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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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Application Deadlines

Admission to COLLEGE

  • Application Opens: September 10, 2019
  • Deadline to Begin a New Application: October 17, 2019
    • Applications begun after October 17 will be cancelled by the Broad College
  • Case Study Registration: September 10-October 17, 2019 (register as soon as possible)
    • Alternate Case Study date must be requested by October 7. 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 7.
  • Case Study Dates: October 17 & October 18, 2019
  • Experiential Profile Deadline: November 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Fall 2019 Transfer Course Documentation Deadline: December 18, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Fall 2019 Admission Decisions Completed: December 20, 2019 (decisions sent via RO Confidential Message after 5:00 p.m.)

Admission to MAJOR

  • Application Opens: September 10, 2019
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Fall 2019 Transfer Course Documentation Deadline: December 19, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Fall 2019 Admission Decisions Completed: December 20, 2019 (decisions sent via RO Confidential Message after 5:00 p.m.)

Submitting Your Application

The Fall 2019 application opens September 10, 2019.

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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)
    • Fall 2019 application only: CSE 101 will be accepted as a substitute
  • Completion of the following college precore courses:
    • EC 201 or EC 202
    • STT 200 or STT 201 or STT 315
    • 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

A proctored 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.

Information & Resources

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.

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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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Admissions Information Sessions

Information sessions are intended for current MSU students applying for admission to the Broad College of Business or a Broad major this semester. All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. Topics addressed include: Broad College/major 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 application process and schedule. No pre-registration is required. Attendees should bring their Spartan ID card.

Applying for Admission to the Broad College Sessions

  • September 19  5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  112 Brody Hall
  • October 1  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.   102 Conrad Hall
  • October 15  6:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m.  N100 Business College Complex

Preparing Your Experiential Profile Sessions

  • October 24  4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  N100 Business College Complex
  • October 29  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  N100 Business College Complex

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.

Presentation

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.

Presentation (Fall 2019 coming soon)

 

Upcoming Information Sessions

Tuesday, October 22
Tuesday, November 5
Tuesday, November 19

Webinar: MBA Veterans

7:00 pm-8:00 pm
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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

Admission Decision Appeals

The Broad College Summer 2019 admission decision appeal period has ended; the deadline to submit an appeal was 5:00pm September 3. If you believe you experienced an extenuating circumstance that prevented you from submitting an appeal during the appeal period (8:00am August 23 – 5:00pm September 3), contact Melanie Wallace, Broad Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator, at admissions@broad.msu.edu. Late submissions will not be considered without documentation of circumstances out of your control.

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.