TechMBA® Program

Michigan Tech's accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides foundational skills—plus the cross-discipline advantage of studying at a top engineering and technology research university.

Professionals need specific skills, knowledge, and experience to succeed in the business world. Whatever your goals, our accredited graduate program is designed to give you the comprehensive education you need to succeed.

The two-semester, 30-credit TechMBA® program with evening classes focuses on technology and decision-making, leadership and management skills, and innovation and strategy. Additional education in corporate social responsibility, ethics, and legal issues is integrated throughout the curriculum.

Delivery Options

Receive the same outstanding Michigan Tech education online or on-campus. Choose the education delivery option that is best for you:

 

  • No. 5
    of the Best Michigan MBA Schools
  • 2
    semesters to complete the TechMBA® program
  • 100%
    placement rate for graduate students in the College of Business

Welcome Traverse City Professionals

The TechMBA® is offered in the Grand Traverse area. Working professionals can earn a master's of business administration on their own schedule (referred to as synchronously learning) along with peers.

  • 14 weeks of remote instruction
  • Free application

Course Schedule

Fall

  • IS Management and Data Analytics—BA5200
  • Financial Reporting and Control—BA5300
  • Managing Behavior in Organizations—BA5700
  • Marketing, Technology and Globalization—BA5800
  • **Elective (3cr) chosen from approved list

Spring

  • Managerial Economics—EC5300
  • Operations Management—BA5610
  • Financial Risk Management and Decision Making—BA5400
  • Business and Corporate Strategy—BA5710
  • **Elective (3cr) chosen from approved list

Electives

  • MGT4600 - Management of Technology and Innovation
  • MGT3800 - Entrepreneurship
  • MGT4500 - Managing Change in Organizations
  • MGT4100 - International Management
  • EC3400 - Economic Decision Analysis (may be counted as an elective by ONLY Accelerated TechMBA® students)

Electives in the TechMBA® may be double-counted by MTU undergraduate students who are admitted as Accelerated TechMBA® students.

Additional Information

  • Prerequisite courses required for TechMBA®: Statistics and Principles of Economics
  • The TechMBA® 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.

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about the TechMBA® program at Michigan's flagship technological university.

Why Accreditation Matters

As an accredited business college, Michigan Tech assesses student learning to ensure quality for business education and to continuously improve curriculum and programs.

AACSB Accredited

TechMBA® Student Learning Goals

  • Identify key problems, risks and opportunities in complex business scenarios. Students can identify key problems in complex business scenarios, risks in complex business scenarios, and opportunities in complex business scenarios.
  • Evaluate multiple alternatives to make appropriate executive-level recommendations where students consider multiple alternatives when making recommendations, make appropriate recommendations, and make recommendations that are executive-level.
  • Generate unique and differentiated alternatives to offer business solutions under uncertainty. Students suggest alternatives that are unique and differentiated from competitors.
  • Recommend appropriate technologies in business solutions. Students suggest technologies that are appropriate and integrate with business solutions.
  • Demonstrate ethical leadership by influencing globally aware, socially and environmentally responsible behaviors. Students demonstrate globally aware leadership behaviors, socially responsible leadership behaviors, and environmentally responsible leadership behaviors.
  • Written communication is logical, concise, and comprehensive, has a logically flow from premises to conclusions, concise, minimizing repetition and extraneous information, and comprehensive, without gaps of missing information.
  • Oral presentation is persuasive and audience-tailored. Student presentations are persuasive and tailored to their audiences.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of supporting functional areas. Student have acquired disciplinary knowledge in finance, accounting, management information systems, marketing, operations management, and economics.

STEM + Business, Only at Michigan Tech

Technology is shaping our lives faster than ever before. Michigan Tech's College of Business provides real-world graduate education experiences steeped in STEM to prepare the future business leaders of tomorrow.

Tomorrow Needs You

Supercharge your entrepreneurial spirit and meet the demands of a technology-driven society at a flagship public research university powered by science, technology, engineering, and math. Graduate with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed to succeed in tomorrow's high-tech business world.

Paying for Your Master's

Graduate school is an investment in your career and your future, and you want to know that your investment is a solid one. Michigan Tech was named by Bloomberg Businessweek as a university that "packs an ROI punch." Quite simply, our graduates get jobs, advance their careers, and find success. Learn more about the cost to attend Michigan Tech.

If you need assistance in financing your degree, there are a variety of aid opportunities you can explore.

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) are awarded competitively through the College of Business.
  • You may be eligible for a new set of federal loans, up to $20,500 per academic year, as an independent student. For more information, contact the Financial Aid office at finaid@mtu.edu or call 906-487-2622.
  • You may qualify for a tax credit and/or business deduction for work-related education. We recommend that you seek advice from a tax professional or see IRS Publication 970 (if you are currently working, see pages 77-84—Business Deduction for Work Related Education, "maintain or improve job skills").
  • National Service Graduate Fellowships (equal to approximately one-third of graduate tuition) are available to students who have provided service to the US through the military, AmeriCorps, or the Peace Corps.
  • Consider contributing to a 529 college savings plan. In Michigan's College Savings Plan, contributions are tax deductible up to specified limits. Withdrawals are federal and state income-tax-free when used for qualified expenses. If you are currently employed, your company may consider contributing to the 529 on your behalf.
  • Explore additional Graduate School financial aid options, including veterans benefits and alternative loans.

International Students

Non-resident tuition for graduate students is the same as resident tuition—a considerable savings compared to other universities. See our Graduate School resources and admissions details.