Beacom School of Business

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Beacom Hall

 new business school building
Beacom School of Business

Business School Classroom
State-of-the-Art Classrooms

Business School Atrium
Student Study Areas

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New Building, New Era

In fall 2009 USD's Beacom School of Business dedicated its new building, Beacom Hall. Located on the northwest corner of campus, the $19.5 million facility provides more than 69,000 square feet of state-of-the-art classrooms, conference rooms, faculty offices and laboratories. Spaces are flexible to accommodate the latest teaching and problem solving techniques that businesses require of top college graduates. Additional features include Houtz Auditorium, named after 1958 graduate and accomplished businessman Jim Houtz, for faculty and guest lecturers.

First-Rate Learning Environment

"This new building offers us a first-rate business school unmatched in the region, helping us develop the region's economy for the 21st century," said Michael Keller, dean of the Beacom School of Business. "That economy will be dependent on business innovation and entrepreneurial energy.  The new building will support, encourage and incubate exactly that kind of energy."

 
Naming

Beacom Hall is named in honor of Sioux Falls, S.D. entrepreneur Miles Beacom.  The USD Foundation received a gift of $5 million toward construction of Beacom Hall from a philanthropist in honor of Beacom.  The donation was presented to the University to ensure that the Beacom School of Business remains competitive with the best small business schools in the U.S. Additional money for the project came from private donations and students through the South Dakota Higher Education Facilities Fund.

Miles Beacom
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