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More than 1,400 Broad students graduate

More than 1,400 students from the Broad College of Business received diplomas and were recognized as Michigan State University alumni at commencement ceremonies held May 3–4.

Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean Stefanie Lenway congratulates a graduate at commencement.
Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean Stefanie Lenway congratulates a graduate at commencement.

The advanced degree ceremony at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center on Friday, May 3, honored 405 graduates from the following programs:

  • Full-time MBA: 88
  • Weekend MBA: 153
  • MS in accounting: 123
  • MS in finance: 13
  • MS in foodservice: 2
  • MS in hospitality business: 11
  • MS in supply chain management: 4
  • Doctoral programs: 11

Prior to the ceremony, Matthew Barnhill (MBA Marketing ’94), executive vice president of corporate market research at BET Networks, was the featured speaker at a luncheon for Full-Time MBA and Weekend MBA graduates.

During the Broad College undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4, also at the Breslin Center, nearly 1,000 graduates received degrees. Continuing the tradition of excellence at the college, four of these students were honored with Board of Trustees’ Awards for having a 4.0 GPA at the close of their last semester at MSU.

Bachelor’s degrees were conferred in these programs:

  • Accounting: 180
  • Finance: 235
  • General management: 42
  • Hospitality business: 174
  • Human resource management: 15
  • Marketing: 137
  • Supply chain management: 216

Manoj Saxena (MBA Marketing ’91), general manager of IBM Watson Solutions, presented the keynote address. Graduating supply chain management senior Anna Ricelli also spoke at the ceremony as the class of 2013’s representative.

“We are incredibly proud of our graduating students, who exemplify the capabilities, leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and legacy of Broad’s alumni,” said Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean Stefanie Lenway. “We anticipate these students will continue their commitment to excellence as they draw upon their educational experiences at Broad to become worldwide leaders in their chosen fields.”

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