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Criteria

All students will be evaluated for admission under the “Sophomore Admission” process. The former “Junior Admission” process is no longer in use. This process does not apply to Hospitality Business majors. 

Admissions Criteria Overview

Admission to the Broad College

Academic Factors (Required)

Minimum criteria to apply:

  • Completion of at least 28 credits
  • Completion of the following College Precore Courses:
    • CSE 101
    • MTH 103 or MTH 124 or higher course
    • WRA 101 or WRA 110-195H

Academic factors included:

  • College Precore GPA
    • Only MSU grades are used in the College Precore GPA calculations, unless all College Precore Courses are completed at an institution other than MSU.
    • Precore course equivalents taken at MSU are used in the College Precore GPA calculation.
  • Cumulative GPA
    • Only MSU grades are used in the Cumulative GPA calculation.

Non-Academic Factors (Required)

Students seeking admission must submit as part of his/her online application an experiential profile and a case study.

Experiential Profile

An online experiential profile considering the following qualities:

  • Level of passion as shown by demonstrated enthusiasm & sustained commitment to business
  • Tangible connection made between experience & business principles
  • Level of responsibility demonstrated by increased level of duties and/or responsibilities
  • Duration of experience demonstrated by total hours

Case Study

A proctored case study considering characteristics in one of the following thematic areas that will be randomly assigned.

  • Integrity
    • Principle-based actions; demands truth; does the right thing; has courage to defend ethical practices; trustworthy; honest
  • Initiative & resourcefulness
    • Drives for excellence; strong work ethic; responsibility; accountability; motivation; applies principle-based problem-solving techniques
  • Professional relationships & teamwork
    • Develops team members; ability to work with others; values inclusion; has connection with community; strives for customer satisfaction; contributes to the wider society

The approach includes meaningful self-reflection and teachable moments regarding integrity, initiative, professional relationships, work experience, and extra-curricular activities as they relate to the business world with the experiential profile, and the case study is consistent with the five-key dimensions of personal and social responsibility of the AAC&U leadership initiative.

Personal Statement (Optional)

The personal statement of extenuating circumstances is an opportunity for a student to share a circumstance beyond his/her control that might have impacted academic performance. Official supportive documentation of the extenuating circumstance must accompany the personal statement.

Admission to a Degree Granting Major

Academic Factors (Required)

Minimum criteria to apply:

  • Completion of at least 56 credits
  • Completion, with credit, of the following Major Precore Courses:
    • EC 201
    • EC 202
    • ACC 201
    • ACC 202
    • BUS 250
    • GBL 295

Academic factors included:

  • Major Precore GPA
    • Only MSU grades are used in the Major Precore GPA calculations, unless all Major Precore Courses are completed at an institution other than MSU.
    • Precore course equivalents taken at MSU are used in the Major Precore GPA calculation.
  • Cumulative GPA
    • Only MSU grades are used in the Cumulative GPA calculation.

Competitive Admission Majors

The following majors are “competitive admission” majors, and specific academic factors will be considered when determining admission.

  • Accounting: Competitive based on grades in ACC 201 and ACC 202
  • Supply Chain Management: Competitive based on cumulative GPA and Major Precore GPA

 

Hybrid Admission Model Explanation

College admission decisions are based on a hybrid model that considers academic and non-academic factors.

The purposes of including non-academic factors in the college-level admission decision process are to enhance the student’s educational experience through the process, to recognize attributes employers and industries value in the process, to acknowledge qualities that are valued by and consistent with the mission of the Broad College, and to include appropriate factors considered as indicators of success by the admissions review committee.

The rationale for including non-academic factors in a hybrid model is to utilize a more inclusive developmental approach in the admission decision process. Non-academic factors are included in the college admission decision process to enhance each student’s educational experience through the process, to recognize attributes employers and industries value in the process, and to acknowledge qualities which are valued by and consistent with the mission of the Broad College.

The admission decision model includes meaningful self-reflection and teachable moments regarding integrity, initiative,professional relationships, work experience, and extra-curricular activities as it relates to the business world which is consistent with the 5 key dimensions of personal and social responsibility of the AAC&U leadership initiative.

 

 

 

 

 


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