MSUB General Information

MSU Billings Core Purpose, Mission, Vision & Core Values

Core Purpose

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



MSU Billings provides a university experience characterized by:

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



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

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



MSU Billings meets the changing needs of our learners with informed action & innovation based on current standards of educational & technical excellence

University Strategic Initiatives

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 grows 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.