Michigan Tech Brings TechMBA® to Grand Traverse Region

Close-up picture of a student writing in a notebook with a mobile device nearby.
Close-up picture of a student writing in a notebook with a mobile device nearby.
Beginning in fall 2022, Michigan Tech's 30-credit TechMBA® program will include three delivery options, the newest of which provides a hybrid option for Grand Traverse area students.
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Residents of Michigan’s Grand Traverse area will soon have the opportunity to take in-person TechMBA® classes at Michigan Technological University’s Traverse City Research Workspace.

Michigan Tech’s Master of Business Administration program (TechMBA®) is on the move. Beginning in fall 2022, the 30-credit program will include three delivery options, the newest of which provides a hybrid option for Grand Traverse area students:

  • Hybrid (has both in-person and remote elements): Students meet with faculty and other students in MTU’s Grand Traverse Research Workspace to attend virtual courses one night per week.
  • All online: Students complete course requirements fully online and at their own pace. 
  • On-campus courses: Students attend courses in person in Houghton, Michigan.

In the hybrid option, students complete most of their coursework online in a synchronous fashion with once-per-week Zoom meetings where they interact in real time with fellow classmates and their instructor.

“This is great news and strengthens the commitment that Michigan Tech is making for the Grand Traverse Area,” said Jay Meldrum, director of MTU’s Keweenaw Research Center and the official point of contact and liaison for Tech in the Grand Traverse area. “This will be the first of many planned course offerings to be delivered in our new downtown location in the Traverse Connect building.”

Michigan Tech has also revamped and will soon relaunch its fully online TechMBA® program, which allows students to complete the degree’s requirements on their own schedule (referred to as asynchronous learning). The TechMBA® is offered through Michigan Tech’s College of Business, and its hybrid and asynchronous options are delivered in partnership with the University’s Global Campus initiative.

“The Michigan Tech College of Business is eager to bring the TechMBA® program to northern Michigan,” said Dean Johnson, the College’s dean. “The TechMBA® program is truly unique. Through these delivery options, individuals can select the graduate education that matches their preferences, via an interactive experience in real time through the hybrid option or complete flexibility through the online option.”

“We are excited about the educational flexibility for the Grand Traverse Bay area that caters to working professionals,” added David Lawrence, the University’s vice president for Global Campus and continuing education. “The TechMBA® allows you to choose how you learn — your place, your time, your path and your future. Whether you want to explore your passions, discover new educational pathways, upskill in your current career, seek new employment opportunities or stand out in a competitive marketplace, we have the education you need.”

Representatives from Michigan Tech will be on hand May 9-15 during Northern Michigan Startup Week in Traverse City to provide more information. Anyone interested in the TechMBA® program can visit mtu.edu/business/graduate/techmba or contact techmba@mtu.edu.

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, the University offers more than 125 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.

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