More than 1,500 Broad College of Business students will receive their diplomas at the spring 2015 commencement ceremonies May 8–10 at Michigan State University’s Jack Breslin Student Events Center.
During the Broad College undergraduate ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 1,063 students will receive degrees in the following programs:
- Accounting: 188
- Finance: 237
- General Management: 28
- Hospitality Business: 178
- Human Resource Management: 30
- Marketing: 126
- Supply Chain Management: 276
The keynote speaker will be Craig Menear (BA Personnel Administration ’79), CEO, chairman, and president of The Home Depot, Inc. He has 26 years of experience in the retail and hardware home improvement industry and previously held positions at Home Depot such as executive vice president of merchandising and senior vice president of hard lines.
Ashley John (BA Supply Chain Management ’15) was selected as the student speaker for the Broad undergraduate commencement. In addition to serving as president of the Broad Student Senate for the 2014–15 academic year, she was a team leader of the Broad College of Business Crowdfunding Project and an undergraduate representative for the Broad College of Business dean search committee. After graduation, she will join Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle, Wash., in its supply chain management rotational program, a fast track to management with the company.
The advanced degree ceremony will take place at the Breslin Center at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, with 449 people receiving their diplomas from the following programs:
- EMBA: 133
- FTMBA: 66
- MS in Accounting: 120
- MS in Business Analytics: 1
- MS in Finance: 27
- MS in Hospitality Business Management: 26
- MS in Management, Strategy, and Leadership: 23
- MS in Marketing Research: 11
- MS in Supply Chain Management: 36
- PhD: 6
Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical Co., will address advanced degree candidates.