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University of Michigan - Ross

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

Round 1 Deadline: September 30, 2019  Decision: December 18, 2019
Round 2 Deadline: January 6, 2020  Decision: March 18, 2020
Round 3 Deadline: March 30, 2020  Decision: May 8, 2020

Essay Questions for 2019-2020 / Class of 2022

Part 1: Short-answer questions

Select one prompt from each group of the three groups below. Respond to each selected prompt in 100 words or less (<100 words each; 300 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:

Group 2

I was humbled when:

I am out of my comfort zone when:

Group 3

I was aware that I was different when:

I was challenged when:

​Part 2: Career Goal 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 career goal right for you?  (300 words)

Optional statement

Is there something in your resume or application that could use some explanation? This is your chance to elaborate. You might want to discuss completion of supplemental coursework, employment gaps, academic issues, etc.


 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.