Experiential Learning Opportunities for Montana Tech Business Students
The undergraduate Business program at Montana Technological University is designed to supplement traditional business coursework with state-of-the-art information technology.
Business at Montana Tech has outstanding faculty combined with smaller class sizes and strives to offer a very rich experience for our students.
The mission of the Business Department is to prepare tomorrow’s business leaders for the challenges of a dynamic global business environment. In a nutshell, at Montana Tech, business students learn to creatively solve problems.
To this end, the Business Department is raising funds for the Business Departmental Fund to support student activities related to experiential learning opportunities.
This year using departmental funds we sent five students to the SAP ERPsim International competition after snagging one of three spots available through the North American qualifier in March. The team took home third place amongst 26 teams and more than 100 students from the U.S. and Canada competing in the 2023 North America SAP ERPSim hosted by HEC Montreal, the University of Montreal’s business school.
The ERPsim is a business simulation game, where teams use SAP S/4 HANA to manage a virtual company in a fast-paced, competitive marketplace, where business decisions are based on data analytics. This simulates the competitive market students will face once they launch careers after graduation from Montana Tech. Montana Tech and 16,000 universities worldwide belong to the SAP University Alliance. SAP is the world’s largest provider of ERP systems; SAP customers generate 87% of total global commerce ($46 trillion).
Additionally, we are in the process of completing work on our new SAP Next Gen Lab and student collaboration center. There are less than 20 SAP Next Gen Labs in the United States and this area will allow our students to apply the education that happens in the classroom in real-world scenarios. We are raising funds to create programs for our students to work and learn with real data from businesses both interested in hiring our students and in the Butte community. This type of education will better prepare our students to enter the workforce upon graduation. A gift to the Business Departmental Fund allows us to support and enhance our student's education by adding experiences outside the classroom, whether in person or virtual, to give them the chance for experiential learning and real-world on-the-job opportunities.
During DayOne each gift made to the Business Departmental Fund will be matched 1:1 up to $2,000 made possible by a generous gift from Jack and Leah McCarthy.
Please make a gift to the Business Departmental Fund to enrich the experience of Montana Tech's Business students. Thank you for your support and please help us spread the word! Share this project on social media, by email, and tell your friends!