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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Bill Breffle

William S. Breffle

PhD, Economics, University of Colorado at Boulder

Contact

906-487-1959
wsbreffl@mtu.edu

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 . . .

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Mari W. Buche

PhD in Business Administration/Management Information Systems, University of Kansas

Contact

906-487-3440
mwbuche@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems,

Since joining the School of Business and Economics in 2003, Mari Buche has immersed herself in campus and community life, including actively participating in community service through the Houghton Rotary Club (president 2007-08). She has served as advisor to various student organizations, such as the Houghton-Hancock Rotaract Club, Beta Gamma . . .

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Emanuel Oliveira

Emanuel Oliveira

PhD, Economics, Kansas State University

Contact

906-487-2301
emolivei@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Business and Economics

Dr. Oliveira is an economist with specializations in macroeconomics, international economics, and econometrics. His research agenda has focused on interdisciplinary issues related to economic growth and institutional frameworks, such as barriers to technological adoption, entrepreneurship, foreign direct investment, intellectual property rights, and the informal economy.  Dr. Oliveira serves on the . . .