Empower Extraordinary, the campaign for Michigan State University, will accelerate our push to achieving our vision of being the recognized leader in creating knowledge and developing transformational thinkers and doers who make business happen. Increasing private support is critical for the Broad College to expand upon our leadership position in combining business thought and action through collaboration. Through this campaign, we will build a sustainable future that will secure the leadership position of the Broad College among collegiate schools of business.
The Eli Broad College of Business seeks to raise $136.6 million in the Empower Extraordinary campaign. We will achieve this goal with a mix of endowment and annual funds.
To date we have raised $142.5 million, but more private support is needed to achieve our full potential and propel this great university forward.
“Our more than 70,000 alumni are powering business growth in Michigan and around the world—from startups to large, global Fortune 100 companies. And our graduates are in demand. Recruiters and companies are increasingly recognizing that Broad graduates have the rare combination of business acumen, practical judgment, and hardworking excellence to lead teams and drive growth in their organizations.”
Be an engine of opportunity for our students by increasing our levels of financial aid and support. We educate the brightest business students in Michigan and around the world at a reasonable cost to the students and their families. In fact, Forbes recently noted that our full-time MBA program has the second shortest time to pay back the cost of the degree in the country. In this campaign, we seek support for study abroad and scholarships.
Provide an environment that encourages creativity, discovery and learning innovation across all faculty in the college, with particular emphasis on integrative value chain management, strategic analytics, and team leadership. The Broad College attracts pioneering scholars who have the ability to identify and offer solutions to address some of the world’s most challenging problems. Recognitions, such as endowed chairs and professorships, are a powerful means of attracting and retaining the best faculty members.
Be a force for creativity, discovery, and learning by providing endowed chairs, professorships, and programmatic support so that our faculty will be well positioned to be global problem solvers for business today. Broad College faculty engage in research that is embedded in real-world problems. They seek solutions that improve team performance, enhance quality, and manage risk. Three particularly promising areas of faculty research are integrative value chain management, strategic analytics, and team leadership—areas that build on Spartan business strengths and address industry needs.
The Broad College of Business community includes more than 6,000 students, nearly 125 faculty members, and 70,000 alumni who come together inside and outside the classroom to merge business theory and business practice through collaboration. A new graduate pavilion will be designed to encourage close, intensive, and collaborative interactions among students and faculty across all our professional graduate programs, creating an environment that supports global connectivity, teamwork, and analytics with academic and corporate partners.