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Poets&Quants Top Business Schools

Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business

#33

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: October 1, 2020.

School Data

Annual Tuition: $33,098

Annual Tuition Non-Resident: $52,458

Acceptance Rate: 44%

Full-Time Enrollment: 160

Average GPA: 3.3

Median GMAT: 680

International: 32%

Minority: 24%

Female: 37%

Male: 63%

Average Age: 28

Application Deadlines: Early Round: October 6, 2019; Round 1: November 10, 2019; Round 2: January 5, 2020; Round 3: March 1, 2020; Round 4: April 5, 2020

The MSU Broad MBA: What You Need To Know

The highlight of the Broad campus is its new building (open fall of 2019), the Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion. It’s a swanky centerpiece with plenty of glass ensuring an enviable view over the Red Cedar River. But this is about more than flashing cash. As an open, spacious space filled with light and classrooms, the new building is designed to facilitate collaboration and those serendipitous meetings between students that are part-and-parcel of modern business school life.

All good business schools have a USP, and Broad can boast of its expertise in supply-chain management, something that has grown out of its location in Michigan, in the traditional industrial heartland of the U.S. The school has been renowned as an expert in this area for many years, and in 2020 was deemed by U.S. News & World Report to have the best supply chain and logistics program in the nation for the fourth year in a row.

While on the subject of rankings, Broad was also number one on The Economist’s MBA list for salary increase, and Forbes calculated that it had the fastest pay-back time in the rankings. Broad’s class of 2017 reported average salaries of $105,000, plus a sign-on bonus of $19,000. (Consultants earned most.)

After studying the usual core subjects, MBA candidates can choose from five concentrations: 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.

Of course, this MBA is not all about the classroom, and Broad has developed an innovative experiential learning program to help students apply what they have learned in dynamic, collaborative contexts. Four times over the course of their MBA, students take part in three-day Extreme Green workshops which help them “challenge conventional thinking, embrace ambiguity and use design thinking methodology,” Wayne Hutchison, director of the MBA program, tells Poets&Quants. One way they do this is by bringing in teachers from MSU’s Department of Theater to lead improvisation exercises that get creativity flowing. In the four sessions, students learn creativity, problem-solving techniques, innovation processes at major corporations and the ability to leverage and profit from disruptive conditions. Broad has worked on these projects with such blue-chip companies as Wendy’s, Procter & Gamble, and Disney.

Broad also has three labs that help students develop skills through a mixture of class-based and experiential learning. In their first term, MBAs use the Team Effectiveness Laboratory to develop collaborative skills, including influencing without power. The Financial Analysis Lab is a simulated trading room where students learn about financial markets, and the Supply Chain Laboratory simulates an end-to-end supply chain, looking especially at the way information flows along it.

Among the big employers of Broad MBAs are Michigan-based businesses such as Whirlpool and General Motors. The biggest sector for Broad MBAs to find jobs has lately been technology, which took 19% of grads in 2018, while the pharma/biotech/healthcare sector accounted for 18%; 14% went into consultancy. 96% had jobs within three months of graduating.

The Broad MBA has about 85 students, a number that the school says could increase slightly — though not above 100, in order to maintain a community feel.

WHAT IT’S LIKE TO STUDY AT BROAD

Students have described Eli Broad’s full-time MBA program as a home away from home. Small class sizes, with a heavy emphasis on team-based work in the curriculum, creates strong relationships between faculty and students. The Broad full-time MBA Program combines a theory-based curriculum with soft skills used for effective leadership. The program allows students to select one or two concentrations and to craft their own plan of study with electives that complement the concentration areas.

In a span of 21 months, the Broad MBA covers three components: a 31-credit core curriculum in foundational learning, and the choice of either one 12-credit concentration with three 6-credit electives, or two 12-credit concentrations with one 6-credit elective. The concentrations offered are Finance, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Business Analytics, and Supply Chain Management.

MSU Broad MBA Rankings Data

MSU Broad MBA Employment Stats

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A New $62 Million Building At Michigan State’s Broad College

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

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

Contact Information

Location:
651 N. Shaw Lane Room M100
East Lansing, MI 48824
Admissions Office:
800-467-8622
517-432-4109
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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.

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