Founded in 1855 on the ideals of democratization of knowledge and empowering people through education, Michigan State is an inclusive, internationally recognized university with a mission of advancing knowledge and transforming lives. MSU is the nation's pioneer land-grant university. Today this world-grant university is adapting its traditional principles to 21st Century challenges. MSU's success traces back to its mission and core values: quality, inclusiveness and connectivity. These interconnected values are what set the university apart. Its commitment to inclusion embraces opportunities for everyone ensuring that individuals from ordinary backgrounds with extraordinary talents and determination can transform their lives with advanced education.
MSU is one of the top research universities in the world – on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation – and offers a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders. The university is home to 37,988 undergraduates, 11,355 graduate and professional students and 4,700 faculty and academic staff, whose credo is "hard working excellence." MSU is ranked 29th among the nation's public universities in U.S. News & World Report's 2014 Edition of America's Best Colleges.
Rated among the top 25 U.S. Business Schools by Forbes, the Broad College is a global leader in executive education, providing professional development learning opportunities to business professionals for more than 50 years. Tracing its rich history to 1861, the Broad College's global reputation is built on research and constant educational innovation. In addition to its academic accolades, the Broad College is ranked #1 and #2 for its supply chain management undergraduate and graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report's 2013 Edition of America's Best Colleges.
Enjoying the benefits of the Broad College's high-quality education are nearly 6,000 students across undergraduate, graduate and executive programs. The Broad College has five departments of study and an affiliated industry-specific school. Its outstanding reputation owes itself to world-renowned faculty who are considered thought leaders in their many areas of study and research.
Hailed as the original hospitality business school and ranked among the top hospitality programs in the nation, The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University is a recognized authority in hospitality business education, research and service. A unique, industry-specific school within MSU’s top-ranked Broad College of Business, The School of Hospitality Business has launched the careers for thousands of leaders in hospitality and service professions, and transformed the overall landscape of hospitality education. The School provides in-demand skills and credentials to help you succeed in the growing field of hospitality management, including hotels, resorts, restaurants and casinos. You’ll learn from campus-based faculty, as well as industry experts – but with the added convenience of 100% online video-based e-learning.
Everybody knows the symbol of the Spartan. Michigan State's proud athletic tradition includes 23 NCAA Division I-A varsity teams: 11 for men and 12 for women. They participate in the Big Ten Conference in all varsity sports except ice hockey, which competes in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. The Spartans' hardworking excellence has resulted in many great achievements, including being named "Best School" of the decade by Sports Illustrated.