Category: Announcements

School of Business and Economics Facebook page

school-of-business-on-facebookA new, revitalized School of Business and Economics Facebook page is up and running! Login and become a fan to support your School!

The new Facebook page will offer fans a place to interact with other students, faculty, and staff using photos, videos, and discussion boards. Check back frequently to see what’s going on and how you can get involved.

School of Business and Economics Facebook Page

And while you are at it, check out the Tech MBA Facebook Page too!

Design a T-shirt Contest!


We want YOU to design the official t-shirt for the First Annual Fall Picnic. It’s a CONTEST and the prize for the winning design is a $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to the Campus Bookstore. The picnic will take place on Friday, October 16, from 5 – 8 pm, next to the School of Business and Economics. We’ll have food, drinks, games, and prizes. Mark your calendars.

Let your imagination soar, your creativity go wild, and enter the t-shirt design contest. To enter, please send us your design for the back of the t-shirt.

Please send your design to Lynn at The contest deadline is MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 9 AM. The entered designs will be judged by the Dean’s Student Advisory Council.

Design Specifications

  • It’s best if you create your design in Photoshop or Illustrator or another professional design program. If you use another means to make your design, you must be prepared to provide print-ready files of the design should you win. But your submission will be a PDF.
  • Your design should contain a maximum of four (4) colors (plus the shirt color).
  • Your design can only be on the BACK of the shirt, and must fit within a printable area that is a 10” wide x 13” high rectangular area.
  • Your submission should be a PDF file no larger than 5MB. If you win we will ask you for the high resolution files.

Question? Lynn at

LinkedIn Student Directory: Call for Profiles!

linkedin-student-directoryThe School of Business and Economics is proud to announce the newest addition to its website, a LinkedIn Student Directory. The goal of this directory is to provide recruiters and industry professionals with another option for finding quality, Michigan Tech business students who are in search of co-ops, internships, and jobs. The directory will be available during the Career Fair on September 29th so please have your information submitted before then to be added.

To be included, please email the following information to Lynn Czarnecki,, as soon as possible:

  • Name
  • Academic year: 2nd year, 3rd year, etc.
  • Major
  • What you are interested in: Co-op,Internship, Full/Part time job
  • Link to your LinkedIn Profile (go to to set up your profile.)

About LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a business‐oriented social networking site founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003 mainly used for professional networking. As of July 2009, it had more than 43 million registered users, spanning 170 industries. (taken from, Sept. 23, 2009)

Resources for Building your LinkedIn Profile

College Graduate guide from LinkedIn

LinkedIn for College Students: Begin Your Networking Early

Personal Branding Tips for LinkedIn

How to use LinkedIn in your Job Search

A Tie That Binds: Resurrecting a Business Tradition

The School of Business and Economics is resurrecting the tradition of the red tie. Previously, alumni who passed the CPA exam sent a red tie to Sam Tidwell, who taught accounting at Tech for many years. Approximately 140 made their way to Houghton, where Sam would regale the students with stories about the new CPAs.

Darrell Radson, dean of the School, wants to bring back the tradition. “In honor of Sam, and to keep connected to our alumni, we are reinvigorating it,” says Radson. “And we know [accounting faculty members] Larry Davis and Joel Touriniemi would love to continue this.”

We caught up with some veterans of the tie.

Paula (Kauppi) Seiter ’70 was the first woman to earn the CPA after graduating from Tech.

“I found Sam Tidwell’s enthusiasm for accounting contagious, and it inspired me to pursue a career in accounting,” she says. “I have fond memories of Sam; the enthusiastic professor, Southern gentleman, and all-around great person.”

“I still have hanging on my office wall a letter (a full page, before word processors) that he sent me at the completion of my freshman year,” says Dan Greenlee ’74, Tech’s chief financial officer. “He recognized my good grades and encouraged me to continue within the accounting major. He also invited me to stop by his office anytime and discuss where the accounting field could take me. His closing line always reminds me how he supported and encouraged his students.”

‘I believe that you have all the material necessary to make a significant contribution to the business world, through accounting.’”

Send your ties to Darrell Radson, Dean of the School of Business and Economics, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295.

This post was written by Dennis Walikainen, a Senior Editor for Michigan Tech’s University Marketing and Communications.

Six Top-Rated Business Administration Programs

Top-Rated Business Programs

As of this fall, students in the School of Business and Economics now have their choice of six new bachelor of science degrees: accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing, and operations and systems management.

They replace the BS in Business Administration with concentrations in the same fields of study. Students still receive the same thorough education in business, but new degree names better reflect their training, a benefit for both graduates and potential employers.

This post was written by Dennis Walikainen, a Senior Editor for Michigan Tech’s University Marketing and Communications.