This was inspired by an earlier post I saw comparing Mich Ross to WashU Olin -- it actually inspired me to such extents that I've opted to make a full-blown post discussing why WashU fucking sucks. I have 10 min of free time rn, so here we go. WashU fucking sucks. Its administration employs shady admissions practices (similar to UChicago but not done nearly as well) by #1 not having need-blind admissions despite having a 10 billion dollar endowment when even schools like Gtown with 2 billion offer that, and #2 by having a lame/college rankings gamey admissions policy of having two early
22 Feb 2021
Blah Blah Blah I'm at Umich, first year here, now is the time for me to apply to Ross or fuhgetaboutit... Right now I'm heavily leaning towards majoring in CS What I am interested in: -trading -programming -consulting The problem: obviously CS would be better to get a job in trading/programming, but what about consulting as a computer scientist and not from Ross? I'm just wondering if it would be significantly harder to get a job at firms like MBB using the engineering school's OCR and not Ross... I've heard that consulting firms like engineers/people with quantitative skills, but I've also heard that they're pretty damn focused on Ross too...
27 Jan 2012
For once I'm actually telling the truth when I say I'm making the BIGGEST decision of my life. So in the blue corner we obviously have the University of Michigan Ross and in the red Washington University in St. Louis Olin. I'm mainly looking for the school that would give me the most exposure to MBB firms and would hold the highest pedigree for MBA admissions. Honestly, both are even in terms of pro's and con's, I just need some professional advice to solidly push me in one direction. Ross -Top-notch recruiting -more fun(in some ways) -Great friends who would help me with greek life
06 Apr 2017
Haas Ross Darden Fuqua Johnson Edit: Adding Yale SOM Trying to narrow my list down for applications in the fall. I am thinking about applying to 2 or 3 of the 5, but there doesn't seem to be much information around online as far as which are the best for IB placement. Location both during the MBA program and after don't matter too much to me. Thank you
27 Apr 2013
Hey guys, Here's a list of Michigan Ross's summer analyst placement information for this year. I figure that some of you might be interested in this information. How does it stack up against other similar target state schools? Note: this is ONLY for IBD. It does not include S&T, AM, PWM, etc. Edit: Apparently I left out a few key firms. I'll update my list and come back with a conclusive version.
10 Apr 2013
over Michigan's College of Engineering I've heard that recruiting has gone from almost all Ross to half-Ross, half-LSA/CoE... and that MBB/s&t will probably look at engineering moreso than IB would. I would be going for computer sciences in CoE and would've tried to double major in CS/finance if it didn't take an extra year. I've also heard that minoring in something like CS tends to not give you some leniency regarding the GPA. So does anybody know how recruiting for CoE is? Which one would YOU pick if you were trying to get on Wall Street but still wanted to leave your options for a masters (possibly in cs/engineering) open? Is Ross really that much more valuable than an engineering degree?
03 Apr 2011
I'm trying to choose one of these three schools for undergraduate education, I hope to get into venture capital or Investment Banking in the future. I know tufts does not have an undergrad business program, so I'd probably double major in IR and Economics and get a minor in Entrepreneurial Leadership. I got a 10k Scholarship to Michigan, Tufts and Berkeley are both 55k. My admission to Ross at Mich and Haas at Berkeley are both not guaranteed and I'd need to apply into them after my freshman and sophmore years respectively.
02 Apr 2013
Hi guys, I'm currently a freshman at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. I'm really interested in investment banking, and know how much politics goes into where you go to school (target vs. semi-target, etc.) when it comes to getting interviews internships, interviews, offers, and so on. I'm applying to the Ross School of Business at the end of this year. If I get in, then I'll earn the BBA degree through them. They have solid placement in IB from what I hear. If I don't get into Ross, I'll be in Michigan's LSA school, and I'll probably end up pursuing an Econ degree, which I really don't want to do.
30 Oct 2014
Just looking for a little advice here: I'm having a lot of indecision about my college plans for the next 2-3 years. Right now I'm a sophomore at UCA (a semi-target at best), and I'm killing it academically(3.9)8 and have a PWM internship that looks good on the resume. But even with that, i feel it's near impossible to break into finance from UCLA. I am wondering if I could transfer and here are my three options I'm thinkiing: 1. Apply to Michigans Ross, I'd say I'd be around an 85% chance of getting in. I am a michigan resident and the cheap tuition would be a huge plus. 2. Apply to Wharton, a bit of a longer shot. The most prestigious of my possible choices, I'd put myself at a 50% chance of getting in. Tuition would be the same as OOS UCLA.
31 Dec 2010
Hi, I am an rising sophomore (international student) at University of Michigan. I currently submitted my application for Ross BBA but highly doubt that I will get in. If I do not get into Ross, would a double major in Economics and Statistics allow me to enter IB and trading with a little bit of networking, assuming i get gpa of 3.5+? or should I transfer into the engineering school and get a double major in Economics and IOE? I know the college of engineering at michigan is very prestigious, and I'm hoping that it would help with the IB recruitment? Which of the two is a better option for me
22 May 2011
I don't know if it's best for what I want to do. Well I'll be going to Michigan's LSA (language, science, and arts) next year and trying to get into Ross. I'm thinking if I get in I'd like to double major in Business Administration with a focus in accounting or finance and computer science... the reason I'd like to do CS is because 1) It seems like something I would be interested in and 2) I've been taking calculus classes at my cc right now and am picking it up pretty easily so I'd like to be able to build up my quantitative knowledge.
27 Mar 2011
Guys, I am looking for some feedback related to a choice between a Johnson MBA and a Ross MBA. My career goals are to break into private equity, and ideally, end up in NYC. I have an investment banking background with a Big 10 UG (plays key part of my branding thinking), so I am aware it may be difficult either way, but I am willing to put in the work. Priority #1: Break in to PE Priority #2: Brand recognition Priority #3: Alumni network (in general) Priority #4: Alumni network (in NYC) Priority #5: Corp Dev Ops, Plan B Ops I appreciate your feedback.
09 Feb 2014
http://www.michigandaily.com/article/ross-donate-200-million This is his second $100 million gift to the Ross School of Business, the other half went to the athletic department (go blue). He seems very committed to continuous improvement of his school.
04 Sep 2013
Today I found out about all my acceptances and rejections during the undergraduate admissions process and I was disappointed to learn that I did not make it into my top choice school (Wharton). However, I was accepted to Ross School of Business at University of Michigan (pre-admit) as well as NYU Stern. I was wondering how job opportunities in terms of investment banking compare between the three schools (including Wharton) and whether a strong GPA (3.8+) will still enable me to get a solid paying job on Wall Street (salary around the same as a Wharton graduate)? Also, how will such a GPA place me in terms of admissions for MBA at Ivies/Stanford/MIT?
31 Mar 2011
(There are threads already out there on this subject, but I'm making this one to get more personalized responses about my situation) EDIT: I've changed the title to make the discussion less limiting.
27 Feb 2011
This is copied & pasted from college confidential. I realized I might receive some more credible opinions here. (Although that forum is great!) I'm wondering how an engineering degree from Columbia would fare against a business degree from NYU Stern, Michigan Ross, or Berkeley Haas in terms of recruiting. I guess what I'm really asking is, even though Columbia isn't known for it's engineering program, would the prestige and rigor associated with an Ivy League engineering degree be competitive with the more focused business degree from a non-ivy in the ibanking recruitment process. Thanks! Let
04 Apr 2015
I was rejected from University of Michigan--Ann Arbor due to lack of certain qualifications (You could say that I wasn't good enough). I was, though, accepted to Michigan State University with a scholarship. I'm majoring in finance right now and my GPA at MSU is 3.8. My biggest desire is to go to Ross for a BBA. There is NO way I'm going to give up my goals. Here's my plan: should I just transfer to UMich LSA for Economics and then try to transfer into Ross? The good thing is that I'm younger than most of my peers so I should graduate by age 21 or 22 with this plan if it takes me longer.
23 Mar 2013
Hey guys, basically as the tittle says, if youre looking to leave the US and go to Europe/ Middle East/ Asia, and you're aiming for a corporate strategy role with a Exxon or samsung etc, which would you recommend? Current work experience (3 yrs) is in project management/ six sigma. Also do you know of anyone in these programs that's done it? Thanks!
27 Aug 2012
I was rejected from the Ross School of Business today. I am going to major in economics now. I'm pretty crushed because I was told recruiting for LSA students at the University of Michigan is kind of bad. I also feel like all the top clubs won't be interested in me if they hear I'm not in Ross. Not sure what to do now. How can I give myself a competitive advantage? Any advice would be appreciated.
19 Jun 2015
I'm deciding between Fuqua or Ross for consulting. I'm interested in having the best shot at tier 1 and 2 firms. I would love MBB, but Deloitte, Accenture, etc. are fine. I'm a career switcher so my interest is more changing industry. I have $30k more in scholarship money at Ross but I know over time that is not worth much. Let me know what you think. Thank you.
23 Mar 2015
Hey everyone, I am currently a senior in high school and have recently completed the college application process. Unfortunately, I feel like I'm in a bit of a troubling situation, and would appreciate advice from any current business students/interns/employees. This may sound extremely foolish, but I did not entirely discover my interest in business/finance until AFTER I submitted my applications. Many of the schools that I applied to are top LACs (Amherst, Bowdoin, Middlebury, Williams – I am a legacy at one of these schools and am hopeful of admission). I also applied to Notre Dame, and
10 Feb 2018
Hi everyone: I would love to get my MBA at Wharton and wondering which of the two following two schools, which I have been admitted to, will give me better chances at getting into Wharton. So, in other words, does the admissions committees look more favorably at one of these schools than other, all other things being equal. University of Michigan (Ross School of Business) Georgetown University (McDonough School of Business) What do you think is the best option considering my goal? Thanks guys!
31 Jul 2017
So I was accepted in to NYU Stern, University of Michigan (not sure about Ross yet), and Penn State (These are my top three). So NYU was my first choice, but the total cost is 71k a year, Michigan is 52k a year, and Penn State is 32k a year. With only my college fund as contribution from my family ill leave NYU with 170k in debt, Michigan with 80k in debt, and Penn State with 30k left over (These are mostly estimates). NYU is considered stronger in Finance than Michigan and I wasn't a fan of living 8 hours away in Michigan, which is even colder than PA and NY. I would really like to work in
14 Apr 2015
I am currently trying to choose an undergraduate business school. I have been admitted to both IU Kelley and Michigan Ross. Kelley will allow me to graduate debt-free, while I will graduate with about 70k in debt from Ross. I am looking to go into management/corporate strategy consulting. Is the reputation of Ross worth the 70k here, especially for someone looking to work for McKinsey, BCG, or Bain? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
14 Apr 2019
I'm new to all of this and I'm considering transferring to Ross as an undergraduate. What opportunities are there? Do I have access to the MBA alum? Does MBB heavily recruit from there? Sorry if these questions sound redundant. Any advice would be appreciated.
02 Jul 2012
Why is Wharton Career Survey so noobish looking? Have you seen Ross School of Business? http://www.bus.umich.edu/pdf/EmploymentProfile200… I thoroughly enjoyed reading through their career survey, and I am apalled by the quality of Wharton Career Survey. I know we can make it better. Furthermore, How is Ross School of Business average GPA 3.6? Is there no curve? Here at Wharton I know it's around 3.2-3.3, and our classes are always curved. Median in a class is 3.0-3.3 if not 2.7 sometimes.
17 Apr 2010
Are there still people waiting to hear back from Ross at Michigan? I got accepted into LSA on 3/30. I've heard rumors that yesterday was the last wave so I'm kinda concerned.
21 Apr 2018