Darrell Radson
Dean Darrell Radson

The Michigan Tech mascot Blizzard and I welcome you to this, our second issue of Impact. When you receive this issue, we may indeed be experiencing a blizzard in Houghton, but the amazing growth of the School of Business and Economics continues to be red hot.

This issue is a virtual banquet of all the unique and vital parts that make up the community that is the School of Business and Economics.

Our cover story features one of our most successful initiatives, the Applied Portfolio Management Program (APMP). APMP illustrates how excellent students, superior faculty, and advisors from around the country help to create an award-winning program that continues to embrace change to thrive in tough economic times. Next, we visit with a faculty member whose groundbreaking research focuses on those who also continue to face tough challenges—female university faculty.

Three inspiring alums who have made a tremendous impact in their respective organizations are presented, followed by an announcement of the resurrection of a tradition started by one of our most beloved past faculty members. Next, a family that has come forward with generous support for our School (the Mickus family) is introduced.

You will learn about our new Tech MBA Online program and its debut this past fall. Some of our students are then featured with a story about a recent graduate who has boldly carved out his own opportunities in the sports world and other students who are equally assertive in extolling the virtues of the School and its business students to potential recruiters.

Last, but absolutely not least, we present to you the research published by our hard-working faculty and four new members of the faculty whom we have welcomed this past fall.

What could be missing from such a feast? You! We hope we have whetted your appetite for more news about our success. Please get in touch with us and share your feedback and stories. Join our community by visiting our newly designed website, email me at business@mtu.edu, or phone me at 906-487-2668.

Dean's Signature

Darrel Radson, PhD

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.