Affiliated Centers

American Indian Business Leaders (AIBL)

AIBL is designed to foster a support system for American Indian students interested in learning the skills necessary to acquire a job, design their own business, raise capital, network with successful American Indian business people, learn about and eventually use their formal education to assist with tribal economic development efforts.

Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER)

The Bureau, a research department within the University of Montana School of Business Administration, was founded in 1948 to monitor the state's economic and business conditions.

Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs

SoBA and the Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs (MADE) collaborate to implement a year-long educational platform that guides aspiring entrepreneurs as they develop their business ideas, identify the knowledge and tools needed to build a viable business, and network with successful entrepreneurs.

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MSU)

The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center is a statewide program (based at Montana State University) to increase the competitiveness of Montana manufacturers through direct, unbiased engineering and managerial assistance in partnership with other public and private resources. The Missoula office for this program is housed in the Gallagher Business Building.

Montana World Trade Center (MWTC)

The Montana World Trade Center® is the only one of 320 world trade centers in 97 countries to be housed on a university campus.  Its purpose is to help Montana and regional businesses establish or strengthen their international commercial capabilities.  Applications for the MWTC practicum are available at the center.

Business Student Groups

Students actively participate in a variety of groups to collaborate, learn, network, and socialize.

American Indian Business Leaders

AIBL was organized in 1994 and recognized as a 501(c)(3) in 1995 here at the University of Montana. The organization has grown to include 70 chapters across the United States.

Purpose: To increase the representation of American Indians and Alaska Natives in business and entrepreneurial ventures through education and leadership development opportunities.

Beta Alpha Psi - Delta Kappa Chapter

Founded in 1974, Beta Alpha Psi is an international honorary organization for financial information students and professionals that enhances the educational experience by providing interaction with professionals; professional development programs on campus; regional and national meetings; and community service opportunities. The Delta Kappa Chapter of the University of Montana has achieved national and professional recognition as an outstanding accounting, finance, and information systems student organization, achieving Superior Chapter status for 12 consecutive years ending in 2014.

Purpose: To recognize outstanding academic achievements in the fields of accounting, finance, or information systems and promote the study and practice in professional fields related to these disciplines.

Requirements to join and other information can be found by visiting the BAP website or by emailing

Finance Club, UM

Purpose: To assist in the professional, educational, and social development of college students actively interested in these fields, and encourage interaction between business executives, faculty, and students of Business and Finance.

Graduate Business School Association - GBSA

Purpose: To promote collaboration among graduate students, SOBA, and the Missoula business community.

UM Marketing Club

Purpose: The goal of the UM-AMA is to unite University of Montana marketing students for the purpose of gaining hands-on, real-world marketing experience, enhancing networking skills, and building lasting relationships.

Montana Information Systems Association

Purpose: Montana Information Systems Association (MISA) is an organization founded by Information Systems students to network and organize events that will help students succeed in the Information System field. Joining MISA is a great way to supplement your learning, find employment opportunities, and help fellow students in need. It also looks great on a résumé!