MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN ...
“We at The University of Montana are proud of our graduate degree programs
with our separate AACSB accounting accreditation and with accreditation of
our full-time and our Off-Campus MBA Program.”
Dr. Larry Gianchetta
The continuous quality improvement philosophy behind the AACSB accreditation process is extremely valuable and is taken very seriously in our business school. It ensures quality in faculty, students, curriculum and auxiliary programs, as it critically examines the “value-added” to students who attend our school. Nowhere is this more apparent than in our graduate programs.
Our MAcct program is one of few in the entire Pacific Northwest with separate accounting accreditation. This program has distinguished itself on more than one occasion when achieving extremely high first-time pass rates on the CPA exam (ranking number one in 2000). Our MBA program stands apart from others first by using the Internet to deliver the pre-professional portion (i.e., first year) of the curriculum. In addition, our professional MBA courses now are scheduled around an innovative “trimester” model with traditional daytime classes augmented by occasional weekend seminars.
Finally, thanks to our partnership with corporate giants such as Microsoft and Hewlett Packard, we continue to be at the leading edge of development concerning delivery of our Off-Campus Program through a mixture of technology and multi-media devices.