Brian Gillespie, dean

Welcome to the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship!

In the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship (Jabs), we seek to develop business leaders by inspiring creativity, innovation and growth in our students. We embrace our institutional values of Excellence, Integrity, Inclusion, Collaboration, Curiosity and Stewardship in all that we do.

These ever changing and exciting times require business leaders that are technically competent, innovative and agile while embracing opportunity and challenge. We invest deeply in our students, preparing them to meet the opportunities and challenges presented by rapid advancements in technology, information technology & management and societal needs in national and global marketplaces. The leaders of the future, whether they choose to be leaders within a large company, a non-profit, their own entrepreneurial ventures, or the local community, all need to have the requisite set of skills to navigate change, work within teams, drive innovation and inspire confidence.

At Jabs, we provide a personalized, team-centric and rigorous curriculum. Our faculty include a mix of dedicated educational professionals who are advancing their disciplines with timely and relevant research as well as our cadre of highly experienced business executives who have joined our ranks with a desire to inform and educate future generations.

Students pursuing a business degree can choose from options in Accounting, Finance, Management and Marketing. Leading the way in relevance and applicability, the curriculum is continually informed by research as well as through real-world experiences of our faculty. We also offer exciting graduate opportunities with a Master of Science in Innovation & Management and a Master of Professional Accountancy for students seeking that next level of professional development.

Faculty and staff take pride in supporting students, which is the norm at Montana’s land grant university. While the University has a plethora of student success programs and initiatives, the College has extensive resources focused on student welfare, progression and opportunity through our Jabs Office of Student Services, the Bracken Center, the Bracken Business Communications Clinic, MSU LaunchPad, and others.

We are excited to be at the forefront providing a transformational educational experience and preparing our students as the leaders of the future. We believe that innovators require great depth of expertise in a field of choice as well as a breadth of knowledge that will foster their creativity and adaptability to change.

I welcome you to learn more about our College; peruse our website, attend an event, or come visit us at Jabs Hall.


Brian Gillespie, PhD
College Dean