MSU Billings Course Descriptions
BGEN - General Business (City College)
BGEN 105 Introduction to Business
[formerly CTBU 171 Introduction to Business]
3 cr. (3 lec/wk) (F, Sp)
Provides an overall picture of business operations. Specialized fields within business organizations are presented and analyzed. The role of business in today's society is examined and career opportunities in business are explored.
BGEN 110 Applied Business Leadership
3 cr. (3 lec/wk) (F)
Focuses on the aspect of leadership in business and management. Topics include leadership skills for motivation, organizational change, teamwork, empowerment, ethics, communication, decision-making, conflict management, and diversity. Personality traits will be examined and how personalities contribute to team dynamics.
BGEN 220 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
3 cr. (3 lec/wk) (Sp, Su)
Provides students with an overview of business ethics and ethical management practices with emphasis on the process of ethical decision-making and working through contemporary ethical dilemmas faced by business organizations, managers, and employees. The course is intended to demonstrate how ethics can be integrated into strategic business decisions, and can be applied to students’ careers. The course uses a case study approach to encourage the student in developing analytical, problem solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills.
BGEN 235 Business Law
[formerly CTBU 165 Business Law]
3 cr. (3 lec/wk) (Sp)
A broad-based survey approach to the study of business law. Traditional areas of business law are covered. Includes an introduction to law; the creation of contracts; sales, agency, and consumer protection; commercial paper; and emerging topic in law. Presents a basic overview of the concepts and terminology essential to understanding the field of business law.
BGEN 280 Business Planning
3 cr. (3 lec/wk) Prerequisites: BMGT 235, BMKT 225, BMGT 210. Corequisite: ACTG 102. (Sp)
Provides students with knowledge and skills necessary for a small business manager or entrepreneur to develop a business plan. Topics include concepts of mission statements, goals and objectives, business and community compatibility, development of product or service idea, determination of market feasibility, determination of financial feasibility, development of marketing strategy, development of operations outline, and application of financial concepts.
BGEN 294 Seminar
V1-3 cr. Provides students an opportunity to investigate topics pertinent to the field of Business.
BGEN 299 Capstone: Brewing & Fermentation
2 cr. (90 hours) (P/NP)
Provides students an individual opportunity to engage in education and training not covered by regular coursework. Student will be working directly for a brewery, distillery, or winery. Students, through advising with course instructor, must select either the 90 hour professional internship or professional project option (business, scientific, brew house/mechanical, etc.) in consultation with the site supervisor for their capstone experience.