The University of Michigan Ross School of Business has opened its application for the 2018-2019 admissions season, and this year’s app features slight updates to the required MBA essays, as follows.
Part 1: Short Answer Questions
Select one prompt from each group. Respond to your selected prompts using 100 words or fewer (<100 words each; 300 words total).
- I want people to know that I:
- I made a difference when I:
- I was humbled when:
- I am out of my comfort zone when:
- I was aware that I am different when:
- I find it challenging when people:
“One of the things we heard from this year’s applicants was that they loved having the option to choose which essay prompt to respond to. So we’re keeping that feature but providing two options per short answer group rather than three,” Admissions Director Soojin Kwon explains on her blog.
“We kept the ones that seemed to provide the best platform for sharing something meaningful and unique about yourselves. We also made a minor tweak to the career goal essay to make it more straightforward, because that’s what we’re looking for — straightforward,” the director adds.
Part 2: Essay
Michigan Ross is a place where people from all backgrounds with different career goals can thrive. Please share your short-term career goal. Why is this the right choice for you? (300 words)
This section should only be used to convey information not addressed elsewhere in your application, for example, completion of supplemental coursework, employment gaps, academic issues, etc. Feel free to use bullet points where appropriate.
If you’re interested in visiting the campus this summer, Michigan Ross does offer its Visit in Person program once in June and once in July. You may also find a Ross event near you throughout the summer and fall.
For more information about the Ross MBA program, please visit the admissions website.