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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 14, 2020  Decision: December 2, 2020
Round 2 Deadline: January 4, 2021  Decision: March 17, 2021
Round 3 Deadline: March 29, 2021  Decision: May 5, 2021

Essay Questions for 2020-2021 / Class of 2023

Part 1: Short-answer questions

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: 


‚ÄčPart 2: Career Goal Essay

Michigan Ross is a place where people from all backgrounds with different career goals can thrive. What is your short-term career goal and why? (200 words)


 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.