Associate Professor of Management Information Systems Mari W. Buche and graduate student Gareth Johnson (ME/MBA) traveled to Green Bay, Wis., to attend the Midwest Association for Information Systems (MAIS) annual conference May 18-19. They presented “Inter-sourcing: Partnerships Between Businesses, Universities and Student Interns.” Buche, treasurer of MWAIS, also participated in a panel discussion on the future of the Midwest AIS organization and chaired a session on organizational issues relating to information systems.
The accolades continue to accumulate for the Tech MBA Online program. It is now rated in the top twenty-five nationally, according to the Business MBA website (www.businessmba.org). The School of Business and Economics’ program was ranked number thirteen and in some impressive company. Florida, Florida State, Auburn, UMass, Colorado State, Georgia, and Arizona State are all on the list.
Of the Tech MBA Online, the website stated, “The nationally ranked School of Business and Economics at Michigan Technological University is known for its commitment to the business of technology as well as the technology of business education.” They gave the Tech program high marks for being American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) accredited, the fact that it can be completed in two years, and its focus on the integration of technology and business.
“This recognition comes at a critical time as the cost of education continues to increase,” said Associate Dean Tom Merz. “Our goal is to provide a high-quality education while not sacrificing learning and professional development in an online learning environment.”
The website also stated that “. . . we’re confident that the combination of high quality and low cost offered by the programs on our list gives students looking to get the biggest bang for their MBA buck a great place to start their search.”
Previously, the Tech MBA Online was recognized by US News and World Report among the honor roll programs in their first-ever online rankings. Michigan Tech was ranked 24th in Admission Selectivity and 38th in Teaching Practices and Student Engagement, among the 161 online graduate business programs honored.
See the complete list of recognized programs.
Michigan Tech was previously recognized as packing an ROI (or return on investment) punch by Bloomberg’s Businessweek.
Written by Dennis Walikainen, senior editor in University Marketing and Communications.
MBA students from Michigan Tech have assisted in optimizing the schedule for Portage Health’s Dialysis Center as published in the Daily Mining Gazette weekend edition.
“The change in hours will increase patient safety, patient satisfaction and efficiency,” said Karen Kelley, dialysis director.
The decision to add new software, Schedule Wise, was suggested by an MBA team including Karen Giddings, Emmett Golde, Heather Richards, and Birong Tao in the spring of 2010.
“The students did a learn project where they examined patient flow, eventually concluding that new software would help,” Kelley said.
For more information about the Portage Health Dialysis Center, visit portagehealth.org/dialysis.
This was originally published by the Daily Mining Gazette March 17/18 weekend edition.
Be our guest! Join the Lake Superior Community Partnership for Business After Hours on Monday, February 13, 2012, sponsored by Michigan Technological University School of Business and Economics from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at L’Attitude Cafe & Bistro, located at 105 E. Washington St. in Marquette.
Guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres courtesy of L’Attitude Cafe & Bistro and a cash bar will be available.
By attending you will be eligible to win fabulous prizes, including:
- An iPad 2
- Unique copper items including: a copper paper weight, UP ornament, and UP wall hanging
- Valentine’s prizes just in time for the holiday: Gift bag of sweets, gift certificate for flowers, and sweet strawberry wine
- 20 x 30 inch northern lights print
What is a Business After Hours?
Business After Hours events are the area’s premier networking opportunities, offering guests the chance to meet fellow professionals and establish long-lasting relationships in a relaxed, yet festive social setting, held at some of Marquette County’s most interesting locations.
Business people are encouraged to attend and be prepared with a number of their business cards to pass.
This event is open to Partnership members and non-members alike.
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.