What will I learn?

Finance is the art and science of managing money. Financial management involves corporations raising and employing funds in order to maximize shareholders' wealth. The investments field involves balancing the expected return and risk characteristics of securities in order to make optimal portfolio investment decisions. Financial institutions and markets serve as conduits through which the economy matches supply and demand of investable funds so that scarce resources are allocated efficiently. Career opportunities include credit, financial, and securities analysts, bank examiners, loan officers, comptrollers, treasurers, portfolio managers, financial services representatives, financial planners, and insurance underwriters.

Learning Objectives

Throughout the business curriculum, students receive significant exposure to each of the College’s learning goals: Knowledge of Business: Students will have strong working knowledge of fundamental concepts in accounting, finance, management, marketing, information technology, strategy, and law.

Critical Thinking: Students will learn to effectively and persuasively assimilate and evaluate information to solve business problems.

Quantitative Reasoning: Students will be able to interpret, represent, and evaluate quantitative information and integrate such information into business decisions and recommendations.

Effective Written Communication: Students will be able to develop and organize ideas, adopt an appropriate tone, employ correct grammar, sentence structure and mechanics, use appropriate vocabulary, and correctly cite sources for facts, quotations and ideas.

Effective Oral Communication: Students will be able to develop and organize ideas, successfully employ technology in support of a message, speak extemporaneously with minimal hesitations and fillers, adopt an appropriate tone, use appropriate vocabulary, employ correct grammar and sentence structure, and manage presentation pacing and timing effectively.

Ethical Decision Making and Social Responsibility: Students will recognize the ethical and societal implications of proposed actions, employ decision-making tools to evaluate the ethical and societal effects of a variety of options, and make sound decisions in accordance with the analysis and evaluation of options.

Life-Long Learning: Students will be immersed in an environment that encourages life-long learning through extensive opportunities to learn in team settings and to develop effective team skills, to develop research skills to advance learning, and to strengthen critical thinking skills.

Which department am I in?

Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$28,264.00 per year
Start date

19 January 2022, 16 May 2022


Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Montana State University,



59717, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Freshmen will be considered for admission on the basis of their secondary school record.

For international students

Freshmen will be considered for admission on the basis of their secondary school record and their English proficiency. Applicants who can prove their English language proficiency and have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5/4.0 on a U.S. scale will qualify for admission.

English Proficiency Examination:

  • Internet-based TOEFL test (iBT): 71
  • Revised TOEFL Paper-delivered test: 56
  • Paper-based TOEFL test (PBT): 525
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • iTEP: 3.7
  • Duolingo English Test (DET): 55
  • PTE Academic: 48
  • APIEL: 3
  • English3: 58
  • EIKEN: Pre-1

Application Deadlines Fall Semester: July 1; Spring Semester: November 15; Summer Session: March 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.