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Enrollment in the Broad College of Business is limited, and admission to the Broad College is competitive. Students with a strong work ethic, demonstrated scholarship and leadership abilities are encouraged to apply. All applicants must comply with the Broad Policy Statement for undergraduate students.

Admission is a two-step process: students must apply first to the Broad College, then to their intended major.

Admission Criteria Beginning Fall 2019

Admissions Notes

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Admission Decision Appeals

The appeal period has ended (the deadline to submit an admission appeal was 5:00pm June 2). If you have an extenuating circumstance that prevented you from submitting an appeal between May 21 and June 2, please contact the Associate Director for Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@broad.msu.edu with appropriate documentation.

Admission Timeline (Summer 2021)

The summer application is a limited process that is only open to students in the Business Preference major who are reaching 56 credits for the first time through their summer course enrollment. If a student begins an application, but is not eligible for the summer process, that application will be cancelled by the Broad College.

Admission to COLLEGE

  • Application Opens: June 7, 2021
  • Deadline to Begin a New Application: July 11, 2021
    • Applications begun after July 11 will be cancelled by the Broad College
  • Case Study Registration: June 7 – July 11, 2021 (register as soon as possible)
    • Alternate Case Study date must be requested by July 1. Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and are not guaranteed to be granted. Only academic course conflicts and varsity/club athletic travel will be automatically granted.
    • RCPD-verified testing accommodations must be requested by 10 days prior to your Case Study date.
  • Case Study Dates: June 25 & July 12, 2021
  • Experiential Profile Deadline: July 29, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Summer 2021 Transfer Course Documentation Deadline: August 24, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Summer 2021 Admission Decisions Completed: August 26, 2021 (decisions sent via RO Confidential Message after 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time))

Admission to MAJOR

  • There is no admission to major in the summer.

Admission Timeline (Fall 2021)

Admission to COLLEGE

  • Application Opens: September 7, 2021
  • Deadline to Begin a New Application: October 14, 2021
    • Applications begun after October 14 will be cancelled by the Broad College
  • Case Study Registration: September 7 – October 14, 2021 (register as soon as possible)
    • Alternate Case Study date must be requested by October 4. Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are not guaranteed to be granted. Only academic course conflicts and varsity/club athletic travel will be automatically granted.
    • RCPD-verified testing accommodations must be requested by October 4.
  • Case Study Dates: October 14 & 15, 2021
  • Experiential Profile Deadline: November 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Fall 2021 Transfer Course Documentation Deadline: December 24, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Fall 2021 Admission Decisions Completed: January 6, 2022 (decisions sent via RO Confidential Message after 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time))

Admission to MAJOR

  • Application Opens: September 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Fall 2021 Transfer Course Documentation Deadline: December 24, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
  • Fall 2021 Admission Decisions Completed: January 6, 2022 (decisions sent via RO Confidential Message after 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time))

Submitting Your Application

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Admissions Information Sessions

Information sessions are intended for current MSU students applying for admission to the Broad College of Business this semester. All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. Topics addressed include: Broad College application process, academic and non-academic admission factors, resources for completing the experiential profile, case study tips and explanation of the admission decision process.

Students can choose the session that fits their schedule. Sessions will be conducted via Zoom. One recording of each session will be posted  after the last date.

Applying for Admission to the Broad College Sessions

Preparing Your Experiential Profile Session

  • March 19, 2021  10:00-11:00am
  • March 24, 2021  6:00-7:00pm
  • Webinar information will be sent to students who complete the Case Study

Types of Information Sessions

Applying for Admission to the Broad College

For all students planning to apply (or reapply) to the Broad College this semester. Topics addressed: application process, academic and non-academic admission criteria, resources for completing the Experiential Profile, Case Study tips and explanation of the admission decision process. Choose one session to attend.

Spring 2021 Presentation Slides

Spring 2021 Session Recording

Sample Case Study

Preparing Your Experiential Profile

For all students who completed a Case Study this semester. Topics addressed: Experiential Profile scoring criteria and resources available to assist students with their Profiles.

Spring 2021 Presentation Slides

Spring 2021 Session Recording

Admission to the Broad College

Admission to the Broad College considers academic factors, non-academic factors and an optional personal statement.

Academic Factors (Required)

Students should apply in the fall/spring semester in which they will complete the requirements.

Minimum criteria to apply

  • Completion of at least 28 credits
  • Completion of CSE 102 (accepted substitutions: EGR 102, CSE 220, CSE 231, CMSE 201, CSE waiver exam result)
    • Beginning Spring 2020: CSE 101 will not be accepted as a substitute for CSE 102
  • Completion of the following college precore courses:
    • EC 201 or EC 202
    • STT 200 or STT 201 or STT 315 (accepted substitutions: STT 180, STT 231, STT 351, STT 421, PSY 295)
    • Tier I Writing Course: WRA 101-195H, LB 133, MC 111, MC 112, RCAH 111

Academic factors included

  • College Precore GPA
    • Only MSU grades are used in the College Precore GPA calculations, with the following exceptions:
      • If all college precore courses are completed at an institution other than MSU, transfer grades must be used
      • If only one MSU precore grade is present, transfer precore grades will be reviewed
    • Precore course equivalents taken at MSU are used in the College Precore GPA calculation.
  • Cumulative GPA
    • Only MSU grades are used in the cumulative GPA calculation.

Non-Academic Factors (Required)

Students seeking admission must submit as part of their online application an experiential profile and a case study.

Experiential Profile

An online experiential profile considering the following qualities:

  • Level of passion as shown by demonstrated enthusiasm and sustained commitment to business
  • Tangible connection made between experience and business principles
  • Level of responsibility demonstrated by increased level of duties and/or responsibilities
  • Duration of experience demonstrated by total hours

Case Study

An online case study considering characteristics in one of the following thematic areas that will be randomly assigned.

  • Integrity
    • Principle-based actions; demands truth; does the right thing; has courage to defend ethical practices; trustworthy; honest
  • Initiative and resourcefulness
    • Drives for excellence; strong work ethic; responsibility; accountability; motivation; applies principle-based problem-solving techniques
  • Professional relationships and teamwork
    • Develops team members; ability to work with others; values inclusion; has connection with community; strives for customer satisfaction; contributes to the wider society

The approach includes meaningful self-reflection and teachable moments regarding integrity, initiative, professional relationships, work experience and extra-curricular activities as they relate to the business world with the experiential profile, and the case study is consistent with the five key dimensions of personal and social responsibility of the AAC&U leadership initiative.

Personal Statement (Optional)

The personal statement of extenuating circumstances is an opportunity for a student to share a circumstance beyond his/her control that might have impacted academic performance. Official supportive documentation of the extenuating circumstance must accompany the personal statement.

Answers to common admission-related questions, including how to document dual-enrolled transfer courses, how precore GPAs are calculated, canceling an application, admission point breakdowns, past admission rates, how AP/IB/CLEP credit is used, requesting accommodations or a make-up date for the case study, and who should submit a personal statement.

Learn More  

This information is for students at other institutions who wish to transfer to MSU to earn a degree from the Broad College.

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Currently, Broad upperclassmen pay a Business Fee. This additional funding supports the College in a variety of ways, including:

• Undergraduate Academic Advising
• Palmer Career Management Center
• Residential Business Community
• Multicultural Business Programs
• Education Abroad
• Curriculum Enhancement — offering many large lecture courses with recitation sections to support experiential and individualized learning
• Student Co-Curricular and Engagement Programming (e.g., case student competitions, student organization support, etc.)

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Admission to a Degree-Granting Major

Criteria for admittance to a degree-granting major in the Broad College of Business is dependent on academic factors. There are also two “competitive admission” majors at Broad.

Admission to Major Guide

Academic Factors (Required)

Minimum criteria to apply

  • Completion of at least 56 credits
  • Completion, with credit, of the following major precore courses:
    • EC 201
    • EC 202
    • ACC 201
    • ACC 202
    • MKT 250
      • BUS 250 or MGT 250 taken prior to Fall 2019 fulfills this requirement
    • ITM 209

Academic factors included

  • Major Precore GPA
    • Only MSU grades are used in the Major Precore GPA calculations, unless all major precore courses are completed at an institution other than MSU.
    • Precore course equivalents taken at MSU are used in the Major Precore GPA calculation.
  • Cumulative GPA
    • Only MSU grades are used in the cumulative GPA calculation.

Competitive Admission Majors

The following majors are “competitive admission” majors, and specific academic factors will be considered when determining admission.

  • Accounting: Competitive based on grades in ACC 201 and ACC 202
  • Supply Chain Management: Competitive based on cumulative GPA and Major Precore GPA

Hybrid Admission Model Explanation

College admission decisions are based on a hybrid model that considers academic and non-academic factors.

The purposes of including non-academic factors in the college-level admission decision process are to enhance the student’s educational experience through the process, to recognize attributes employers and industries value in the process, to acknowledge qualities that are valued by and consistent with the mission of the Broad College, and to include appropriate factors considered as indicators of success by the admissions review committee.

This more inclusive developmental approach to the admission decision model includes meaningful self-reflection and teachable moments regarding integrity, initiative, professional relationships, work experience and extra-curricular activities as they relate to the business world, which is consistent with the five key dimensions of personal and social responsibility of the AAC&U leadership initiative.