January 27, 2016

Joined: Sep 29, 2010

Posts: 244

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Self-reported Score:

Great school for a GM, Tech or Corp Finance career


This review is for Ross Michigan

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2014

Experience during the program

I was looking for a Top-15 US school located in an inexpensive place (bye-bye New York) with specialization in General management and consulting.

Ross nicely met my expectations:
-Ann Arbor is a tiny, cheap-to-live, fun-to-be place AND it's located close to a major Delta hub so getting to see places is viable
-Facilities are new. The main building was completed in 2009 and a library complex is being constructed currently.
-Faculty are great! I really liked Finance, Corporate Accounting and Advanced Strategy courses - the professors are fantastic! On the other hand, General (Basic) Strategy, General (Basic) Accounting were quite disappointing courses
-Career Services are very weak BUT they employ 2nd year students to conduct FREE one-to-one coaching on cases, behavioral interviews, CV preparation etc. These students, being employed by top consulting and GM companies, just rock! That was by far the most useful element of my job hunting
-Brand name. In the US, everyone knows Michigan. See my note about employers

About professors, classes and curriculum

You can take ANY 2nd year Strategy course and it'll rock! Ross is a really strong school in the strategy field. At the same time, 'Soft' courses such as Leadership, Team building etc are quite weak.

About job placement process

Consulting LOVES Ross! A third of all Rossers join major and minor consulting firms. Then comes Amazon as a major employer at Ross.
Among other blue chip top employers, only a fruit-shape-logo competitor of Microsoft and Samsung did not visit the campus (yet interviewed us in person). The rest of top companies (excluding some IB names, but Ross ISNT a school for IB) come and interview on campus

Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (4.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Student body, diversity
Career opportunities provided by school

Best fit at this program:


Can be improved:

Career services are weak

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