Tag: Master of Business Administration

University Rankings in News

Michigan Tech was highlighted by the World Ranking Guide as one of world’s leading universities and MBA programs. Some of the highlights include:

  • Being ranked 115th among the National Universities by US News (2012).
  • Being listed in the top tier of national universities in the US News 2011 “Best Colleges”.
  • Garnering “Best in the Midwest” honors as it was included among Princeton Review’s The Best 373 Colleges, 2011 Edition.
  • Being ranked 213th globally in the Webometrics ranking of world universities, July 2010.
  • Being ranked the 7th most wired campus in the nation by PC Magazine in 2007.
  • Being ranked in the top 100 MBA programs in “Beyond Grey Pinstripes”, a ranking by the Aspen Institute.
  • Being ranked 179th of 600 US colleges and universities in research and development expenditures (NSF, 2004).

For more information see Ranking.

Originally posted in Tech Today.

Christmas for the Needy

The MBA Student Association is leading the “Adopting a Family” program this holiday season.

Help collect unused clothing, toys and other items for a local family with four boys aged 5, 9, 11 and 12 who love hockey, floor hockey and LEGOs. The boys wear medium T-shirts and sizes 12, 12 slim, 10 husky, and 5T pants.

Place items in the “Adopt a Family” box in the lobby of the AOB. Feel free to wrap your donations, but attach a note telling what’s inside.

As well, cash donations will be accepted in the office of the School of Business and Economics and will be used to purchase food and other necessities for the family’s holiday celebration.

Donations will be accepted until Wednesday, Dec. 21.  For more information please contact the MBA Association President Zachary Hitt at zthitt@mtu.edu.

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NASA Internships Available for Fall, Spring Semesters

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) offers a variety of paid internships for undergraduate and graduate students, for both the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters. The internships are in a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines, as well as business and finance.

Application deadline is May 31.  For more information visit intern.

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AACSB International Extends Accreditation for School of Business and Economics

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International has extended the accreditation of the School of Business and Economics for five years.

AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education. It has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools. Today, there are 620 business schools in 38 countries that maintain AACSB accreditation.

“I am very proud of our faculty and staff who continuously work hard to maintain this distinct level of quality in business education,” said Dean Darrell Radson (School of Business and Economics). “This accomplishment confirms our initiatives designed to meet the needs of business as we educate our students to be leaders in innovation, entrepreneurship and technology management to impact our nation and the global economy.”

The School of Business and Economics first received AACSB accreditation in 2001 and recently completed its second rigorous internal review and evaluation process. AACSB accreditation standards require a high-quality teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement and curricula responsive to the needs of businesses.

“This accreditation extension affirms the high regard that academic leaders have for Michigan Tech,” said President Glenn Mroz. “The School of Business and Economics has worked hard to achieve this level of quality instruction, scholarship and research.”

AACSB International, founded in 1916, is an association of more than 1,200 educational institutions, businesses and other organizations in 78 countries and territories. AACSB’s mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation, thought leadership and value-added services. AACSB’s global headquarters is located in Tampa, Fla., and its Asia headquarters is located in Singapore. For more information, visit www.aacsb.edu .

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UNESCO/ Great Wall Co-Sponsored Fellowship Programme

With a view to promoting international exchanges in the field of education, culture, communication, science and technology, and to enhancing friendship among peoples of the world, the Government of the People’s Republic of China has placed at the disposal of UNESCO, under the sponsorship of the organization, 25 fellowships for advanced studies and two more fellowships on agriculture-related subjects specially at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These fellowships are for the benefit of developing Member States in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and certain countries in the Arab States.

The fellowships, tenable in a selected number of Chinese universities, are of one year duration or less. These fellowships, which are in most cases to be conducted in English, are offered to senior advanced students wishing to pursue higher studies or intending to undertake research mainly independently with periodic guidance from the assigned supervisor. In exceptional cases, candidates may be required to study the Chinese language prior to taking up research/study in their field of interest.

When completing the form, each candidate is requested to specify three possible host institutions in China indicating one field of study as personal preference. Applicants may wish to visit the China Scholarship Council website (www.csc.ed.cn) for details regarding these host institutions. In addition, fields of studies proposed in selected universities can be found at the following URL:

MBA Online Program in the News

Michigan Tech’s MBA Online, offered by the School of Business and Economics, is mentioned in the Bloomberg Business Week Business School Rankings and Profiles.

The Tech MBA Online is one of 50 listed in the distance learning section, and the site says, “Advances in educational technology have made distance learning programs a viable alternative to attending bricks-and-mortar campuses.”

“We are pleased to see the online program getting this well-deserved attention,” says Darrell Radson, dean, School of Business and Economics.

School officials said the two-year Tech MBA Online focuses on technology and innovation management. The degree incorporates a solid foundation of fundamental business disciplines, including a global perspective. Training professionals to be ethical leaders who manage financially sound but sustainable organizations is also a program goal. The degree program includes two weekend residencies and a weeklong international residency.

“The uniqueness of our program centers on its connection to technology,” according to Radson. “We are using the expertise of our university and our business school to train students to take new ideas and concepts and move them into new products and new businesses.”

For more information about the Tech MBA Online, call Ruth Archer, graduate program director, at 487-3055, or visit www.mbaonline.mtu.edu .

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Registration Opens for Tech MBA® Online

Registration for the Tech MBA® Online 2010-11 webinar is now open. The virtual events discuss topics such as paying for the MBA (and getting your employer to help), choosing the right program, and other specifics, including how engineers and women benefit from getting MBA degrees. To view the webinar schedule or to register, see Tech MBA .

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The School of Business and Economics and the Alumni Association will host a workshop on career planning in Grand Rapids. This is the second Career Re-Tool Workshop for job seekers, those in career transitions and people who want career advancement. Attendees will have the opportunity to evaluate educational opportunities. This free event is open to the public. For more information, see re-tool .

First In Series of Federal Funding Workshops – Sept 15th and 16th.

A federal fellowship/scholarship writing workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 15th  and Thursday, September 16th at 4:00 in Fisher 135.

You will only need to attend one of the workshops, as they are the same workshop, different days and time.

During the workshop we will review 3 samples of NSF GRFP personal statement essays. Tips will be given on how to organize your essay, utilize wording, and meet the merit criteria expected by reviewers

Prepare for the workshop by:

1. Understanding how NSF defines “broader impacts”

2. Brainstorming answers to NSF “personal statement” questions

    If you (or someone you know) plan on attending, please RSVP to Jodi Lehman (jglehman@mtu.edu).

    Thirteen Students Inducted into SBE Honor Society

    The Michigan Tech School of Business and Economics chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma international honor society recently inducted 13 students into its membership. Beta Gamma Sigma recognizes students of high scholastic achievement and is among the highest honors that a business student can receive at Michigan Tech.

    The following students in the School of Business and Economics were inducted:

    • Nicole Baumruk, Management Information Systems (MIS)
    • Stephanie Behrens, Finance
    • Jacob Carlson, Finance
    • Lucy Dernovsek, Accounting
    • Ming He, Management
    • Adam Kastamo (MBA Student)
    • Lindsey Lindstrom, Marketing/Management
    • Rebekka Mikkola, Marketing/Management
    • Asel Otunchieva, Accounting
    • Michael Schott, Management Information Systems (MIS)
    • Kipp Vaughn, Management
    • Geoffrey Weston (MBA Graduate)
    • Lijuan Xie, Accounting

    The Michigan Tech chapter advisor for Beta Gamma Sigma is Mari Buche.

    Visit the business newsblog for more information and photos from the induction ceremony.

    Published in Tech Today.