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MSU 2012-2014 Catalog > Business Management Courses

Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

BMGT
Business: Management



BMGT 205   PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION FUNDAMENTALS

BMGT 240IS BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS

BMGT 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

BMGT 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

BMGT 292   INDEPENDENT STUDY

BMGT 322   OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

BMGT 329   HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

BMGT 335   MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION

BMGT 366   SUPERVISORY MMGT SKILLS

BMGT 406   NEGOTIATION/DISPUTE RESOLUTION

BMGT 410   SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES ISSUES AND ACTIONS

BMGT 420   LEADERSHIP AND MOTIVATION

BMGT 433   MANAGING QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY

BMGT 448   ENTREPRENEURSHIP

BMGT 458   ADVANCED ENTREPRENEURSHIP SEMINAR

BMGT 460   BUSINESS TUTORIAL

BMGT 461   SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

BMGT 463   THE ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE

BMGT 464   INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

BMGT 465   INTERNATIONAL PRACTICUM

BMGT 466   MIDDLE MANAGEMENT SKILLS

BMGT 469   COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

BMGT 473   MODERN MANAGEMENT OF WESTERN RESOURCES

BMGT 475R  MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

BMGT 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

BMGT 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

BMGT 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

BMGT 494   SEMINAR

BMGT 498   INTERNSHIP

BMGT 505   THE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION

BMGT 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

BMGT 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY



Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

BMGT 205 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION FUNDAMENTALS
F,S,Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Completion of University Seminar and Writing University Core Requirement.
-- Recognizing and creating effective approaches and styles for written, oral, and nonverbal communications appropriate to organizational situation, nature of message, and audience. Course addresses professional document and presentation designs, choices of media, and tones for individual and organizational communications.

BMGT 240IS BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: STAT 216, and BMIS 211 as pre- or co-requisite.
-- Introduction to the methods of knowledge and knowing regarding business activities and business organizations. Focused on disciplined inquiry using statistics and quantitative analysis; providing the intellectual foundation for further exploration of the business discipline.

BMGT 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

BMGT 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BMGT 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of Associate Dean.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis. Not to be used as a substitute for a required course.

BMGT 322 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
F,S,Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and BMIS 211, M 161, and STAT 216.
-- Introduction to the topics and methods of production and operations management. Emphasis is given to critical thinking, business analyses and computer modeling. Application areas include accounting, finance, marketing, and management.

BMGT 329 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BMGT 335 and BGEN 361. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- The functions and tools used in procurement, development, compensation, integration, and maintenance of human resources and their impact on the effective attainment of organizational goals.

BMGT 335 MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION
F,S,Su 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing.
-- A survey of contemporary research-based concepts relevant to management and organization including topics such as motivation, leadership, teamwork, organizational design, communication, decision making, entrepreneurship, diversity, and ethics.

BMGT 366 SUPERVISORY MMGT SKILLS S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior Standing, BMGT 335. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- An applied management course that will build the foundational knowledge and skills required by first line supervisors and newly appointed managers. The course deals with issues including personality, communication, creative problem solving and motivation. The course emphasizes analysis that informs value-adding actions in response to typical challenges confronting first-line supervisors.

BMGT 406 NEGOTIATION/DISPUTE RESOLUTION
F 3 cr RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: BMGT 335 or consent of instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Introduction to negotiation theories and skills to help students practice and improve this essential area of business and personal competence. Taught primarily through discussion and in-class exercises that allow students to gain experience and confidence as negotiators.

BMGT 410 SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES ISSUES AND ACTIONS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing. For business najors: BMGT 335, BMKT 325, and formal admission to the College of Business. Non-Business majors consent of instructor.
-- Explores sustainability from a business perspective looking at the decision making process both economically and ecologically. Decision making tools will be introduced for use in assimilating and evaluating information considering ecological sustainability, strategic human resource management, organizational change, corporate social responsibility, leadership and community renewal. A unified approach to corporate sustainability is identified and used by students to evaluate the sustainability of various businesses.

BMGT 420 LEADERSHIP AND MOTIVATION
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BMGMT 335 or permission of the instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Theories, issues, and current topics related to the emergence and effectiveness of leaders, with focus on leadership behaviors and processes in business organizations. Emphasis placed on examination of how individual and organizational leadership capacity is developed.

BMGT 433 MANAGING QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BMGT 322. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- An in-depth study of the theoretical foundations of quality management along with applications of the quantitative and qualitative tools used in improving organizational quality and productivity. Coverage will include the principles promoted by major quality experts and a review of the requirements for corporate quality certification.

BMGT 448 ENTREPRENEURSHIP
F 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 202, BMGT 335, BFIN 322, and Senior standing. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Evaluation of small business entrepreneurial opportunities, start-up problems, tax aspects, legal forms, forecasts, feasibility studies, venture financing, and promotion. Students develop own business plans.

BMGT 458 ADVANCED ENTREPRENEURSHIP SEMINAR
S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: Senior or graduate standing at MSU and approval of instructor.
-- This course teaches the process and the key steps for preparing a business plan for a new (or existing) business venture. A business plan is an essential tool in planning an entrepreneurial venture and integrates and integrates an analysis of potential demand for the product or service.

BMGT 460 BUSINESS TUTORIAL
F 3 cr. LEC 1 SEM 2
PREREQUISITE: By application. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Provides selected upper-division students an opportunity to develop leadership and mentoring skills through involvement with the BGEN 194 Seminar course. Student Associates work closely with faculty to enhance the academic, cultural, and social experiences of students in the seminar course.

BMGT 461 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 202, BMGT 335, BMKT 325, BFIN 322, and Senior standing. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Focus on the process of starting and managing a small business, with an emphasis on businesses owned and operated by one individual or family. Topics covered will include typical funding sources and all phases of small business management from startup to exit.

BMGT 463 THE ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ACTG 202, BMGT 335, BMKT 325,, BFIN 322 and Senior standing. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
Non-Business majors may register with permission of instructor.
-- Real-world experience in projects that will assist area entrepreneurs. Students will work with these new ventures to solve their management, marketing, finance and other business problems. The content of the problems will depend on the situation of the client businesses.

BMGT 464 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BGEN 242, BMGT 335 and senior standing. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Description of the challenges which the global context poses to business managers. Examination of the elements of international environments and illustration of their effects on management practices and how management deals with such forces.

BMGT 465 INTERNATIONAL PRACTICUM
On Demand 1-12 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: By application. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Intensive study of culture, customs, politics, history, and business practices of another country. Program culminates with extended visit to location for lectures, and other relevant activities.

BMGT 466 MIDDLE MANAGEMENT SKILLS
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BMGT 335. Junior Standing. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- An applied management course that will build the knowledge and skills required by middle managers. The course deals with issues including the use of teams and teamwork, employee empowerment, conflict, negotiation and ethics. The course emphasizes analysis that informs value-adding actions in response to typical challenges confronting middle managers.

BMGT 469 COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing or permission of the instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Engages students in the application of entrepreneurial thinking and business strategies to address community and societal issues. Students develop and strengthen their understanding of business principles, leadership skills and management capacities as related to effective nonprofit management.

BMGT 473 MODERN MANAGEMENT OF WESTERN RESOURCES
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3.
PREREQUISITE: BGEN 361 or consent of instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Study of the decision making process of managers of large tracts of Western land. Real world cases will be used to explore the variables impacting their decision such as: production versus subdivisions, conservation easements, inheritance taxes and wildlife based business plans.

BMGT 475R MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
F,S 3 cr. RCT 3
PREREQUISITE: Senior standing or permission of instructor. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Teams do major project such as substantive community service project, research paper, small business experience case, business plan, or strategic analysis. Practical experience with project and/or team management where performance is measured by delivered product. No credit for previous experience.

BMGT 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
On Demand 1-6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Directed undergraduate research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

BMGT 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BMGT 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of Associate Dean. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis. Not to be used as a substitute for a required course.

BMGT 494 SEMINAR
On Demand 1-3 cr. SEM 1-3 Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering. For business majors: Formal admission to the College of Business.
-- Topics offered at the upper-division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

BMGT 498 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 2 - 12 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, Formal Admission to the College of Business, and consent of the instructor.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

BMGT 505 THE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing in Business, Engineering or Agriculture or consent of instructor
-- To prepare students to strategically manage the innovation of technology by bringing together students from several disciplines and have them work together to integrate strategy and technology. The students will be given cases and other problems throughout the semester that require them to use and integrate these concepts.

BMGT 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper-division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BMGT 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing consent of instructor, approval of Associate Dean and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

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