May 28, 2017

Joined: Jan 01, 2013

Posts: 75

Kudos: 30

Self-reported Score:

A walled garden


This review is for Ross Michigan

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2016

Experience during the program

Soojin Kwon once described Ross and Ann Arbor as a walled garden - why would you ever want to leave? The thing is, you don't. Ross has cultivated a community and culture that is supportive, exciting, and loyal. There is a genuine attempt to foster an environment where meaningful relationships can be created. This extends to professors, staff, and even the partners programs.

The coursework is not the highlight of Ross. You can learn NPV and the 4P's anywhere else. But the feather in their cap is MAP. Your MAP experience may be "very cool" to not at all, but the point is how you use that experience to grow as a team member and leader. Whether it's the Impact Challenge, the Crisis Challenge, or the "CEO's class", Ross is great at providing learning experiences ("experiential" as they call it) that the current Dean is trying to expand.

Finally, there's something to be said of the university itself. Dual degrees and students who want to take coursework outside Ross will have a lot to choose from. The community is mostly safe and the sports games pull Ann Arbor together. Overall, I enjoyed my Ross and Ann Arbor experience, and part of me wishes I never left.

About professors, classes and curriculum

There are several star professors at Ross, it is worthwhile to seek them out either for classes or just to visit them during office hours. For the most part they are very accessible.

About job placement process

The recruiting is strong for Seattle, the Midwest, and the East coast. Recruiting is the greatest stretch when trying to reach California (SF, LA).

Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (4.0)
Classmates rating (3.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network
Career opportunities provided by school
Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:


Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Student body, diversity

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