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WHAT DOES ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS LOOK FOR IN A CANDIDATE?

Michigan’s Ross School of Business is among the top b-schools in the world and a dream for many. It believes in creating value in the world through a powerful leadership and thus uses a very holistic admission approach. And so the most important part to understand for the aspirants is its values and the qualities that it looks for.

Awareness: Ross wants its students to be aware of what they are and what they can bring to the table, that they may not have moved mountains in their personal and professional life but must be knowing their life experiences and how they helped them shape their characters now.

Impact: A quality it highly emphasises is your impact on the work, your achievements there and the leadership role you have played.

Teamwork: A Ross student should be capable of thriving as a team, giving weightage to the group and letting others contribute too.

Quantifiables: Though GMAT/GRE scores are not a make or break situation for Ross and it does not release any cut off but a good score definitely helps you stand out as it shows that one has the quality of never being complacent and striving to be best.

ESSAY QUESTIONS 2021-22:

QUESTION 1: Michigan Ross is a place where people from all backgrounds with different career goals can thrive. What is your short-term career goal and why? (200 words)

WHAT DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS OF ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS LOOK LIKE?

There are four rounds of application, though international students should apply in Round 1 or 2 for getting time to visa processing, which includes transcripts, scores, resume, essays and recommendations. After this the shortlisted candidates are invited to interviews which are conducted either by a current student or Ross alum and then the final decision is communicated to the candidates.

WHAT IS THE ACCEPTANCE RATE OF ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS?

39%

Avg GMAT Score

With an apt mix of the values that Ross looks for, an ideal Gmat score would be at 710+ to strongly increase chances of getting admitted into this top b-school. Average GMAT for class 2021 stands at 719.

AVERAGE NO. OF WORK EX YEARS

There is no minimum number of work experience that the school specifies but the average usually stands at 5 years.

MBA admissions tips

Essay(s): Sometimes candidates overthink the essays. These are not trick questions, there is no hidden meaning, and certainly no ‘right’ answer. The best response is the one that is authentic to you! Before starting to write the essays, it is essential to understand the gaps in your profile that a B-school will help you fill, and have clarity on why you want to go for a certain B-school. Get familiar with the core values and culture of the school and try to see how you can fit in well. 

Interview: MBA interviews are primarily conducted by alumni. Among other things, they are assessing your fit with their culture and defining principles. Applicants who can articulate why they are specifically interested in a B-school and how it’s culture appeals to them will be best prepared.  Interviews are conducted blindly, meaning the only thing your alumni interviewer knows about you is what is on the resume you submitted to Kellogg.

Letter(s) of recommendation: The purpose of LOR is to provide a strong premise to your essays. Do choose recommenders who can share specific examples about your background, achievements, contribution and impact to the organization. Don’t choose recommenders based purely on title.

CV/résumé: The résumé is often the first document that admissions officers review. It provides a snapshot of your candidacy in one page. Take the time to clearly articulate your accomplishments, highlighting the skills or experiences that are most relevant for business school.

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