Mission Statement and Values
The School of Business and Economics integrates the University's technological prominence with experience-based learning to develop leaders in global business and innovation and to advance knowledge through research.
As we educate our students, we value hard work, innovation, impact, collaboration, integrity, and risk taking.
The School of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This organization has been evaluating the practice of business schools for 90 years. AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Being AACSB-accredited means a business school is able to continuously pass a strict set of standards that are designed to ensure quality. Learn more about our AACSB Accreditation.
About the School
Originally founded in 1949 as the Department of Engineering Administration, the School of Business and Economics currently provides an AACSB accredited curriculum in six business majors and an MBA, and a degree in economics.
In alignment with the Michigan Tech Strategic Plan, the School of Business and Economics provides real world, business development experiences in our undergraduate curriculum. We work to prepare our students for a culture where technology is impacting our lives faster than ever before and where business development will be the key to our students’ success. Our students leave with the knowledge of theory and practical experience needed to succeed.
Building on the University's technological prominence, the School of Business and Economics is proud to offer our undergraduate and graduate students the education of a lifetime.
Points of Pride
Working to Create the Future
- All of our undergraduate business degrees (accounting, finance, engineering management, management, management information systems, and marketing), our Tech MBA, and our Tech MBA Online are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Our AACSB accreditation was reaffirmed in spring of 2011.
- The Tech MBA is ranked as one of the Top 100 MBA Programs Worldwide by the Aspen Institute for significant leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into our program.
- Students in our Applied Portfolio Management Program won the 2007 and 2008 annual RISE national stock investment competition in the value category.
- The School of Business and Economics is the only school to offer the Business Development Experience for degrees in accounting, finance, management, operations and systems management, management information systems, and marketing.
- The Tech MBA Online was recognized by US News and World Reports in three categories as an honor roll program in the 2012 ranking.
- Our students donate their time to help students and low-income community members file their income taxes each spring through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
- Entrepreneurial students from Michigan Tech compete for $30,000 in the New Venture Competition a joint business plan competition between Michigan Tech and Central Michigan University.
- The School of Business and Economics is an active part of Michigan Tech's Institute for Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship.
- Three School of Business and Economics students are working with the Smartzone Business Accelerator to further develop and market a mattress designed to increase the efficiency of CPR on hospital patients.
- In the Silicon Valley Experience, Michigan Tech students travel to the innovation hub of the US to tour, visit, and engage with companies like Google, Facebook, Intel, Brocade, and more.
- In the last five years, two of our faculty have won the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Michigan Technological University is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, an area attractive to students and faculty who thrive in a rugged and beautiful environment.
Houghton, home of the University, lies in the heart of Upper Michigan's scenic Keweenaw Peninsula. The campus overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway, a long, winding ribbon of water that divides the peninsula. Just a few miles from campus, on either end of the waterway, lies Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area.
Houghton is part of the Houghton-Hancock twin-city center of approximately 12,000 residents. The University's more than 7,000 students from many states and nations make the area a vibrant, multicultural community. Houghton is home to many exciting cultural activities, including the annual fall Parade of Nations, a celebration of the community’s diversity.
Only minutes from campus, the Tech Trails offer nearly 40 miles of well-maintained hiking, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing trails located in the six-hundred-acre recreational forest adjoining Michigan Tech's campus.