Tech MBA® Program

Blending Business and Technology

You need specific skills, knowledge, and experience to succeed in the business world. Michigan Tech’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides that—plus the cross-discipline advantage of studying at one of the top engineering and technology research universities in the country. Whatever your goals—moving up in your position, changing careers, starting or growing a business, or gaining a deeper understanding of the current global business climate—our program is designed to give you the comprehensive education you need to succeed.

A Cutting-Edge Program to Meet Your Needs

The Tech MBA program can be completed in three-semesters. A unique and diverse educational experience, the program is comprised of 30 credits, including 8 core courses and 2 electives. You’ll learn the fundamentals of business and management, and then delve into higher-level courses in communication, technology, innovation, leadership, globalization, marketing, entrepreneurship, and more.

  • The Tech MBA program is accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business.
  • You’ll have access to our incredible student resources—including a dedicated graduate student computer lab, a communications coach to mentor you on written and oral presentations, advanced instructional technologies support, and a personalized set of web collaboration tools (including web conferencing).
  • You’ll receive ample professional networking opportunities with corporate executives, distinguished community leaders, faculty, alumni, and fellow MBA students.
  • The students who attend our program come from a wide variety of majors—business, marketing, engineering, science, liberal arts, forestry, and beyond.

Course Schedule

The two-semester, 30-credit Tech MBA program focuses on three areas: technology and decision-making, leadership and management skills, and innovation and strategy. Additional education in corporate social responsibility, ethics, and legal issues will be integrated throughout the curriculum.

Download the MBA Course Schedule.

Fall

  • Managerial Economics—EC5300
  • Financial Reporting and Control—BA5300
  • Managing Behavior in Organizations—BA5700
  • Marketing, Technology and Globalization—BA5800
  • **Elective (3cr) chosen from approved list

Spring

  • IS Management and Data Analytics—BA5200
  • Operations Management—BA5610
  • Financial Risk Management and Decision Making—BA5400
  • Business and Corporate Strategy—BA5710
  • **Elective (3cr) chosen from approved list

**Electives: MGT4600, MGT3800, MGT4500, MGT4100, EC3400. Note: EC3400 may be counted as an elective by ONLY Accelerated Tech MBA students.

Electives in the Tech MBA Program may be double-counted by MTU undergraduate students who are admitted as Accelerated Tech MBA students.

Additional Information About Program Course Work

  • Prerequisite courses required for the Tech MBA Program: Statistics and Principles of Economics
  • The Tech MBA program 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.

Accelerated Tech MBA

  • ALL bachelor's degree-seeking students from Michigan Tech with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to become Accelerated Tech MBA students.
  • Undergraduate students can apply to become Accelerated Tech MBA students any time upon attaining senior class standing, but must apply prior to being awarded their bachelor's degree.
  • Students who have already graduated from Michigan Tech may not retroactively enroll as Accelerated Tech MBA students.
  • MTU students who qualify to become Accelerated Tech MBA students are not required to submit GRE/GMAT scores for admission.
  • Upon acceptance, Accelerated Tech MBA students must meet with the Tech MBA program director and/or academic advisor to document the Tech MBA elective courses that can be double-counted toward both one's undergraduate and Tech MBA degree and courses that may be used under the Senior Rule.
  • Under Senior Rule a student may take up to 9 credit hours of MBA coursework while an undergraduate. Senior Rule credits are independent of double-counted elective courses.
  • All double-counted courses used as Accelerated Tech MBA elective courses must have a grade of B or higher.

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

In order to prepare you to begin your MBA with Michigan Tech we require successful completion (with a grade of C or better) in Principles of Economics and Statistics.  We also recommend the following courses to prepare students: Accounting, Finance and Economic Decision Analysis.

Contact the MBA Admissions staff at techmba@mtu.edu or 906-487-3055 for more information and to set a meeting to discuss your transcripts for qualification prior to the application process.

Student Resources and Policies

Tech MBA® Program Student Handbook

A student handbook is provided to all students which contains contact information, resources, policies, and tips for successful completion of an MBA.  Students are responsible for reading and adhering to all Tech MBA student policies.

Graduate Transfer Credits

The Tech MBA® Program accepts a maximum of six (6) graduate credits taken prior to the semester that you are formally admitted and enrolled. This includes transfer credits from other institutions and graduate courses taken at Michigan Tech. Courses must meet School of Business and Economics criteria to be considered for transfer credit. Additionally, any courses that are transferred must be from a business program that is AACSB accredited.  Please discuss any requested credits with MBA Program staff prior to registering for courses.  Complete and submit this form for approval of requested transfer credits.

Communication Coaching

Dr. Rebecca Middlebrook, Communication Coach, is available to assist students in graduate-level courses offered through the School of Business and Economics with written, visual, and verbal communications.  She can provide assistance with research, outline development, draft and final report review (not limited to proofreading), developing/formatting/reportin g for case analyses, and presentation development and practice.

Dr. Middlebrook is available for assistance and guidance -- she does not write the paper for you or provide proofreading-only checks.
Please note: Assignments will not be reviewed less than 48 hours before they are due.  

Please contact Dr. Middlebrook at ramiddle@mtu.edu to set up a time to discuss your communication needs.

Student Learning Goals

1.  Display of Analytical and Decision Making Skills

  • Students will display knowledge of fundamental terms, concepts, theories,
    and research in the discipline and will apply appropriate disciplinary 
    knowledge to analyzing the business situation.       

  • Students will address the important issues in their analysis

  • Students will make recommendations that resolve most issues and that 
    are possible to implement

  • Students will display advanced, thought out reasoning in their analyses 
    and recommendations.

2. Persuasive and Professional Communication of Analyses

  • Students will provide advanced, thoughtful arguments that are persuasive in nature.
  • Students will provide solid support for their analyses and 
    appropriately cite this support.
  • Students will communicate in a coherent, logical manner 
    that is understandable and results in little confusion.
  • Students will use correct sentence structure and word choices with very few spelling, punctuation, and grammatical mistakes.
  • Students will use visually coherent communication designs 
    (e.g., headings, figures, tables, slides, etc.) that provide appropriate 
    emphasis.
  • Students will demonstrate professional, practiced and fluent presentations with appropriate audience treatment.