Category Archives: Undergraduate E-Newsletter

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.

BUS3900: Business Internship

Internship procedures for BUS 3900 effective Spring 2014.

Procedures:

  • The student seeking BUS 3900 will contact a School of Business and Economics faculty member to support their internship. The student and faculty member will collaborate to complete the Internship or Co-op Project Approval Form and develop a study contract for the project. Note: BUS 3900 is not a substitute for required courses.
  • Projects must involve a minimum of 20 hours of effort for each hour of course credit. This applies to business internships or cooperative education experiences that are 2-3 credits. It does not apply to 1 credit experiences.
  • Required elements and examples of the contract can be provided by Academic Advisor, Carly Harrington.
  • All contracts require review and approval prior to the academic term in which the project is proposed. The semester submission deadlines are:
    • Spring: December 1st
    • Fall/Summer: April 1st
  • Completed forms must be returned to the Academic Advisor by the aforementioned deadlines for final approval by the Undergraduate Programs Committee.
  • Upon approval of internships by the Undergraduate Programs Committee, the Academic Advisor will register the student for the appropriate credit hours in BUS 3900.
  • Students must submit deliverables (as outlined in the contract) to the instructor for grading by the end of final exam week.

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!