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Admission to the Financial Markets Institute is limited to a small group of select students who have been or are in the process of being admitted to the Broad College of Business. Admission is based on an application process separate from the college’s general application procedures. Finance or accounting is the major of choice for most applicants. Students from other Michigan State University colleges who are also members of the Honors College may be considered.

Admissions decisions are based on several key factors including:

  • Cumulative grade-point average, precore grade-point average, and grades in completed mathematics and economics classes
  • Sustained interest in a career in financial markets as demonstrated by work experience/internships, active participation in related student organizations, etc.
  • Leadership capabilities as indicated in Broad College of Business, MSU, work, and community service experiences

Based on industry expectations, the institute is targeting applicants with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 and strong quantitative skills. Students with applications that meet the above criteria will be invited to take a markets and accounting skills written assessment. Those with solid performance on that evaluation will be interviewed initially by the institute’s admissions committee for an opportunity to complete a final interview with a team of current FMI Scholars.

Accepting applications

The institute accepts applications once each fall and spring academic semester. For information on applying to become an FMI Scholar, please email the FMI.

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