Professional connections and a holistic portfolio are more important than ever in today’s business world. This is why student groups and organizations play a pivotal role in the Broad student experience. Our numerous student opportunities set us apart, proving that a great deal of professional experience is gained outside the classroom.
Students who study abroad discover that stepping outside of their cultures to live and study in a foreign country influences their careers and educational choices, increases self-confidence, enhances cultural tolerance and understanding, and facilitates lifelong friendships. With more than 260 programs in more than 60 countries on all continents, there are opportunities for all students at Broad to bring a global perspective to their bachelor’s degrees.
The Residential Business Community (RBC) is a residential academic experience designed to support and enhance students’ development as business students in a diverse world. Students who participate in the RBC will experience support as they transition to college life and the MSU campus, gain access to resources for successful admission to the Broad College and careers in business, grow in cultural intelligence and leadership competency skills and develop a network of corporate recruiters and MSU alumni built throughout their college career.
At Broad, one of our greatest assets is our diversity. Multicultural Business Programs (MBP) is a diverse, team-oriented group of academic specialists, graduate assistants and undergraduate students that represent a wide variety of cultural, economic and racial/ethnic backgrounds. MBP provides a number of opportunities for students within a supportive community, including four active student organizations.
The Financial Markets Institute (FMI) provides comprehensive training to a select group of highly motivated finance and accounting students at Broad. After joining the institute, student scholars pursue a challenging academic program aligned with their professional interests. Scholars are offered invaluable professional opportunities, such as co-managing a multi-million dollar investment fund and visiting financial services firms across the United States.
The Consulting Academy @ MSU is an offering of the Broad College of Business to the MSU student community that prepares a select group of students for careers in management consulting. The Consulting Academy admits students via a competitive application process. Through a variety of academic and professional activities, the Consulting Academy @ MSU prepares these students for the highly selective and unique hiring process used by consulting firms.
All Broad students are encouraged to get involved in a student organization. Involvement in a student organization, and the leadership experience students can gain from that involvement, is an important part of the overall college experience. Broad student organizations provide additional opportunities to network, socialize, learn and enhance skills. When students are considered for internships, post-college employment or even the Broad admissions process, evidence of leadership experience sets students apart from other applicants.
In conjunction with the Undergraduate Research Office at MSU, the Broad Undergraduate Research experience strives to increase opportunities for students to engage in scholarship and expand business knowledge.
Broad students and organizations are encouraged to work in partnership with the Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, which advances community engaged learning at MSU. Service learning prepares students for lifelong civic and social responsibility in an increasingly diverse and complex global society.