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.
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Admission to the Broad College considers academic factors, non-academic factors, and an optional personal statement.
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 application and admission, parallel academic programs, degree requirements, leadership development, policies, and much more. For more information, please speak with an advisor today!
Are you interested in changing your major to Business Preference? Any student who is below 56 credits can meet with a Broad College academic advisor or apply to change their major online (a meeting with a Broad College academic advisor may be required to complete the application).
Undergraduate Academic Services, in conjunction with the Broad College and Michigan State University, has many free support services specifically for Business Preference students. Those include academic skills workshops, individual and group tutoring, and more! Reach your maximum potential by learning more!
As Business Preference students, being involved in a student organization can connect your passions for business or interests with your fellow students. This can provide you with additional opportunities to network, socialize, learn, and enhance skills. When students are considered for internships, post-college employment, or even the Broad admissions process, campus involvement and leadership experience set our students apart. Check out the various Broad College Student Organizations and MSU Student Organizations.
The Business Exploration Series is an ongoing series for Business Preference students that are pursuing admission to the Broad College. This series includes major and career exploration sessions, online communication, advising support, and more so Business Preference students can pursue their passions and goals of business at Michigan State University.
Broad Collaborative Learning Sessions are being hosted in partnership with the Collaborative Learning Center. These fall semester sessions will help you strengthen your skills to achieve your academic goals. Session topics include time management, reading skills, note taking, and study skills & tips.
Attend a Business Major Exploration Information Session to learn more about business majors at MSU. Topics include what you will learn in these majors, the types of jobs students receive after graduation, employment information and more!
Register now for the following sessions:
October 4th: Accounting and Finance
October 11th: Management and Human Resource Management
October 25th: Marketing
November 1st: Supply Chain Management
November 8th : Design your Life – Odyssey Planning
During the spring semesters, Business Preference students may be invited to group advising sessions which are an opportunity for students to meet with a Broad advisor and fellow students to review: annual enrollment, Broad College degree requirements and progression, and create their tentative schedule for the upcoming academic year.
The Broad Bulletin Newsletter is a monthly newsletter designed for Business Preference students. The newsletter is designed to provide students with important updates from Undergraduate Academic Services. In addition, based off of data from previous students, information is provided on relevant MSU resources to help be successful as a Spartan.
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.
Business Preference students can gain internships that match their passions while exploring the many parallel career paths of business. The Broad College has the following resources to help students understand their interests, review job outlook, and receive one-on-one career advising.
Using all your academic supports are very important to your success as a student in the Broad College. A host of free support services are available to students: individual and group peer tutoring, academic skills workshops, as well as spaces to gather and study with peers. For more information, please visit our Academic Support Services.