EAST LANSING, Mich. -- From overseas study to supply chain management, Michigan State University has some of the best undergraduate programs in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 edition of Best Colleges.
For the third straight year, the magazine ranked MSU’s supply chain management program No. 2 – behind only the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s program. The supply chain program is located in MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business, which ranked 28th among U.S. business schools.
The magazine 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).
In learning communities, students take several linked courses and often live together, with the goal of integrating learning and living in a dynamic way. MSU has three residential colleges: James Madison, which focuses on public affairs; Lyman Briggs, which focuses on science; and the Residential College for Arts and Humanities, which focuses on arts and humanities in a global context.
Overall, MSU ranked 79th among national universities and 34th among public universities.
MSU’s accounting and production/operations management programs each ranked 12th and its international business program ranked 20th. All three are in the Eli Broad business college.
The university’s engineering programs came in at No. 40. Biological/agricultural engineering was No. 14.
Michigan State University has been advancing knowledge and transforming lives through innovative teaching, research and outreach for more than 150 years. MSU is known internationally as a major public university with global reach and extraordinary impact. Its 17 degree-granting colleges attract scholars worldwide who are interested in combining education with practical problem solving.