Communication Arts and Sciences Building

Communication Arts and sciences building

Home to world-class programs and a one-of-a-kind learning atmosphere

The Communication Arts and Sciences Building, home to the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, is known for its one-of-a-kind learning atmosphere and innovative classroom spaces. The building is home to many departments including Advertising and Public Relations, Communications, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and the School of Journalism.

Numerous labs and centers throughout the building and campus focus on journalism, social media, game development and design, virtual/augmented reality, and communicative sciences. These facilities are available to both graduate and undergraduate students and include the Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) Lab and Immersive Media Lab, Spartan Newsroom, PLAY video game showcase, WKAR studios, iOS lab and more. The building offers countless opportunities for students to get real-world experience right on campus, build professional skills and collaborate with each other.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of all of the opportunities available to them, including experiential learning, career education, student advising and alumni-student networking. Undergraduate research, internships and employment at WKAR Studios and Focal Point (a student-produced newscast for journalism students) are some of the many opportunities available to students interested in studying communication arts and sciences.

Designing games for entertainment and learning

Students work in the Games for Entertainment and Learning (GEL) Lab in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building.

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Business College Complex

Business College Complex

Home to several core business courses

Situated on the banks of the Red Cedar, the Business College Complex (North Business Building) is where many core business courses are held. Connected to the Minskoff Pavilion and Eppley Center, the complex has the second largest lecture hall on campus and a Starbucks on the ground level. Business students have access to all three facilities for classrooms, academic advising, faculty offices and more. MSU’s business programs are ranked No. 14 among public undergraduate business programs in the United States and No. 24 overall, according to U.S. News and World Report.

There are two student groups that help foster an improved learning environment for first-year business students. The Multicultural Business Programs (MBP) are a diverse, team-oriented group of academic specialists, graduate assistants and undergraduate students that represent a wide variety of cultural, economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds. This community helps create a smaller environment for students to interact with others while still being part of the larger business school. Another student group is the Residential Business Community (RBC), housed in McDonel Hall. Students in the RBC live in McDonel Hall near other business students, where they can form study groups and connect with students taking similar classes to their own.

Refuel before class or a study session

The Business College Complex is home to one of the four Starbucks locations on campus.

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Packaging Building

Packaging Building

MSU is a world leader in packaging studies.

The MSU School of Packaging opened in 1957 and is the first school of packaging in the United States. It is currently the largest program in the country and the only school that offers a Ph.D. program.

More than half of all packaging graduates employed in the U.S. come from Michigan State. Students in the school study engineering materials such as glass, paper, plastic and metals to house and transport a variety of goods. Students also study design, prototyping, economics, cost controls and environmental and sustainability issues. Graduates with a degree in packaging thrive in a variety of career fields, including packaging engineering, packaging or structural design, consumer behavior analysis, packaging operation, product testing and food science.

There are plans to renovate the School of Packaging Building with new labs and state-of-the-art equipment to encourage conversation and collaboration among students as they work to complete their studies.

One of a kind

MSU is home to the largest packaging program in the country and is the only one that offers a Ph.D. program.

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Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center 

Offering experience to students from the School of Hospitality Business

The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center is a full-service hotel and conference center located on campus. Originally built in 1951, it has over 35,000 square feet of flexible function space and 160 guest rooms and suites for visitors year-round. The Michigan Hotel Association sought to create a facility in which they could house everything needed to hold an educational conference under one roof that could also serve as a laboratory for hotel management.

The hotel provides real-world skills and opportunities to students from the School of Hospitality Business, which is hailed as the original hospitality business school and ranks among the top hospitality programs in the nation and world according to The Best Schools and College Choice. Students can work in the hotel as staff for both employment and classroom experience. There are also demonstration theaters and teaching kitchens for students to learn in these areas.

The Kellogg Center is also committed to being Spartan green and is a partner of the Clean the World Program. This partnership program sanitizes, recycles and redistributes unused hotel toiletries to those in need.

Year-round events

The Kellogg Center hosts university-sponsored public and private events during all four seasons throughout the year.

Outdoor seating for a wedding event at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. Chairs line either side of the center aisle.

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Minskoff Pavilion

Minskoff Pavilion

Check out this spectacular business school facility!

The Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion is a state-of-the-art facility for the MSU Broad College of Business, covering over 100,000 square feet. Alumnus and real estate developer Edward J. Minskoff donated $30 million — the largest single gift from an individual in MSU’s history — to create innovative learning and career development spaces for business students. The Pavilion was completed in July of 2019.

The Pavilion enhances the Broad student experience through its design around community, collaboration and teamwork. Higher education as we know it is changing, and this super-modern facility puts Broad College ahead of the curve with flexible classrooms, energy-efficient spaces and cutting-edge technology.

This is also the place to find the only Panera on campus!

Tour the Minskoff Pavilion

Wander the halls of the Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion with Sparty on this virtual tour that explores the many spaces within the building.

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Business and Management

Business and Management

At MSU, Spartans are prepared to lead and have a competitive edge when they enter the workforce, supported by our strong global network of alumni and corporate partners. Every day, Spartans learn how to drive innovation and make business happen.

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Business College Complex

Communication Arts and Sciences Building

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Minskoff Pavilion

Packaging Building