University of Montana 1999-2000 Catalog
Community Services

Bureau of Business and Economic Research

The Bureau of Business and Economic Research is the research and public service branch of the School of Business Administration.

Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit

The Unit investigates basic and applied problems in wildlife ecology and management. Graduate students, majoring in Wildlife Biology or Biological Sciences, conduct much of the research supported through the Unit by USGS-Biological Resources Division, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, and numerous other agencies and groups.

Continuing Education and Summer Programs


The Center for Continuing Education and Summer Programs reflects The University of Montana's commitment to quality, integrity and leadership by integrating its goals of service, scholarship and teaching through innovative outreach programs serving the lifelong learning needs of the citizens of Montana and beyond. This will be accomplished by:

  • Cultivating partnerships on and off campus with a variety of public and private individuals and organizations;
  • Assessing needs, designing, marketing, delivering and evaluating local and distance higher education programs.

Credit, non-credit, grant-funded, sponsored and self-supporting programs are developed and managed by four departments within the Center, including: Conferences and Institutes; Educational Outreach; Western CPE; and Work-Based Learning. The programs and courses generated by these departments are delivered in a variety of formats including face-to-face and mediated instruction.

Conferences & Institutes

The Department of Conferences and Institutes (C&I) plans, manages and evaluates quality programming to meet the continuing education needs of society and the professions for updating, retraining and acquiring new knowledge. C&I provides full conference services to assist professional associations, international constituencies, government, business, educational groups and other organizations in meeting their academic and professional development needs. Services include program development; financial management; promotion and publicity; registration; logistics; evaluation; and post program wrap-up. C&I programming areas include professional association meetings; natural resource and ecosystem management; health and humanities; and business and professional education.

Educational Outreach

The Department of Educational Outreach is an integral part of the instructional program of The University of Montana-Missoula. The department offers credit courses and programs for individuals on and off campus through a variety of distance delivery methods. There are three divisions within Educational Outreach including Extended Studies and Summer Programs; External Graduate Programs; and Business, Industry and Government Programs.

Extended Studies offers ad hoc courses in a variety of disciplines throughout Montana. Summer Programs offers several enrollment options for traditional and non-traditional students throughout the summer. Both graduate and undergraduate courses are offered in more than 30 disciplines along with workshops, colloquia and seminars. The summer catalog includes complete information about the Summer semester and may be obtained by writing to the Division Manager of Extended Studies and Summer Programs, or on the Web at:

External Graduate Programs include an M.B.A. program in Butte, Kalispell, Great Falls, Helena and Missoula; cohort programs in Education at the Masters and Doctoral level; and a multiple-site Pharm.D. program throughout Montana. Web site:

The Business, Industry and Government Division provides non-credit community night school classes, occupational and technical training programs, and leadership and executive training programs for a wide variety of businesses, industries and governmental entities. Web site:

Western CPE

Western CPE (Continuing Professional Education) provides education and training to CPA's on an international basis. Begun in 1991, the program offers week-long training conferences at resort locations such as Whitefish, Montana, Lake Tahoe, Nevada and Maui, Hawaii; more than 90 home-study courses are also offered. Course topics include management themes such as leadership and strategic planning; accounting applications including accounting updates and governmental accounting; taxation issues including tax updates and estate planning; and computer training including Web Page design and spreadsheet applications. Home-study courses are available in text, CD-ROM and audiotape formats. The program has built a national reputation on its theme of "A Refreshing Change From Traditional CPE".

Work-Based Learning

Work-Based Learning and internships are available to students in most disciplines offered at The University of Montana-Missoula. The Center for Work-Based Learning allows a student to work in a field related to his or her academic and career goals while utilizing skills learned in the traditional classroom setting. Information, applications and other forms are available at the Center for Work-Based Learning, Lodge 162, phone 406-243-2815; fax 406-243-5866; or visit the web site at:

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