Student Success Center

Sandi Nelson

Director, Undergraduate Advising


Personal Summary

During Fall Semester 2012, Sandi Nelson joined the Business Student Success Center (formerly SoBA Advising) as she transitioned from her former role as Management Information Systems Department Assistant to the Director of Undergraduate Advising for the College of Business.

The University of Montana’s College of Business allows each student to take advantage of a wide range of diverse educational opportunities. Working with each unique individual is necessary to ensure the success they expect from an education at our institution. Sandi Nelson – a native of Medicine Lake, MT – came to The University of Montana in Fall 2005 and has since earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration - Accounting, a Certificate in Entertainment Management, and, in Spring 2011, a Master degree of Business Administration.

After working as a student worker in the COB for 4 years as an undergraduate student, she returned in March 2011 to work with the Management Information Systems Department and transferred to Advising in Fall 2012. It is her goal to ensure that students get as much out of their education at the College of Business as she did, and looks forward to an opportunity to encourage the next generation of graduates from the University of Montana.


MBA - University of Montana, 2011

BSBA: Accounting - University of Montana, 2009

Certificate: Entertainment Management - University of Montana, 2009

Courses Taught

BMGT 401 - Event Management: Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Summer 2017

BMGT 403 - Principles of Entertainment Management II: Spring 2014, Spring 2015

C&I 194 - Freshman Seminar: Fall 2016


Minnick, C.; Nelson, S.; Harrington, M.; Tarkalson, K.; Furniss, J. “SoBA Central: An Integrated Programmatic Approach Designed to Enhance Student Success”. The Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, Fall 2013.