Category: Tech MBA

MBA Students Help Guide Portage Hospital Decisions

Students provide guidance for local healthcare provider.

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

This was originally published by the Daily Mining Gazette March 17/18 weekend edition.

Join Us For Business After Hours in Marquette

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
Prizes for Business After Hours at L'Attitude in Marquette, MI on Monday, February 13!

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.

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.

Adopt-A-Family Charity

The MBA Association is supporting the Adopt-A-Family event to sponsor a local family in need.

The family we are sponsoring consists of a single mother with four kids.

The children are all boys and their ages are: 12, 11, 9, and 5. Their sizes are:

-Medium t-shirt
-size 12 pants
-size 12 slim pants
-size 10 husky pants
-size 5t pants

Their interests include:
-hockey, floor hockey, legos

Of course all donations are up to the donator, just make sure they are age appropriate. Toy donations can be made at the decorated box at the entrance of the Academic Office Building. Monetary donations can be made at the front desk of the academic office building. Checks can be made payable to MBA Association.

Thank you for your time and have a happy holiday season.

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; call at 906-487-3055 or find me online at  I look forward to talking to you more in the near future.

All my Best,