MSU Billings Course Descriptions
BMGT - Business Management (University)
BMGT 322 Operations Management
[formerly MGMT 322 Operations Management]
3 cr. Prerequisites: Admission to upper division standing or consent of department. (F, Sp, Su) Surveys the tasks which must be accomplished in that part of the organization which produces its service or products. Presents selected critical quantitative models from a managerial perspective. Introduces students to the design of services and products, planning and control, inventory systems and the management of quality.
BMGT 329 Human Resource Management
[formerly MGMT 452 Human Resource Management]
3 cr. Prerequisites: BMGT 335 and Admission to upper division standing, or consent of department. (F, Sp) Presents an overview of the laws and practices involved in providing an organization with the needed skilled workforce. Topics include best practices for handling recruiting and selecting employees, evaluating employee performance, making promotion and discipline decisions, creating fair compensation systems, dealing with sexual harassment and various discrimination issues, and handling union-management relations.
BMGT 335 Management and Organization
[formerly MGMT 321 Principles of Management]
3 cr. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of department. (F, Sp, Su) Introduces the principles of managing organizations (both public and private). The course familiarizes the student with the skills needed by managers and the best practices used by organizations in a changing global environment. Topics include diversity, globalization, motivation, social responsibility, leadership, strategic planning, group dynamics, and organizational change.
BMGT 353 Organizational Behavior
[formerly MGMT 353 Organizational Behavior]
3 cr. Prerequisites: BMGT 335 or consent of department and Admission to upper division standing. (F) Studies individual and group behavior in organizations. The course examines how issues such as personality, attitudes, motivation, group dynamics, power, leadership, and conflict management affect individual and organizational performance. The course focuses on how these issues can be managed and utilized to improve employee performance in the workplace.
BMGT 422 Project Management
[formerly MGMT 422 Project Management]
3 cr. Prerequisites: BMGT 335 and BMGT 322, or consent of department. (F, Sp) Covers all aspects of project management including project definition, methods and strategy, resource scheduling and allocation, leadership, managing teams, partnering, minimizing risks, benchmarking project progress and performance and project termination and review. Students utilize Microsoft Project to implement and manage a project.
BMGT 448 Entrepreneurship
[formerly MGMT 439 Entrepreneurship]
3 cr. Prerequisites: BMGT 335, BMKT 325, BFIN 322. Offered ONLY Online. (F) Addresses issues typically faced by managers of businesses. Accounting and inventory systems, financial analysis, means of raising capital, management and marketing techniques, and guidelines for writing a business plan are presented. Students will write a business plan.
BMGT 461 Small Business Management
[formerly MGMT 438 Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship]
3 cr. Prerequisites: BGEN 315, BMGT 335, BMKT 325, BFIN 322, or consent of department. (F, Sp) Addresses issues typically faced by managers of smaller businesses. Accounting and inventory systems, financial analysis, means of raising capital, management and marketing techniques, and guidelines for writing a business plan are presented, emphasizing the needs of smaller businesses. Students will write a business plan.
BMGT 492 Independent Study
[formerly MGMT 491 Independent Study]
V1-3 cr. Prerequisites: Admission to upper division standing, consent of department, and approval of the College of Business Academic Policy Committee (CBAPC). (F, Sp, Su) Provides outstanding junior and senior students an opportunity to explore material not covered by regular Management courses. Students must complete a Request for Independent Study form and have it approved by CBAPC.
BMGT 494 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly MGMT 492 Seminar]
V1-3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to upper division standing or consent of department. (F, Sp, Su) Provides senior students an opportunity to intensively investigate topics pertinent to the field of Management.