit a GRE or GMAT score, EA score if you have eight or more years post-collegiate work experience, or successfully complete the Quantitative Readiness course.
  • Please note that a high GMAT or GRE score is a helpful data point in deciding merit-based scholarship distribution.  Some industries may take test scores into account when considering job candidates. 

All applications submitted after April 1, 2022 are subject to currently published waiver guidelines.

Please read our Application Requirements page to learn more.

You should choose a recommender who can comment in depth on your professional performance and work product and provide relevant examples — preferably your direct supervisor.

We recognize that you may not wish to inform your current supervisor about your plans to pursue an MBA. If that is the case, you should choose an alternative recommender such as a former manager, client, or a supervisor from an extracurricular organization. If you do not choose your current supervisor as a recommender, you should explain the reasons for your alternate choice in the optional essay.
Since we use the recommendation to learn about you as a working professional, recommendations from former professors do not tend to be effective.

As much as possible, course material and other content are similar between all Ross MBA programs. Students will take the same required core courses and complete the same number of credit hours (57). The underlying difference is the format/timing in which the course material is delivered.

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