Montana State University’s College of Business is seeking local and regional businesses that would be willing to offer management students practical business experience during the upcoming fall and spring semesters in return for research, issue analysis or operational advice.
The students will be enrolled in “Management 463 - The Entrepreneurial Experience” or “Management 475 - Management Practicum”. Both courses are senior-level courses taught by Gary Bishop, an adjunct instructor of management.
During the four-month course, students will help manage special consulting projects requested by area for-profit and non-profit businesses and organizations at no cost to the business/organization. Past projects have included developing business plans, marketing and financial plans, identifying ways to improve businesses, suggesting solutions to problems, re-branding businesses, market and competition analysis, sales analysis, feasibility studies, rebranding a business/organization and helping with human resources and customer service issues.
The MSU College of Business is taking applications from companies that may want to participate in either of these courses during the fall 2009 or spring 2010 semesters. The fall semester begins August 31st and ends December 18th. The spring 2010 semester begins January 13th and ends May 7th. All types of businesses and organizations are encouraged to apply. Participating businesses and organizations will need to send a representative to one of two, hour-long information sessions prior to the start of the semester. Sessions are set for 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28th and 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 30th both in Reid Hall, Room 452 on the MSU Bozeman Campus. For more information, and to schedule attendance at one of the information sessions contact Bishop at 994-7017 or at email@example.com.