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Experiential Learning Activities

  • Marketing - Students design and help produce an actual advertising campaign, typically for public service projects.

  • Finance – Students invest $50,000 from D.A. Davidson & Co. and get to keep 50% of any profits.

  • Accounting – Students prepare Income tax returns for low income taxpayers in one course and in another course they create a customized accounting system using commercial accounting software to meet the needs of a real business.

  • Students can gain experience by working for a business through an Internship opportunity.  (Billings is the business center of Montana and opportunities abound.)

  • Students in the Small Business course actually create and operate their own small business.

  • In the capstone Business Strategy course, students develop a detailed business plan for an actual business.

COB student reading a textbook about operations management

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