First Interstate Bank Leads the Way in Sponsoring Big Sky Biz Sim

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Billings Central Students Win Big Sky Biz Sim by First Interstate Bank Classroom Business Simulation Tests Business and Management Decisions in Statewide Competition Helena, MT – The Montana Council for Economic Education (MCEE) hosted the Big Sky Biz Sim by First Interstate Bank this spring attracting over 200 teams from nearly 30 schools.  The Big […]

Online Economics Training Course Sponsored by MCEE for Montana Educators

See full details in flyer here.   Learn basic economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship concepts and skills using a classroom-ready, field-tested curriculum designed for Grades 4-12 teachers of all subjects with limited to no background in economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship.  This highly flexible, research-based curriculum integrates basic economic content and reasoning skills throughout the […]

The Importance of Diverse Perspectives: Strategies for Supporting Women in Economics

by Aine Ackley, Mary Suiter, and Scott A. Wolla The field of economics is lacking in diversity, beginning at the undergraduate level and extending into graduate school and the world of professional economics. In recent decades, the percentage of undergraduate women studying economics has stalled, while the percentage of women studying other historically male-dominated fields […]

October if Economic Education Month

#EconEdMonth Economics is all around us. It teaches us that scarcity forces everyone to make choices, and our choices come with costs. Students with a clear understanding of basic economic principles will be equipped to make educated decisions. By studying how our economy works, young people can also learn how to make efficient choices in […]

News from MSU Department of Agricultural Economics & Economics

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Read the Spring 2021 Newsletter here.   The Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics educates students to make a difference by applying solid critical-thinking skills to address some of the world’s most pressing issues.   Situated jointly within the College of Agriculture and the College of Letters and Science, our award-winning faculty members are dedicated to high-quality education, outreach […]

Learn about Montana Financial Education Coalition

The Montana Financial Education Coalition is a group of individuals, businesses, financial institutions, and government and non-profit agencies that believe in the importance of financial education. These individuals and organizations work together to educate and prepare Montanans for life-long financial success. Our Mission The Montana Financial Education Coalition (MFEC) strives to improve the personal financial […]

Free Webinar – COVID19 Impact on MT Agriculture

MSU Extension and MSU Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics will be hosting a Spring version of our annual Fall Agricultural Economics Conference. The conference will be held from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on March 5th.  The event is free and open to everyone. We are requiring registration, in large part so that everyone […]

Free Webinar Series – Personal Finance for Educators

Join us! Learn how to better manage your own finances for now and the future.   THIS FOUR-PART WEBINAR SERIES IS OPEN TO ALL K-12 TEACHERS OF ANY SUBJECT PLUS YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN CTLE CREDITS. Part 1 of 4: Learn How to Budget, Avoid Debt, Stay Financially Fit, and Build Your “Net […]

Why is the Census Important For Montana

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Your Response Matters. Montana is a big state. With more than 147,000 square miles of land to cover we need to work together to ensure a complete count. Accurate census data means everyone in the community gets their fair share of resources and has a representative political voice. The most vulnerable populations for an undercount […]