Montana State University

BOZEMAN – Montana State University’s College of Business is seeking local and regional businesses and nonprofit organizations to offer management students practical business experience during the upcoming spring semester in return for research, issue analysis or operational advice.

Participating students will be enrolled in “Management 475R – Management Practicum” or “Management 463 – The Entrepreneurial Experience.” Both courses are senior-level courses taught by Gary Bishop, an adjunct professor of management.

During the four-month courses, students will help manage special consulting projects requested by area businesses and nonprofit organizations. Past projects have included developing business, marketing and financial plans, identifying ways to improve businesses, suggesting solutions to problems, rebranding businesses, market and competition analysis, website and social networking development, sales analysis, feasibility studies, helping with human resources and customer service issues and developing employee training and handbooks.

The MSU College of Business is accepting applications from interested companies and organizations for the spring 2013 semester, which runs from Jan. 9 to May 3, encouraging all types of businesses and organizations to apply. Application materials are available online at montana.edu/cob/centernewwest/BMGT_ConsultApp.pdf. For more information, contact Bishop at (406) 994-7017 or gbishop@montana.edu.