Montana State University

Mountains and Minds: Learners and Leaders

Integrating Learning, Discovery and Engagement: Our Mission Montana State University, the state's land-grant instituion, educates students creates knowledge and art and serves communities by integrating learning, discovery and engagement Planning Council Resources Vision and Values View Mission Diagram Successes and Investments (pdf) Unit Plan Template (xlsx)

Montana State University's Strategic Plan

Adopted 2012

Montana State University’s Strategic plan sets overarching goals for the university and relies on every member of the MSU community – students, faculty, staff, alumni, and our community partners – to contribute to its success.

The plan is intended to guide and inform those making strategic decisions, without constraining the tactics that will help MSU achieve its goals. Each University unit is empowered to envision its future, develop its own paths to these goals, and contribute to the University’s success in diverse and creative ways.

This plan caps 18 months of work by hundreds of constituents across the University and state. The Strategic Planning Committee and the Planning Council, as well as faculty, staff, students, and community members, carefully considered the Montana University System’s strategic plan as well as the accreditation process to ensure that our goals and metrics move MSU forward.

Download and print the MSU Strategic Plan

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