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Michigan State University, Broad Graduate School of Management Full Time MBA

Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business offers an interdisciplinary business education to more than 5,600 undergraduate and nearly 820 graduate students from around the world. Taught by faculty members who are highly regarded researchers and experts in their fields, our hardworking, team-oriented students acquire a deep knowledge of their chosen disciplines as well as a broad understanding of how interconnected global businesses work. Consistently ranked among the top business schools, the college is also home to a school of hospitality business and a comprehensive executive development program.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time
Total Program Enrollment 71
In-State Tuition (Total) $54,452
Out-of-State Tuition (Total) $86,340
Average Starting Salary $90,214

Program Information

Michigan State University The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management Says

Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business offers an interdisciplinary business education to more than 5,600 undergraduate and nearly 820 graduate students from around the world. Taught by faculty members who are highly regarded researchers and experts in their fields, our hardworking, team-oriented students acquire a deep knowledge of their chosen disciplines as well as a broad understanding of how interconnected global businesses work. Consistently ranked among the top business schools, the college is also home to a school of hospitality business and a comprehensive executive development program.

Specializations Offered: Finance, General Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 36% accepted out of 508 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.3
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 658
  • Average Years Work Experience: 4
  • Application Fee: $85

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Information

The Broad Admissions Committee evaluates students from many different backgrounds using the following criteria: their ability to work in teams, the quality of their work experience, leadership potential, and a very high level of motivation. This results in a very diverse program in regard to professional experiences, gender, national origin, and...The Broad Admissions Committee evaluates students from many different backgrounds using the following criteria: their ability to work in teams, the quality of their work experience, leadership potential, and a very high level of motivation. This results in a very diverse program in regard to professional experiences, gender, national origin, and ethnicity. The average GMAT score of a student in the class of 2004 was 637, and the average undergraduate GPA was 3.4. The average length of work experience is five years. All international students are required to submit a TOEFL score. (If the student has graduated from an English-speaking school, a waiver request is acceptable.) The minimum score required is a 600 on the paper-based test and a score of 250 on the computer-based test.

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Important Dates

Round 1
March

29

Deadline
August

27

Start

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This Program Include: Cummins, Deloitte Consulting, General Motors, Intel, Sears

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Manufacturing 27% $86,870
Technology 23% $100,813
Consumer Products 20% $89,500
Consulting 7% $84,400
Pharma / Biotech / Healthcare 6% $83,250
Petroleum / Energy 6% $95,875

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 246
Percent International Students 33%

Student Life

Charming East Lansing surrounds Michigan State University and offers all of the amenities of a good college town. It is filled with bookstores, coffee houses, cinemas, and hosts annual art and music fairs. A river winds through campus, and the school boasts about a major performing arts center and two museums. Detroit is only a 90-minute drive away, and Chicago and Toronto are both within a five-hour drive. The cost of living is relatively low, and students enjoy the town's laid-back atmosphere. According to students, the university is not lacking in social opportunities. As one student says, "Whether it's coffee in the MBA lounge, a social hour at a local restaurant/bar, an alumni reception, a tailgate, [or] whatever, there is always something going on." Broad, like most good business schools, understands that the contacts students make in school can be the most important contacts of their careers. Therefore, the school assigns social coordinators for the first year and second year classes. One student explains, "[The coordinators] send out weekly e-mails to all students letting us know what's happening that week. Some typical fall activities are canoe rides, hay rides, and bonfires."

Career

Broad's alumni network is currently about 70,000, and their careers are varied—a helpful factor for any job seeker. Alumni live and work in all 50 states and 88 other countries besides the United States. One student says, "Networking is a large part of school here at MSU. The contacts I have made so far will greatly aid in finding the position I want when I graduate." For the most part, the efforts of the career services are appreciated, but some students feel they cater too much to the school's acknowledged strength—supply-chain management. One student complains, "As for the students who are interested in entrepreneurship, forget it! The placement office doesn't even acknowledge that they exist." Another student says that though the office of career services tries, "most of my job hunting has been self-directed."

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Students Say

At Broad School, which rhymes with "road," students can expect a collaborative, well-structured environment and one of the top supply chain management programs in the country. Students praise their fellow MBAs as "friendly and cooperative." Students add, "Our professors work with us outside of class on job searching and with case competitions as advisors." All first-year students are required to complete the same program of core courses. Students are divided into cohorts-groups of no more than 40—and follow the same class schedule during their first semester. Cohorts switch around and re-form in the second semester to ensure that all students get a chance to work with one another and gain additional perspectives. Students enjoy working with their classmates within this system. Many students agree, "The teamwork dynamic is very good. We even have a class dedicated to it in the first five weeks of our first semester." With this focus in mind, students say that professors do "a great job helping the students realize how important it is to work well together, figure out what to do when things go south, and how to persevere and overcome difficulties working with other people." In the first year, students build a foundation with core business courses and courses in their selected concentrations (finance, human resource management, marketing, or supply chain management). Students also can take a second concentration in one of the other three primary areas, or select from one of the secondary concentrations. In the second year, students have flexibility as they take only two required courses (strategy and ethics) with the rest consisting of their concentration electives. Students feel that Broad has "a definite presence in supply chain management." One student says, "In this field, I find the material and professors to be top-tier and highly respected. Most [professors] teach from their own textbooks or teaching modules." All students are required to take at least one class with an international perspective along with one noncredit seminar in professional development. Many students also manage to create a customized course of study in topics like business information systems, corporate accounting, international business, and leadership and chain management. There are two joint-degree options: international business and law and business. The international business degree is acquired through cooperation with Thunderbird—the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona. Students enrolled in this joint-degree program receive the master's of international management from Thunderbird and the master of business administration from Michigan State University. Students say that because international management isn't a strength of their school, "the dual degree relationship with Thunderbird is a plus." Many students believe that "availability of courses" is a problem, especially outside of the supply-chain management program. They would also like to see more electives added to the curriculum. However, most students feel that overall "the growth potential of the school is great. We already have a great supply-chain program, are building up the finance program, and our HR folks always land great jobs."

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER);
    Business and Technology Center; James B. Henry Center for Executive Development; Troy Management Education Center; international student center; Numerous MBA student organizations, 3 intramural sports facilities; and 300+ student organizations.

  • International Student Support Groups:

    All international students must attend the International Orientation Program ("Bridge"). The program is designed to assist International students in the transition to the Broad School and to the United States. The program takes place before MBA Orientation in August.

  • Minority Support Groups:

    http://www.bus.msu.edu/mbp/

  • Research Facilities:

    Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER);
    Business and Technology Center; James B. Henry Center for Executive Development; Troy Management Education Center; international student center; Numerous MBA student organizations, 3 intramural sports facilities; and 300+ student organizations.

  • Women Support Groups:

    broad.msu.edu/mba/fulltime/life/communities/women

School Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Cummins, Deloitte Consulting, General Motors, Intel, Sears

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Business 51% $92,166
Operations / Logistics 40% $87,500
Finance / Accounting 31% $81,500
Technical 27% $83,623
Other 22% $86,580
Marketing / Sales 15% $86,800
Human Resources 10% $80,100
Consulting 4% $110,000

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 67%
Three Month Employment 7%
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