Robert Hutchinson

Robert Hutchinson


  • Professor of Accounting, College of Business
  • PhD in Manufacturing Management and Engineering, concentration in Manufacturing Cost Accounting, University of Toledo
  • MBA, concentrations in Manufacturing Management and Accounting, University of Notre Dame
  • BSBA, concentration in Accounting, Duquesne University


Robert Hutchinson has worked within the corporate finance organizations of two Fortune 500 corporations as a cost analyst, plant controller, financial auditor, corporate security auditor, and operations auditor. As an MBA student at the University of Notre Dame, he received a fellowship to work as a research assistant, which prompted his interest in scholarly research. Dr. Hutchinson completed his PhD at the University of Toledo, focusing on the dynamics of cost accounting system design and production strategies. Prior to joining Michigan Tech, he held academic positions at Oakland University and the University of Detroit Mercy.

Teaching Interests

  • Managerial accounting
  • Cost accounting

Research Interests

  • Cost accounting system design
  • Transfer pricing
  • Industrial dynamics
  • Simulations
  • Semiotics