Focus on Teaching
College of Business students learn from experienced faculty who have extensive practical business experience, in addition to excellent academic credentials. Educated at some of the best universities in the United States, faculty members come to Bozeman because they share the College's commitment to excellence in undergraduate business education.
The Management faculty is committed to helping undergraduate students learn. During the Management faculty weekly meetings they discuss specific teaching methods and ideas as well as issues related to students' professional and career development. The students directly benefit from these activities as new ideas are applied in the classroom. Due in part to these efforts, a number of our faculty have won university-wide and college-wide teaching awards.
Management faculty often brings guest speakers from cutting-edge companies into the classroom. Class discussions may include transformational leadership at GE, managing knowledge at Microsoft, international operations at Starbucks, corporate culture at Excite.com, 360-degree feedback at Boeing and Internet recruiting at Cisco.
Research to Enrich the Classroom Experience
The Management faculty is actively engaged in research activities on topics that include information systems, leadership, business law, human resource management and business strategy and have published in such prestigious journals as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategic Management Journal, and the Group & Organization Management Journal.
This research is often conducted using businesses as the source of data, which gives faculty members a chance to work with practitioners around the country. Practical applications of the research are used in the industry and brought into the classroom. A number of Management faculty members also conduct research on teaching effectiveness. For instance, an 18-month study was recently published by several faculty members on intellectual stimulation in the classroom. Other teaching-related publications include an article about changes in Management curriculum and their potential impact on student skills and employability, a business law case and an experiential exercise on improvisation in the classroom.