MBA

Global Business Administration

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
 
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Learn By Doing

Our hands-on, team-based approach to leadership development demands that Global MBA students collaborate with classmates and faculty on multifaceted projects. Michigan Ross students learn and work hard. They learn and work fast. And they learn and work together. Lasting ties are formed on weekend excursions during the Asia Session. Perfect strangers become lifelong friends after teaming on class projects. Students at Michigan Ross collaborate and connect in fascinating ways. Global MBA students may:

  • participate in more than 70 clubs, organizations, and social activities
  • initiate new projects to advance leadership and career goals
  • serve as a committee chair or serve on a committee to plan school wide events and conferences
  • plan or attend special events that bring leaders from businesses and other organizations to campus
  • play sports by joining a Michigan Ross club or a University of Michigan intramural team
  • be part of a long-standing tradition by attending a University of Michigan football game

The rigorous Global MBA core is identical to the other MBA programs at Ross, but it is sequenced to meet the unique needs of corporate-sponsored students who will return to their companies after graduation.

The program begins with an introduction to written and oral managerial communications.

It continues with quantitative courses and gradually adds non-quantitative courses that require more classroom discussion and collaboration.

Students complete the required courses of the Ross MBA core in the first two terms — three months in Asia (with one month each in Korea, Japan, and China) and three months in Ann Arbor. Upon completing the core, students are free to pursue a wide variety of electives. The program concludes with the seven-week Multidisciplinary Action Projects requirement.

The broad-based management approach at Ross delivers an integrated view of business. Our focus on action-based learning brings you the tools and hands-on experience to lead change, drive innovation, and implement creative solutions. At Ross, you have the flexibility to focus studies on a specific area or broaden studies over a variety of disciplines.

To apply to the Ross School of Business, we ask that you submit a variety of materials for us to best assess your qualifications. Below is a list of the application components we require. Each piece of the application plays an integral role in the overall admission evaluation; no single piece of the application is weighted more heavily than another. Please note that ALL materials need to be received by the posted deadline for the round in which you apply.One- to two-page resume that highlights your work experience, education, academic focus, honors you’ve received, accomplishments, and organizations to which you belong. Your resume may also include specific skills such as languages, personal interests, and significant activities.GMAT or GRE results (valid for five years from the date you took the test to the deadline date when you apply). Ross' GRE reporting code is 1839; there is no code required for the GMAT.If your native language is not English, TOEFL or IELTS results (valid for two years from the date you took the test to the deadline date when you apply). Ross’ TOEFL reporting code is 1839. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution where the sole language of instruction was English are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement. Those who have worked in the U.S. full-time for two or more years in the past five years, may also waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.Official undergraduate and post-graduate transcripts. Transcripts bearing the official seal and signature of the issuing institution in a sealed envelope should be delivered to Global MBA Admissions, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 701 Tappan, ER3604, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1234 by the application deadline. Ross requires one copy of both your academic record and the diploma or other document indicating the date and conferral of your degree, years of attendance, courses taken and grades received. If the original language of your academic record is not English, a literal translation must be submitted.One letter of recommendation (must be submitted online) from a person who has been directly responsible for assessing your professional performance, preferably, a current employer or direct supervisor.Essay responses to the required essay questions should be individually uploaded in the required format (minimum 11-point font and 1.5 line spacing). Responses should be limited to the word maximums indicated.Sponsorship Application for Global MBA Admission (available in the Program Partners section of our website) may be uploaded in the Additional Information section of the online application or sent to Global MBA Admissions.Nonrefundable U.S. $200 application fee.Interview (arranged after application is submitted).GLOBAL MBA ESSAY QUESTIONSWhat are you most proud of professionally and why? What did you learn from that experience? (400 words)What are you most proud of personally and why? How does it shape who you are today? (400 words)GLOBAL MBA RECOMMENDATION QUESTIONSIMPORTANT: This is NOT the official letter of recommendation, but rather a list of the questions that will be sent to the individual you identify as your recommender in the online application. These questions are provided to help you determine whom to request to write your recommendation letter. The actual recommendation letter and ratings form must be submitted online by your recommender.Once you register your recommender on the application, an email will be sent with instructions on how to access the recommendation form and submit it electronically.How do the candidate’s performance, potential, or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (300 words)Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. (250 words).CriteriaIn order to build a strong and diverse class, we look for applicants who possess a number of key characteristics:Strong intellectual ability as measured by GMAT and academic record.Leadership, initiative, and impact as evidenced through professional achievements, extracurricular activities, recommendation letters, and personal essays.Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills as demonstrated through recommendation letters, essays, and interview.Clear goals and rationale for pursuing an MBA as demonstrated through essays and interview.Fit with the Ross approach to management education as demonstrated through essays and interview.Additionally:Traditional business background not required. Applicants from non-business fields such as medicine, law, and public administration are welcome to apply.No “formula” or “cutoff” determines a candidate’s outcome.There are no prerequisite courses for admission, however, due to the analytical rigor of the program, it is expected that you have a working knowledge of college-level mathematics, including basic calculus. If you have not had this coursework, we recommend that you take a course that emphasizes business mathematics prior to beginning the program. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 560 TOEFL iBT® test: 84
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