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. There is no separate application for the Broad College direct admission process. All Broad College Direct Admit communication will come from the Broad College of Business.
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.
Phase 1 direct admission offers were sent to students on January 12, 2022. Students must complete the survey (link included in the offer letter) by January 24, 2022 to accept their seat; if students do not complete the survey by the deadline, the direct admission offer expires. Please contact the Broad College at email@example.com with any questions.
Phase 2 direct admission offers were sent to students on April 14, 2022. Students must complete the survey (link included in the offer letter) by April 29, 2022 to accept their seat; if students do not complete the survey by the deadline, the direct admission offer expires. Please contact the Broad College at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Once direct admit students matriculate to MSU, they must meet the following requirements to confirm their status, at which point their major will be changed to Business Admitted:
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 and their major is changed to Business Admitted, the next step is to apply for admission to a degree-granting major. Students must earn 56 or more cumulative credits and complete the Major Precore courses to be eligible for major admission; see the Admission to Major page for complete information.
Yes. After matriculating to MSU, current students can apply to the Broad College through the secondary admission process. Secondary admission is limited and competitive.
Yes. All students who apply to MSU as a Broad major by March 15 will be considered for a Phase 2 direct admission offer.
Students who applied to MSU as a different major can be considered; they must change their major in their Admission Portal by March 15 in order to be considered for direct admission to Broad.
Students are not guaranteed a direct admission seat after the two week deadline, but can contact the Broad College to inquire whether space is still available. Please use the contact information included in the direct admission offer letter.
After matriculating to MSU, current students can apply to the Broad College through the secondary admission process. Secondary admission is limited and competitive.
Academic performance, program rigor, and 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.