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Broad develops business leaders.

Students completing undergraduate programs in the Eli Broad College of Business receive a bachelor of arts degree. Broad undergraduate students are required to complete a core curriculum that exposes them to diverse subjects and develops well-rounded foundational business knowledge. Within the undergraduate program, area requirements include writing, mathematics, integrative studies, basic disciplines and functional fields in business, and elective courses enhancing a student’s course of study.

These requirements apply to all majors within the Broad College except hospitality business (HB). View HB curriculum.

Core Curriculum Requirements

Requirements Prior to Fall 2018

For students admitted to the Broad College of Business prior to Fall 2018:

Degree Requirements Prior to Fall 2018

Requirements Fall 2018 to Summer 2019

For students admitted to the Broad College of Business Fall 2018 through Summer 2019:

Degree Requirements Fall 2018 to Summer 2019

Requirements Fall 2019 to Present

For students admitted to the Broad College of Business beginning Fall 2019 :

Degree Requirements Beginning Fall 2019

MKT 250/MGT 250/BUS 250 is not required for students directly admitted to a degree-granting major prior to Fall 2016 through the “junior admissions” process.

Any questions regarding degree requirements should be directed to a Broad academic advisor.

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Major Field Requirements

Paired with the core curriculum is the major field of concentration (major), which is selected by each student upon admission to the Broad College. Each area of concentration allows students to dive deeper into their specific areas of interest and align Broad’s curriculum with their intended career path. Each major has its own specific requirements to meet.

Because good accountants need to be good business people first, our curriculum is built around a careful balance of business, general education and accounting courses. Our proven education model will provide you with a comprehensive skill set to help you compete and be a leader in today’s marketplace.

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The finance major field requirements are composed of four required courses introducing the basic concepts that define the field of finance, as well as three elective courses. The degree program offers suggested course combinations to place students on track for their desired career paths.

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The human resource management major field requirements provide a balance of business and general education requirements, along with foundational courses in human resources areas. Students must complete twelve credits from the elective course selection as well as a required capstone course.

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The management major field requirements are designed to give students a high degree of flexibility in selecting courses from several departments within the Broad College. Management students must complete four elective courses totaling twelve credits as well as a required capstone course.

For those students admitted to the Broad College prior to fall 2015 and in the general management field of concentration, degree requirements are also listed.

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Broad’s marketing curriculum stresses understanding of marketing concepts and tools to achieve business objectives using analysis, planning, implementation and control techniques, and integration of marketing with other business functions and societal processes. The marketing major field requirements include four required courses as well as six credits from a selection of elective courses.

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Supply chain management (SCM) curriculum integrates topics from manufacturing operations, purchasing, transportation and physical distribution into a unified program. The SCM major field requirements include three required courses as well as selections from multiple sets of elective courses.

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Elective Credit Requirement

At least nine credits of elective courses must be completed outside the Broad College, Department of Mathematics, and Department of Statistics and Probability. The total number of elective credits needed for graduation will vary based upon the student’s major. View our list of electives popular with Broad students, or visit the MSU Schedule of Courses for other options available in the current semester.

Electives Popular with Broad Students

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Credits Required for Graduation

Students must complete a minimum of 120 credits (123 credits if credit for MTH 1825 was earned at MSU) to be eligible for graduation.

Students are allowed a maximum of three credits (only two distinct one-credit enrollments for accounting majors) of internship or other work experience to count toward the required electives for graduation.

Students are allowed a maximum of six credits in English as a Second Language (ESL) 220, 221, 222 or 223 to count toward the required electives for graduation.

The Broad College policy statement relating to undergraduate academic programs outlines expectations for students admitted to the Broad College.

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The Honor Code applies to all undergraduate students enrolled in the Broad College or in any course sponsored by the Broad College.

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Although an internship is not required for graduation, work experience in your chosen major field is strongly recommended. Find out more about earning credit for internships and cooperative education.

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Students who are unable to enroll in courses due to certain restrictions or because the class is currently full may request an enrollment system override in order to enroll.

Broad Undergraduate Academic Services (UAS) advisors cannot grant overrides. Students must fill out the online request form (for Broad courses) or follow departmental procedures (for courses outside Broad).

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This policy outlines the difference between an additional major (sometimes referred to as a “double major”) and a second degree, and the rules regarding each in the Broad College.

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Information for Broad majors and non-Broad majors on the policies regarding changing into and out of majors.

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Outlines the Broad transfer course/credit policy, including the process for requesting pre-approval and/or re-evaluation of transfer courses at domestic and international institutions.

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