From the Dean

Dean Johnson

I am pleased to announce that earlier this year the Michigan Tech College of Business (COB) earned an accreditation renewal after a rigorous review by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This achievement continues our tradition of excellence, having maintained the seal of quality for more than two decades.

The review process provided COB the opportunity to deepen our strengths— such as our demonstrated commitment to developing curricula centered on technology and analytics—as well as the opportunity to build, diversify, and grow. And we couldn't be more thrilled that you are a part of our exciting future!

Record-high applications during the 2020-21 recruiting season led to a vibrant fall semester, with nearly 100 new COB undergraduates charting their course in person as business Huskies. The National Business Scholars Award continues to attract non-resident students from states as far away as Florida and Texas.

Overall, this is the largest incoming class the University has seen since 1982, accounting for a 23 percent increase in first-year student enrollment from fall 2020. Incoming academic credentials remain the highest in University history.

Important partners in our growth in new first-year students include alumna Marie Cleveland '82 and alumnus Donzell Dixson '14. Dixson, a data analyst at Target Headquarters in Minneapolis and the owner and operator of Dixson Dynamics, a motivational education company, helps us bring the Husky experience to underrepresented minorities, serving as both an admissions liaison and a mentor. Cleveland, a retired worldwide account manager with FedEx, brings her unique perspective as both a graduate of COB, the chair of the COB Dean's Advisory Council, and a Tech parent. These Tech business champions help us to connect with more students and match them with critically important and generous scholarships. Through their energy and that of our smart students, our faculty are eager to lead another class through another year of hands-on exploration.


Dean Johnson,

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Dean, Michigan Tech College of Business

Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885 in Houghton, Michigan, and is home to more than 7,000 students from 55 countries around the world. Consistently ranked among the best universities in the country for return on investment, Michigan’s flagship technological university offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, computing, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and the arts. The rural campus is situated just miles from Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, offering year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure.