This information is for high school students who plan to apply to the MSU for direct admission to the Broad College; this applies to students seeking a degree in the following majors: accounting, finance, human resource management, management, marketing, and supply chain management; hospitality business has separate requirements.
This information does not apply to students at other institutions who plan to apply to MSU and the Broad College through the transfer application process, or the current student secondary admission process.
High school students wishing to apply for direct admission to the Broad College must complete the Michigan State University freshman application process through the MSU Office of Admissions (students also can apply via the Common App). There is no separate application for the Broad College direct admission process. Direct admission invitations will be communicated via your online MSU application account.
Applicants are first reviewed by the MSU Office of Admissions for admissibility to the university, and then reviewed by the Broad College for direct admission. Students not admitted to Broad via the direct admission process can apply to the Broad College through the current student secondary admission process after matriculating to MSU.
Academic performance and business & leadership experience will be considered when reviewing applicants for direct admission, as represented on the university admission application.
The first round of invitations went out February 11. Students were sent an email (to the address in their MSU admission application material) stating there was an update to their Admissions account, and to log into that account to view the updated information. Those invited for Broad direct admission will see their major now listed as “Business Admitted.”
Once direct admit students matriculate to MSU, they must meet the following requirements to confirm their status and maintain their admission:
Students have three fall/spring semesters to meet the requirements. If students complete the requirements prior to the third fall/spring semester, their status will be confirmed at that time.
Once a student’s admission is confirmed, the student will be admitted to the degree-granting major of their choice. This major choice is not final; students may change majors after the point of admission confirmation as they choose.
Degree-granting majors: accounting, finance, human resource management, management, marketing, supply chain management.
Yes. After matriculating to MSU, current students can apply to the Broad College through the secondary admission process. Secondary admission is limited and competitive.
No. Students who were not eligible for direct admission consideration per the listed criteria may apply to the Broad College via the current student secondary admission process once at MSU.
Yes. There is no further action to request consideration in the second round – this will be done automatically.
Accept your admission to MSU and pay your Advanced Enrollment Deposit by the Office of Admissions’ posted deadline.
Academic performance, program rigor, and business and leadership extra-curricular involvement are considered as part of the direct admission review process. Including non-academic factors in the college-level admission decision process enhances the student’s educational experience through the process, recognizes attributes employers and industries value in the process, and acknowledges qualities that are valued by and consistent with the mission of the Broad College.
All students who choose a Broad College major (with the exception of Hospitality Business) on their admission application will automatically be considered for direct admission. There is no extra box to check or form to complete.
All students applying to MSU and choosing a Broad College major (except Hospitality Business), regardless of the application (MSU vs Common), will be considered for direct admission.
The Broad College will make Direct Admit invitation decisions based on a student’s university admission application content. We do not accept supplemental/additional information or letters of recommendation.
All students admitted via the first-year application process will be considered for Direct Admission to Broad. Many first-year students come to MSU with significant credit earned prior to MSU via exams (AP, IB, etc.), dual enrollment, or Early College; this does not change their status to “transfer” students, and they are still considered first-year students and eligible for Direct Admission to Broad. No weight is given to the presence or number of such credits in the Direct Admission consideration process.
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