Business

Our Business Administration program provides you with a solid foundation in professional business management theories and practices with the flexibility to pursue your individual interest.  The major provides broad coverage of the technical, interpersonal, conceptual, and analytical skills necessary to specialize in a particular area of interest such as entrepreneurship/small business, marketing, accounting or general business.  A degree in Business Administration can lead to many different careers.

Mission Statement

Learning Outcomes for Business Administration, BS

  • Learning Outcomes for Trades Management, BAS

    Learning Outcomes for Business Technology, BAS

    Learning Outcomes for Program of Study in Business, AS

    Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Produce written documents that will (a) be grammatically correct and (b) incorporate logical, complete, and articulate thoughts.

  • Demonstrate presentation and oral communication skills with utilization of technology.

  • Recognize basic concepts and theories related to business ethics and social responsibilities.

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the functional areas of business.

  • Make effective group decisions integrating multiple functional areas of business.

  • Use the library resources, research databases, and/or the Internet to obtain information.

  • Analyze and interpret quantitative data. Examples include those found in financial statements and data used to make business decisions.

  • Evaluate information. Examples include external information, current issues.

  • Use the problem solving model to evaluate information and to choose a solution to a problem.

    Learning Outcmes for Accounting, minor

  • Identify, illustrate, and describe enterprise and transaction cycles and business processes.

  • Identify and apply appropriate accounting standards relating to financial reporting.

  • Employ analytical skills to solve accounting-specific problems.

  • Use industry relevant software for a variety of accounting applications.

  • Identify and discuss ethical considerations in an accounting context.

  • Use written communication to analyze and convey information in a clear and professional manner.

    Learning Outcomes for Business Technology, minor

    Learning Outcomes for Marketing, minor

    Learning Outcomes for Small Business Management, minor

Bachelor of Science Business Administration – Minor Required

Learning Outcome:

Students produce written documents that will:

  1. be grammatically correct and
  2. incorporate logical, complete, and articulate thoughts. Students demonstrate presentation and oral communication skills with utilization of technology.

For example, they will:

  1. conduct themselves professionally,
  2. speak clearly,
  3. maintain eye contact with their audience, and
  4. convey the main ideas.
General Education Core33
Required Courses
ACTG 201Principles of Fin Acct3
ACTG 202Principles of Mang Acct3
BGEN 112Creative Problem Solving3
BGEN 110Applied Business Leadership3
BGEN 253Business Statistics & Research3
or STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics
BGEN 235Business Law3
BMGT 335Management & Organization3
BMGT 329Human Resource Management3
BMKT 325Principles of Marketing3
BMKT 441
BFIN 322Business Finance3
BGEN 360International Business3
BMGT 322Operations Management3
BGEN 468Contemp Issues in Bus Ethics3
BMIS 311Management Information Systems3
BGEN 494Seminar3
ECNS 201Principles of Microeconomics (Meets CAT IV Requirement)3
or ECNS 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
Electives12
Minor30
Total minimum credits required for degree/minor120

Bachelor of Applied Science in Trades Management

 

*** A student entering this program will have completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in plumbing, electrical, construction trades, carpentry, construction technology, culinary arts, electronics technology, energy technology, industrial machine technology, machine tool technology, metals technology, sheet metal technology, surveying, sustainable energy technology, or welding technology from any member of the Montana University System or from those Montana tribal colleges, with which MSU-Northern have articulated with.  A maximum of 60 of those credits (including 9 required general education credits)  will apply to this degree***

Learning Outcome:

gened                                                                                                                                                                                             General Education Core                        33

ACTG 410Cost/Mgmt Acct I3
BMGT 329Human Resource Management3
BMGT 335Management & Organization3
BMKT 325Principles of Marketing3
BMGT 422Project Management3
BFIN 322Business Finance3
BUS 348Business Communications3
BGEN 468Contemp Issues in Bus Ethics3
BMIS 311Management Information Systems3
BMGT 322Operations Management3
CET 498Cooperative Education3
 

Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Technology

*** Students entering this program will have completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business, Business Administration, Business Management or Business Technology from the MUS system, or from those Montana tribal colleges, with which MSU-Northern have articulated with.  A maximum of 60 credits (includes 9 credits of required general education course work) of those credit will apply to this degree.***

Core Category Credits Course Prefix and Number
Gen Ed Core 33
BMGT 335Management & Organization3
BMGT 329Human Resource Management3
BMKT 325Principles of Marketing3
BUS 348Business Communications3
BGEN 468Contemp Issues in Bus Ethics3
BMIS 311Management Information Systems3
BMGT 322Operations Management3
BFIN 322Business Finance3
BMGT 245Customer Service Management3
CAPP 158MS Access3
CAPP 266Advanced MS Excel Applications3
BMGT 498Cooperative Education3

Associate of Science Program of Study in Business

Learning Outcome: Students recognize basic concepts and theories related to business ethics and social responsibilities.

General Education Core33
Required Courses
ACTG 201Principles of Fin Acct3
ACTG 202Principles of Mang Acct3
BGEN 105Introduction to Business3
BGEN 112Creative Problem Solving3
BGEN 110Applied Business Leadership3
BFIN 205Personal Finance (equiv 305)3
or CAPP 266 Advanced MS Excel Applications
BGEN 253Business Statistics & Research3
BGEN 235Business Law3
CAPP 151MS Office (Meets CAT VII Requirement)3
ECNS 201Principles of Microeconomics (Meets CAT IV Requirement)3
Elective3
Total minimum credits required for degree60

Minors

**The Business Technology minor is not available to students earning a BS in Business Administration.**

Accounting

Required Courses
ACTG 201Principles of Fin Acct3
ACTG 202Principles of Mang Acct3
ACTG 205Computerized Accounting *3
ACTG 301Intermediate Accounting I *3
ACTG 302Intermediate Accounting II *3
ACTG 401Principles of Fed Tax - Ind3
ACTG 410Cost/Mgmt Acct I **3
ACTG 411Auditing 1 **3
BGEN 235Business Law3
BFIN 322Business Finance3
Total minimum credits required for minor30

Suggested Selective General Education Courses:

Category IV Social Sciences: ECNS 201 Principles of Microeconomics (CAT IV)3
Category IV Social Sciences: ECNS 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (CAT IV)3

**The Business Technology minor is not available to students earning a BS in Business Administration.** 

Business Technology

Required Courses
ACTG 201Principles of Fin Acct3
ACTG 202Principles of Mang Acct3
BGEN 105Introduction to Business3
BGEN 112Creative Problem Solving3
BGEN 110Applied Business Leadership3
BGEN 235Business Law3
BMGT 335Management & Organization3
BMKT 325Principles of Marketing3
BUS 348Business Communications3
ECNS 201Principles of Microeconomics3
Total minimum credits required for degree30

Marketing

Required Courses
BGEN 112Creative Problem Solving3
BMKT 325Principles of Marketing3
BMKT 337Consumer Behavior3
BUS 348Business Communications3
BUS 345Marketing Trends3
BMKT 341Advanced Marketing Application3
BMKT 436Sales and Sales Management3
BMKT 338Advertising and Promotion3
BMGT 245Customer Service Management3
GDSN 231Graphic Design Applications3
Total minimum credits required for minor30

Small Business Management

Required Courses
ACTG 201Principles of Fin Acct3
ACTG 202Principles of Mang Acct3
BGEN 235Business Law3
BMGT 335Management & Organization3
BMGT 329Human Resource Management3
BMKT 325Principles of Marketing3
BMKT 338Advertising and Promotion3
BMGT 461Small Business Management3
BMGT 448Entrepreneurship3
BMGT 245Customer Service Management3
Total minimum credits required for minor30