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Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business

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MBA Program Stats

Annual Tuition: $34,420

Annual Tuition Non-Resident: $54,616

Acceptance Rate: 17%

Full-Time Enrollment: 122

Average GPA: 3.45

Median GMAT: 680

International: 33%

Minority: 21%

Female: 43%

Male: 57%

Average Age: 28

What You Need To Know

The Spartan community is said to be vast and supportive, located in the vibrant town of East Lansing, Michigan. The Michigan State Broad College of Business has been graduating MBAs since the 1960s. This year, the B-School ranked No. 1 for Supply Chain Management and Logistics by U.S. News and World Report in its 2023 ranking. Broad graduates often accept offers from neighboring city Detroit within the auto industry, with companies such as Ford, GM, and Stellantis.

“We teach people to look at creative solutions to problems, there’s a roadmap for being creative in a business context. It’s important that every student has multiple opportunities to show what they can do in real environments, and we do that across the 21 months of the Broad MBA curriculum,” says Managing Director of the Broad Full-Time MBA Wayne Hutchison.

Academics And Programs

Students have described Broad’s 21-month full-time MBA program as a home away from home because of the small class sizes, a heavy emphasis on team-based work, and strong relationships between faculty and students. The program combines a theory-based curriculum with soft skills used for effective leadership and allows students to select one or two concentrations in Finance, Human Resource and Strategic Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Business Analytics to craft their own plan of study, with electives that complement the concentrations.

This year, the program welcomed 60 students. In a span of 21 months, Broad MBAs complete 61 credits in the usual core subjects, allowing for candidates to choose from five concentrations including Finance, HR Management, Marketing, Business Analytics, and Supply Chain Management. These can be personalized by studying electives in areas such as consulting, entrepreneurship, insights and analytics, data visualization, and global immersion.

Internships are highly recommended between a Broad MBA’s first and second year. Every year, Broad hosts experiential learning workshops for MBAs, where a company presents a business problem and students have 4 days to solve and present the solution — a great opportunity to practice all they have learned in the program.

Outside of the required curriculum, Broad students frequent tech treks and other professional development opportunities. Also popular at Broad is the Kesseler Team Leadership Lab, dedicated to leadership and team processes and the Supply Chain Laboratory, which simulates an end-to-end supply chain, looking especially at the way information flows along it. Students frequently participate in case competitions as well like the Forte Women’s Leadership conference.

Why Students Chose

“As someone wanting more hands-on learning, the case-based pedagogy with a strategic view of supply chain, even before supply chain became the dinner table topic, made MSU a great fit for me. I was drawn to the close-knit community of students and faculty members who offered growth opportunities beyond the classroom through industry collaborations and sharing of diverse cultural, professional backgrounds, and perspectives. So, MSU was a natural choice.” Rajat Srivastava (‘23)

“Even though Broad’s class size is very small, it is incredibly diverse having students from different geography, background, experience and culture. I am very surprised to see that my class has people from a variety of professions, bringing a plethora of diverse experiences along with them.” Pankaj Sanodiya (‘22)

“The most surprising thing about the Broad MBA program is the intimate nature with which I have gotten to connect with the faculty and staff. I am not just another faceless number in the crowd here. Despite being virtual, every single professor I have had in my MBA career thus far knows me by face/name. Most of them know what my goals are and have already offered various ways with which they can help me achieve them. These professors are some of the most well-connected people in their respective industries and to be able to foster a strong connection with them as a student is such a powerful resource for Broad to provide to me.” Andrew Whitaker (‘22)

“Broad has fostered an environment that has made it very easy to work together, and make life-long friendships and connections, even from the early stages of the program — from the engagement of the clubs and associations to the Broad Buddy program and Spartan alumni networks.” Derek Hill (‘22)

“Aspiring to extend my career in the supply chain domain, I chose Broad mainly because of Broad’s reputation of being the best MBA program having focus on supply chain in the United States. Additionally, Broad’s extended support in my MBA application and the onboarding process differentiated it from other B-schools. Lastly, the easily approachable and large Alumni network working in leading organizations also played a pivotal role in selection of MBA program.” Vishal Chaudhary (‘22).

Career Stats

Compensation Statistics of Broad MBAs

Recent MBA graduate income

Career Statistics 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
Average Base Salary $119,360 $119,539 $ 109,729 $ 110,000 $105,969 $ 105,000 $ 102,000
Average Signing Bonus $18,810 $31,166 $ 22,237 $ 20,000 $16,245 $ 19,000 $ 18,000

Please note: 2021 Compensation reported is MEDIAN

MSU Broad MBA Employment Stats

MBA graduates employed by three months post-graduation

Employment 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
Employed 3 months post-graduation 90 95 100 91 85 87 85

Industry Choices of Broad MBAs

Percentage of graduates employed by industry sector

Industry 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
Consulting 30.8 32.4 32.4 17 21 14 12
Consumer Products 7.7 13.5 13.5 11 7 13 24
Financial Services 15.4 2.7 2.7 8 4
Government 2
Petroleum/Energy 3.8 2.7 2.7
Pharma/Biotech/Healthcare 3.8 2.7 2.7 2 5 17
Manufacturing 11.5 10.8 10.8 23 26 31 29
Nonprofit 2
Real Estate 2
Technology 19.2 32.4 32.4 38 19 19 21
Other 7.8 2.8 2.7 2 12 6 14

Where Broad MBAs Went to Work

Top hiring firms of Broad MBA graduates (no particular order)

2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017
Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Johnson & Johnson Dell
BCG Cognizant Google Accenture Zappos TE Connectivity Amazon
Chevron Dell Kearney Kearney Nike McKinsey & Co. A.T. Kearney
Ford Deloitte EY EY Google Amazon Johnson & Johnson
Johnson and Johnson Dow Meta Meta Deloitte General Motors General Motors
JP Morgan Chase Genpak P&G P&G Intel TE Connectivity
GEP GEP Grant Thornton Grant Thornton AT&T Ford
Kearney Intel Ford Honeywell Ford
P&G P&G Microsoft Microsoft Exxonmobil
Microsoft PepsiCo PepsiCo Boeing
PepsiCo GEP GEP McKinsey and Company
Apple GM
Chevron Johnson & Johnson
McKinsey and Company

Admissions For MSU Broad

From The Eli Broad College of Business

The Broad College of Business Full-Time MBA Program positions its students to make an impact. During the 21-month program, students are given the tools to thrive in the fast-paced, multicultural world of business. Broad’s innovative, forward-looking curriculum and approach to experiential learning are unlike other business colleges, which give its students a competitive edge over other MBAs re-entering the workforce after obtaining their master’s degrees.

Broad MBAs benefit from smaller class sizes, direct access to our distinguished MBA faculty, and hands-on learning labs that strengthen your ability to solve global business challenges.

Spartans make business happen, and the MBA program delivers results.

Are you Spartan Ready? 

Learn more about Michigan State University Broad Full-Time MBA.

Essay Questions For MSU Broad

Broad requires two essays – one written, and one video essay which determines whether a candidate is a good fit for the program’s curricular strengths and team-intensive environment.

Essay A – Written Essay, 500 words or less (Required)

What are your short-term career goals and how will the Full-Time MBA program at Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business help you achieve them?

Essay C – Written Essay, 350 words or less (Optional)

Discuss how your personal and professional experiences connect to your candidacy for the Broad MBA.

Video Essay (Required)

Broad offers the video essay as a way for prospective MBAs to demonstrate in their own words who they are and what they bring to the Broad MBA program. Each applicant will complete one short video essay question with two minutes to respond to each question. The question is not released ahead of time.

Student Features For MSU Broad

Meet Michigan State’s MBA Class Of 2022

A new class adopts the Spartan mindset

2023 MBA To Watch: Claire Wixted, Michigan State (Broad)

“Creative and strategic thinker with a passion for cooking”

2023 MBA To Watch: Adam Hayes, Michigan State (Broad)

“A meticulous and steadfast leader who strives to motivate others while achieving excellence”

2023 MBA To Watch: Emilia Zamora, Michigan State (Broad)

“MBA graduate and life long learner with varied hobbies including hiking, crafting, reading and soccer”

2023 MBA To Watch: Kimberly Rodriguez, Michigan State (Broad)

“Being an advocate for first generation individuals that need that voice to keep thriving”

2022 MBA To Watch: Satwik Beernelly, Michigan State (Broad)

“A creative, analytical, and courageous thinker who isn't afraid to take think outside the box”

2022 MBA To Watch: Marques G. Moore, Michigan State (Broad)

“Lifelong learner, new dad, faithful husband, and absolute go getter”

2022 MBA To Watch: Lily Ramos, Michigan State (Broad)

“I am a driven and compassionate advocate for empowerment, learning, growth, and change”

2023 Best & Brightest MBA: Rajat Srivastava, Michigan State (Broad)

“Analytical, first-generation graduate with passion for numbers, teaching & talent for humor”

2022 Best & Brightest MBA: Andy Whitaker, Michigan State (Broad)

“Introverted extrovert striving to be the best version of myself each day”

2021 Best & Brightest MBAs: Karthik Rai, Michigan State (Broad)

“A Passionate problem solver and a compassionate human looking to positively impact the world”

2021 MBAs To Watch: Danielle Chatman-Moore, Michigan State (Broad)

“An ethical, hard-working, extremely polished, ideating, ambitious, skillful, conflict resolution pursuant, thrill seeking leader”

2020 MBAs To Watch: Ayla Olvera, Michigan State (Broad)

Peace Corps veteran forms the business school's first LGBT community

2020 MBAs To Watch: Bolor-Erdene Erdenechuluun, Michigan State (Broad) 

'From day one, Bolor has defined servant leadership'

Rankings Data For MSU Broad

The annual Poets&Quants’ MBA ranking takes the five most influential lists from U.S. News, The Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, and The Economist and combines them together using weights based on the soundness of each publication’s methodology. Bringing them together this way diminishes the anomalies that often crop up in a given year and also gives applicants a better sense of an overall school’s reputation and brand value. This year’s 2022-2023 list gives a 35% weight to the U.S. News ranking, a 25% weight to Forbes’ return-on-investment ranking, a 20% weight to the Financial Times, and 10% each to The Economist and to Bloomberg Businessweek.

MSU Broad MBA Rankings Data

Ranking 2023-2024 2022-2023 2021-2022 2020-2021 2019-2020
Poets&Quants 38 45 33 33 41

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