Multicultural Business Programs (MBP) guides and supports self-identified minoritized students through genuine advocacy, empowerment strategies and initiatives in order to ensure their success as future business leaders.
Our vision is to inspire, support, and build a legacy of diverse, distinguished, successful business leaders who positively impact the world.
The Summer Business Institute (SBI) is a unique bridge opportunity designed for incoming freshman business majors at Michigan State University.
The purpose of SBI is to create exciting activities and learning experiences for students as they transition to college. Students attend training workshops conducted by top corporate professionals and academic seminars conducted by experienced MSU faculty and staff.
MSU invests in future MBP students by providing this valuable opportunity free of charge. Successfully completing SBI will launch students into the Broad School of Business at MSU and set them up for a successful academic and professional career.
The Multifarious Speaker Series includes a dynamic, multi-faceted group of business professionals who delivered empowering, motivational, and engaging presentations that encouraged growth and transformation to the Broad community. Topics and speakers were chosen around the strategic themes of a Global Mindset, Diversity, and Ethics and Leadership.
Past speakers included: Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn, Joshua Langford, Lauren Aitch-Guerrant, Bennie Fowler, Jazmine Price, Mark and Jackie Baldwin, Broad College of Business Dean Sanjay Gupta, Rodger Price and Mateen Cleaves.
New speakers and topics are coming in fall 2022.
MBP offers students a broad range support. We work with students to identify individual strengths, values, interests and goals by providing:
The Multicultural Business Program offers free tutorial services to undergraduate students during the fall and spring semesters on a first-come-first-serve basis. This service provides approximately 200–350 students each semester with support in certain core business courses. Our tutors help students review concepts and practice problem solving and applications for these specific courses.
MBP currently offers tutorial assistance in the following courses:
●ACC 201 ●ACC 202
●EC 201 ●EC 202
●MTH 103 A ●MTH 103 B
●CSE 102 ●STT 200
Students are assigned tutorial sessions on a semester-by-semester basis. These tutorial sessions meet twice a week and occur on either Mondays and Wednesdays, or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sign up for MBP’s tutorial services begins during the first week of class each semester. Due to student demand, tutorial sessions fill up fast, and usually all tutorial spaces are full within the first three weeks of the semester. Applications are available online.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Tutorial positions are filled primarily through advance hiring at the end of each semester for the following academic semester. However, some vacancies are filled at the beginning of each semester due to increased student demand. Applications are available online by clicking the apply button below.
Reminder: If you drop the course you are being tutored in and want to cancel your tutorial session, wish to change the subject in which you are being tutored, or need to update your schedule of availability, you will need to contact the tutorial coordinator at (517) 353-3524.
Student organizations are a great way to become involved with Multicultural Business Programs. They give you a chance to meet students with similar interests, develop your leadership and communication skills, learn about corporations and attend conferences.
Membership is open to all MSU students, including non-business majors who have interest in the business field. Membership dues are $30 a year for your first organization and $10 for each additional organization.
Multicultural Business Students (MBS) of MSU represents a diverse group of students in the Broad College of Business and related majors. Activities include professional development workshops, an annual leadership retreat and a holiday reception.Learn More
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The National Association of Black Accountants of MSU (NABA) is an undergraduate professional student organization representing a diverse group of students in the Broad College of Business and related majors.
NABA offers different opportunities to those who participate through bi-weekly meetings. NABA is not only a local organization at MSU, but is also a national organization. NABA hosts social events, facilitates tutoring and organizes activities such as corporate site visits.Learn More
Native American and Hispanic Business Students (NAHBS) focuses on developing its membership as professionals, strengthening their bond as a family away from home and giving back to the community. By fostering these three facets, NAHBS develop dynamic, impactful Spartan leaders. NAHBS activities include social events, professional development workshops and the Native American and Latino Outreach Program.Learn More
The Women in Business Students’ Association (WBSA) is a student organization that is part of Multicultural Business Programs within the Broad College of Business. WBSA provides students with an opportunity to establish relationships with Fortune 500 companies at bi-weekly membership meetings and other annual events. WBSA provides students with the opportunity to build personal bonds with other students with similar interests.Learn More
Broad Spartan Pride is a student organization that builds relationships between Broad student populations, faculty, staff, alumni, and corporations that are focused on LGBTQ+awareness. Furthermore, Spartan Pride provides professional networking opportunities, promotes a safe and supportive environment for students, faculty, and staff, and facilitates professional development focused on representation for LGBTQ+ individuals in Business.Learn More
The Entrepreneur Leadership Initiative High School Camp is a three-day camp for rising high school juniors and seniors that was created by MSU Broad College of Business Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the Multicultural Business Programs in order to fully-immerse students in the venture creation process while allowing them to learn the entrepreneurial mindset.
Throughout the camp, students will better understand how to navigate challenges to success based on their identities, develop themselves as young rising professionals, have structured opportunities to build professional capital with accomplished mentors who reflect their identities, and become familiar with MSU and the college experience. Participants will complete the program empowered, courageous and confident in their identity and their ability to serve as gamechangers in the classroom, in venture creation, and in life.
The camp is free to all participants. Sign up by June 10!
Multicultural Business Success Academy (MBSA) is a program designed for students who are a part of the Summer Business Institute that extends the experience into the freshman year by providing additional resources and support toward students on their road to success. MBSA offers a three-credit course called BUS 291. This hybrid course includes online and in-class participation.
The Multicultural Business Programs Advisory Board is made up of MBP alumni who are committed to MBP’s vision of encouraging students from all cultural, economic and racial/ethnic backgrounds to pursue higher education, a business degree and a professional business career.
The MBP staff invited a select group of alumni to apply for the advisory board and interviewed each candidate extensively. Advisory board members were selected based on their commitment to the MBP vision, their professional experiences and their passion for student success. The advisory board has two formal meetings each academic year, and board members are involved in various student activities and programs.
The Multicultural Business Endowment Campaign is an effort started by MSU alumni to raise funds to establish an endowment to honor Ernest S. Betts for the Multicultural Business Program (MBP) in the Eli Broad College of Business. Dr. Betts founded MBP in 1986 and was the director for nearly thirty-five years. Over the years, MBP has grown into a prominent program because of the MBP teams’ dedication, vision and commitment to a diverse community that fosters a supportive environment. This endowment ensures MBP’s continued excellence and commitment to a multicultural community for future students of the Broad College. We urge you to take a moment and give to the Multicultural Business Programs Endowment.
Why is the Dr. Ernest S. Betts Endowment for Multicultural Business Programs important?
If you’d like more information on this endowment, please contact Darrell King via email at email@example.com or by phone at (517) 353-3524.
Multicultural Business Programs is grateful for the continued financial and in-kind support from our corporate partners. Corporate representatives make a critical contribution to MBP’s effectiveness by investing time teaching, inspiring and mentoring MSU students. The partnership between the MBP staff and our corporate partners is necessary for student success.
Michigan State University is engaging in the early stages of building a campus multicultural center.