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
- Warren Buffett invited UM MBA and MAcct students to join him for a
question-and-answer session and tour of two Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries in March 2011.
- During the summer of 2012, MBA and MAcct students met with top-level officials in Washington, D.C. to study the interaction between business and government.
- 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.
UM Foundation Support
- During the 2013-14 academic year, students received over $244,000 in scholarships.
- The Career Development Program, which prepares students to compete for the best career opportunities, is funded by private donations. This program was noted as an area of distinction by the AACSB.
- 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.