The Eli Broad College of Business is making a big, bold move to advance its programs. A new $60 million facility will house undergraduate and graduate programs of the Eli Broad College of Business. Dean Sanjay Gupta describes the proposed state-of-the-art building as the foundation for the Broad College’s ambitious effort to start from the ground up to reinvigorate its graduate programs. “We need to be able to have classrooms where technology is seamlessly assimilated with collaborative spaces. All of that cannot be done retrofitting our existing facilities,” Gupta says.
The proposed facilities innovative facilities will deepen and intensify learning opportunities by providing the latest technology, collaborative learning spaces, and gathering spaces for networking and social interactions among employers, business professionals, and alumni.
“Living and learning are evolving in ways that we could not have imagined. This new facility will help us keep pace with transformations in graduate business education,” says Gupta.
State-of-the-art facilities are essential in the competition with other top schools for the finest students, as well as to give Broad the physical facilities it needs to launch game-changing initiatives in business education.
Adjacent to the Business College Building and Eppley Center, the new space will add an estimated 100,000 square feet for teaching and learning, expand the total space available for both graduate and undergraduate education, and become a catalyst of change, providing renewed energy to business education at MSU and enhancing what it means to be a Spartan business graduate.
LEVEL 1 — From the Main Entrance on Shaw Lane, students and visitors will be greeted with expansive, open spaces offering natural light and panoramic views of the Red Cedar River, and the natural beauty of the campus. This impressive welcoming space will house an expanded Career Management Center, serving all business students, recruiters and corporate partners, featuring more than 20 interview rooms and a recruiters’ lounge. Broad College reception and proximal business offices for student services as well as career management services are on this “street level” space.
LEVEL 2 – Without sacrificing the benefits of natural lighting and views of the open atrium space below, level 2 is a dedicated teaching and learning space. Highly flexible classrooms, meeting and team rooms, and seminar rooms will support case study, work clusters, video conferencing and guest lecturers in a dynamic learning environment. An MBA student lounge will find a new home in this space as well.
GROUND LEVEL – With a three-story view of the Red Cedar River and the green space that separates it from the pavilion, the ground level is both inspiring and inviting. A multi-purpose space, adjacent to an outdoor patio, café and seating along with a large student lounge space, will encourage social and intellectual interactions among students and faculty. These community spaces can be repurposed in a variety of ways to accommodate gatherings for executive education, recruiting fairs, case competitions, banquet and reception events, and more.
Throughout the more than 100,000 square feet of new Broad College of Business space, intentional planning cohesively connects the existing Eppley Center and Business College Complex, and creates a striking new entrance for the entire college.
Why it matters now
This is a pivotal moment in the history of the Broad College of Business.
To move forward with this ambitious $60 million project, the Broad College is dependent upon the generosity of alumni, corporate partners and friends of the college. Naming opportunities at various gift ranges are available, including rights to name this new teaching and learning facility.
To discover the meaningful impact you can make on the project, please contact the Broad College Advancement Office at 517-353-4340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.