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MBA Information Session-Engineer your career with a Michigan Tech MBA

Want to enhance your career opportunities? Think about applying to Michigan Tech’s MBA program. Graduates of the program can expect to find positions starting at higher ranks, with greater management opportunities, and with faster career progression. Also, MTU’s program was recently ranked by the Aspen Institute in the top 100 MBA programs in terms of dealing with social and environmental issues.

Plan to attend the information session about the MBA program. The session will:

  • Describe the MBA program, designed to be completed in one year
  • Discuss how to prepare for it while an undergraduate
  • Present admissions requirements and the application process
  • Answer your questions about the program and process

When: Febuary 11, 2008, 5-6 pm

Where: Dow 641

[If you are unable to attend the information session but are interested in finding out more about the MBA program, contact Ruth Archer, Director, Business Graduate Program at raarcher@mtu.edu or 487-3055.]

Board of Control Gives Final Approval to MBA Program

On June 22, 2006, Michigan Tech’s Board of Control approved the new MBA for the School of Business & Economics. A spin-off from the MSBA which was reintroduced in 2004, the new fast-track MBA will enable students to complete an MBA in one year.

Board of Control Chair Mike Henricksen and SBE Dean Dr. Christa Walck
Board of Control Chair Mike Henricksen and SBE Dean Dr. Christa Walck

“The program meets the demands of today’s fast-paced and technologically rich workplace,” said Dean Christa Walck, “and will make a significant contribution to Michigan Tech’s efforts to integrate business and technology. These MBAs will create the technology-driven businesses of the future.”

Dave Brule ’72 donated $250,000 to support the new master’s program and additional donors have given or pledged $453,000.

The MBA targets undergraduate students with engineering, technology and science degrees. It adds a broad knowledge of business functions and business skills to give students a competitive advantage in the job market. The 36-credit program includes a core of business courses and 12 credits of electives that students can tailor to their interests.

New MBA Ad
New MBA Ad

Associate Professor Sonia Goltz was named director of graduate business programs on May 8. Goltz has a PhD from Purdue University in industrial psychology and has taught at Tech since 1996. Her research investigates the phenomenon of escalation of commitment (“throwing good money after bad”) and sex discrimination in the workplace.