Montana State University Billings has been an integral part of the Billings community and a student-centered learning environment since its early days as Eastern Montana College. Founded in 1927, the university continues to nurture a longstanding tradition of educational access, teaching excellence, civic engagement and community enhancement in an urban setting. In the classroom and in the community, students receive a well-rounded unique education and training for Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees for careers through the University’s five colleges — arts and sciences, business, allied health professions, education, and technology.

General Information

Set in the largest city in the state, Montana State University Billings and the community of Billings combine for a unique college experience: engaged and encouraging faculty; friendly people; a supportive community; and incredible educational opportunities. Residents of Billings have a long track record of supporting the university through scholarships, internships, and civic engagement. A regional retail, financial and medical hub, Billings offers a vast array of job opportunities, personal connections and leadership opportunities via three campuses spread through the city. Life on the main campus mirrors that of Billings: Students are happy to mingle on some of the 110 park-like acres at the base of the spectacular Rimrocks or take part in a variety of cultural, service, athletic or educational activities. Whether a motivated honors student or first-generation attendee, all learners will find challenges that fulfill both individual goals and societal needs.

Core Purpose

To assure that all members of the university community reach their individual potential

Mission

MSU Billings provides a university experience characterized by:

  • Excellent Teaching
  • Support for Individual Learning
  • Engagement in Civic Responsibility
  • Intellectual, Cultural, Social & Economic Community Enhancement

Vision

Montana State University Billings will be recognized as a regional leader for:

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Translating Knowledge into Practice
  • Researching for the Future
  • Accepting Leadership for Intellectual, Cultural, Social & Economic Development Beyond University Boundaries

Core Values

Integrity
MSU Billings’ actions are ethical & principled to assure dignity & equity for all Educational Excellence
MSU Billings provides distinctive programs & challenging educational experiences for a diverse university community Student Achievement
MSU Billings provides academic support & administrative services to foster academic & professional achievement of the university community Community of Learners
MSU Billings respects & nurtures variety in intellectual contribution & scholarship enriching both the university & its extended community Meaningful Engagement
MSU Billings supports all members of the university community in their individual growth toward confidence, individual sense of purpose & acceptance of civic responsibilities Responsiveness
MSU Billings meets the changing needs of our learners with informed action & innovation based on current standards of educational & technical excellence

University Strategic Initiatives

Programs
Create and maintain distinctive, vital academic programs and services for 21st Century learners. Faculty Excellence
Cultivate excellence in & outside the classroom, in scholarly endeavors & exemplary service through faculty & staff development, support for scholarship, continuing assessment, & recognition of professional service. Needs of Learners
Identify the needs of all learners & provide access to a university experience that fulfills both individual goals & societal needs. Social Equity
Model social equity and consciousness by assuring that all members of our campus community grow because of their University experience. Research Initiatives
Increase the stature, professionalism & research initiatives of all academic programs & student services. Economic Access
Augment local, state & regional economic development through the strength of the University’s financial base & our learners’ contributions to their communities. Global Engagement
Increase staff, faculty & student awareness, understanding, & involvement in the international community. University Infrastructure
Ensure an administrative, operational and physical infrastructure that fully supports excellence.

Programs taught in:
English

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The M.S.U.B. College of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with options in Accounting (available onsite and online); General Business ... [+]

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Each year, College of Business (C.O.B.) students complete more than 25 real-world client-based projects that benefit Billings and the surrounding communities. Students put knowledge into practice through marketing campaigns, finance investment projects and tax preparation, to name a few. C.O.B. students can study abroad in Japan, China or India.

In recent years, C.O.B. students have placed among the top three in the Capsim International Business Simulation competition, competing against students from Baylor, Cornell, Dartmouth, and Brigham Young University. Our chapter of the American Indian Business Leaders regularly wins or places in the organization’s annual Business Plan Competition. Since 2004, our marketing students have won numerous ADDY Awards for the advertising campaigns they created.... [-]

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Whether you are going on to graduate school or directly to work after graduation, C.A.S. students are succeeding. In recent years, graduates in the sciences and psychology have been accepted to top medical schools; including Penn State, University of Minnesota and University of Washington as well as major graduate programs at universities such as University of Notre Dame and University of Utah.... [-]

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