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Stephen M. Ross School of Business – University of Michigan - Part-Time MBA

Michigan Ross Part-Time MBA Program Structure

The University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business offers part-time MBA students several optional formats: Weekend and Online. The major difference between the formats is schedule, rather than the curriculum offered. Each program requires the completion of the Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP) course—a seven-week program that allows students to work side-by-side with a sponsor company. The part-time Online program is more catered to students who wish to complete the program remotely.

Students complete the program with 57 credits of coursework. While the schedule for Online format is largely flexible, the Weekend program has a fairly structured timeline. Classes start in May and are held twice per month on Fridays and Saturdays. The Weekend program lasts two years, while the online and evening programs can last three or more years, depending on the student’s needs. An estimated 30 percent of the Weekend program consists of distance-learning.

Curriculum

The first year of the part-time MBA program at the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, regardless of format choice, consists mostly of core courses. The core courses cover the following eight disciplines: accounting; business; economics; finance; law, history, and communications; management and organizations; marketing; technology and operations; and strategy. The Weekend MBA covers nine disciplines: accounting; finance; business communication; business economics and public policy; business law; management and organizations; marketing; technology and operations; and strategy.

The Online MBA features 27 credits worth of core courses, 18 credits of electives, 9 credits of required on-campus residencies, and the 3-credit Multidisciplinary Action Project.

Part-Time MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 6

Class Profile

A total of 135 students enrolled in the most recent Michigan Ross part-time online cohort. About 16 percent of the class was female and 13 percent was made up of U.S. minority students. The average age of the class was 30, the GMAT average was 676, and GPA was 3.6.

The Weekend MBA cohort is fairly similar. The average age was 29, the average GMAT was 665, and the GPA was 3.4. About 29 percent of students were female, with 22 percent international students, and 8 percent U.S. minority students.

Career Statistics

The majority of Weekend MBA graduates from the most recent cohort are employed in the manufacturing industry (23.2 percent), followed by consulting (18.9 percent), and healthcare (11.6 percent).

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The total tuition for Michigan Ross part-time MBA students in the Weekend cohort is $135,000 for Michigan residents, and $145,000 for non-Michigan residents. For in-state Online students, the total is $115,000. For out-of-state students, the cost is $125,000. All tuition rates are subject to change in July. These costs do not factor in books, supplies, on-campus living, and other expenses.

Applicants can help fund their education through federal and private loans, although the type of loan offered may vary by student.

Admissions

All application requirements for any of the Ross part-time MBA programs are as follows:

• A completed online application
• Official transcripts
• One professional recommendation
• GMAT/GRE scores
• A resume
• English language proficiency scores (if needed)
• Essay questions
• A non-refundable $200 application fee

Interviews may be conducted for select applicants by invite only.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Online (September 2021 start):

Early Application Deadline – March 29, 2021

Final Application Deadline – May 17, 2021

Online (January 2022 start):

Final Application Deadline – September 27, 2021

Weekend (May 2021 start):

Final Application Deadline – February 15, 2021

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