University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

College of Business

Suzanne Tilleman, Dean

Klaus Uhlenbruck, Associate Dean

TheĀ College of Business, founded in 1918, is the largest professional school at the University. All programs are accredited by AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and accounting programs also hold separate AACSB accreditation.


The College of Business at the University of Montana creates transformative, integrated, and student-centric learning experiences, propelling our students to make immediate and sustained impacts on business and society. We nurture our students innate work ethic to develop confident problem solvers and ethical decision makers. We pursue thought leadership and collectively create opportunities for a better life for our students, faculty, and staff.

The goal of the College of Business's programs is to provide a broad foundation in business practice and theory, supplemented by deep expertise within one or more specific business disciplines through majors and certificates. The complexity of contemporary society has increased the need for responsible, ethical leadership in organizations with local and global reach. A professional business education combined with solid grounding in the liberal arts and sciences prepares men and women to meet difficult challenges and to contribute to society in meaningful ways. College of Business graduates work in business, nonprofit, and government sectors all over the world.

High School Preparation

High school students who are planning to major or minor in business administration at the University of Montana-Missoula should take their school's college preparatory curriculum. Additional courses to improve quantitative, writing, verbal communication, analytical, and computer skills will be beneficial. Students should take as much mathematics as possible, including two years of algebra.

Credit/No Credit Option

Most business administration courses are offered for traditional letter grade only.

All courses required for the major, the minor, certificates, and all general education courses must be taken for a traditional letter grade. Business courses taken as electives may be taken on a credit/no credit basis only if not identified as traditional letter grade in the registration system and if approved by the instructor and the department chair. For additional information see the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the catalog.