Michigan Tech Sets Sail in Traverse City

by MyNorth/Traverse Magazine Staff and MyNorth Custom Studios for Michigan Technological University | Nov 21, 2023 

Since cutting the ribbon on its Traverse City research workspace in October 2021, Michigan Technological University (MTU) has embarked on a variety of educational and research initiatives in the Grand Traverse region—and that’s good news for area organizations and students.

As Michigan Tech works to nest into its new Traverse City home, leaders are harnessing efforts to foster economic growth and amplify the area’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. Michigan Tech has partnered with Northwestern Michigan College (NMC), Discovery Center & Pier, Traverse Connect, and 20Fathoms to develop the Freshwater Research and Innovation Center, which will establish the Grand Traverse Region as a hub for innovation in freshwater research and education.

In fall of 2022, Grand Traverse area residents gained access to Michigan Tech’s esteemed graduate education through the new TechMBA® program. The two-semester, 30-credit program offered through Michigan Tech’s Global Campus includes two options. Students can meet as a cohort at Michigan Tech’s Traverse City Research Workspace to remotely attend evening classes taught in Houghton, or they can enroll in an all-online course to be completed at their own pace. 

Read more on what Michigan Tech is accomplishing in the Traverse City region at: Michigan Tech Sets Sail in Traverse City