How is Management at Michigan Tech Different?
Michigan Tech’s management program provides opportunities for you to create and execute business plans and oversee teams. Two concentrations—(1) entrepreneurship and (2) supply chain and operations management—allow students to specialize and define their interests and paths. Leaders are made amongst the students who pursue management at Michigan Tech.
What You Need to Know
Managers must be confident, tech-focused problem solvers who put others first. Management professionals are responsible for strategic planning and decision-making, increasing shareholder value, maximizing the strengths of their employees and teams, and leading companies and organizations to success.
Small Enough to Care, Large Enough to Lead:
- Top four for seven consecutive years at the West Michigan Project Management Institute project plan competition. Michigan Tech is the only school to place in the competition annually.
- Huskies are given opportunities to apply developing knowledge and gain real-world exposure by participating in (and winning!) regional and national competitions.
- Open to Michigan Tech students of all majors, the Applied Portfolio Management Program (APMP)—one of the top 50 student funds in the nation—gives students real-world experience on the trading room floor by investing more than $1.5 million of real money.
- The Silicon Valley Spring Break Experience is a one-of-a-kind trip available exclusively to School of Business and Economics students. Huskies travel to the heart of the tech business world, tour companies like Google and Cisco, and meet with successful entrepreneurs, including Michigan Tech alumni.
- The spirit of entrepreneurism is alive on Michigan Tech’s Innovation Shore. Business students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through peer collaboration with our senior-level Business Development Experience, developing and presenting a business plan for a Senior Design or Enterprise project.
Create the Future as an:
- Account manager
- Business analyst and consultant
- Business planner
- Executive or assistant executive director
- Logistics analyst
- Product manager
- Public relations analyst
- Store manager
- Strategic planner
Huskies Get Hired By:
- Canadian National Railway Company
- CCI Systems
- Cooper Standard
- General Motors
- Marathon Petroleum Company
- Oshkosh Defense
- Pedigo Products
- Porter Corporation
- Systems Control
"The pace of change challenges us to continually be open to new ideas and experiences. Discussions of organizational change in our management courses will become increasingly important. To prepare students to create the future, we need to look far down the road."
Student Learning Goals:
Per the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), assessment of student learning is critical to the continuous improvement of our academic program. To develop a strong assessment, the School of Business and Economics established seven student learning goals all SBE undergraduates should achieve by graduation: These learning goals were designed to align with the SBE's mission statement. We emphasize direct, embedded assessment of student work in our courses. As part of our overall curriculum management, these assessment results enable us to identify opportunities to improve courses and curricula, and teaching practices.
- Critical Analysis
- Technical Competence
- Ethical Awareness
- Team Work
- Effective Communication
- Global Leadership
- Disciplinary Knowledge
a. Students will be able to apply specific human resources methods that lead to effective talent management.
b. Students will be able to apply specific operational techniques to effectively manage projects.
c. The students were tested on their knowledge of the core concepts in technology management. These include 1) Develop a good understanding of the critical issues involved in managing in-novation and technologies and be familiar with the state-of-the art in the technology and innovation management literature, 2) Acquire good understanding of core concepts, such as product architecture and disruptive innovation, and 3) Apply theoretical knowledge toward effective management of innovation projects.