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Michigan Tech Approved as Test Site for Graduate Record Exams

Michigan Tech has been approved as an official test site for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), an entrance exam required by most graduate programs around the country. This will enable students from this area to take the GRE at Michigan Tech’s Testing Center, part of the Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning.

Previously, Michigan Tech students and locals had to travel four hours or more to take the standardized exam. The closest test sites were Sault Ste. Marie and Duluth, Minn.

“We have been working for years to get approved as a GRE test site,” said Margaret Landsparger, coordinator of the Michigan Tech Testing Center. “Now we have this beautifully equipped center and the capability to administer secure exams, and this time we were approved.”

The Michigan Tech Testing Center opened in October 2013. It is also certified to give Pearson Vue exams, including the popular Fundamentals of Engineering exam and the GMAT, a graduate entrance exam for business schools.

Tech joins 10 other GRE test sites in Michigan. The Testing Center can administer up to 10 tests at a time. The center has four test dates scheduled between now and the end of the year: the first is on Sept. 26, and there will be two in October and one in December.

“I am delighted that the GRE test will be offered at Michigan Tech in the future,” said Jacqueline Huntoon, dean of the Graduate School. “We have all been working on this for a very long time. The hard work done by the Jackson Center staff made it all possible. Staff members in the Graduate School have also been working to educate individuals in leadership positions at GRE, to help them understand the realities of our geographical location.”

For more information, see GRE.

Upcoming Information Sessions for Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain and Operations Management

The School of Business and Economics would like to invite all interested students to an open session to learn more about the opportunities within the two new Management concentrations, ask current students and advisors questions, and learn about career opportunities for each concentration.

Both sessions are being held in the Academic Office Building in conference room 101.

Dates and additional information for each session are provided below:

Supply Chain and Operations Management Concentration:

Wednesday, March 19th @ 4:00 pm

SCOM Info Session

Entrepreneurship Concentration:

Entrepreneurship Info Session

Monday, March 24th @ 3:30 -5:00

Both sessions will provide pizza and pop for attendees.

Attention Management Majors…and those who might like to be!

New Management Concentration now available in Supply Chain and Operations Management

The Supply Chain and Operations Management concentration, now an option in the B.S. in Management, will give you a tailored set of courses and skills that employers love. When an employer asks you what you are majoring in and you say Management, you can now add Supply Chain and Operations Management.  Students graduating with this major/concentration have some of the top salaries in the School of Business and Economics, as high as $60-70K.  The majority of students in this concentration have at least one internship.

Supply chain and operations management majors are highly sought after.  All it requires is to complete a four course concentration that includes cutting edge courses as Introduction to Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Supply Management, Six Sigma Fundamentals, and Transportation and Logistics.  If you are interested in learning more about career opportunities, you may speak with Dr. Greg Graman or Dr. Dana Johnson.  If you are ready to make the move, Carly Harrington will help you with your schedule.  In Spring 2014, OSM 3150 Intro to Supply Chain Management and OSM4650 Six Sigma Fundamentals are offered and will get you start towards an exciting career!

Modern Language Placement Exams @ No Cost

 I am happy to report that, in an effort to streamline the placement process for MTU students,  the Department of Humanities has agreed to assume the cost of the modern language placement exam beginning February 2013. Hence, there will be no charge to students for the exam going forward into the 2013-2014 calendar year.

 TAKE THE FIRST STEP

The online Modern Language Placement exam is being offered now until the close of Fall registration 2013.

 There is no cost for the exam. The exam is required for students with prior background in Chinese, French, German or Spanish.

 Exam score ensures appropriate course placement and possible award of advanced placement credit.

 The registration form is available online at:

http://www.mtu.edu/humanities/undergraduate/pdfs/mltestreg2013.pdf

or at the Humanities Office in Walker 319.

 

 

Questions?

Contact:

Dr. Sandra Boschetto-Sandoval

smbosche@mtu.edu

906 487-3241

 

 

 

I am so glad I took that first step!”(Karina Jousma ’09, International Spanish Minor)

Modern Language Course Offerings

This summer 2013, we will be offering the following mostly beginning language classes:

Track A:
    52208    HU2271    Beginning French IA        9:35-10:50
    52235    HU2272    Beginning French IB        9:35- 10:50
    52167    HU2291    Beginning Spanish IA     2:05- 3:20

Track B
    52172    HU2281    Beginning German IB    (online)
    52345    HU3265    topics in East Asian Cultures    (online)
Beginning language courses are designed for “true beginners.” If the students you advise have had at least one year of prior language study, they are required to complete the Michigan Tech modern language placement test in order to be placed at the appropriate level.

Here is the newly revised link for placement exam registration:

http://www.mtu.edu/humanities/undergraduate/pdfs/mltestreg2013.pdf

Beginning Fall 2013, students who place into a 3000 level language class, and complete at least one language course at this level successfully, satisfy the Global Learning graduation requirement. In other words, they may opt out of UN1025: Global Issues. 3000 and 4000 level modern language classes are offered during Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters.

Sandra M. Boschetto-Sandoval, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Spanish Language & Latin American Studies
Director, Modern Languages & Literatures Program
Department of Humanities
906 487-3241
906 487-3559 (fax)
smbosche@mtu.edu
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Hannover International Summer School of Economics and Managment

HISSEMA- Applications due May 15, 2013

The Hannover International Summer School of Economics and Management (HISSEMA) is in its eleventh year of operation taking place from July 8th to August 23th. It is conducted completely in English. Up to now, over 200 US-Students have participated in the HISSEMA. Hannover is a mid-size northern German town of 500,000 inhabitants, not far from Berlin and Hamburg. It is known to be a modern, green, safe secure city. Many company headquarters are located here and the world biggest IT-Fair take place in Hannover. Leibniz University Hannover has over 22.000 students.

Facts

When: July 8th — August 23th, 2013
Where: At the Business and Economics department of the Leibniz University of Hannover.
Program: HISSEMA offers courses in “Business Administration and International Finance”, in “German Economy” and in “German Culture, Business and Language”.
Accommodation: Students will stay in student dormitories close to the Faculty Business and Economics. Accomodation is in single rooms with shared bathrooms and kitchens.
Costs in Hannover: Accommodation for six weeks: 400€ Public transport and immat. fee: 130€ Compulsory Excursions: 100€ Additional fees for optional excursions
Credits: All courses are worth 4 Creditpoints (ETCS). However, acknowledgement of credit hours depends on regulations at your home university.
Requirements: Students admitted to this program must be at least in their second year of university or college (sophomores) and be majoring in the fields of Business or Economics.
Trips: A trip to Munich (the city of the “Oktoberfest”) as well as other sightseeing trips in and around Hannover are offered.

Course Description

Business Administration and International Finance: This course will introduce students to the field of international finance, with special focus placed on emerging financial markets. Topics will include: Foreign Exchange Risk – Hedging– Country Risk Analysis – Financial Crisis – Lending Institutions in EM –Banking in EM.

The German Economy: Development, Institution and Regulations: This course will give a description of the performance of the German economy. Areas covered include historical background, the economic system and its sectors, the German labor market, constitutional elements of the social security system, Germany’s integration into the European Union and the World Economy.

German Culture, Business and Language: The course will provide basic German language skills as well as insights in German culture and history. Additionally, there will be four excursions to leading German companies and institutions in order to give insights into German business culture.

Visit the HISSEMA Homepage:
http://www2.wiwi.uni-hannover.de/hissema.html

Further contact Information:
At Leibniz Universität Hannover:
Malte Sandner
guest@wiwi.uni-hannover.de

School of Business and Economics Winter Carnival Statue

The theme for this year is “Heroes & Villains find their powers in these frozen winter hours…”

Some ideas that came about are:
the Superman symbol with $ symbol
Thor’s hammer with “Knowledge” on it, possibly on top of a briefcase

Some quotes to go along with the ideas:
“Give us money, we’ll double it in an hour with our super power”
“Super students have the power to double your money in an hour”

For ideas, a good start is the “Ultimate List of Super Heroes and Villains”:

http://www.comicvine.com/characters/

Also, 1-2 volunteers are needed to help Lynn & Carly with the snow sculpture logistics. This would require a hour meeting every week or so until Winter Carnival; please contact them for more info.