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Stephen M. Ross School of Business – University of Michigan

Michigan Ross Part-Time MBA Program Structure

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

Students in the part-time Evening and Weekend formats must complete 60 credits in order to graduate, while Online students can complete the program with 57 credits. While the schedules for the Evening and Online formats are 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. For the Evening MBA, 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 55 students enrolled in the most recent Michigan Ross part-time evening cohort. About 18 percent of the class is female, with 29 percent U.S. minority students, and 24 percent international students. The average age of the class is 28, the GMAT average was 661, and GPA was 3.4.

The Weekend MBA cohort is fairly similar. The average age was also 28, the average GMAT is 656, and the GPA is 3.4. About 20.3 percent of the class are female students, with 19.5 percent international students, and 18.6 percent U.S. minority students.

The average work experience of students in both the Evening and Weekend MBA at Ross is 5.6 years.

Career Statistics

The majority of Evening MBA graduates from the most recent cohort are employed in the manufacturing industry (41.1 percent), followed by technology (19.6 percent), and consulting (8.9 percent). Most Weekend MBA grads (44.9 percent) are also in manufacturing, followed by consulting (21.3 percent), and technology (12.4 percent).

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The total tuition for Michigan Ross part-time MBA students in the Evening and Weekend cohorts is $127,969 for Michigan residents, and $138,030 for non-Michigan residents. For in-state Online students, the total is $112,731. For out-of-state students, the cost is $123,088. 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

Early Deadline: March 30, 2020
Final Deadline: May 18, 2020

Evening

New deadlines will be updated in the near future.

Weekend

Early Deadline: Dec. 2, 2019
Final Deadline: Jan. 20, 2020

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