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Information for Broad Majors

If your current major status is business preference, business admitted, or admitted to a Broad degree-granting major, see below for details about changing into or out of the following majors.

  • Business Preference (0-55 credits)

    Major changes into or out of business preference for students below 56 credits can be requested in person with a Broad academic advisor, or online (a meeting with a Broad academic advisor may be required in order to complete an online major change request).

  • Business Admitted (28 credits minimum)

    Major changes out of business admitted for students below 56 credits can be requested in person with the academic advisor of your intended major, or online. Major changes out of business admitted for students with 56 or more credits must be done by the college of the new major.

    Major changes into business admitted are not possible; students must be admitted to the Broad College through the Broad College/major admission process. See Broad College Admissions for criteria and instructions for applying.

  • Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management (56 credits minimum)

    Students may change their major to finance, human resource management, management and marketing at any time in the Undergraduate Academic Services office (402A Eppley Center). The major change will be effective the next business day.

    Accounting

    Students who wish to change/reapply to the accounting major must apply through the Broad major admission process in the fall or spring semester (summer application for major admission is not available). See Broad College Admissions for access to the Broad major application; posted deadlines apply.

    Students who matriculated to MSU before fall 2015 and were admitted to Broad via the junior admission process are not required to complete ITM 209 and MGT/BUS 250 prior to reapplying to the accounting major. Students who matriculated to MSU beginning in fall 2015 must adhere to the requirements for admission to major under the current admission process (including completion of ITM 209 and MGT/BUS 250) to reapply to the accounting major.

    Supply Chain Management

    Students who matriculated to MSU before fall 2015 and wish to change to supply chain management can do so at any time in the Undergraduate Academic Services office (402A Eppley Center); the major change will be effective the next business day. Students who matriculated to MSU beginning Fall 2015 must apply for the supply chain management major through the Broad major admission process in the fall or spring semester (summer application for major admission is not available). See Broad College Admissions for access to the Broad major application; posted deadlines apply.

Information for Non-Broad Majors

If your current major status is hospitality business or a major outside the Broad College, see below for details about changing into or out of the following majors.

Withdraw from a Broad-Sponsored Minor

If you declared or were admitted to a minor that you no longer intend to complete, you must formally request the minor be removed from your academic record. The Minor Withdrawal Form will allow you to complete this process for Broad-sponsored minors; please see an advisor in the respective department for non-Broad minors.

Additional Paths to a Business Career

Are you looking for academic options outside the Broad College of Business, but still in the business field? It is important to know that business and industry professionals hire many students from diverse academic backgrounds

View MSU Business-Focused Majors

This document is a helpful resource for students seeking a major outside the Broad College that can lead to a career in a variety of business fields.

Additional Paths to a Business Career

Broad Service Courses are designed specifically for non-Broad majors.

These courses allow students in majors outside the Broad College the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in foundational business coursework.  

 

* Students admitted to the Broad College with previous credit in GBL 323 or MKT 327 will be granted credit for GBL 385 and MKT 300, respectively.