School of Business and Economics

At the School of Business and Economics, our goal is to educate high-quality students who focus on innovation, new technologies, entrepreneurship, and business development. Our staff and faculty work closely with students, alumni, industry leaders, and business professionals to provide a unique and distinctive career path.

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Robert Hutchinson

PhD in Manufacturing Management and Engineering, concentration in Manufacturing Cost Accounting, University of Toledo

Contact

906-487-2140
rhutchin@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Accounting, School of Business and Economics

After receiving his undergraduate degree in accounting, Robert worked within the corporate finance organizations of two Fortune 500 corporations as a cost analyst, plant controller, financial auditor, corporate security auditor, and operations auditor.  As an MBA student at the University of Notre Dame, he received a fellowship to work

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Thomas E Merz

PhD, Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1980

Contact

906-487-2805
temerz@mtu.edu

Associate Dean, School of Business and Economics

1978-80 Instructor Miami  (Ohio) University; 1980 arrived at Michigan Tech 1990-91 Visiting Fellow, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia 1994-2006 Houghton City Council; 1996-2006 Mayor of Houghton 1996-present (with 2 years off) Houghton City Planning Commission 2006 & 2007 Visiting Fellow, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia 2008-present Associate Dean,

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Russ Louks

MS in Technology, Purdue University

Contact

487-2677
rwlouks@mtu.edu

Professor of Practice, School of Business and Economics

Russ Louks joins the School of Business and Economics as a professor of practice of Management Information Systems and the Advisor for the ITOxygen Enterprise team.  He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium.   He has 29 years of experience