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If you have additional questions or need help finding the program best suited to your needs, contact:

Email:  MSUExecEd@montana.edu
Telephone: 1-406-994-4677



MSU Jabs Executive Education has identified and negotiated discount rates with two of the area’s finest and most interesting hotels that represent the unique entrepreneurial and welcoming feel of Bozeman Montana.

The Lark and the Element Bozeman are both located in beautiful downtown Bozeman, Montana, an approximate 15-minute walk from campus.  Bicycle rentals are available locally, and a shuttle will be provided on class days.  Our partnership with these hotels ensures each visitor enjoys every moment away from the classroom, in a relaxing environment to rest, recharge, and recommit.

Many other lodging options are available to fit the needs of our MSU Jabs Executive Education participants.

MSU is home to the Hosea fitness center.  Participants in MSU Jabs Executive Education programs may obtain a pass from the course Program Manager to access these facilities.

Please note that many hotels in Bozeman also feature fitness centers, swimming pools and more.

Program fees for our courses include all meals, breaks and any receptions.

Participants with special dietary requirements are asked to contact us prior to their arrival.

Yes, free internet access is available on all MSU Jabs Executive Education campus locations.


All MSU Jabs Executive Education course participants will receive a participant list for their course once they arrive on campus.

Our contact information:
Phone: (406) 994-4677
Email: MSUExecEd@montana.edu

You can also fill out the form on the Contact Us page to be added to our mailing list.


There are two ways to register for MSU Jabs Executive Education courses:

Register online or Contact Us.

HR and administrative professionals may register for MSU Jabs Executive Education courses on behalf of a participant.

If you have access to the co-workers e-mail to receive course information, register online.

If you do not have access to the co-worker’s e-mail, Contact Us.

If you have any additional questions regarding registration for others or for groups, please contact us:
Phone: (406) 994-4677
Email: MSUExecEd@montana.edu

We recommend submitting your registration at least 30 days in advance of the course start date. Our courses require significant advance preparation and some of our more popular courses fill up quickly.

All course registrations are processed immediately, and you will receive a confirmation email.  Within two business days of receipt, you will receive a welcome email to the course, detailing the course agenda and any recommended pre-work. Registrations or applications that are not submitted online may take an additional day or two.

Participants do not need to be sponsored by their current employers. However, participants are required to be available on campus and must be relieved of their work duties for the duration of the course. Financial sponsorship is not required.

Yes. Participants attend from around the globe.

Participants in our non-degree Executive Education courses are not eligible for student visas. Citizens from Visa Waiver Program countries must apply for an authorization to travel to the United States using the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Participants requiring a visa should contact a U.S. embassy or consulate in your area to apply for a business visa (B-1).

Other foreign citizens will need a non-immigrant visa. For more information about visa and passport requirements, visit the U.S. Department of State.

All MSU Jabs Executive Education lectures, discussions, and small group exercises are conducted in English. All participants must be proficient in written and spoken English. The TOEFL test is not required.

Payments & Cancellations

For participants who do not register and pay with a credit card, payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date, or upon receipt of the invoice if registration is within 30 days prior to the start of the course. Enrollment is not confirmed until payment is received.

Payment must be in U.S. dollars and available payment methods are listed below:

  • Check: Checks must be drawn on U.S. banks and payable in U.S. funds to MSU (*need to double check this)
  • Wire Transfer: Wire transfers must be accompanied by our bank information available on the invoice or by contacting us at: Phone: (406) 994-4677 Email: MSUExecEd@montana.edu

Credit Card: We accept Visa and MasterCard for all our programs.

Online payment by credit card is allowed at the time of registration.

Yes, MSU alumni are eligible to receive a 10% discount on all MSU Jabs Executive Education courses. Welcome back!

The course fee includes tuition, all MSU Jabs Executive Education course materials, meals, coffee breaks, receptions, parking, program shuttle transportation, and MSU fitness center access.  

Participants are responsible for transportation to and from Bozeman at the start and end of the course and for their hotel costs.  Some hotels provide a shuttle to and from Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.

Because attendance at a MSU Jabs Executive Education course requires significant advance preparation and demand often exceeds capacity, it is important that you contact us in a timely manner if you must cancel or defer your attendance.

Participants may provide a substitute attendee possessing similar qualifications and experience to take their place.

If requesting a refund, please see our cancellation policy below.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing. Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the course start date will incur a charge of 10% of the course tuition. Cancellations received within 30 days of the course start date will result in a 100% loss of tuition fees. Eligible refunds will be credited via the original form of payment. If a check refund will be issued, Montana State University policy requires a social security number or Federal Tax ID. Participants may provide a substitute attendee possessing similar qualifications and experience to take their place.  If a course is cancelled, tuition will be fully refunded.

Once your enrollment has been confirmed, you may contact us if you have any questions about your registration.

No. Financial assistance is not available for MSU Jabs Executive Education courses.

Yes. MSU Jabs Executive Education supports the GI Bill.  If you believe you qualify for Veteran GI Bill assistance, we encourage you to contact the MSU Veteran Support Center at 406-994-3661 to determine if funding is available for Jabs Executive Education expenses.

Program Expectations

Approximately three weeks prior to the start of the course, you will receive an email about preliminary information, including a detailed schedule, course readings, and any other pre-work recommended for the course.

Approximately 2-4 weeks prior to the program start date you will receive email instructions as well as course materials via email.

Please bring all advance readings with you, including print copies of any case studies. Special electronics such as laptops and tablet devices are not required but can be used to take notes if that is your preference.

For all MSU Jabs Executive Education courses, you may choose to bring your own laptop, tablet, or other device, but this is not required. Each room has wireless Internet access for your convenience. Please remember to bring a voltage adapter if you are from outside the United States.

Most courses begin with an introduction to the course, followed by an opening academic session, a break and then dinner. If your travel plans necessitate late arrival, please be sure to notify us so that alternate arrangements can be made for you.

At MSU Jabs Executive Education, we combine teaching, involvement and practice to deliver actionable knowledge with immediate impact. Participants can expect a carefully integrated mix of lectures, presentations, business simulations, small group discussions and exercises, and the case study method.  Our programs provide many different roles and contexts in which participants learn from personal experience: from failures and successes that are embedded into all of our successful learning experiences.

Most classes have between 15 and 25 participants.


Typically, our courses begin at 1 pm on the first day.  We will begin with a course introduction, followed by a 3-hour academic session on the first day.  Participants will be encouraged to take a break, settle into their hotels and then join the group for dinner.

The full days of the course will include a 3-hour morning and a 3-hour afternoon academic session, followed by a 1.5-hour action learning exercise before breaking for the day. A typical class day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:15 p.m. with a 1.25-hour break for lunch at noon. Late afternoon action learning sessions typically begin at 4:30 p.m. and provide an opportunity for participants to create action plans for their return to the office. Morning and afternoon breaks will include refreshments.  Dinners are included as a part of the course, and often there is an optional evening speaker or activity. Participants should anticipate full immersion in the program while they attend.  All meals will be provided.

Business casual attire is appropriate during all MSU Jabs Executive Education programs. We recommend dressing in layers to accommodate temperature variances in Bozeman, our classrooms and common areas.

Since dress codes and terminology vary widely among companies and countries, here are a few examples of what is considered business casual attire:

  • Open-necked, collared shirts, or blouses and sweaters
  • Khakis, jeans (with no tears or frays), pressed pants, skirts, or dresses
Leather shoes or casual walking shoes (no sneakers or runners)

On average, you will spend about six hours each day in the classroom—plus an action learning session late afternoons —although schedules may vary. The rule of thumb is that each class or case study requires two hours' advance preparation time.

Most courses are held in the Jabs Hall, home of the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman, MT.
No. MSU Jabs Executive Education only offers non-degree courses. Certificates are awarded to participants upon completion of the course.
Yes. MSU Jabs Executive Education develops high-impact custom Executive Education programs. Our hands-on collaborative development approach ensures an integrated, actionable learning experience that progresses the development of both the organization and its managers.

Most courses adjourn at noon of the final day to allow participants sufficient time for travel home or to recreational activities located in the Bozeman area.

Travel to Campus

MSU Jabs Executive Education islocated in Jabs Hall on the Bozeman, MT MSU campus.

MSU Jabs Executive Education is located approximately 15 minutes from the Bozeman Yellowstone International airport (BZN).

You can take a taxi or rent a car to travel the 15 minutes from the airport to the campus. Some hotels provide a shuttle.

Bozeman, Montana is located on I-90. Two interstate exits will bring you to Jabs Hall on the MSU campus in Bozeman.

From the west (including BZN airport):

  • Take exit 306 onto N. 7th Ave Toward City Center
  • In 1.2 miles turn right on Main St.
  • In 500 feet turn left on S. 8th Ave
  • In 0.6 miles turn right onto Harrison,
  • Jabs Hall will be on your left

From the east:

  • Take exit 309 onto Main Street and proceed west 2.0 miles to 8th Ave.
  • In 0.6 miles turn right onto Harrison,
  • Jabs Hall will be on your left

Participants who drive to campus should indicate this during registration.  When they arrive to the first day of the program, they will receive a parking pass and instructions for visitor parking on campus.  There is no charge for the parking pass which will expire on the last day of the program.


Assistance is available for MSU Jabs Executive Education participants with disabilities, which may include mobility, vision, hearing, and other physical impairments or health conditions, as well as learning disabilities. Accommodations also can be made for short-term disabilities related to accidents or medical conditions and treatments.

Due to numerous construction projects on the MSU campus, accessibility routes and entrances may temporarily be restricted, please watch for signs indicating alternative pathways. If you encounter any issues please contact ADA Coordinator, Brenda York at (406) 994-2824. Thank you for your patience during construction season.

Accessibility Maps:

Campus Accessibility Map *need to link these still

ADA Parking Map


Montana State University’s campuses are committed to providing an environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community and that is free from harassment and discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. Such an environment is necessary to a healthy learning, working, and living atmosphere because discrimination and harassment undermine human dignity and the positive connection among all people at our University. Acts of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and retaliation will be addressed consistent with this policy.

Participants must be covered individually with comprehensive health insurance for major medical emergencies and/or hospitalization. Please check with your organization's health insurance carrier prior to your arrival to ensure that you have adequate coverage for a visit to Montana. MSU Jabs Executive Education is not responsible for medical fees incurred during a participant's time in the program.

MSU does not permit animals or pets in the residence halls or other facilities, with the exception of service animals.

In addition to being illegal, harassment of any person or persons for any reason undermines the well-being and peace of mind of members of the community. It impairs the spirit of trust and collegiality that is central to our academic and social community. Therefore, effectively addressing this problem is crucial to making our campus a place where everyone can live and work with dignity and mutual respect.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the Montana State University campus.

Participants and prospective participants are encouraged to address complaints to the Program Manager (MSUExecEd@montana.edu or call (406) 994-4677).  Complaints that remain unresolved may be further pursued with Dr. Karen Cates, Director, MSU Jabs Executive Education (karen.cates1@montana.edu or call (406) 994-4677). 

Complaints that remain unresolved after engaging in the above-referenced process may be further pursued in the following manners:

  • An individual may file a complaint with the Montana State University provost, Dr. Robert Mokwa ((provost@montana.edu)
  • Complaints concerning broad institutional academic practices, such as those that raise issues regarding an institution's ability to meet accreditation standards, may be filed with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Complaints concerning consumer protection violations may be directed to the Montana Department of Justice Office of Consumer Protection.