Category: Tech MBA Online

More Accolades for the Tech MBA Online

The School of Business and Economics has another reason to cheer: SuperScholar, an online education and career information website, has named the Tech MBA Online among the top 25 in the nation, coming in at number 20.

Recently, Tech’s MBA Online was noted in first-ever online rankings by US News and World Report.   Out of 161 online programs the Tech MBA Online was 24th in Admission Selectivity, 38th in Teaching Practices, and 82nd in Student Services and Technology.

Now SuperScholar is recognizing Tech MBA Online.   Their website singles out Tech’s program “for its emphasis on innovation, technology and entrepreneurship”–all prominent features of Tech’s online MBA program, which, like the School itself, is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

School of Business and Economics Dean Darrell Radson said, “Our Tech MBA Online has once again been recognized as a top MBA program internationally. It also confirms that we are aligned with the changing trends in our global economy by offering a flexible, online learning environment focused on innovation and technology management with an international business perspective.”

The SuperScholar editors say they designed their “Smart Choice” ranking of online MBA programs to help fill a void of quality rankings and reviews of online degree programs, as well as provide prospective students with help in finding the best degree program for them.

After researching all online MBA programs accredited by AACSB or by regional accrediting agencies, SuperScholar ranked the top 25 schools based on quality, marketability and affordability–as determined by market reputation, admissions selectivity, accreditation and cost.

AACSB accreditation is considered the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Being AACSB-accredited means a business school is able to continuously pass a set of strict standards that are designed to ensure quality. The School of Business and Economics successfully completed reaccreditation requirements in spring 2011.


Tech MBA Online Recognized Among US News and World Report’s Honor Roll Programs

The on-campus residencies brings students to Tech for leadership and team building. The international residency is an immersion in the business world of another culture.

The Tech MBA Online in Michigan Technological University’s School of Business and Economics has been recognized among the honor roll programs in first-ever online rankings by US News and World Report.

Michigan Tech was ranked 24th in Admission Selectivity and 38th in Teaching Practices and Student Engagement among the 161 online graduate business programs honored. The Tech MBA Online was also ranked 82nd in Student Services and Technology.

“Our Tech MBA Online is focused on innovation and technology management and is perfect for emerging industries, fast-paced environments and traditional businesses facing change,” says Max Seel, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “I am very proud of the faculty and staff of our School of Business and Economics that our online degree is recognized in the honor roll lists of online programs by the US News and World Report.”

Darrell Radson, dean of the School of Business and Economics, adds: “This recognition confirms that our program is successfully established as a quality online education. Through the Tech MBA Online’s innovative teaching methods and residency requirements, particularly our international residency, we are producing the type of student that employers demand.”

According to the US News press release, their new rankings “were created in response to today’s high demand for education provided in a flexible manner. With many distractions to detract from one’s schooling, online education has become increasingly popular due to its flexibility.”

There were no numeric rankings for overall program quality this inaugural year, US News said. Instead, they created non-numeric honor roll lists of online programs. There is one honor roll for online bachelor’s degree programs and one for the master’s degree programs. Each list includes programs that performed well across a series of numeric indicator rankings.

Originally posted on Michigan Tech News.


Newest Addition to MBA Admissions at Michigan Tech

Meet JJodie R. Filpus, MBA Recruitment and Admissionsodie Filpus, Newest Member of Tech MBA Online Recruitment and Admissions

From the Windy City of Chicago returning to the wonderland of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Jodie Filpus, began working with MBA Admissions in August.   Jodie wants to take a moment to say hi and introduce herself.


Hello Tech MBA Online World,

In August this Yooper returned “home” to the U.P. and began working at the School of Business and Economics with the MBA programs.   Since 2000 I have lived in Fargo, ND; Duluth, MN; and Schaumburg (just outside of Chicago), IL and worked at three colleges (North Dakota State University, The University of Minnesota-Duluth, and The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg).  It is exciting to now be working for Michigan Tech as I grew up a Tech Husky fan.

My background is a B.S. in Speech Communication and a M.A. in Educational Leadership.  I have been working with students and helping to serve and guide them through the University setting for over ten years.  Now I cannot wait to assist you.

When I am not working in the School of Business and Economics I am with my family.  Our six year old boy keeps us busy playing football, racing remote control cars, doing homework, playing video games, fishing, and biking.  When I have some downtime I personally I enjoy golfing, cooking, traveling, entertaining friends and snowmobiling.

I am excited to work with each of you as you prepare for the next step in your professional career—earning your MBA. Doing it online at Michigan Tech.  Please feel free to contact me at mba@mtu.edu; call at 906-487-3055 or find me online at http://facebook.com/Jodie.TechMBA.  I look forward to talking to you more in the near future.

All my Best,
Jodie


Is There an MBA In Your Future?

Michigan Tech MBA students during Residency on Campus (left to right) Michael Vigress, Connie Koutouzos, and Brendan Andrews, with Professor Dana Johnson '80 (standing). (Photo by Ryan Schumacher

Five reasons to go back to school

(even if you stay at home)

More money? Sure, there’s that, but there are other reasons for returning to school (including Michigan Tech) for an MBA. We asked some folks who know to sell us on the idea.

Advance your career

“The MBA helps you work your way up the ladder, thanks to improved communication skills, which are a necessity whether you’re an engineer or not,” says Kaari Nevanen MBA ’10, technology advisor at Mindovo.

Stay relevant

“The concept of innovation is so important today, and you need to understand technology as much as you need to understand business,” says Jim Lenz, director of the John Deere Technology Innovation Center. “They need to be combined. When I got my MBA, I realized the importance of reinventing products to satisfy customer needs, for example.”

Broaden your thinking

“If you are running a business, the MBA makes a big difference,” says Scott Pattullo ’81, senior vice president of sales, marketing, and account management for Wheels Inc. “It exposes you to more-forward approaches to issues, which you could gain through experience, but the MBA accelerates that process.”

Earn more

The average starting salary Tech engineering graduates reported to the Career Center during the 2010–11 academic year was about $58,000. Among new Tech MBAs, the average was $63,000, “even with minimal work experience,” says Darrell Radson, dean of the School of Business and Economics. “And during economic downturns, companies tend to hire more MBA graduates. In fact, for some corporations, an MBA is a stringent requirement for management-track positions. With work experience and an MBA, the salary differential greatly increases, making the value of the MBA more pronounced.”

You can actually do this

Once you’ve graduated and entered the workforce full time, the thought of returning to college can be daunting. However, many MBA programs, Tech’s included, are offered online. “The Tech MBA Online has easily integrated into my everyday life,” says current student Megan Benam ’07. “The program allows me to complete the course work in a timely manner that is conducive to working full time, traveling for work, and maintaining a personal life.”

http://www.mtu.edu/umc/services/pr-news/magazine/fall11/stories/mba-future/

by Dennis Walikainen ’92 ’09


LSGI Trading Room Dedication October 6th at 4pm

Through the generous efforts of Joe and Vickey Dancy and LSGI Advisors, Inc., the School of Business and Economics is proud to announce the dedication of the redesigned and updated LSGI Trading Room home to the Applied Portfolio Management Program. Please join university administration, the Tech Fund Board, the Applied Portfolio Management Program Advisory Board, School of Business and Economics faculty, staff, and students for the LSGI Trading Room Dedication in the Academic Office Building at 4pm on October 6, 2011.

The dedication will include a ceremony to be followed by refreshments and facility tours.