MBA Programs in Montana
While Montana is better known for agriculture than for business, MBA programs in Montana can prepare students for leadership roles in a range of industries. According to a June 2011 article in Businessweek, today's MBA graduates are branching out far beyond the traditional business and finance positions of years past.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov) reports that the following Montana industries employed the most workers as of May 2011:
- Trade, transportation and utilities
- Education and health services
- Leisure and hospitality
- Professional and business services
MBA graduates may find work in the government, education and health care industries, whether they specialize in health care administration or choose a nontraditional MBA career path such as K-12 education. MBA programs in Montana also give students the sales, marketing and management skills they need to succeed in the state's growing tourism industry.
Best Cities for Business Schools in Montana
Though finance is not among Montana's major industries, the Montana Research and Analysis Bureau expects employment in financial activities to grow by 11 percent from 2008 to 2018, more than in any other sector. According to the bls.gov, Billings, Missoula and Great Falls employ the most finance, business services and management professionals in Montana.
While many business positions are limited to Montana's major cities, tourism is active throughout the state, providing opportunities in hospitality management or event planning everywhere from Billings to Big Sky.