University of Michigan - Ross

Essay Questions for 2018-2019 / Class of 2021

Below are the application deadlines and essay questions for The Stephen M. Ross School of Business' MBA Program. 

Michigan / Ross MBA Deadlines for 2018-2019

Round 1
Application Due: October 1, 2018
Decision Released: December 21, 2018

Round 2
Application Due: January 7, 2019
Decision Released: March 15, 2019

Round 3
Application Due: March 18, 2019
Decision Released: May 10, 2019

For more information, applicants should visit the Ross MBA admissions website.


Part 1: Short Answer Questions

Select one prompt from each group of the three groups below. Respond to your selected prompt in 100 words or fewer (<100 words each; 300 words total).

Group 1

  • I want people to know that I:
  • I made a difference when I:

Group 2

  • 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:

Part 2: Essay

Michigan Ross is a place where people from all backgrounds with different career goals can thrive. Please share your short-term career goal. Why is this the right choice for you? (300 words)

Optional Statement

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. 

 Visit the Ross admissions website for more application information.

Disclaimer: the information provided on this page is for reference only. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the admissions website link provided above to confirm essay prompts, deadlines, and other application information.  Photo by Jeffrey Smith.