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.
The Spring 2020 application will open January 10, 2020. The Summer 2020 application will open June 1, 2020.
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
Preparing Your Experiential Profile Sessions
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.
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.
Admission to the Broad College considers academic factors, non-academic factors and an optional personal statement.
Students should apply in the fall/spring semester in which they will complete the requirements.
Students seeking admission must submit as part of their online application an experiential profile and a case study.
An online experiential profile considering the following qualities:
A proctored case study considering characteristics in one of the following thematic areas that will be randomly assigned.
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.
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.Learn More
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.
The following majors are “competitive admission” majors, and specific academic factors will be considered when determining admission.
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.
The appeal period has ended (the deadline to submit an admission appeal was 5:00pm January 8). If you have an extenuating circumstance that prevented you from submitting an appeal between December 22 and January 8, please contact the Associate Director for Undergraduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org with appropriate documentation.
Students must be in the Business Preference major reaching junior standing (56+ credits) for the first time via Summer 2020 enrollment.
There is no admission to Major in the summer.