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Michigan State University is located in the vibrant, classic college town of East Lansing, Michigan.

Tree-lined streets dotted with patio eateries, cafes, live music venues, shops and galleries complement the energy of campus. The lively Big Ten college town offers a charming mix of historic and modern neighborhoods intermingled with pocket parks, excellent schools and exceptional recreational facilities. The city’s amenities exceed its size—and it’s all within walking distance of campus.

It’s in this setting that Broad students venture through their MBA journey and take part in so many meaningful opportunities beyond their coursework. The student experience is one filled with services supporting them, organizations to join, social impact work to engage in, and community-building that leads to lifelong networks of colleagues and friends.

Campus Community

Things to Do

Broad’s location nestled on the banks of the Red Cedar in the heart of MSU’s beautiful campus provides easy access to an array of nearby venues, including:

The City of East Lansing produces and sponsors more than 50 community events a year. The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau is a great resource for recreational options in mid-Michigan. Michigan State is also close to popular metro area destinations like Detroit, Grand Rapids and Chicago.

Housing and Apartments

Live On | Residence Education and Housing Services caters to your needs as an MBA student by providing affordable services and a variety of housing options to suit your individual needs. Off-campus housing also is available. Popular MSU options include:

  • Owen Graduate Hall: Located just east of Broad’s North Business College Complex, Owen is MSU’s recently renovated graduate residence hall. It features a high-tech game room and TV lounge, community kitchen, study spaces and Riverwalk Market, with three cooked-to-order food stations and prepackaged sandwiches, salads, snacks and breakfast items.
  • University Apartments: University Apartments offer affordable living in an apartment village setting. CATA bus transportation makes getting around campus easy, and three apartment villages on the west side of campus provide easy access to major highways and grocery stores.

Support Services

Our MBAs receive a strong support system. Broad has many resources available to help students of all backgrounds succeed from the moment they are admitted. MBAs have access to offices, services, networks and organizations across the Broad College and Michigan State University.

Services are in place to serve and support a wide range of constituents, whether they be academic and program support, international student support, initiatives for support of women or services supporting diversity and inclusion.

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Student Organizations

The Broad Full-Time MBA program offers endless opportunities to practice, lead and participate. We have a community of students that are committed to their studies, passionate about their college and keepers of the program’s culture.

Our students bring with them a unique set of on-the-job and personal experiences they share with one another. We encourage collaboration and support student-led organizations.

A number of Broad organizations are available that support our diverse campus community, including groups aimed at:

  • Student families
  • Community for women
  • Student diversity
  • International community

Membership in MBA student-led organizations empowers students to connect with one another around networking and program development, professional foci, diversity, social interests and common experiences.

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Connect with an MBA Student

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Do you have a quick question you would like to ask a current student? Broad MBA students are available to answer generic program- or concentration-related questions.

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Travel and Accommodations

Area Lodging

Visitors to campus can select from a variety of local hotels. The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center and the Candlewood Suites Hotel at the Henry Center are both located on campus.

Many other hotels are located in the East Lansing and Lansing area. A list of recommended hotels and inns (including rates) is provided by the MSU Office of the Controller.

Airports and Public Transportation

The MSU campus is a 15-minute drive from Capital Regional International Airport. Taxicab service costs approximately $15.

It is a 75-minute drive from Detroit Metro Airport. The Michigan Flyer airport shuttle offers bus transportation to East Lansing from DTW. Buses run several times a day, and travel takes approximately two hours.

The Capital Area Multimodal Gateway adjacent to campus houses the Amtrak train stop and two intercity bus services: Greyhound and Indian Trails. Student discounts are available through Amtrak. Local CATA bus routes stop at the station, and the facility also offers taxicab and bike-sharing services.

The Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides bus service on campus and in the Greater Lansing area. CATA operates fixed routes that serve all university apartments, residence halls, commuter lots, and the main campus seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. during fall and spring semesters. It also provides year-round service to off-campus apartments in East Lansing, Lansing, and surrounding communities.