Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

Ross Programs, Academics and Admissions

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Basic Information About Ross School of Business

  • Founded: 1924
  • Website:
  • Phone: 734.936.2150
  • Address: University of Michigan, 701 Tappan Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Ross Academics

The Ross School of Business is part of the University of Michigan, a public research university and the oldest university in the state of Michigan. Just like the University of Michigan, Ross has a commitment to research and advancement in all fields.

Excellent research facilities are available to all students.

The curriculum at Ross focuses on theory and application, but the school is also a big  proponent of action-based learning. 

Ross Rankings

Ross is consistently ranked among the top business schools in the world and is especially well-known for having strong undergraduate and MBA business programs in addition to offering excellent preparation in specific fields like accounting and entrepreneurship. Read more about Ross rankings.

Program Offerings

Ross offers business programs for students at nearly every education level. Undergraduate students can earn a BBA degree. Graduate level students can earn an MBA or a specialized master's degree. For students seeking ore advanced education options, Ross offers PhD programs as well as customizable executive education. 

  • BBA Programs
  • MBA Programs
  • Doctoral Programs
  • Executive Education

BBA Programs

The BBA programs are offered to undergraduate students who already have transferable credits in English, calculus, and microeconomics.

Students choose from a three-year program and a two-year program. (Students must have taken courses in English, calculus, microeconomics, and financial accounting to be eligible for the two-year program.) The curriculum in the BBA program will provide excellent training for anyone who is interested in pursuing an MBA in the future.

Read more about earning a Ross BBA.

MBA Programs

The first year of the regular full-time MBA program includes a core curriculum that covers ten elemental business functions. When the first year concludes, students complete a multi--week project that enables them to apply the things they have learned in a real-life business situation. Because Ross does not require those in the MBA program to choose a major, student may select from over 100 electives across 12 departments for their second year of study.Other MBA options include an Evening MBA, Weekend MBA, Executive MBA, and Global MBA. 

PhD Programs

The goal of the Ross PhD program is to train graduates for academic careers in the field of business, typically as faculty of business schools. Ross offers eight different concentrations of study: accounting, business information technology, finance, corporate strategy, management and organizations, marketing, operations and management science, and international business and business economics.

Executive Education

The top-ranked Executive Education program at Ross combines academics and innovation to create a focus for the needs of each student/client. Many programs are available, the majority of them offering the real-world approach that has made Ross a success.

Read more about Ross Executive Education

Ross Admissions

Admission requirements at Ross vary by program. Applications and deadlines can be found at Prospective students can schedule counseling appointments with the admissions office. These counseling appointments can provide detailed information about the school and it’s various programs.

Interesting Fact

The student career resources offered at Ross School of Business are considered to be among the best in the nation.