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Michigan (Ross) Application Essays and Deadlines for 2014-2015

Michigan (Ross) Application Essays and Deadlines for 2014-2015

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business recently announced its application essays and deadlines for the 2014-2015 admissions season. After dropping from four required essays to three last year, the Ross MBA admissions team decided to shed another one, going down to just two required essays this year. And, the two required essays that remain are entirely new this year. The changes just keep coming!

Michigan (Ross) Admissions Essays for 2013-2014

Michigan (Ross) Admissions Essays for 2013-2014

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has released its MBA application essays and deadlines for the Class of 2016. Ross is the latest top MBA program to shed an essay, going from four required essays last year to just three this year. The school has also trimmed word counts on a couple of its essays. However, the school’s most interesting question (its first one) remains unchanged.

Michigan (Ross) Application Essays for 2012-2013

Michigan (Ross) Application Essays for 2012-2013

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business recently released its application deadlines and essays for the Class of 2015. While Ross hasn’t made changes quite as big as those at some other schools this year, Ross’s essay word count has slimmed down a bit, continuing the trend we have seen among most top-ranked MBA programs. We’ll dig into the Michigan’s essays and deadlines below, followed by our comments, in italics:

Michigan (Ross) Admissions Deadlines
Round 1: October 10, 2012
Round 2: January 3, 2012
Round 3: March 4, 2012

Michigan (Ross) Admissions Essays for 2011-2012

Michigan (Ross) Admissions Essays for 2011-2012

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business recently released its application deadlines and essays for the Class of 2014. After making big changes to its essays last year, Ross has only made small tweaks this time around. We’ll dig into the school’s essays and deadlines below, followed by our comments, in italics:

Michigan (Ross) Application Deadlines
Round 1: October 10, 2011
Round 2: January 4, 2012
Round 3: March 1, 2012

Ross Is a Good Fit for You If...

Ross Is a Good Fit for You If...

If you’re researching top MBA programs, chances are that the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business is on your radar. Besides knowing that it’s a top-ranked school, though, how well do you really know Ross? How do you know if Ross really is a good fit for you? More to the point, how do you know if the Ross admissions committee will decide that you’re a good fit for the school?

Michigan’s Ross School of Business Appoints New Dean

Michigan’s Ross School of Business Appoints New Dean

Last week the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan announced Alison Davis-Blake will become the first ever female dean of the school, effective August 22. For Ross, the announcement came after a ten-month-long search to find a replacement for Robert J. Dolan, who will step down on June 30 after serving as dean for the past decade.

Davis-Blake will trade one cold-weather school for another: For the past five years she has served as the dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. There she made a name for herself by significantly improving the school’s fundraising efforts and improving the school’s overall national standing.

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Michigan (Ross) Application Essays for 2010-2011

Michigan (Ross) Application Essays for 2010-2011

A couple of weeks after releasing its application deadlines for 2010-2011, the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has released its admissions essays for the coming year. Ross has made some very significant changes to its essays this year. While the school’s Round 1 deadline is still more than three months away, now is a great time to start mapping out your application strategy, starting with these essays.

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Michigan (Ross) Application Deadlines for 2010-2011

Michigan (Ross) Application Deadlines for 2010-2011

Attention all Ross applicants! The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has released its application deadlines for the coming year.

Dean Robert J. Dolan to Step Down at Ross

Dean Robert J. Dolan to Step Down at Ross

Last week Robert Dolan, Dean of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, announced that he will step down at the end of his second term, due to end in summer 2011. His announcement signals the end of what has to be one of the most successful runs by a dean at a graduate business school over the past decade.

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Six Terrific Professors at Michigan (Ross)

Six Terrific Professors at Michigan (Ross)

Continuing our series of admissions insights clipped from Veritas Prep’s Annual Reports, our in-depth insider’s guides to 15 of the world’s top business schools, this week we look at six of the Ross School of Business’ most popular professors. (Our Annual reports are absolutely free with registration, but we thought we’d share some snippets here to help get you started in your Ross research.)

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Michigan (Ross) Admissions Essays for 2009-2010

Michigan (Ross) Admissions Essays for 2009-2010

As we round out our analysis of the top business schools’ admissions essays for the coming season, today we look at The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business’ admissions essays. Ross’s essays actually carry over completely unchanged vs. last year, and so our analysis remains pretty much the same.

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Michigan (Ross) Application Deadlines for 2009-2010

Michigan (Ross) Application Deadlines for 2009-2010

Late last month the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business released its application deadlines for the coming year. Regular readers of our blog will notice that the school’s deadlines haven’t changed at all vs. last year.

What's in a name? Remembering Davidson Hall

What's in a name? Remembering Davidson Hall

One can learn quite a bit in business school. I learned quite a bit from business school. As a BBA student at the University of Michigan Business School (now Ross), I went to school each day in Davidson Hall, and each day when I passed under those words, I smiled. “Davidson” – and I always wondered how many of my classmates realized it – stood for Bill Davidson, owner of Guardian Glass, and, more importantly to me, the Detroit Pistons. Mr. D, as he was affectionately called by everyone who worked for him, died last week at age 86, saying goodbye nearly three years after the building that bore his name was torn down. His legacy, however, is one that won’t, and shouldn’t, be forgotten.

Mr. D’s building was demolished to make way for a state-of-the-art facility for the newly-named Ross School of Business just a few years ago, and to his credit, Davidson embraced the change. It was classic Davidson, to be honest – for a man who, and I say this with reverence, came across as old-fashioned, and stubborn, he was seemingly always on the forefront of change. I first came to know his work as a young fan of the Detroit Pistons; as owner, he was the first to purchase a private plane for an NBA team (which is now standard) and in 1988 built an arena still considered to be among the class of the league…and did it completely with private financing. Unlike many owners who saw their teams as hobbies, Davidson ran his as a business, and considered these luxuries to be investments in his team success.

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New Facility Opens at Michigan's Ross School of Business

New Facility Opens at Michigan's Ross School of Business


The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business will welcome back its students from the winter break with its new 270,000-square-foot facility.

First announced in late 2004 after the school received a then-record-setting gift from real estate developer Stephen M. Ross, the building incorporates state-of-the art technology everywhere. Every classroom in the new building features three mounted video cameras and instant lecture-capture technology. Each study room has its own plasma screen Plasma screens hang in each group study room, and students can print, copy, and fax documents from anywhere in the building.

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More Rankings Controversy - Michigan Dumps the LSAT (Sort of)

More Rankings Controversy - Michigan Dumps the LSAT (Sort of)

The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog has uncovered an interesting announcement on the Michigan Law School website regarding a new admissions policy.

Finally, a Public Interest Incentive That Means Something

Finally, a Public Interest Incentive That Means Something

If you have been following the law school admissions game, or even if you just read this blog post, then you know that public interest incentives are all the rage at top law schools. By advertising creative loan forgiveness programs, J.D. programs are able to appeal to those candidates with the best intentions … even if the majority of those students graduate and go on to work in corporate law firms. The gaudy numbers advertised by the loan forgiveness program don’t amount to much if students don’t actually work in the public interest sector.

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Michigan (Ross) Application Essays for 2008-2009

Michigan (Ross) Application Essays for 2008-2009

University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has released its application essays for the 2008-2009 season. Our comments are in italics:

Ross Application Essays

Long Answers: (500 word max)

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