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Our critical research drives business forward.

The Institute for Business Research (IBR) serves as the hub for externally funded research within Broad. Our mission is to empower our nationally recognized Broad College of Business faculty to conduct the forward-thinking business research that matters.

To do so, we identify opportunities for externally funded research and guide faculty through the competitive proposal process. We connect Broad faculty with faculty across campus, MSU research entities and external funding agencies.

IBR Information Sheet

Research @ Broad


Broad Spartans earn research grant to study customer delight and sustainability 
The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management Foundation awarded MSU a one-year $10,500 research grant.
How social media amplifies political activism and threatens election integrity 
Anjana Susarla, associate professor, wrote for The Conversation on social media's role in shaping politics and protests.
Experts weigh in: Permanent supply chain changes are needed, starting now 
A new white paper from MSU and Maine Pointe outlines supply chain vulnerabilities and how companies must rebalance.

Our Focus Areas

We aim to help Broad faculty efficiently create and manage competitive proposals. IBR staff support administrative requirements such as:

  • Identifying funding opportunities
  • Facilitating research collaborations both inside and outside Broad
  • Communicating proposal requirements
  • Developing budgets
  • Completing non-technical forms
  • Assembling final proposal packages
  • Securing institutional approvals
  • Submitting to prospective sponsors

Our Partners

As part of MSU’s campus-wide research infrastructure, we collaborate with:

  • Numerous MSU Colleges and Departments
  • Broad College Research Centers and Institutes
  • MSU Offices of Regulatory Affairs
  • MSU Technology
  • Sponsored Programs
  • Business Connect
  • Contract and Grant Administration

Contact Information

  • Faculty Director
  • John Hollenbeck
  • Business College Complex
  • 632 Bogue St Rm N430
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Phone: (517) 355-2413
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