Finding a class…make it easier with advanced search

Starting the new semester and still need a class?   Explore your general education requirements and look to see if one is available doing an “Attribute Search” (much easier than looking at a list to see if a course is offered.

Advanced functions are available to search for classes on this site:
After you select the term you are searching in (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, etc) you will be brought to the search functions. (see picture below).
  1. SUBJECT:  Select multiple subjects by using the “Ctrl” + right click function
  2. CAMPUS:  If wanting online courses select “MTU Online” in “Campus” search.   NOTE most online options are available in Summer terms.
  3. PART OF TERM:  AKA Track A (1st Half of Term) or Track B (2nd Half of Term) is helpful especially in Summer to select the track you would wish to take a class.
  4. ATTRIBUTE TYPE:  Finally…need a course to fulfill a particular General Education requirement (attribute) such as a HUFA (Humanities and Fine Arts) course? This can provide a list of courses available to fulfill a requirement for a particular semester.  TIP:  Be sure to select all subjects that could pertain to that attribute (ex. HASS often has Visual and Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Economics, and Humanities courses)
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SBE Awards Sponsored by Peter Negro of Rukkila Negro and Associates, CPAs

Peter Negro has agreed to sponsor the School of Business and Economics Outstanding Man and Woman in Business awards.  This award is given to students who bring honor and pride to the School of Business and Economics through high scholastic achievement and involvement.  Students eligible for this honor go through an intense interview process that includes an essay and interview with faculty for the school.

Peter is the owner of Rukkil Negro and Associates, Certified Public Accountants here in Houghton, Michigan. He has over 25 years of public and private accounting experience, as well as industry experience in manufacturing, retail, and finance.

This sponsorship is continuing to foster the relationship that Rukkila Negro and Associates has with the School of Business and Economics. The firm has hired one of the SBE’s Applied Portfolio Management (APMP) students, as well as several interns.  Rukkila Negro is looking forward to future opportunities to hire School of Business and Economics students for internships.


Economics Student Returns from Washington DC

Jerrid Burdue (a third year economics student) just returned from presenting his winning iOME essay in Washington DC.  Faculty adviser, Dr. Emanuel Xavier-Oliveira and the Interim Dean of the School of Business and Economics, Dr. Dean Johnson accompanied Burdue on his trip.  Jerrid discussed his proposal for improving the savings of millennials with Senator Stabenow, and met with Senator Peters to talk over his currently pending bill, THE COMPETES BILL.  This bill would increase funding for STEM research.  Burdue, Oliveira and Johnson discussed ways the School of Business and Economics could assist with the implementation of the bill. The group was also able to spend extended time with Senator Peter’s key staffers that work with retirement savings where they discussed the importance of the commercialization of this research.

While in Washington, Jerrid was also featured on a panel to discuss millennial savings patterns and habits.  Other panelists included representatives from the Department of Labor, the Treasury Department, and Congressional staff from both republic and democratic parties.

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Read more about Burdue, and see his essay here.

SBE Student Wins National Essay Competition

By Mark Wilcox

A promotion used at his financial institution, provided the inspiration a Michigan Technological University undergraduate needed to take the top prize in a prestigious national essay competition.

For the past four years, teams from Michigan Tech’s School of Business and Economics had advanced to the finals of the iOme Challenge. In 2012 the SBE team took home Honorable Mention and a $2,000 prize. Finally this year, a Husky has emerged as the champion.

Jerrid Burdue has been named winner of the iOme Challenge for his essay and innovative video focused on federal government proposals related to education requirements, the myRA program, Social Security taxes and the Saver’s Credit.

As a result of the win, the third-year student from Niles, Michigan, was awarded the top prize of $5,000 and will travel to Washington, D.C. later this month to present his essay at the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) Forum.

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Dr. Emanuel Xavier-Oliveira Featured Across the Web

Dr. Emanuel Xavier-Oliveira (SBE) and other professors of economics from universities such as Purdue and Yale were asked by the financial web site WalletHub to comment on growth strategies that state economies can adopt in order to improve or return to full capacity. It was part of a WalletHub report just released on the states with the best and worst economies. News of the report has been picked up by Forbes and CBS News, among others.

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