MISSOULA – For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Montana College of Business ranked best in Montana – and tied for best in the Big Sky Conference – in the U.S. News & World Report Business School Rankings for 2022.
“This ranking reflects the hard work of faculty, staff, alumni and students of the College of Business,” Dean Suzanne Tilleman said. “We are pleased and proud to once again earn recognition as having one of the premier business programs in the region. The College of Business has a distinct focus of nurturing students’ innate work ethic by giving them transformative learning experiences to help them achieve a better life.”
The Big Sky Conference comprises 12 universities in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, California and Utah. The UM College of Business came in 166th in the nation, 78 spots ahead of other business schools in Montana. UM tied atop the Big Sky Conference with the College of Business and Economics at the University of Idaho.
UM’s College of Business focuses on applied, experiential education that encourages students to participate in hands-on business projects. Over 80% of business students participate in at least one internship prior to graduation.
Because of its reputation for academic and research excellence, UM attracts the interest of international and national business experts. Over 100 business professionals come to the Gallagher Business Building each year to share their knowledge through formal lectures and speaking engagements, and talking with and recruiting students for part-time and full-time jobs.
Faculty dedication to teaching and research provides inspiration and support both inside and outside the classroom, helping students individually realize their potential. Student test scores and strong alumni relationships are testimony to the fact students thrive while attending the College of Business.
The College of Business offers six undergraduate majors in accounting, finance, international business, business management, management information systems and marketing. At the graduate level, it offers the only separately accredited Master of Accountancy in Montana and the first Master of Science in Business Analytics in the Pacific Northwest to go along with the Montana Master of Business Administration. All three graduate programs can be completed online or in the classroom.
Overall, U.S. News and World Report ranked UM 277th among all public and private universities nationally. The complete rankings are available online.
Contact: Garrett Finke, College of Business director of marketing and communications, 406-243-4436, firstname.lastname@example.org.