Published: Sept. 13, 2011

MSU, Broad College of Business climb in rankings

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University has one of the top 25 business schools and the best supply chain management program in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings of undergraduate programs.

Overall, MSU ranked 71st on the list of 268 best national universities and 28th among public universities, both improvements from last year, according to the magazine’s 2012 Best Colleges edition, which will hit newsstands Sept. 20.

The Broad College of Business climbed from 28th in last year’s rankings to 24th this year. The supply chain program, offered through the business school, rose from No. 2 to No. 1, beating out Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s program.

The improved showings mark the third time in less than a year that the business college has cracked the top 25 in a national publication.

Forbes ranked the college’s MBA program 19th in August, while Bloomberg Businessweek late last year ranked the MBA program 20th, its highest ranking ever in that publication.

Several other programs within the business college also fared well in the latest U.S. News rankings: production/operations management (12), accounting (14), marketing (19) and international business (24).

U.S. News also recognized three “outstanding programs” at MSU designed to foster student success: study abroad, service learning (in which students volunteer in the community) and learning communities (or residential colleges).

MSU’s College of Engineering came in at No. 48.


Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good in uncommon ways for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources on creating solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.