Welcome!

 

We inspire creativity, innovation, and growth. At Jabs, we provide a collaborative and personalized environment, connecting students to opportunities in a dynamic community.

 

Degree Options

Our degree programsinclude 1 undergraduate major in business with 4 options (accounting, finance, management, marketing), 5 minors, 2 certificates, and 2 master's degree options.

Dedicated Resources

Unlike at other universities and colleges, we have an Office of Student Services and a staff member dedicated to academic and career engagement to help support YOU.

Graduate Studies

We offer 2 professional masters degrees: Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) and M.S. in Innovation and Management

Transferring?

Whether applying to transfer or exploring the option, we're here to help. Contact our Office of Admissions at admissions@montana.edu.

Our Strengths

Growing

Aerial view of Jabs Hall, home of MSU's Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship

In 2015, we opened Jabs Hall, a state-of-the-art LEED Gold building designed to promote collaborative learning and foster innovation and creativity. We boast two fireplaces, flexible classroom spaces, writeable glass walls, and a focus group room.

Hands-on

Professor of Accounting assists students as a part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program
We have numerous hands-on opportunities available to students from preparing taxes in the community and managing real money through an investment portfolio to providing pro bono consulting for actual clients. Gain valuable experiences alongside our knowledgeable and caring professors.

Connected

Students connect with employers at one of three college recruiter events

Even though we are located in a rural state, we bring in entrepreneurs, business executives, and non-profit leaders. We prepare our students for careers after graduation with local companies and family businesses to industry giants like Nike, Google, Boeing, and R/GA.

Distinguished

MSU's AMA student chapter is Top 10 internationally.

Our American Marketing Association student chapter is ranked top 10 internationally and has won numerous awards in various competitions, including 1st place finishes. Our students have been selected for competitive internships and earned prestigious recognition such as the Schwarzman Scholarship, Udall Scholarship, and an impromptu award from Ocean Spray executives.

Professionalism

A communications coach works with a student on their writing assignment
Our Bracken Business Communications Clinic provides one-on-one coaching with students to improve writing, speaking, interviewing, and oral presentation skills. We host a day-long professionalism workshop for our graduate accounting students and connect students to MSU events including the Etiquette Dinner, Executive's Closet, and various workshops.

Innovation

Students participate in a Design Thinking Workshop in Jabs Hall
Our mission is to inspire creativity, innovation, and growth. We offer interdisciplinary coursework through the Design Sandbox for Engaged Learning, sometimes resulting in new business ventures. We host workshops and events covering topics ranging from design thinking and rapid prototyping to Code 24 hackathons and Salesforce training.

Unique Resources

Experiential Programs

Students visit New York City's Wall Street

We offer unique opportunities for students to experience what different careers can look like as well as study abroad. From our one-of-a-kind Community Banking program to our faculty-led study abroad trips, there is something for everyone. Our American Financial Institutions class travels to NYC to visit financial landmarks each year; Accounting students spend Spring Break in Alaska preparing taxes in native villages.

Career Prep

Spring 2020 Meet the Recruiters Fair in Jabs Hall

We also host three college career fairs during the academic year, one of which is solely dedicated to accounting-related jobs. We generally have between 25-60 employers from across the nation that attend each event, representing companies like Deloitte, FDIC, Kiewit, KPMG, Northwestern Mutual, WealthVest, and Zoot Enterprises. 

Blackstone LaunchPad

Senior Director of Strategy and Insights at Kickstarter presentation

The Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus resource for students, faculty and staff, as well as alumni interested in business and entrepreneurship. They provide free venture support and mentorship, access to the TechStars network, and coach students to compete in startup and venture competitions. They also host Code 24 hackathons and events like this presentation from the Senior Director of Strategy and Insights of Kickstarter.

Our Place

Bozeman, Montana

aerial view of Bozeman, Montana in early summer

There's a reason Bozeman, Montana is considered a "dream town" and lauded by many for offering high quality of life. When you fly in over the Bridger Range or drive into the Gallatin Valley and find yourself surrounded by mountains, it's easy to understand why people want to live, work and play here. Add the cultural amenities of a local symphony and museums, the vibrancy of a college community and an energetic downtown, Bozeman is the complete package. Learn more.

Plan Your Visit

The MSU Office of Admissions offers many different options for visiting and exploring MSU. Many prospective students and their families choose to visit during MSU Friday, which offers an in-depth preview of college life at Montana State University. MSU Friday events are typically held in October, January, March, and June. Our business ambassadors are here to give tours and answer questions.

Funding Opportunities

Undergraduates

Scholarships

Supportive donors allow us to awards of substantial support to students seeking a business degree. 

Grad Students

Grad Support

Our graduate student support includes scholarships and assistantships.

Ready to Apply?

Undergraduates

Office of Admissions

Your one-stop shop for applying to undrgraduate programs at MSU.

Grad Students

The Graduate School

Applications for grad studies are coordinated by the Graduate School.

Additional Information

 

 

Student Organizations

We have seven active student organizations currently supported by our college. Click here for the full list of MSU student organizations.

We have a Jabs student ambassador program and have two senator positions in the student body government, ASMSU.

MSU's Sophomore Surge program develops peer mentors who guide and support incoming students throughout their first year of college. Business students participating in this program can ask to be assigned a Jabs freshman seminar, BGEN 104 section.

Student Health Services

Students have access to medical services, counseling and psychological services (CPS), dental services, and the office of health advancement (covers nutrition, travel health, etc).

COVID-19 Updates: MSU's Fall 2020 Roadmap, and information like student testing, and continual updates regarding what we are doing on campus can be found at https://www.montana.edu/health/coronavirus/.
A handy general FAQ section can be found here: https://www.montana.edu/health/coronavirus/faq.html.

 

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