BOZEMAN – Montana State University’s Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship is seeking local and regional businesses and nonprofit organizations that are willing to offer students practical business experience in return for research, issue analysis or operational advice during the upcoming spring semester, which runs from Jan. 9 through May 3.

Participating students will be enrolled in a senior-level course on management taught by Gary Bishop, associate teaching professor of management. Bishop said the management experience course focuses on established businesses, as well as civic and nonprofit organizations.

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, re-branding businesses, developing websites and social networking sites, market and competition analysis, sales analysis, feasibility studies, assisting with human resources and customer services issues, developing employee training and handbooks, and other business and management processes.

Businesses and organizations that wish to participate in the spring are invited to apply to the MSU Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Applications are due by Sunday, Jan. 6.

Application materials may be obtained by contacting Linda Ward at lward@montana.edu. More information also is available here.

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