Admissions

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The Erb MBA/MS dual degree program is selective, requiring acceptance into both the Stephen M. Ross School of Business (Ross) and the School of Natural Resources & Environment (SNRE).

* While completing your applications, it is very important to keep in mind that you are not applying to the Erb Institute.  You are applying to the Ross School of Business and to the School of Natural Resources & Environment.  Applications to each school must be tailored accordingly.

When you begin your dual applications, please inform the Erb Institute so that we can track your application and assist you in navigating the process.  Please also confirm your submission with us via email or phone:

Emma Wendt
erbinstitute@umich.edu
(734) 647-9709

Applying to the Ross School of Business

Before applying to Ross, applicants must:

  • Complete the equivalent of a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree
  • Take the GMAT or GRE
  • If you are a non-native English speaker, you must take the TOEFL or IELTS

The application is to be completed and submitted online.  It consists of:

  • Application form
  • Submission of official GMAT or GRE score
  • Submission of undergraduate and any graduate transcripts (unofficial copies may be submitted electronically prior to application date, and official copies must be submitted prior to enrollment in the fall)
  • Resume
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Four essays
  • Application fee
  • Interview (by invitation only)

Click here for the Ross application.

Application Checklist & Timeline (key dates)

Ross has three application deadlines:

  • Round 1: October 6, 2014
  • Round 2: January 5, 2015
  • Round 3: March 23, 2015

Applicants are generally advised to apply as early as they are able to present their strongest application.

After an initial review based on academic record, GMAT/GRE score, professional experience, and TOEFL/IELTS score for non-native English speakers (not necessarily in that order), applicants may be invited to interview.  Applications then undergo a second review, which takes into consideration recommendations, essays, etc.  Interview invitations may also be extended at this point.  Interviews take place in-person at Ross, in select cities, or via telephone. They are conducted by admissions staff, alumni, and trained second-year students.  Finally, the applicant’s entire file is evaluated by the admissions staff.  Decisions are approved with the Dean’s signature, and released on a single date per application round.

Soojin Kwon Koh, Director of Admissions, keeps a blog throughout the application season for further assistance and key topics of support.

Questions about applying to Ross? The Ross Admissions Office can be contacted via email or telephone:

rossmba@umich.edu
(734) 763-5796

Applying to the School of Natural Resources and Environment

Admission to SNRE is governed by the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School.  Rackham administers much of the graduate education at the University of Michigan (with the exception of the business and law schools).

Before applying to SNRE, students must:

  • Complete the equivalent of a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree
  • Take the GMAT or GRE
  • If you are a non-native English speaker, you must take the TOEFL or IELTS

The application to SNRE is completed and submitted online.  It consists of:

  • Application form
  • Submission of official GMAT or GRE score
  • Submission of undergraduate and any graduate transcripts (unofficial copies should be submitted electronically to SNRE with the application form, and official copies must be submitted to Rackham)
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least one academic recommender
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Personal Statement
  • Application fee ($65)

Click here for the SNRE application.

Application Checklist & Timeline (key dates)

Admissions to SNRE are rolling, but it is wise to submit as soon as possible.  Applications received by the January 5, 2015 deadline will be considered for financial awards; afterward, awards will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  The final application deadline is April 30, 2015.

Applications are reviewed by the admissions committee and SNRE faculty.  Decisions are released on a rolling basis.

Questions about applying to SNRE?  The Office of Academic Programs can be contacted via email or telephone:

snre.admissions@umich.edu
(734) 764-6453

Current students seeking to Join the Erb Institute

If you are already a student at SNRE and would like to join the Erb Institute, you will need to apply to Ross. You must be accepted during your first year.

If you are already a student at Ross would like to join the Erb Institute, you will need to apply to SNRE. You also must be accepted during your first year.