Michael Ratajczyk M.A.

Michael Ratajczyk, M.A.

Associate Professor of Business
Business and Communication
Program Director
BS and M.S. in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Aquinas Hall, AH 250F    |    Campus Box: # 1434
(507) 457-1698   |   mratajcz@smumn.edu

  • Areas of Expertise

    Purchasing, Market Research, Product Management

  • Professional Organizations

    - Harvard Business Advisory Council : Member 2017-Present
    - The Data Warehouse Institute - 2014-present
    - MinneAnalytics - 2015-present
    - Winona Chamber of Commerce, Business Education Committee Member - 2016-present

  • Education

    - Saint Mary's University of Minnesota: B.A., International Business, Management (2003)
    - Saint Mary's University of Minnesota: M.A., International Business (2005)

  • Experience
    Research Focus:

    Title: Industry Engagement in Data Science Project Assessment
    Developed by Michael Ratajczyk funded by Wiley Educational Services

    We seek to become a nationally recognized school for business analytics. We will investigate and use methods that effectively increase collaboration among industry leaders. This would bring students the latest and best practices in the data science world. Included in this is the opportunity for students to obtain internships, cooperative learning arrangements and real-world data sets and projects in the online classroom. The grant funds would be used to engage a learning designer in identifying best-practice logistics and communication to foster and incorporate industry engagement in online programs. The focus will be on establishing relationships with industry partners to enhance the online learning experience.

    Media Appearances:

    Michael Ratajczyk: Set aside etiquette for a moment — here's how businesses can take advantage of Pokémon Go
    Winona Daily News | online
    Aug. 21, 2016

    As a teacher, data scientist, and closet game engine developer, I’m excited about what I believe is a new level and trend of mobile gaming.


    Wealth of Nation Building Practicum
    Buttimer Institute for Lasallian Studies - 2017

    Examination of Poverty through Gaming
    Heuther Conference - 2016

    Wealth of Nation Building Practicum
    Lasallian Symposium - 2015

    Wealth of Nation Building Practicum
    Robert Morris Economics Teaching Conference - 2016

    Household Gardening…
    Lasallian Symposium - 2014

    Economic Conditions
    Guest Lecturer; Student Senate Event - 2009

  • Links

    Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Business Department