Transform, Inspire & Lead
DeVos Graduate School looks for candidates with an array of qualities including:
- All industries and all educational backgrounds.
- 0 to 30+ years of management experience.
- High achievers, innovative thinkers, motivators, and entrepreneurs.
- Diversity is an important element of the DeVos experience because learning involves understanding and appreciating various viewpoints.
- DeVos looks for individuals who are risk takers, and people who are willing to transform their organizations and their lives.
Candidates are evaluated on what they have achieved and what they aspire to achieve. We help find a "fit" within the DeVos programs.
Standard MBA Program Criteria
Individuals who want to be considered for one of the DeVos MBA programs must hold a four-year, U.S. baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
While no particular undergraduate major is preferred over others, students should possess dexterity with mathematics and quantitative components such as finance, accounting, economics, and statistics.
To be considered for admissions, a candidate must submit a complete portfolio for evaluation. A candidate's portfolio must consist of:
- DeVos MBA Online Application.
- Personal statement.
- Evening MBA applicants are required to submit an official copy of the employer's current tuition reimbursement policy.
- Current verifiable resume or curriculum vitae (CV) with three professional references.
- Official Undergraduate Transcripts (see detailed information below): Transcripts must be sent to DeVos Graduate School Admissions by posted mail directly from each of your undergraduate institutions. Transcripts must indicate degree awarded and verification of completion.
Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by certified literal English translation and grading system explanation.
- $50.00 Application Fee | Payment Form (USD).
- Admissions Interview: To be scheduled with your admissions representative.
- If accepted, a commitment deposit will be required to confirm your space in the program. This non-refundable deposit will reserve your position in the class and will be applied toward your program expenses.
- Official Graduate Management Admissions Test Score (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
- Northwood's GMAT Codes: 12-Month Daytime MBA (59P-X5-32); 24-Month Evening MBA (59P-X5-17)
- Northwood's GRE Code: 4199
- Application for Financial Aid (School Code: 004072): U.S. citizen applicants only.
- Application for DeVos Private Donor Scholarship.
- Letters of Recommendation.
International Student Criteria
International students who are applying for either the Daytime or Evening program need to submit all of the above if applicable and will also need to submit the following:
- TOEFL or IELTS Scores if English is not your first language (Not required if ALL your undergraduate instruction was in English.) An acceptable score for TOEFL is 80+ and 7.0 band for IELTS.
- Certification of Finances Form: Submit copy of Official Bank Verification with this form.
- Foreign National Form.
- Required for issuance of I-20.
- Copy of your Passport.
Deadlines & Program Start Dates
No application deadlines are defined; however, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure program availability.
Fall Start: August 26, 2013
Spring Start: January 14, 2013 (Weekend Program Only | Select Locations)
Resume/Curricula Vitae (CV): The resume conveys vital information to us about you. Please ensure you include:
- Your career and personal aspirations.
- Educational preparation.
- Professional and community involvement.
- Current and/or past employment.
- List in descending, chronological order, educational history and work experience.
- Please include awards, scholarships earned, professional organizations, language(s) spoken, other skills, etc.
- You can submit your resume via email to email@example.com or sent via mail.
Letters of Recommendation
DeVos suggests that the letters come from someone who knows you professionally. Examples include a letter from your supervisor, a letter from a manager in another department within your organization, or a faculty member from your undergraduate institution. Letters of recommendation can be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via mail.
Northwood University takes great pride in creating a supportive and interactive learning environment for our students. As a part of the admissions process, we require a personal statement, to be included in your admissions portfolio. The Personal Statement is crucial to the admissions process, as it allows us to evaluate the uniqueness you can bring to the cohort, as well as your individual writing proficiency. To help us better understand your educational and career goals, please provide a thoughtful essay incorporating the following:
- What is the primary reason you aspire to earn your MBA at the DeVos Graduate School of Management?
- How do you plan to apply this achievement to your career goals?
- How will your background and experiences enhance the quality and diversity of the entering class of graduate business students?
- Also, in what ways will you contribute to the learning experience of those in your cohort?
The Personal Statement can be submitted via email to email@example.com or sent via mail.
Official Undergraduate Transcripts
An official transcript from all undergraduate institutions attended, including the institution where a baccalaureate degree was awarded are required. Photocopies or student-issued transcripts are not acceptable for admission. You may submit an unofficial copy of your transcript for review; however, DeVos still requires an official transcript to make an admission decision.
To meet graduate school application deadlines, please allow adequate transcript processing time. Registrars should send official transcripts in sealed envelopes directly to the graduate school.
Office of Graduate Admissions
The Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management
4000 Whiting Drive
Midland, MI 48640-2398
Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test
If you are interested in receiving the GMAT Merit Scholarship, the GMAT is an optional part of the admissions process. The GMAT is a standardized assessment delivered in English that helps business schools assess the qualifications of applicants for advanced study in business and management. The fee to take the GMAT is $250 (U.S. funds).
Visit www.mba.com for more GMAT information, including test center locations, test dates and registration instructions.
You may also take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test. The GRE General Test measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, and analytical writing skills. Your GRE score will be converted to a GMAT score to determine scholarship eligibility. The fee to the GRE is $140 (U.S. funds).
Visit www.ets.org/gre for more information, including test center locations, test dates and registration instructions.
MBA applicants are required to meet with their admissions representative to discuss their goals, aspirations, and purpose for pursuing an MBA from The DeVos Graduate School of Management.