Student Spotlight

Elias Snyders, Spring 2019 Graduate

"The close-knit nature of the UMEM program has helped me to build lifelong friendships and a powerful network of entertainment business professionals. Small class sizes and passionate instructors make this a truly one of a kind experience that is unmatched by entertainment programs at larger universities." 

Elias Snyder

Caitlin Soltesz, Spring 2019 Graduate

"The Entertainment Management Program has been a whirlwind of hands on learning, excitement, and engaging classes. This program has helped direct me into the career path I hope to pursue after graduation and I’m very grateful to learn from such excellent professors!"

Caitlin Soltesz

Sam Moran, Fall 2018 Graduate

"I did not know about the Entertainment Management program when I transferred to the University of Montana. I did not know anything about the entertainment industry either. I happily stumbled upon what has now consumed the past two years of my education. The UMEM program offers students an inside look into a business industry no one really looks at. I have been given many opportunities to meet different people in the business and work with them on inside projects while gaining firsthand experience. I have interned with the Red Lodge Songwriter Festival, helped create, market and distribute a record album with Switchback Records, and have participated in the Vegas Music Summit, Montana Music Summit and the IEBA (International Entertainment Buyers Association) Conference. All of these giving me hands-on experience and an expansive network of professionals in the industry. The UMEM program helped me figure out what I wanted to do as well as gave me lifelong friends and outrageous and unforgettable memories."

Sam Moran

Dayton Vaughn

"I just finished up the online courses, Event Management and Principles of Entertainment Management I (BMGT 401 & 402) and wanted to personally thank you for both of the courses this summer semester. I thoroughly enjoyed both classes, as they were so different from any other business class I have taken thus far at UM. The layout of the classes were awesome and the content was great as well. I will definitely suggest these classes to my colleagues." 

Dayton Vaughn

Jobs and Internships

Entertainment Management is committed to providing real-world learning opportunities to our students. Please email for more information.  To find out how an internship can qualify for academic credit, please contact College of Business Internship Director Kathleen Tarkalson at or 406-243-6771 and see the Internship Program website.

"UMEM students are always so eager for real-world experiences and we're excited to get them involved with the intensive prep and execution of the largest documentary film festival west of the Mississippi right here in Missoula.  UMEM interns are always ready to hit the ground running and understand the ethic it takes to pull off complicated productions. We'll always make space to make UMEM interns an integral part of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival team."  -Rachel Gregg, Executive Director, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Internships can be found in local companies and multi-national corporations. Here are some select employers who are hiring UMEM students:companies hiring UMEM students

UMEM Office

Entertainment Program Instructional Center

The UMEM office is located on the lower level of the Gallagher Business Building in GBB L02. The office is a resource for our students and our instructors and a base of operations for UMEM.

Computer workstations inside the office offer access to entertainment industry websites such as Venues Today, and Celebrity Access. 

Come by and check it out!  It's a great place to study, work on group projects and meet other students.