Student resource groups are the lifeblood of Broad’s Full-Time MBA program. Resource groups connect students with prominent industry leaders, countless professional development opportunities and the ability to make a real impact during their time in East Lansing. Membership in MBA student resource groups also empowers students to connect with one another around networking and program development, professional foci, diversity, social interests and common experiences.
The MBAA has two distinct missions: the first is to promote a socially connected and inclusive community within the program and the second is to represent the student body to the administration and to act as a liaison for all program-related issues. To promote a strong social culture within the program, the MBAA organizes, funds, and/or facilitates a variety of social and professional events that are open to all members and are intended to broadly benefit the MBA community as a whole.
MBAA provides Broad MBA students many exclusive opportunities to expand their contact network outside of the classroom, as well as opportunities to engage in volunteer and community impact activities. Examples of just some of the annual events include:
President: Akshay Chopra
VP, Corporate Relations: Rajat Srivastava
VP, Membership: Claire Wixted
VP, Alumni Affairs: Ryan Rupp
VP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Kimberly Rodriguez
VP, Community Events: Ashley Jacob
VP, Fundraising: Neha Aggarwal
Treasurer: Shweta Ved
Auditor: Dipankar Ghosh
Secretary of Student Affairs: Saket Janyavula
VP of 1st-Year Relations: TBD
Cohort 1 (1st-year) Representatives: TBD
Cohort 2 (1st-year) Representatives: TBD
The Black MBA Association is comprised of both current and past Broad MBA students who wish to enrich the learning and social environment of all current students and to increase the representation of black students within the Broad MBA program. This association provides career development initiatives and creates social and cultural awareness within the community.
President: Adam Hayes
Broad Consulting Club (BCC) is a student resource group that maintains a knowledge base of the consulting industry, offers resources and provides structured coaching to those who want to pursue a career in consulting. With increased emphasis on case interviews by a majority of recruiters, case analysis is an important skill not only for consulting firms but also for the industry in general.
BCC also provides its members exclusive networking opportunities with senior consultants at some of the top consulting firms across the United States.
Examples of events coordinated throughout the year include opportunities such as:
President: Rohit Singh
VP, Corporate Relations: Gursimran (Sam) Singh
VP, Education: Ajinkya Virulkar
VP, Membership & Events: Abigaile Wu
The Broad MBA Veterans (BMBAV) group is dedicated to Broad MBAs who are united by the common experience of serving the people of the United States through military service. This resource group has three core constituencies: current students, alumni and prospective students/applicants.
Members come from across the country and have been stationed across the world. Military backgrounds vary from artillery and infantry to linguistics and logistics, among others. Members have deployed in support of operations in Iraq and/or Afghanistan, and most have commanded troops in combat. Broad MBA veterans are committed to continuing their education and professional development as MBAs, while staying true to their values as veterans.
President: Tom Schrader
Vice President: Priyank Kumawat
The Broad Women MBA Association (BWMBAA) strives to enhance the MBA experience by providing students opportunities to build personal and professional relationships beyond the classroom. BWMBAA is proud to be an academic chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA). NAWMBA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing women into leadership. All BWMBAA members have access to a free NAWMBA membership, which provides benefits such as mentorship, networking, exclusive career fairs and access to the NAWMBA database.
Goals of the BWMBAA include:
Along with chapter membership in NAWMBA, the association has partnerships with other organizations:
Forté Foundation is a non-profit consortium of leading companies and top business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women. As a partner school with Forté, we take advantage of webinars, job search boards, their national conference and other resources to ensure complete professional development.
InForum is a professional organization that combines strategic connections, proven professional development programs, a respected forum for new ideas, and original research to accelerate careers for women and boost talent initiatives for companies. We participate in InForum events throughout the year that provide opportunities to meet and create relationships with female leaders throughout the state and region. The regional support network for women in business is growing, and MBA students are part of it.
President: Fiona Kristo
VP, Corporate Relations: Emily Dudlets
VP, Community Relations & DEI Officer: Carly Maleki
VP, Finance: Allison Bancroft
The Graduate Supply Chain Management Association (GSCMA) is a student resource group that strives to enhance the supply chain education and career opportunities for the Broad MBA students. The purpose of the GSCMA is to complement formal classroom education through student exposure to leading industry opportunities, practices and people, as well as providing a forum for student/faculty interaction.
In addition, GSCMA works with career services staff and Fortune 500 companies to organize events that provide members with the opportunity to network with recruiters. These events provide an opportunity for members to develop a network spanning fellow MBAs, industry and alumni, creating a lifetime of personal and professional relationships.
President: Emilia Zamora
Treasurer: Om Prakash
VP, Community Relations: Ryan Rupp
The entrepreneurial spirit woven throughout the entirety of the Broad MBA program is what makes Spartans excel in their endeavors within, and beyond, the Minskoff Pavilion. Likewise, the MBAEA believes entrepreneurship is more than just a career path, it’s a mentality. Our mission is to help develop innovative perceptions of business by making entrepreneurship exciting and accessible. The MBAEA’s events, opportunities, and resources aid in developing the skills, confidence, and relationships required to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit.
President: Addison Standlee
VP, Corporate Relations: Ashton Holland
VP, Angelica Kalogeridis
VP, Finance: Dilavar Goyal
The purpose of the MBA Finance Association (MBAFA) is to increase the reputation and visibility of the Broad finance program. Through this association, we assist members in pursuing and understanding finance careers and industry knowledge while enhancing their career opportunities at employers such as investment banks, corporations, investment management firms, commercial banks, consulting firms and financial news institutions.
The MBAFA gives students many exclusive opportunities to expand their MBA contact network outside of the classroom:
MBAFA also provides members with discounted prices for activities and events such as the Detroit trek, Chicago trek, and ACG Case Competition.
President: Adam Nichols
Treasurer: Allison Bancroft
VP, Engagement & Academic Support: Rajat Srivastava
VP, Engagement & Corporate Relations: Daniel Snoey
VP, Engagement & Student Outreach: Ajinkya Virulkar
The Broad MBA Human Resources Association was founded in 2011 to build a professional network of HR MBAs from Broad and to provide opportunities for professional development for members and all students in Broad’s top MBA program. The association hosts a negotiation seminar for all members of the Broad community. Other association events, such as the Excel mapping workshop and negotiations workshop, provide specific training and development for our members.
The Broad MBA HRA is always looking for new opportunities to provide value to members, both as current students and alumni.
President: Joshua Cardinal
Vice President & SHRM Liaison: Carly Maleki
The mission of the MBA Marketing Association (MBAMA) is to provide valuable knowledge and experience to MBA Marketing students through information sharing and by providing access to marketing resources. In doing so, the MBAMA is focused on:
President: Claire Wixted
VP, Events: Andrew Chow
VP, Finance: Nicole Hamilton
The Multicultural MBA Association is dedicated to fostering a community among ethnically diverse students within the Full-Time MBA Program. One of the major factors of choosing an MBA is to gain global perspective, interact with people from different backgrounds and enhance cultural exchange. The Multicultural MBA Association helps students form this bond.
The Multicultural MBA Association’s goal is to help members navigate the MBA journey. There are several annual association events aimed at preparing members for upcoming courses, job fairs/conferences, interviews and the challenges of being an MBA candidate.
President: Gursimran (Sim) Singh
VP, Community Outreach: Om Prakash
VP, Finance: Clive Akhalyamenyo
VP, DEI and Professional Development: Pei- Chi Chen
Broad Net Impact an independent chapter of Net Impact, a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1993 for students and professionals interested in using business skills in support of various social and environmental causes. It serves both a professional organization and one of the largest student organizations among MBAs in the world.
Broad Net Impact is run by Broad MBA students dedicated to the mission of social and environmental sustainability. Net Impact students plan and implement projects based on the needs and goals of the Broad College and the community while promoting the mission and offerings of the larger Net Impact organization.
From its central office in San Francisco, the organization supports more than 200 autonomous volunteer-run chapters and a membership base of more than 10,000, with programs and networking events centered on topics such as corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development and environmental sustainability. Net Impact’s membership makes up one of the most influential networks of MBAs, graduate students and professionals in the world. Members are current and emerging leaders in CSR, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development and environmental sustainability.
President: Saket Janyavula
VP, Community Outreach: Carly Maleki
VP, Finance: Sneha Abhyankar
VP, Communication: Pei- Chi Chen
VP, Corporate Relations: Rajat Srivastava
JD/MBA students represent the longest-standing, largest group of dual degree candidates in the Broad College of Business. Established in 1997, the JD/MBA has served as a foundational connection between business and law curriculum, producing lawyers that have made significant impacts in the legal and business fields.
President: Angelica Kalogeridis
Vice President: Ashton Holland
VP, Community Outreach: Addison Standlee
Spartners provides social activities, support and peer networking opportunities for MSU Broad MBA students and their families. Aiming to make the transition smoother and more enjoyable for couples and student families starting/going through an MBA program, Spartners is a great way to meet new friends and form a support network. Spartners membership includes MBA candidates and their husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, partners, domestic partners, and their families!
The goals of Spartners is to:
Co-President: Nega Aggarwal
Co-President: Dilavar Goyal