Montana Celebrates April as Financial Literacy Month

Montana Celebrates April as Financial Literacy Month Montana joins states across the country to recognize April as Financial Literacy Month, a time dedicated to enhancing personal financial knowledge and skills.  The Montana Council for Economic Education’s mission is to empower Montana’s youth by improving economic and financial decision-making.  It meets its mission through classroom simulations, […]

MFEC Educators Conference March 19, 2024

Montana Financial Education Coalition 2024 Conference Every other year the MFEC hosts a financial education conference aimed at arming participants with knowledge, resources, and information to make sound financial decisions. Save the Date March 19, 2024, in Helena, MT, at the Great Northern Hotel This conference is your opportunity to: Strengthen your partnerships and build new […]

October is Economic Education Month

Why is Economics Education Important? October is Economics Education Month – A time to promote the importance of economic education and to help all students understand how economic decisions and policies affect their lives, their communities, the state of Montana, and the world. Governor Gianforte recognizes October as Economics Education Month with a Proclamation noting […]

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


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

News from MSU Department of Agricultural Economics & Economics


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 […]