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MSU business students offer consulting to area businesses and non-profits

May 15, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN–Montana State University’s Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship is seeking local and regional businesses and non-profits willing to offer students practical business experience in return for research, issue analysis or operational advice during the upcoming fall semester.

Participating students will be enrolled in “Entrepreneurial Experience” or “Management Experience,” senior-level courses taught by Gary Bishop, associate teaching professor of management.

During the courses, students will help manage special consulting projects requested by area businesses and non-profit organizations. 

Past projects included developing business, marketing and financial plans, identifying ways to improve businesses, suggesting solutions to problems and re-branding businesses. Students developed websites and social networking sites, market and competition analysis, sales analysis, feasibility studies, assisted with human resource and customer services issues, developing employee training and handbooks, and other business and management processes.

The college also recently launched Student Entrepreneurs in Action. As part of the new program, local businesses and organizations may apply to host a college intern at no cost. Interns will work 10 to 20 hours per week for the business or organization.

Interested businesses and organizations may apply to the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Applications are due Aug. 1.

Contact Bishop for an application for either program at (406) 994-7017 or

More information is also available at