Michigan Ross MBA Essays for 2023-2024
The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has confirmed the Ross MBA essays and deadlines for the 2023-2024 application cycle. The admissions team has eliminated one short-answer question and kept all other essay questions unchanged for the MBA Class of 2026. In addition, the Ross School will continue to offer the option to submit a statement of academic readiness in lieu of a standardized test score.
Michigan Ross MBA Essays
Part 1: Short-Answer Questions
Select one prompt from each group of the two groups below. Respond to each selected prompt in 100 words or less (<100 words each; 200 words total). Every word counts here — the tight word count is intentional to force you to focus.
I want people to know that I:
I made a difference when I:
I was aware that I was different when:
I am out of my comfort zone when:
I was humbled when:
I was challenged when:
Part 3: Career Goal
What is your short-term career goal and why is this the right goal for you? (150 words)
Is there something in your resume or application that could use some explanation? You might want to discuss the completion of supplemental coursework, employment gaps, academic issues, etc. Feel free to use bullet points where appropriate.
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