Students who live and work anywhere in the world will soon have the opportunity to earn a Tech MBA online. The School of Business and Economics will launch the Tech MBA Online in fall 2010.
“The new two-year online program will bring the Tech MBA’s academic curriculum and professional development resources to a distance-learning environment,” said Ruth Archer, director of graduate business programs. Faculty and students will interact on the Internet using Blackboard educational software.
Just as with the on-campus MBA, the online program will focus on innovation and technology management. As a Master of Business Administration program tied to a technological university, the Tech MBA is geared toward professionals who work in a diverse number of fields.
“Our MBA programs, on campus and online, understand scientists, engineers, and others who work in technical areas,” Archer said. “We want to help students gain their competitive edge and advance in their careers.”
Tech MBA Online students will attend two extended weekend residencies on the Michigan Tech campus and one weeklong international residency. During the residencies, students work together to develop their teamwork and oral presentation skills. They also interact and get to know faculty members and business leaders. The international residency allows students to achieve a global perspective on innovation and technology management.
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.