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. We are constantly developing our current programs, as well as offering the Business Development Experience where students gain real life experience while attending Michigan Tech. 

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Bryan Lagalo

MA, Economics, University of Georgia



Lecturer in Economics, School of Business and Economics

Bryan Lagalo earned his MA degree in Economics at the University of Georgia.  He also studied at Saginaw Valley State University and earned a BBA in Finance, a BA in Economics, and a minor in Mathematics.  Before joining Michigan Tech he taught for two years at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia.  His teaching . . .

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Robert Hutchinson

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



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 as a . . .

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Bill Breffle

William S. Breffle

PhD, Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder



Associate Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics

Dr. Breffle is an applied microeconomist specializing in environmental economics. Prior to joining Michigan Tech, he conducted economics research primarily for testimony for large natural Resource Damage Assessments, typically at Superfund sites. He has done work in 12 states for a variety of stakeholders, and continues to work with State and . . .