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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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

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Manish K Srivastava

PhD in Strategic Management, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University



Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation,

Dr. Srivastava's research focuses on understanding the phenomena of technological innovation, strategic alliance portfolio, geographic clusters, and evolution of knowledge structure of firms; in particular, how firms generate technological innovations on a sustained basis using the external mechanisms such as strategic alliances. His research has been published in the

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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