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Eli Broad College of Business – Michigan State University - Full-Time MBA

Michigan State University Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business MBA is a 61-credit degree that takes 21 months to complete. Three distinct components comprise the program: the core curriculum (31 credits); electives (18 credits); and the MBA concentration (12 credits). Concentration options include finance, human resource management, marketing, and supply chain management.

In total, the program features four separate semesters and a summer break, which includes the optional MBA Education Abroad Experience and the Summer Corporate Internship Experience. Those that do not take the MBA Education Abroad Experience must complete an international business course on the MSU campus. The program begins in the fall.


Within the flexible curriculum structure of the Eli Broad MBA program, students select a concentration and craft their own plan of study with elective courses to support areas of interest that complement their concentration area. The program takes place over 21 months and is made up of three components that ensure all MBA students develop both a strong foundation and subject matter expertise:

MBA Core Curriculum: 31 credits that provide foundational learning.

MBA Concentration: 12 credits that build subject matter expertise in one of four fields: Human Resources Management, Supply Chain Management, Marketing or Finance.

MBA Electives: 18 credits that deepen knowledge in areas of interest to drive relevant expertise to a desired career path.

As a Full-Time MBA student at Broad, you’ll learn by doing. Creativity and innovation are at the heart of our curricular design. Experiential learning opportunities help students maximize their knowledge, develop skills and clarify values by continuously applying what they learn in the classroom to real-world contexts

Class Profile 

The diversity of the student population at Broad—in terms of ethnicity, gender, national origin, and professional experience—extends learning beyond classroom opportunities, with each student’s unique background considered an asset to be shared.

The class of 2021 has a cohort of 78 students with an average age of 28. Thirty-seven percent of the class identify as female, 32 percent are international students, 23% are minority students and 12% are military veterans. The average work experience of students is 4.7 years and the average GPA and GMAT are 3.3 and 674 respectively.


Eighty-two percent of the most recent class accepted job offers within 3 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $110,311 with an average signing bonus of $21,429.

Full-Time MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 40
• Financial Times: 43
• Forbes: 27
The Economist: 35

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Getting the most for your investment and finding the best overall value are serious considerations. Paired with Broad’s pricing structure and the adjunct cost of lodging, food and travel, you owe it to yourself to take a close look and learn more about our program cost and tuition, available fellowships and scholarships, and financial aid opportunities.

Our focus is always on ensuring that, throughout your entire Broad experience and throughout your career, you maximize return on yourself. For added curriculum flexibility, the Broad MBA program offers a block tuition structure. Students may take up to 18 credits per semester, with a maximum enrollment of 68 credits in the four semesters of the MBA program. Through periodic meetings with the MBA advising team, students choose a mix of required and elective courses to create their ideal degree plan.

In State – $33,098

Out of State – $52,458

International – $52,458

The Broad full-time MBA program awards more than $2.6 million in competitive, merit-based fellowships and graduate assistantships each year to first- and second-year MBA students.

All applicants are automatically considered for fellowships and graduate assistantships. Applicants should apply early in the admissions year to be most competitive. Notification of a fellowship award for incoming students follows an offer of admission. Fellowships typically range from $2,000 to $31,000 per year for two years.


The Broad Full-Time MBA program requires all applicants have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, or an international U.S. bachelor’s equivalent. Candidates who hold a three-year undergraduate degree along with a master’s degree are also eligible to apply.

Prospective students are strongly recommended to have a minimum of two years’ full-time work experience after a candidate has earned an undergraduate degree. The average admitted student has four years’ work experience. The admissions team occasionally will consider applicants with nontraditional full-time work experience prior to or during their undergraduate program.

All applicants must take either the GMAT or the GRE. The average GMAT score for the Class of 2021 was 674. We do not have a required minimum score. A GMAT or GRE score alone does not guarantee or deny admission to the program.

Note: The Broad Full-Time MBA program is conducting a pilot this year to accept domestic candidates with strong work experience and other admission criteria in lieu of the standardized test score.

The GMAT/GRE is required in order to receive a scholarship. However, a waiver is available to those meeting the following requirements:

• At least four years of progressive, post-bachelor’s work experience
• An additional interview by a Career Management Professional
• Strong recommendation from a supervisor
• Successful completion of non-credit online pre-requisite courses post-admission (during summer)

In addition, applicants must provide the following:

• A completed application
• Official transcripts
• A current resume
• Two essays (one written, one video)
• Two professional recommendations
• English language test scores (if needed)
• $85 application fee

Application deadlines are as follows:

Round Early Round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Application Deadline October 4, 2021 November 8, 2021 January 10, 2022 March 7, 2022 April 4, 2022
Decisions Mailed By November 12, 2021 January 14, 2022 March 11, 2022 April 8, 2022 May 13, 2022

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