Category: Announcements

Research Seminar Series with Maria Schutte

The School of Business and Economics is proud to host the Research Seminar Series. This series provides our faculty the opportunity to discuss their recent research endeavors in a setting with colleagues, students, and staff. Each Research Seminar will feature a 25-30 minute presentation, 10 minutes of questions, and then refreshments and socializing for everyone in participation. A new presenter will be speaking each month, please check back for a complete schedule.

Maria Schutte
Maria Schutte

Assistant Professor of Finance, Maria Schutte, will be speaking on “Institutional Ownership and the Idiosyncratic Risk Premium.”

Please join us for Dr. Schutte’s presentation on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 from 3-4pm in the Academic Office Building, first floor, conference room 101.

Breakfast with Businesswomen

coffeeLadies of the School of Business and Economics, please join me for the first Breakfast with Businesswomen social event at 7:30am on Thursday, October 22, at the Suomi Restaurant in Houghton, MI.

This event will provide ladies the opportunity to network  and enjoy breakfast with like-minded businesswomen.  Since this is our first meeting, we will discuss the best days, times, and locations to continue this social gathering as well as potential topics of discussion.

If you have any questions, please email Lynn at or call 487-2674.

APMP Students Present to Advisory Board

Last Thursday, the Applied Portfolio Management Program presented their outlook and investment strategy to the advisory board for approval of fund management for the school year. Students presented their prediction of the economic situation over the course of the next year and their specific approach on portfolio management and received approval from the board.

“The students had the opportunity to practice their presentation and information delivery skills,” stated APMP advisor, Dean Johnson.

For more information on the program or to join, visit the APMP website.

About APMP

The Applied Portfolio Management Program provides the unique opportunity for senior students to manage an investment portfolio comprised of funds provided by the Michigan Tech Endowment fund as well as other generous donors. APMP was initiated in 1998 through generous contributions of alumni and friends of Michigan Technological University. APMP enjoys the gracious support of many firms, the University, The School of Business and Economics, and the School of Business and Economics National Advisory Board.

Student Dialog With a Michigan Business and Civic Leader

William Clay Ford
William Clay Ford

This Monday, take advantage of a unique opportunity to have a conversation with William Clay Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman of the Board and former CEO of Ford Motor Company. On Monday, October 19, at 10 am, a conversation entitled “Student Dialog With a Michigan Business and Civic Leader” will take place in room B45 of the EERC building. You will be able to ask questions directly to Mr. Ford. This conversation will take place through a video conference directly with Mr. Ford.

We look forward to seeing you there.

A brief bio from the Ford Motor Company web site is below:

“Mr. Ford has held a number of management positions within Ford, including Vice President — Commercial Truck Vehicle Center. From 1995 until October 30, 2001, Mr. Ford was Chair of the Finance Committee. Effective January 1, 1999, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors and effective October 30, 2001, he was elected Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Ford became Executive Chairman of the Company on September 1, 2006. Mr. Ford also is Vice Chairman of The Detroit Lions, Inc., Chairman of the Detroit Economic Club, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Henry Ford. He also is a Vice Chairman of Detroit Renaissance.”

First Annual School of Business and Economics Fall Picnic

Winning logo design by Kyle Ewing
Winning logo design by Kyle Ewing

Come to a picnic for business and economics students!

The School of Business and Economics Student Advisory Council, along with the Dean’s Office, invite our students, faculty, and staff to a fall picnic.

Join us on Friday, October 16, from 5-8pm for the First Annual School of Business and Economics Fall Picnic. The picnic will be on the lawn outside of the Academic Office Building or inside the ROTC gym if the weather is bad.

There will be free food, t-shirts, games, and PRIZES. This is a great opportunity to meet other students and get to know faculty and staff.

Hope to see you all there!

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Congratulations to Kyle Ewing

Kyle Ewing, a senior majoring in Operations and Systems Management, designed the logo that will be displayed on the T-shirts for the fall picnic.  Kyle is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honor society and enjoys hockey and golf.  Thank you Kyle for submitting the winning design!