Giving Opportunities

Illustration of campus showing construction of a new business college

Business School 2.0

The business curriculum at Michigan Tech is not an afterthought. It's the foundation for innovation, entrepreneurism, and team skills critical to growth in all STEM fields. To produce STEM-savvy business students and business-savvy STEM students, the College of Business at Michigan Tech must expand.

The College requires smart classrooms, desirable office and research space to recruit and retain world-class faculty, and areas for teams of multidisciplinary students to collaborate, receive tutoring, and seek academic advice.

Alumni and long-time donors Richard and Joyce Ten Haken donated $1 million toward the new College of Business infrastructure. You can support our mission of growth, too.

Donor- and State-matching opportunities are available. Contact Dean Johnson, dean of the Michigan Tech College of Business, at to explore ways your support can multiply—helping us take larger steps toward our goal.

Give to the College of Business Building Fund

Dean's Fund for Supporting Academic Excellence

This fund provides financial support to enhance the quality of education we offer students. From student organizations and study-abroad programs to guest speakers, teaching materials, and faculty research, the Dean's Fund for Academic Excellence is vital to the success of our College.

Give to the Dean's Fund for Academic Excellence

Contribute to the development of our strong business program.

First-Year Scholarship

Each year, the College of Business awards this scholarship—available only to first-year incoming students—to remarkable high school seniors who have excelled throughout their academic careers. In alignment with Michigan Tech's Strategic Plan, these scholarships are intended to attract a diverse and intellectual group of students and provide financial resources for them to begin their studies.

Give to the First-Year Scholarship

Give students the opportunity to succeed at Michigan Tech.

TechMBA® Program Scholarships

Every year, the College of Business supports promising students pursuing the TechMBA®. This fund enhances our ability to attract and retain students who contribute to our Master of Business Administration program. Corresponding with the Michigan Tech Strategic Plan, these funds serve to promote students with leadership and management skills, exemplary academic performance, and enthusiasm for and within the MBA program.

Give to the Tech MBA Scholarships

Help attract business leaders tomorrow needs.

Applied Portfolio Management Program (APMP)

One of the top 50 student-run funds in the nation. Repeat national investment championships. More than 200 successful APMP alumni. Michigan Tech's Applied Portfolio Management Program develops the next generation of financial opportunists, investment strategists, and global business leaders. Our growth and success—$2 million of real money—is attributed to our unique approach (no safety net!)—and you. Your contribution ensures we have the best equipment, opportunities, advisors, and faculty in the upcoming year.

Give to the Applied Portfolio Management Program (APMP)

Give students hands-on experience.

Bob Mark Business Model Competition

Help carry on the entrepreneurial spirit and legacy of the late Bob Mark, former professor of practice within our College. Donations made to this fund support the annual competition where students pitch new ideas to a panel of judges for cash prizes.

Give to the Bob Mark Business Model Competition

Keep Michigan Tech's entrepreneurial spark bright.

The Sam B. Tidwell Teaching Excellence Award

Memories of Accounting Professor Sam Tidwell continue to echo through Michigan Tech’s halls. Tidwell, who passed away in 2002, made an impression on his many students, and made an impact on the accounting teaching profession. Sam’s red tie tradition, a symbol of progress and possibility, continues on campus today.

Every spring, senior-level business students vote to recognize an outstanding faculty member as Teacher of the Year. In honor of Sam, the College of Business wishes to establish an endowed fund to acknowledge teaching excellence. The Sam B. Tidwell Teaching Excellence Award will continue to be a student-selected recipient who exhibits special qualities, and makes a difference.

Give to the Sam B. Tidwell Teaching Excellence Award


Sam B. Tidwell Learning Center

This fund supports student activities through our Sam B. Tidwell Learning Center. Funds go toward student organizations, plant trips, and business tutors. This fund also supports the Outstanding Business Students of the Year awards, intended to recognize and celebrate two students who have brought honor and pride to the College of Business.

Give to the Sam B. Tidwell Learning Center

Support Sam Tidwell's dream for student success.


Local Economic Outlook Report

Produced by Michigan Tech students as a semester-long learning project, the KHOB Economic Outlook Report focuses on four counties in the Western Upper Peninsula—Keweenaw, Houghton, Ontonagon, and Baraga. Funds go toward hiring and training students, buying and upgrading software and data, covering costs to conduct interviews and online surveys, attend conferences, and disseminate findings.

Give to the KHOB Economic Outlook Report Project

     Support experiential learning for tomorrow.