In many ways, the past year was an ongoing demonstration of our Spartan Will to rise above. We embraced opportunities to aim higher, be better and do more on our journey to develop transformational business leaders. Using the Broad 2020 Strategic Plan as our guiding light, we homed in on three R’s to drive this charge: enhancing the recognition of our brand, growing the reputation of our people and increasing the rankings of our programs.
As you explore our highlights from 2020–21, see how the Broad College is delivering on our strategic mission and vision and elevating our work to the next level.
Our unwavering commitment to excellence allowed us to reach new milestones. The Broad College extended our AACSB accreditation,
a mark of leading status we have maintained for 68 years. Our International Business Center celebrated its 30-year anniversary as a guiding force for business leaders around the world. We hit record numbers nationally for our supply chain management rankings: 10 years at No. 1 at the undergraduate level and 5 years at No. 1 at the graduate level.
We celebrated many firsts this year. Russell Johnson, from our Department of Management, became one of 50 Spartan faculty to be awarded an MSU Foundation Professorship — the first from Broad to achieve this honor. With the generosity of alumni Peter and Carol Walters, the Broad College received the largest gift in MSU’s history to directly support education abroad programs, including hiring our first director of education . Also, the Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion became the first academic building at MSU to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Gold certification, for its sustainable design and construction.
We doubled down on our efforts to be a top-of-mind business school and deliver the best for those who need it most: our students.