Meet Michigan State’s MBA Class Of 2022

The new $62 million Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion Photo courtesy of Michigan State University

The new $62 million Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion Photo courtesy of Michigan State University

P&Q: In the latest Economist ranking, Broad ranked #1 for increase in Pre-MBA pay and #3 in increase in salary for your graduates in the world. What sets Broad apart in being able to do this? (Feel free to talk about career services?

Hutchison: “Our successes in post-MBA spaces center on preparing our students to make an impact in management consulting and in the technology sector.  These avenues are highly sought by our students, and our supply chain, analytics and project-based curriculums give them opportunities to develop and exercise skills that directly translate to top companies and consulting firms. In some instances, we can enhance the technical background of incoming students through focusing on management and analytics curriculum, which provides the opportunity to move into professional roles that a non-MBA may not reach.

Our career management colleagues are a constant in this process, providing constant, one-to-one and group mentoring and coaching for our students.  Second year MBAs are also a valuable resource group in educating and developing first year MBAs in these areas. Finally, as students secure their top-choice offers, we celebrate their successes as a community, inspiring successive classes of students to seek their own goals with intensity and focus.”

Team Meeting

P&Q: The Broad MBA traditionally ranks as the top program for supply chain and operations. Talk to us about these concentrations? What does Broad do in these areas that separates it from other programs?

Hutchison: “The Supply Chain Program at Michigan State has an end-to-end strategic supply chain focus, incorporating logistics, production/operations, and procurement in its curriculum to ensure our Broad MBA graduates are career ready, able to make data-driven decisions and apply innovative solutions to a myriad of industries/supply chain scenarios.  We have a large and highly diverse faculty team teaching in the Broad MBA program with teaching and research interests that focus on current supply chain opportunities and challenges. Faculty bring that expertise into the classroom to ensure the curriculum is cutting edge and informed by “real world” experiences, including the incorporation of leading-edge software and technology applications. We have a strong partnership with industry enabling students to have exceptional internship and career opportunities.”

FOUR BENEFITS OF A BROAD MBA

The Supply Chain curriculum remains popular among Spartans. That’s not the only benefit of a Broad MBA. Here’s what current and recent graduates had to say about the program.

1) Two Sizes Fit All: “From the moment of my first visit, I felt like MSU was able to offer the resources of a large school while simultaneously providing the attention to students and detail that a smaller MBA program cohort provide. With a smaller cohort size, as part of a larger network, the close-knit community at Broad is what really shined through as their key differentiator when I was talking to the vast alumni networks.”
Derek Hill (’22)

2) Supply Chain Prowess: “Another hallmark of the Broad MBA that attracted me was the world-renowned Supply Chain Management program. This infuses our entire academic program with a confident “can-do” spirit. Given the incredible complexity of the supply chain problems we face, faculty members across the disciplines love to give us complicated business cases to tackle with our teams. This is a great opportunity to build relationships. Because I know the importance of these team skills and how Broad develops them, it was an easy choice to come to MSU.”
Abraham Rusch (’22)

3) Large Alumni Base: “50,000 students are on campus and hundreds of thousands more are Spartan alumni. This creates a feeling that there is no area or subject you can venture in without someone with MSU ties. It is truly a remarkable feeling knowing that graduating from MSU opens so many professional doors to you based on the huge amount of current and past students.”
Jamari Brooks (’20)

Broad students on an excursion

4) Deeply Personal Approach: “Compared to other schools that I considered, the community at Broad seemed to be genuinely interested in each student’s well-being. While the students and faculty are laser-focused on success, we measure success as promoting the common good in addition to maximizing economic value. As someone coming from a service-oriented background in theology, these things were very important to me.”
Abraham Rusch (’22)

ADMISSIONS ADVICE FROM ALUMNI

What does it take to become a strong, steady, and shrewd Spartan? Here are some insights from recent graduates.

1) Come Prepared: Set SMART goals for yourself and know the available resources MSU has to ensure you will achieve your goals. Business ideas and career projections change, but having early realistic goals of what you want to do and how MSU can support you allows you to truly maximize your time and experiences at MSU (or pivot from a choice with a lot of time to go down another path). Additionally, I would say embrace the community aspect MSU established. It’s easy to get enamored with pushing for high grades and landing an internship or job early. However, MSU does a great job of providing many facets to allow students to establish relationships amongst peers and alumni and enjoy East Lansing. It’s imperative to make time for these moments and get the totality of the Spartan experience.
Jamari Brooks (’20)

2) Be Humble: You are not worse than anyone else in the room. Stay self-confident, but remember that you are not better than anyone else. Be respectful. If you are an international applicant like me who wants to grow in his/her career and get a degree from US…that would be my advice. You are one many in the room who has the potential to diversify ideas which can be very powerful if in need.”
Bolor-Erdene Erdenechuluun (’20)

3) Think Team: “Teamwork is a huge part of our culture and is necessary to be successful in the program. Not everyone is prepared to rely on others to get the work done, but the experience helps to improve communication between parties and gives you a glimpse into the struggles that occur in the real world when teams lack cohesion. Whether you’re a team player or not, this program will make you comfortable with it.”
Ayla Olvera (’20)

What led Michigan State’s Class of 2022 to pursue an MBA degree? What did they love about their school and their classmates? Find out answers to these questions and many more by clicking the student links below. 

MBA Student Hometown Undergrad Alma Mater Last Employer
Satwik Beernelly Hyderabad, India BITS Pilani, India FirstKraft Private Limited
Vishal Chaudhary New Delhi, India Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad L&T Construction
Derek Hill Abington, MA Wentworth Institute of Technology CBT Architects
Tricia O’Brien Omaha, NE University of Michigan Michigan State University (Medical Student)
Abraham Rusch Davisburg, MI St. Olaf College St. Jude Catholic Church
Pankaj Sanodiya Seoni, India National Institute of Technology, Bhopal IBM
Andrew Whitaker Jackson, MI Michigan State University Comtronics Security

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