School of Business Administration

The School of Business Administration at UM is Montana’s premier business education program. The School is home to the only MBA program in the state and houses one of only two university-based World Trade Centers.

Points of Pride

  • Eleven faculty fellowships, distinguished faculty fellowships and professorships attract world-class faculty to the UM School of Business Administration.
  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) conveyed unconditional extension of business and accounting accreditation to the School of Business Administration in the last accreditation cycle. AACSB business accreditation is extended to fewer than 5 percent and accounting accreditation to fewer than 1.5 percent of schools worldwide.
  • The Princeton Review acknowledged the University of Montana as one of the best colleges in the nation and identified the business school as an outstanding program. 
  • Founded in 1918, the School of Business Administration is the oldest business program in Montana. 

UM Foundation Support

  • Fundraising is underway for the Larry and Dee Dee Gianchetta Student Success Center. This new center will house student services including advising, internships, scholarships, graduate programs and career development.
  • The Career Development Program, which prepares students to compete for the best career opportunities, is 100% funded by private donations. This program was noted as an area of distinction by the AACSB.
  • During the 2014-15 academic year, students received over $380,000 in scholarships.
  • Private gifts support named faculty awards, faculty fellowships, distinguished faculty fellowships and professorships that make it possible to recruit and retain world-class professors who excel in both teaching and research, attracting the best and brightest students from across the country. 
  • The Dean’s Opportunity Fund provides experiential learning and research opportunities, supports student and faculty attendance at conferences and provides scholarship funding.
  • There are a wide range of opportunities for donors to make an impact at the School of Business Administration. Some of the School’s highest priorities include experiential learning and career development opportunities for students, as well as resources for faculty research and professional development.


To find out how to support the School of Business Administration, please contact one of our development professionals.

Senior Director of Development
Jenni Warren
Development Coordinator

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