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Finance

Start off your college adventure with the fundamentals of business through our Business Entrepreneurship Seminar for freshmen before obtaining the analytical tools for financial decision-making, including time value of money techniques, asset valuation, capital budging analysis, and more.

Finance – B.S. in Business, Finance Emphasis

Finance is the art and science of managing money, whether it’s managing funds for major corporations or advising a client on how to make optimal investment decisions. In the Business – Finance program at Montana State, students gain the skills necessary to pursue a variety of careers in business, insurance, investment, corporate finance or real estate. In addition to the Business – Finance major, students are also encouraged to enroll in the Finance minor, which is available to both business and non-business students alike.


The Business major at Montana State offers three other Options Within the Major: Accounting, Management and Marketing.

 

 

 

Students taking the American Financial Institutions course have the opportunity to travel to Wall Street and meet with successful business professionals to gain valuable insights and advice.

 

 

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Start-Up Incubators
Entrepreneurial students interested in starting their own businesses can turn to the MSU Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars. Housed within the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship, the Launchpad has helped hundreds of teams through coaching, networking and funding support.

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AACSB Accredited
The Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship is one of the less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide to earn the elite AACSB accreditation.

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Community Outreach
The Boardroom Bobcats program gives students the opportunity to gain practical experience, leadership development and familiarity with the nonprofit sector while offering local organizations insights and fresh perspectives.

 

 

 

Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.

Careers

Finance students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Financial Analysis
  • Portfolio Management
  • Financial Planning
  • International Finance
  • Real Estate & Investment Analysis

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available, including self-assessment and working with career coaches.