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Stephen M. Ross School of Business – University of Michigan

Michigan Ross Executive MBA Program

The University of Michigan Executive MBA program at Ross School of Business is a flexible program designed for busy working professionals. Students in the program meet once a month in either Ann Arbor or Los Angeles over 21 months. Each year starts with residencies, and then students spend an average of 20 to 25 hours a week completing online coursework, lectures, case studies, team-based simulations and online exams.


The Michigan Ross Executive MBA (EMBA) follows a general management curriculum. The program is divided into five terms. Students complete three courses per term. During the first year of study, students also complete the Leadership Development Program, which combines leadership courses, workshops and one-on-one executive coaching.

The second year begins with the Executive Multidisciplinary Action Project (Exec MAP) course. Similar to Ross’s hallmark MAP for their full-time MBA program the Exec MAP entails solving a real-world business issue for a sponsoring organization. Students work in teams over the course of 14 weeks and present their solutions to both the sponsor and Ross faculty advisor. In August of the second year, between the third and fourth term, students complete two elective courses that cover marketing, finance and entrepreneurship. All students, from both Ann Arbor and Los Angeles, complete the elective courses together during a one-week residency in Ann Arbor.

Class Profile

There are 92 students enrolled in the most recent Ann Arbor and L.A. Ross Executive MBA class. Students in the program represent 14 different states and Mexico City and the average age is 38. Women make up 20 percent of the class and 15 percent are international students. Thirty-eight percent of students in the program already have completed advanced degrees and the average years of professional work experience is 14. While professional histories span more than two dozen industries, healthcare was the most popular, with 15 percent of the class bringing related experience to the program.


Michigan Ross Executive MBA students have access to career coaches, who work with students to advance their positions in their current organization or to develop job search and career management strategies. EMBA students also have access to résumé development, interview preparation and networking events. Workshops, panel discussions and a career development conference are also offered to support executive career management.

Within three months of graduation, 97 percent of Michigan Ross MBA students receive job offers.

Tuition & Financial Aid

The cost of the Michigan Ross Executive MBA program for Michigan residents is $31,300 per term. The program is completed over five terms for a total cost of $156,500. The cost per term for non-Michigan residents is $32,300. The total cost of the program for non-Michigan residents is $161,500. All students are required to pay a $5,000 enrollment deposit.

The program cost covers all courses, workshops, special events, books, electronic resources, and course material, including technology software and communication needs. While accommodations and dining expenses for residencies are also included, travel expenses for the monthly residencies are not.

Ross accepts private and federal loans for payment for tuition costs. Ross also provides short-term loans to EMBA students whose employer will provide reimbursement after the term is completed. There are also sponsorship opportunities for veterans. All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarship awards at the time of application.

Admission Requirements

Michigan Ross Executive MBA applicants are required to hold a bachelor’s degree. While there is no minimum work experience requirement for the program, professional achievements are considered in admissions evaluations and students typically have at least 10 years of experience. Students will also be expected to handle communications, computers, and mathematics to thrive in the program.

To be considered for admission, applicants should complete the online application form. In addition, prospective students must also provide a copy of their current résumé, one recommendation (ideally from a direct supervisor), two essay questions (and one additional optional essay), and a statement of corporate support. Applicants for the program are not required to take the GMAT.

Applicants can conduct an admissions interview before submitting the completed application. Prospective students can request an interview by sending a copy of their résumé to

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines will be updated soon.

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