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GBSN Welcomes Michigan State University, Broad College of Business to the Network

Posted By Nicole Zefran, Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Nicole ZefranGBSN is proud to add Michigan State University, Broad College of Business to our growing list of member schools. MSU joins a network of over 60 world-class business schools that spans 27 countries on 6 continents. GBSN works with our member schools to build management education capacity for the developing world through cross-border networking, knowledge-sharing and capacity building programs to strengthen local business education. As a member, the school will have the opportunity to participate in GBSN’s robust network, share knowledge and perspectives with peers around the world, and engage in capacity building programs. MSU's membership in GBSN continues a longstanding commitment to educational excellence and international impact.

It's mission, to create and disseminate knowledge through collaborative relationships, directly aligns with GBSN's network approach to our mission. The school's vision is to be the recognized leader in creating knowledge and developing transformational thinkers and doers who make business happen. 

Thinking globally always has been a priority at MSU. The university is recognized in the international community for its work in business as well as in areas as wide-ranging as human needs, education, international trade, sustainable agriculture, human and animal health and welfare, and the environment. MSU joins the network with hopes to be active participants in GSBN’s capacity-building, strategic consulting, and mentoring initiatives, as well as its core networking conferences, webinars, and other networking activities.


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

Through the efforts of its core faculty, the School has developed a wide variety of international activities:

  • The International Business Center (IBC) in The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University supports more than 60 projects annually including providing leadership of the College's study abroad programs and its undergraduate IB Specialization. The Broad School has the nation's leading Center for International Business Education and Research and also serves as the web hub of all 31 CIBERs nationwide.
  • One of the Broad School's most high-impact international business products is globalEDGE™-  it is the world-leading international business resource on the web.
  • The Broad School is also the world headquarters to the prestigious Academy of International Business with a membership of 3,290 individuals spanning 86 countries along with its premier international business journal.
  • The Broad School is establishing a Global Initiatives Council to more directly and more intensely leverage the superb "people assets” that the Broad School and Michigan State University have around the world.
  • The Broad School is establishing a strategically based study abroad and international internship program. The background for this global initiative is that MSU’s study abroad options are among the most diverse in the country, with more than 200 programs in 60 countries on all continents.
  • The Broad School is establishing innovative online and hybrid global education programs that leverage our global brand and entrenches the Broad School as a leading global business school.
  • The Broad School has established a virtual International Business Department.

Through its CIBER, the Broad School regularly partners with GBSN member schools at universities such as Columbia, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Southern California, and George Washington that also have CIBERs. It also holds exchange agreements with GBSN member institutions such as the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research. Through the Academy of International Business, the Broad School has development partnerships with institutions such as SDA Bocconi School of Management.

One of the schools newest developments is its recently launched master of science in management, strategy, and leadership, available exclusively online. This newly designed degree will teach students how to become transformational leaders – from motivating individuals and mobilizing teams to making strategic decisions and implementing long-term plans. This degree is the first the Broad School has offered entirely online.

GBSN is excited to add The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University to its network because of its huge international presence. 

Please email for more information on membership or to find out how to reach your fellow GBSN member schools.

Nicole Zefran is the Network Assistant at the Global Business School Network.

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