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Develop knowledge to pursue business.

Business Preference is designed for undergraduate students considering a degree from the Broad College, a nationally ranked business school. While completing university requirements and parallel business courses, these students will receive strong support and begin to develop an understanding of business.

What are my business opportunities?

Advising and Support Services | Broad Student Organizations | Business Exploration Series |  Internships and Careers

Broad College of Business Application Requirements

Admission to the Broad College considers academic factors, non-academic factors, and an optional personal statement.

Advising and Support Services

2021-2022 NSO Handbook

Degree Requirements Fall 2019 to Present

Academic Advising

Business Preference students have access to the same advising services as students who are admitted to the Broad College. The Broad College academic advisors provide critical information about college and major admissions process, degree requirements, education abroad, campus resources, major selection, and parallel planning. For more information, please speak with an advisor today!

Major Change to Business Preference

Are you interested in changing your major to Business Preference? Major changes into Business Preference for students below 56 credits can be requested in person with a Broad College academic advisor or online (a meeting with a Broad College academic advisor may be required in order to complete an online major change request).

Major Change Application

Support Services

A host of free support services are available to students. This includes individual and group peer tutoring available at the Writing Center and Math Learning Center. MSU also offers academic skill workshops, as well as spaces to gather and study with peers. For additional support services visit our Academic Support Services webpage.


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Broad Student Organizations

As a Business Preference student, being involved on campus is extremely important to your college experience. Joining a student organization is a great way to explore your interests for business related majors and careers.  This can also provide additional opportunities to network, socialize, learn, and enhance your skills.  When students are considered for internships, post-college employment, or even the Broad admissions process, campus involvement and leadership experience sets our students apart. Explore the various Broad College Student Organizations and MSU Student Organizations.

The Business Exploration Series is ongoing programming and services for Business Preference students. This includes major and career exploration, academic advising support, and resources aimed at increasing your success at MSU.

Information sessions are intended for current MSU students applying for admission to the Broad College of Business or a Broad major this semester. All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. Topics addressed include: Broad College/major application process, academic and non-academic admission factors, resources for completing the experiential profile, case study tips and explanation of the admission decision process.

Students can choose the session that fits their application process and schedule. No pre-registration is required. Attendees should bring their Spartan ID card.


For more information, please visit our Broad College Admissions website.

Academic Success workshops are hosted by the Collaborative Learning Center (CLC). Topics are designed to help strengthen your skills in Academic Time Management, Reading, Mathematics, Note Taking, Study Strategies and much more.

Academic Success workshops are held throughout the year. For workshop schedules and registration, see link here.

Business Preference students are invited to attend a Group Advising session during Spring semesters.  Group Advising is an opportunity to meet with a Broad Advisor to review Broad degree requirements and create a tentative schedule plan for the upcoming academic year.

If you are interested in attending a Group Advising Session, please check out our website again in January 2021 for more information on dates and registration.

Join Undergraduate Academic Services for the Broad College of Business as we explore Business-focused majors at MSU. During the month of February we will explore four different sectors, featuring speakers from campus-wide programs. Career opportunities and program information will be reviewed and students will have the opportunity to do a live Q&A with presenters.

Prior registration is recommended. See the Upcoming Events section (below) to register.

  • February 5 – Accounting and Finance Related Majors
  • February 12 – Human Resources/Management Related Majors
  • February 19 – Marketing Related Majors
  • February 26 – Supply Chain Management Related Majors

Upcoming Events

Internship and Career Outlook

MSU and the Broad College have the following resources to help students understand their interests, review career outlooks, apply and interview for internships, and receive one-on-one career advising.  Explore the following resources from Russell Palmer Career Management Center and Career Services Network to learn more.

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