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.

Give to our upgraded physical space, and help us create the future. Donor and State matching opportunities are available. Please contact Dean Johnson, Dean of the 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 provide 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 to remarkable high school seniors who have excelled throughout their academic careers. This award is available to first-year incoming students only. 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 Tech MBA. This fund enhances our ability to attract and retain students who contribute valuable knowledge and leadership to our program. Corresponding with the Michigan Tech Strategic Plan, these funds will 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 who create the future.

Applied Portfolio Management Program (APMP)

One of the top 50 student funds in the nation. Seven 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—$1.8 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 now.

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 will 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.

Supporting exemplary teaching supports our students who will create the future. Your gift will help build an endowment to recognize outstanding faculty in memory of Sam. 

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, business tutors, and our scholarships for outstanding undergraduates. This fund also supports the Outstanding Business Woman and Man of the Year award, 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/accessing 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.