Tech to Offer MBA

By Marcia Goodrich | Published

Michigan Tech's Board of Trustees gave final approval Thursday to a new Master of Business Administration degree.

The new degree program will attract students with undergraduate degrees in engineering and science and would provide a general understanding of business. The MBA could be completed in a calendar year (three semesters, including summer semester). The program is primarily aimed at students graduating from Michigan Tech, said Christa Walck, dean of the School of Business and Economics.

"The program meets the demands of today's fast-paced and technologically rich workplace," said Walck, "and will make a significant contribution to Michigan Tech's efforts to integrate business and technology. These MBAs will create the technology-driven businesses of the future."

Currently, the SBE offers an MS in Business Administration, but not an MBA. The new program will begin enrolling students in the fall.

In other business, the board

* agreed to allow the Seaman Mineral Museum to proceed with stabilization work at two structures at the Quincy Hill Cooperating Site of the Keweenaw National Historical Park. The $1.8-million project is being underwritten by federal grant funding as part of a larger effort to move the museum to the historic site.

* voted to purchase the Forest Hills Cemetery burial vault, adjacent to the university's Student Development Complex. The building will be used for storage.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.