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Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: September 2, 2021.

Contact Information

Attn: Sarah Ellis The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development
3535 Forest Road Suite A180
East Lansing, MI 48910
Admissions Office:

School Data

Tuition: $87,500

Average Class Size: 114

International: 10%

Minority: 14%

Average Age: 36

Female: 38%

Male: 62%

Admissions Requirements: GMAT or GRE Required, Interview, Test Waiver Available, Years Minimum Work Experience

Application Deadlines: Round 1 - December 1, 2021 | Round 2 - February 1, 2022 | Round 3 - April 1, 2022 | Round 4* - May 16, 2022
*Final Deadline for Applicants with International Degrees

Method of Delivery: Primarily Weekends

Metro Areas Served: Chicago

Broad Executive MBA

Learn over the weekend, apply on Monday — that’s the advantage of the Michigan State University Broad Executive MBA. With our weekend format, students are able to turn classroom learning into business progress in a matter of days, sometimes hours. The rigorous and integrated curriculum is designed to sharpen business expertise. In just 20 months, students experience a robust curriculum in a convenient part-time format. The Broad Executive MBA delivers immediate impact, developing talent with the essential knowledge, skills, and insights to lead and grow organizations.

The program actively selects students from diverse educational backgrounds, functional specialties, and industries to create a well-rounded education setting that encourages cross-functional learning. Students join a powerful network of exceptional professionals in a program that is intensely challenging but produces lifelong rewards.

The collaborative program has two format options. Students begin their program with a weeklong academic residency and also gain an international perspective with the optional global residency. With campuses in Lansing, Troy, or Flex, the Broad Executive MBA is an easy commute from anywhere in the Great Lakes region and beyond.

Key Outcomes

A Broad Executive MBA provides significant rewards and ROI across a variety of metrics.

  • 48%: Average salary growth after completing the program (Financial Times, 2020)
  • 45%: EMBA students that received a promotion during the program
  • 15.6%: Average salary increase from the time of program entry to exit
  • 98%: EMBA students that would recommend the program
  • 99%: Graduation rate

*Source: MSU internal data, Financial Times Alumni Survey, and EMBAC annual student

Key Facts

  • Format: Traditional (Students meet Friday evening and all-day Saturday every other weekend) and Flex (Students meet one weekend per month and complete the balance of their courses online).
  • Application Deadlines:
    o Early Deadline: December 1 (preferred campus choice guaranteed)
    o Final Deadline: June 15 (Domestic Students Only)
  • Location: East Lansing, Troy and Flex

Team Building

The Broad College Executive MBA program is all about teamwork. A collaborative approach to learning allows students to work in diverse groups of top-notch professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Students hail from a wide variety of companies—from small, family-owned businesses and nonprofit organizations to global Fortune 100 corporations.

Because the unique team-based program mirrors the actual business world, students will develop
critical real-world skills like negotiation, communication, and collaboration. Students will learn to
leverage one another’s strengths effectively and efficiently. In the end, it all comes together to advance careers.

Key Facts

  • Format: Friday evening and all-day Saturday classes every other weekend
  • Start Date: Mid-September
  •  Application Deadlines:
    o Early Deadline: December 1 (preferred campus choice guaranteed)
    o Final Deadline: June 15 (Domestic Students Only)
  • Location: East Lansing, Troy and Detroit, Michigan
  • Length of Program: 20 months (including breaks)
  • Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University
  • Comprehensive Tuition: $85,000 (Class of 2022)

About the Broad Executive MBA Program Class of 2021

  • Class Size: 134
  • Average Years of Work Experience: 11
  • Average Years of Management Experience: 6
  • Average Age: 34
  • Women: 25%
  • Minority: 22%
  • Advanced Degrees: 21%