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Mission

We create and disseminate knowledge through collaborative relationships while developing transformational leaders who make business happen.

Vision

To be a top-of-mind business school as reflected by the recognition of our brand, the reputation of our people, and the rankings of our programs.

1861

Father of MSU's College of Business: J.G. Ramsdell begins teaching bookkeeping and commercial law.

1916

Specific courses are created in accounting, marketing and finance, taught by the Department of History and Economics.

1922

David Friday, a renowned economist, is appointed president of Michigan Agricultural College. He creates new courses, including an economics major.

1927

The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management is established.

1944

MSU creates a new division, the School of Business and Public Service, combining business, hotel administration, police and public administration, and social service programs.

1951

The School of Business and Public Service is separated into two divisions: the Division of Business and the Division of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management; the Doctor of Business Administration program is established.

1953

The business administration program is accepted for accreditation at the undergraduate level by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

1956

The business administration program gains the formal status of a college within the university and is known as the College of Business.

1961

The Eugene C. Eppley Center, named for the world's largest hotel operator, is built for graduate training in hospitality and management.

1964

The business college starts an off-campus degree-granting program called the Advanced Management Program; this would become the Executive MBA of today.

1966

The Business Alumni Association is founded.

1969

Executive development seminars begin in the Kellogg Center as a form of continuing education; today the Broad College offers a full range of open enrollment and customized Executive Development Programs.

1975

Thanks to significant donations from General Motors, Chrysler and Ford Motor Company, along with alumni and other industry leaders, the Management Education Center is built in Troy, Michigan. It creates a permanent home for the Advanced Management Program (now Executive MBA).

1983

AACSB accounting accreditation is granted for both bachelor's and master's degree programs.

1991

Eli Broad pledges $20 million to the College of Business and the Graduate School of Management.

1992

The North Business College Complex is built on Bogue Street, connected to the Eppley Center.

1997

The William C. Gast Business Library opens in the lower level of the College of Law across from Eppley Center.

2001

The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development opens, a $16 million project that draws business executives from across the nation for degree and certificate programs.

2006

The Institute for Entrepreneurship is created, consisting of two separate centers: the Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance (CVCPEEF) and the Center for Entrepreneurial Strategy.

2011

The John and Marnie Demmer Center for Business Transformation is established to help Michigan-based manufacturing businesses transform into lean, agile global competitors, increasing their presence and profitability in domestic as well as global markets and opening the doors to new employment opportunities for Michigan workers.

2013

The Broad College’s top-ranked Department of Supply Chain Management takes the lead in opening the Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation (now the Axia Institute), which focuses on “grand challenge” advances and solutions in value chain management.

2014

A master’s degree in management, strategy and leadership launches, the college’s first degree available exclusively online.

2018

Spartan alumnus and Manhattan developer Edward J. Minskoff makes a $30 million naming gift—the largest single donation from an individual in MSU’s 163-year history—to the Business Pavilion project.

Office of the Dean

Sanjay Gupta is the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean of the Broad College of Business.

Eli & Edythe Broad

Mr. and Mrs. Broad are renowned for their tireless philanthropic efforts and lifelong commitment to giving back.