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Eli Broad College of Business – Michigan State University - Executive MBA

Michigan State University Executive MBA Program Structure

The Executive MBA classes are held in-person. Students attend classes every other weekend at one of our three campus locations: East Lansing, Troy, or Detroit.

Classes are offered in a concentrated module format; each course meets four times spanning four in-class weekends. Friday evening courses run 6 p.m-10 p.m. Saturday courses run 8 a.m. to noon and 1–5 p.m.

Group meals on class day—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—provide dedicated time for students to connect with classmates. Technology is used to enhance the learning experience and to ensure that in-class time is interactive.


The 45-credit-hour Master of Business Administration (MBA) includes approximately 30 Executive MBA courses. The rigorous curriculum is designed to sharpen your business expertise and give you a competitive edge in your career. Throughout dynamic executive MBA courses, you’ll obtain the essential business knowledge, real-world skills, and insights you need to excel in the workplace and contribute to your company’s bottom line.

Our diverse set of courses focus on a wide range of subject matters, from strategy, leadership and management, to marketing, accounting, finance and supply chain management. Courses on information systems, business law and global perspectives are also incorporated into the comprehensive business curriculum.

Executive MBA Rankings

• Financial Times: 79

Class Profile

You’ll discover a diverse group of professionals. Our students hail from a wide variety of companies–from small, family–owned businesses and non-profit organizations, to global Fortune 100 corporations. They represent a range of cultural backgrounds, academic experiences, and family situations. However, all Executive MBA students have one thing in common: a tremendous drive to succeed.

The Executive MBA profile includes an average cohort size of 115 students with more than 80 companies represented. We require students to have at least five years of work experience to apply to the program, but most students have 12 years or more. Our current cohort includes a female population of 28 percent and an average age of 35 years old.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The program offers a no-hassle, no-surprises, inclusive tuition package that include all tuition required course materials, hotel accommodations for orientation and residencies, and meals while on campus. Tuition will be established by the MSU’s Board of Trustees in June. For up-to-date tuition information, visit the website.

We offer students two scholarship opportunities:

• Executive MBA Alumni Association Scholarship
• Executive MBA Nonprofit Scholarship


The following is required in order to apply:

1.) Attend a Preview Day or Information Session.

2.) Request transcripts from all previous college/university coursework. Applicants with degrees from non-U.S. institutions: please arrange for ONE official/certified/attested university or professional school records of subjects and mark sheets, transcripts, diplomas, and/or degree certificates to be sent to the address noted below from the principal or registrar of each school you have attended, or by the Ministry of Education in your country in a sealed envelope. The names of all certificates, diplomas, degree(s) earned, and dates received should be noted. Photocopies or notarized copies are not acceptable. Official translations must be furnished when originals are not in English. You must provide official transcripts. This process could take several months, so plan accordingly.

Send transcripts directly to:

Sarah Ellis | Admissions & Academic Services Coordinator
MSU Broad Executive MBA
The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development
3535 Forest Road, Suite A180, Lansing, MI 48910-3831

3.) Identify, notify and enter two professional recommenders. These individuals will be automatically notified to provide their recommendations through a simple online form.

4.) Update and upload your professional resume.

5.) Complete the two online essays.

6.) Contact your campus of choice to schedule an interview:
For Lansing: 517-355-7603
For Detroit and Troy: 248-879-2725

A GMAT or GRE score is not required. While quantitative ability is a necessary skill, we seek evidence of each candidate’s ability through a variety of means such as previous course work, professional work experience, professional certifications, etc. An $85 application fee is also required.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Round 1: December 1, 2021

Round 2: February 1, 2022

Round 3: April 1, 2022

Round 4: June 1, 2022

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