University of Montana Offers Students Business Minor

April 22, 2015

MISSOULA – Now University of Montana students graduating after the fall of 2015 can earn a minor in business administration. Students can enroll in the qualifying courses immediately.

“It is hard to identify a student that would not benefit from some basic business knowledge,” said School of Business Administration Associate Dean Terri Herron. “Physical therapists, pharmacists, freelance artists, journalists, archeologists, scientists, politicians, educators, ecologists, psychologists, computer programmers – all will be responsible for managing finances, people and operations as they progress in their careers. In addition, students will become more knowledgeable consumers of goods, services and information.” 

Students will be required to take five SoBA courses before applying for the business minor. In order to be eligible students must have earned 60 credits, earned a C or better in all primary lower core courses and have a 2.0 overall GPA.

After the application to the business minor has been approved, students will be required to take four upper minor core courses.

“Because our programs are AACSB-accredited, the faculty and courses are of an extremely high quality,” Herron said. “An added bonus is that students who complete the minor will be just one course shy of completing the foundation required for graduate coursework in our two graduate programs. This is such a great opportunity for UM students.”

For more information visit, call the SoBA Advising and Admissions Office at 406-243-5971 or email

Contact: Kathleen Tarkalson, internship director, UM School of Business Administration, 406-243-6771,