The College of Business at Michigan Technological University prides itself on being “large enough to lead and small enough to care.” The programs are AACSB accredited, and Michigan Tech’s focus on technology prepares students for the advanced business world that lies ahead after graduation.
The University was founded in 1885 on a campus overlooking the Keweenaw Waterway in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, just a short drive from Lake Superior. The landscape surrounding the campus is beautiful and perfect for those who enjoy nature and the outdoors. There are plenty of adventures to experience. The University owns and operates Mont Ripley, their own snowboard and ski hill, as well as the Portage Lake Golf Course. Guided hiking, mountain biking, and Nordic skiing are all enjoyed seasonally. The Outdoor Adventure Program offers guided excursions, workshops, equipment rentals, and clinics.
Eight different majors are offered through the College of Business at Michigan Tech, including Accounting, Construction Management, Economics, Engineering Management, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing. The College also includes minors in Economics, Business, and Global Business. Business students can earn a combined undergrad and graduate program where they can complete their Bachelor’s and Master’s of Business Administration or Master of Science in Accounting degree together in five years, saving both time and money.
Graduate students have an opportunity to choose from master’s degrees in Business Administration, Engineering Management, Accounting, or Applied Natural Resource Economics. Two graduate certificates are available in Accounting Analytics and Forensic Accounting.
Students can add to their classroom education through the Distinguished Guest Speakers Series that brings top business professionals to the campus. These include successful businessmen and women from companies such as Federal Express, Wells Fargo, and CPG.
Students at Michigan Tech are encouraged to get involved on-campus beyond academics. There are over 220 organizations to choose from, and many are business-oriented such as American Marketing Association, Economics Club, Entrepreneurs Club, Finance Club, and more. Beta Gamma Sigma is present as the International Business Honor Society for AASCB accredited programs.
The Center for Diversity and Inclusion is an important part of the Michigan Tech campus as they strive to provide equality for all students. Although no music major is offered at the University, their music and fine arts department is filled with students who enjoy singing, playing instruments, and using their artistic creativity. Broomball is a sport unique to Michigan Tech; you will want to get involved in on the weekends.
Before entering college, all high-school students are encouraged to apply for the Impact Scholarship through the College of Business. The scholarship amount ranges from $1,000 to full tuition for students. Business students are also encouraged to participate in the summer study abroad program to learn more about how businesses work with hands-on experience. The program is completed in three weeks and includes many field trips to different facilities in Germany.