Michigan State University (Broad)


For Fall 2012 Entry

Round 3

Deadline: March 1, 2012

Decision: April 18, 2012

Round 4

Deadline: April 16, 2012

Decision: May 23, 2012

*Applications will be accepted on a rolling admission basis after Round 4 depending on vacancy in the program.


1. Required for all applicants except Juris Doctor/ MBA applicants, who answer Essay 5

Describe both your short- and long-term career goals. How compatible is your career progression or professional accomplishments to date with these goals? How will the Broad MBA from MSU help you achieve these professional goals? Please address why you believe now is the appropriate time to pursue the MBA as a part of your response.

Limit your response to 700 words or two pages.

2. Required for all applicants

Describe your most significant professional achievement. Provide evidence of your leadership skills displayed, the actions you took, the influence you had on your organization, and the results attained.

Limit your response to 375 words or one page.

3. Required for all applicants

How have your background and life experiences, including social, economic, cultural, familial, educational, or other opportunities and/or challenges shaped or influenced you as an individual and as a leader? How might you leverage your background to contribute to the Broad MBA community?

Limit your response to 375 words or one page.

4. Optional for all applicants

You should only answer this question if you feel your complete application for admission does not adequately represent you. What other information do you believe is necessary in the assessment of your candidacy to the Broad MBA?

Limit your response to 375 words or one page.

5. For Juris Doctor/ MBA candidates only

What attracts you to the dual degree Juris Doctor/ MBA program at MSU? What are your future career aspirations? How does the MBA degree, along with your chosen concentration in human resources, finance, supply chain, or marketing fit with these aspirations, both in the short and long term?

Limit your response to 700 words or two pages.


Two letters of recommendation (one of which must come from a professional, work-related reference-preferably a supervisor.)



Full-Time MBA

Broad Graduate School of Management

215 Eppley Center

East Lansing, MI 48824 USA

Telephone: (517) 355-7604

Web site: http://broad.msu.edu/mba

Electronic application: https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=MSU-MBA