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
BGEN 194US--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 BGEN 204 instead of BGEN 194US.
Sophomore Year F S
ACTG 201--Principles of Financial Accounting     3
ACTG 202--Principles of Managerial Acct     3
BMGT 205--Professional Communication Fundamentals    3
BMIS 211--Introduction to Business Decision Support    3
ECNS 204IS--Microeconomics     3
STAT 216Q--Introduction to Statistics     3
Take one of the following:
     STAT 217Q--Intermediate Statistical Concepts    3
     BMGT 240IS--Business Research Methods     3
Non-Business, Non-Economics
     and General Electives and University Core
6 3
15 15
Junior Year F S
BMGT 335--Management and Organization    3
BGEN 302--Career Perspectives    1
BMIS 311--Management Information Systems     3
BMGT 322--Operations Management     3
BMKT 325--Principles of Marketing     3
BFIN 322--Business Finance     3
BGEN 361--Principles of Business Law     3
BMGT 366--Supervisory Management Skills 3
Non-Business, Non-Economics
    and General Electives and University Core
3 5
15 15
Senior Year F S
BGEN 499--Business Senior Seminar    4
BMGT 329--Human Resource Management     3
BMGT 466--Middle Management Skills 3
BMGT 475R--Management Experience 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):
     BMIS 314--Business Web Site Design    3
     BMIS 315--Telecommunications Management    3
     BMGT 420--Leadership and Motivation 3
     BMGT 406--Negotiation and Dispute Resolution     3
     BMIS 412--Design of E-Commerce Sites     3
     BMIS 413--Contemporary Support Systems     3
     BMIS 414--Data-Driven Business Web Services     3
     BMIS 415--Management of Information Technology
     (on demand)
     BMGT 433--Managing Quality and Productivity
     (on demand)
     BMGT 460--Business Tutorial     3
     BMGT 461--Small Business Management   3
     BMGT 448--Entrepreneurship     3
     BMGT 463--Entrepreneurial Experience     3 3
     BMGT 464--International Management     3  
     BMGT 465--International Practicum (on demand)
     BGEN 468--Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics
     BMGT 469--Comm & Social Entrepreneurship     3
     BGEN 472--Legal/Social Framework of Business Regulation
    (on demand)
     BMGT 473--Modern Management of Western Resources     3
     BMGT 498--Internship      3 3
     BMGT 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, BFIN, BMGT, BMKT, BGEN, BMIS) and BGEN 499, 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 204IS, BMGT 240IS 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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Updated: December 7, 2011