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Global Initiatives

One-third of Broad MBA students are international, creating a cultural exchange that serves as a microcosm of the global marketplace. The Broad MBA is a global MBA that leverages this strength and prepares students for domestic and foreign business challenges through hands-on experiences and courses in cultural business awareness.

Study Abroad

Michigan State is a top U.S. public university for study abroad participation. Participating Broad students gain an understanding of the global marketplace and the opportunity to learn firsthand how business is done in other countries. Approximately half of Broad Full-Time MBA students participate after their first year in study abroad trips, which are conducted for about two weeks each May.

Students earn three credits for participation in the study abroad program. The cost for those credits is included in the block tuition; there are additional costs for transportation and accommodations.

International course requirement

All MBA students are required to take one course in international business. Students can fulfill the international course requirement by studying abroad or by taking a course on campus.

On-location assignment

The Broad MBA program is a member of the MBA Enterprise Corps. After graduation, selected students may complete a one-year international assignment serving as a consultant for a private enterprise located in an emerging market.

International knowledge

MSU is home to the nation’s top-rated International Business Center (IBC), one of 28 such federally funded initiatives that help businesses compete in the global marketplace.

Broad College and the IBC support development of faculty expertise on international topics. The IBC enhances research to assist businesses as they address the challenge of competing in the global marketplace.


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