Study Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Montana

The management and entrepreneurship degree is designed to prepare tomorrow’s business leaders to meet the complex challenges of managing global organizations. This innovative program places special emphasis on the essential soft skills that will become critical as you advance in your management career — skills such as motivating employees, fostering teamwork, managing conflict, and creative problem-solving.

Our entrepreneurship program takes a hands-on approach to leadership training, integrating real-world applications and experiences so you can see how classroom lessons play out in real organizations. With this experience, and the close mentorship of expert faculty, our management and entrepreneurship majors are uniquely prepared to apply the key skills they have learned and hit the ground running from day one on the job.


of students participate in at least one internship


tied for the best business school in the Big Sky Conference


of students are working or in grad school within three months of graduation

Other degree options for management and entrepreneurship at UM

Certificate in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation

Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy

What can you do with an entrepreneurship degree?

Whether you’re interested in leading Fortune 500 companies, or starting your own company, the degree in management and entrepreneurship will prepare you to meet today’s most pressing cultural, ethical, and environmental challenges in business. Our entrepreneurship majors have gone on to careers in human resource management, retail merchandising, hospitality management, distribution, and logistics, and have even started their own small businesses.

This isn’t a degree limited to business administration majors. Anyone thinking about starting up their own business or practice will benefit from a dual degree in management and entrepreneurship. Students in our College of Forestry might also find this degree an excellent option to gain the soft skills they’ll need to navigate the complex field of natural resource governance.

Why employers choose graduates of UM’s degree in entrepreneurship

As one of only a select few schools in our region to hold AACSB accreditation, we meet the gold standard for business education. Employers can count on our graduates to meet the highest standards as professionals and leaders. Our management and entrepreneurship majors also gain extensive real-world business experience through hands-on learning opportunities in this program, helping them stand out in a competitive job market.

Manager and entrepreneur jobs

If your goal is to become an innovative leader, UM’s management and entrepreneurship major is for you. These are just a few of the careers our graduates pursue:

  • Small business owner
  • Account manager
  • Administrative assistant
  • Business consultant
  • Sales manager
  • Marketing manager
  • Operations manager
  • Management analyst
  • Recruiter
  • Fundraiser

Manager and entrepreneur salaries

We estimate that graduates of our management and entrepreneurship bachelor’s degree program earn an average of $53,161 per year. But you have the potential to earn even more depending on your experience and education. Here are average salaries for several top management careers to give you an idea:*

  • Administrative services managers: $96,940
  • HR managers: $116,720
  • Sales managers: $126,640
  • Financial managers: $129,890

*Based on recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Beyond the classroom: Experiential learning in the management and entrepreneurship major

Take part in a semester-long service-learning project that gives you the opportunity to apply the leadership skills you’re learning in class. Conduct a consulting project for a real-world organization of your choice, in which you design an HR management solution and present your recommendation to the company’s leadership. Engage with a series of guest speakers who are leading business professionals. In the management and entrepreneurship major at UM, you’ll have all of these opportunities and more to learn by doing.

Management and entrepreneurship internships

Gain on-the-job experience through internships that match your interests and career goals. We offer numerous internship opportunities for our students, from working with large, national firms in the summer, to fall and spring internship programs with local businesses and organizations. Learn more about internship opportunities through UM’s College of Business.

Study abroad opportunities for management and entrepreneurship majors

Spend a semester or an entire year abroad in locations such as Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and Romania. Our business administration programs offer exciting opportunities to take your studies overseas. Learn more about study abroad opportunities at the University of Montana.

Career development in the management and entrepreneurship degree

Our students benefit from a wide range of support and opportunities that keeps them on track and engaged through the Gianchetta Student Success Center (GSSC), which helps with advising, career development, internships, scholarships, and more. As a management and entrepreneurship major, you might also be interested in joining UM’s Chapter of the Society for Human Resources, which offers additional access to industry professionals.

Management and diversity training for entrepreneurship majors

We offer a one-credit elective course called Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Creating an Inclusive Organization. This course is offered as part of a three-course stackable sequence that you can take for a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The other two courses are Dismantling Racism, and Gender and Sexuality through an Intersectional Lens.

Management and entrepreneurship scholarships

Get help paying for your degree in entrepreneurship. UM’s College of Business awards almost $500,000 each year to business administration students. Learn more about business scholarships at the University of Montana.

Management and entrepreneurship degree requirements

The degree in entrepreneurship covers traditional subjects such as finance, human resource management, and marketing while allowing you to study and apply entrepreneurial skills. Coursework emphasizes innovation management, the development of new markets, and controlling an expanding operation.

View all classes for the bachelor’s degree in management and entrepreneurship.