Montana State University


The management option prepares women and men to think critically and to act decisively in the dynamic global marketplace. Management option graduates are ready to make immediate contributions to organizations in a variety of roles such as analysts, managers, and team members. An academically and professionally experienced management faculty whose priority is excellence in teaching, provides students with contemporary business management theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on the application of theory and knowledge in solving practical problems. The curriculum focuses on the development of personal capacity in leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, and ethical decision making at all organizational levels from first line supervision through middle management to executive levels.


Freshman Year F S
BUS 101US--First Year Seminar*    3
ECNS 202--Principles of Macroeconomics     3
M 161Q--Survey of Calculus     4
Non-Business, Non-Economics
    and General Electives and University Core
12 8
15 15
*Students transferring into the College of Business, either from another institution or from another MSU department, who have already earned credit for a University Seminar (US) course must take MGMT 204 instead of BUS 101.
Sophomore Year F S
ACTG 201--Principles of Financial Accounting     3
ACTG 202--Principles of Managerial Acct     3
BUS 201--Managerial Communication    3
BUS 211--Business Software Applications    3
ECNS 204IS--Microeconomics     3
STAT 216Q--Introduction to Statistics     3
Take one of the following:
     STAT 217Q--Intermediate Statistical Concepts    3
     MGMT 231IS--Business Research Methods     3
Non-Business, Non-Economics
     and General Electives and University Core
6 3
15 15
Junior Year F S
BUS 301--Management and Organization    3
BUS 302--Career Perspectives    1
BUS 311--Information Systems     3
BUS 331--Operations Management     3
BUS 341--Principles of Marketing     3
BFIN 322--Business Finance     3
BUS 361--Introduction to Law     3
MGMT 366--Managerial Analysis and Action I     3
Non-Business, Non-Economics
    and General Electives and University Core
3 5
15 15
Senior Year F S
BUS 474--Business Senior Seminar    4
MGMT 403--Human Resource Management     3
MGMT 466--Managerial Analysis and Action II     3
MGMT 475R--Management Practicum     3
Management Electives*     3 3
Advisor Approved Electives**     3 6
Non-Business, Non-Economics
    and General Electives and University Core
2 0
14 16
*Management Electives F S
Take two of the following (6 Credits):
     MGMT 314-- Business Web Site Design    3
     MGMT 315--Networks and Telecommunications    3
     MGMT 402--Leadership in Business Organizations    3
     MGMT 406--Negotiation and Dispute Resolution     3
     MGMT 412--Design of E-Commerce Sites     3
     MGMT 413--Contemporary Support Systems     3
     MGMT 414--Data-Driven Business Web Services     3
     MGMT 415--Management of Information Technology
     (on demand)
     MGMT 433--Managing Quality and Productivity
     (on demand)
     MGMT 460--Business Tutorial     3
     MGMT 461--Small Business Management   3
     MGMT 462--Entrepreneurship     3
     MGMT 463--Entrepreneurial Experience     3 3
     MGMT 464--International Management     3
     MGMT 465--International Practicum (on demand)
     MGMT 468--Business, Ethics and Society (on demand)    
     MGMT 469--Comm & Social Entrepreneurship     3
     MGMT 472--Legal/Social Framework of Business Regulation
    (on demand)
     MGMT 473--Modern Management of Western Resources     3
     MGMT 476--Internship      3 3
     MGMT 505--Strategic Management of Technological Innovations
     (on demand)

**Advisor Approved Electives: Three courses (9 credits), all in addition to university core, of any three relevant upper-division courses pre-approved by the student's faculty advisor.

An internship may be taken for 2-12 credits but counts as one elective.

All business majors must be formally admitted to the College of Business in order to enroll in all upper-division (300-400 level) option courses (ACTG, FIN, MGMT, MKTG) and BUS 474, Business Senior Seminar.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above; 54 credits must be non-business/non-economics rubrics (although ECNS 101, ECNS 202, ECNS 204, MGMT 231 may be included); University Core credit requirements must be satisfied.

Any students transferring to the College of Business must meet the College of Business residency requirement.

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