School of Business and Economics

Tech MBA® Program

Blending Business and Technology

Professionals need specific skills, knowledge, and experience to succeed in the business world.  Michigan Tech's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides foundational skills — plus the cross-discipline advantage of studying at a high quality engineering and technology research university.  Whatever your goals, our AACSB (Association to Advance College Schools of Business) accredited graduate program is designed to give you the comprehensive education you need to succeed.

Course Schedule

The two-semester, 30-credit Tech MBA program focuses on three areas: technology and decision-making, leadership and management skills, and innovation and strategy. Additional education in corporate social responsibility, ethics, and legal issues will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

Download the MBA Course Schedule.

Fall

  • Managerial Economics—EC5300
  • Financial Reporting and Control—BA5300
  • Managing Behavior in Organizations—BA5700
  • Marketing, Technology and Globalization—BA5800
  • **Elective (3cr) chosen from approved list

Spring

  • IS Management and Data Analytics—BA5200
  • Operations Management—BA5610
  • Financial Risk Management and Decision Making—BA5400
  • Business and Corporate Strategy—BA5710
  • **Elective (3cr) chosen from approved list

**Electives: MGT4600, MGT3800, MGT4500, MGT4100, EC3400. Note: EC3400 may be counted as an elective by ONLY Accelerated Tech MBA students.

Electives in the Tech MBA Program may be double-counted by MTU undergraduate students who are admitted as Accelerated Tech MBA students.

Additional Information about Program Course Work

  • Prerequisite courses required for the Tech MBA Program: Statistics and Principles of Economics
  • The Tech MBA program is structured to be completed in two consecutive semesters beginning in the fall with four required courses per semester (12 credits) plus one elective (3 credits) - for a total of 15 credits each of the two semesters. Due to course offerings and prerequisites, students who deviate from this one-year schedule will need additional time to complete the program requirements.
  • Students who wish to take the MBA courses under senior rule must first be admitted to the program.

Accelerated Tech MBA

  • ALL bachelor's degree-seeking students from Michigan Tech with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to become Accelerated Tech MBA students.
  • Undergraduate students can apply to become Accelerated Tech MBA students any time upon attaining senior class standing, but must apply prior to being awarded their bachelor's degree.
  • Students who have already graduated from Michigan Tech may not retroactively enroll as Accelerated Tech MBA students.
  • MTU students who qualify to become Accelerated Tech MBA students are not required to submit GRE/GMAT scores for admission.
  • Upon acceptance, Accelerated Tech MBA students must meet with the Tech MBA program director and/or academic advisor to document the Tech MBA elective courses that can be double-counted toward both one's undergraduate and Tech MBA degree and courses that may be used under the Senior Rule.
  • Under Senior Rule a student may take up to 9 credit hours of MBA coursework while an undergraduate. Senior Rule credits are independent of double-counted elective courses.
  • All double-counted courses used as Accelerated Tech MBA elective courses must have a grade of B or higher.

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

In order to prepare you to begin your MBA with Michigan Tech we require successful completion (with a grade of C or better) in Principles of Economics and Statistics.  We also recommend the following courses to prepare students: Accounting, Finance and Economic Decision Analysis.

Contact the MBA Admissions staff at techmba@mtu.edu or 906-487-3055 for more information and to set a meeting to discuss your transcripts for qualification prior to the application process.

Graduate Transfer Credits

The Tech MBA® Program accepts a maximum of six (6) graduate credits taken prior to the semester that you are formally admitted and enrolled. This includes transfer credits from other institutions and graduate courses taken at Michigan Tech. Courses must meet School of Business and Economics criteria to be considered for transfer credit. Additionally, any courses that are transferred must be from a business program that is AACSB accredited.  Please discuss any requested credits with MBA Program staff prior to registering for courses.

MBA Student Learning Goals

1a. Identify key problems, risks and opportunities in complex business scenarios.

  • Students can identify key problems in complex business scenarios.
  • Students can identify key risks in complex business scenarios.
  • Students can identify key opportunities in complex business scenarios.

1b. Evaluate multiple alternatives to make appropriate executive-level recommendations.

  • Students consider multiple alternatives when making recommendations.
  • Students make appropriate recommendations.
  • Students’ recommendations are executive-level.

2a. Generate unique and differentiated alternatives to offer business solutions under uncertainty.

  • Students suggest alternatives that are unique.
  • Students suggest alternatives that are differentiated from competitors.

2b. Recommend appropriate technologies in business solutions.

  • Students suggest technologies that are appropriate.
  • Students suggest technologies that integrate with business solutions.

2c. Demonstrate ethical leadership by influencing globally aware, socially and environmentally responsible behaviors.

  • Students demonstrate globally aware leadership behaviors.
  • Students demonstrate socially responsible leadership behaviors.
  • Students demonstrate environmentally responsible leadership behaviors.

3a. Written communication is logical, concise, and comprehensive.

  • Written communication has a logically flow from premises to conclusions.
  • Written communications are concise, minimizing repetition and extraneous information.
  • Written communications are comprehensive, without gaps of missing information.

3b. Oral presentation is persuasive and audience-tailored.

  • Student presentations are persuasive.
  • Student presentations are tailored to their audiences.

4a. Demonstrate knowledge of supporting functional areas.

  • Student have acquired disciplinary knowledge in finance.
  • Student have acquired disciplinary knowledge in accounting.
  • Student have acquired disciplinary knowledge in management information systems.
  • Student have acquired disciplinary knowledge in marketing.
  • Student have acquired disciplinary knowledge in operations management.
  • Student have acquired disciplinary knowledge in economics.