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Online MBA

The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business, established in 1927, has been continuously accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. USD's MBA program has been accredited by AACSB since 1965. AACSB International Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education. You can be confident that the University of South Dakota's Master of Business Administration online is a high quality degree that is well regarded by the business community.

The purpose of the online MBA program is to develop leaders for business, industry and government and to encourage those students who have an interest in teaching and an aptitude for an academic career to continue their work at the doctoral level. The program emphasizes decision making, problem solving, understanding the role of business in society and developing leadership ability and social responsibility. If you're looking for South Dakota MBA programs, consider choosing us.

Master of Business Administration:
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Admission Requirements:
  • Completed graduate application form
  • 1 official transcript of all prior academic work showing undergraduate degree earned
  • 2 letters of recommendation - placed in separate, sealed envelopes and signed *References must use the Recommendation Form
  • Resume and statement of purpose
  • Non-refundable application fee of $35 made payable to USD
  • Official copy of GMAT scores. If you have not registered for the GMAT, go to MBA.com
  • International students must submit a financial statement and the TOEFL or IELTS.
    • You must have a TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based) 213 (computer-based) or 79 (Internet-based).
    • A 6.0 or higher is required for the IELTS.
Application Deadlines:

The priority application review dates for the MBA program are as follows:

Fall Semester: Apply by June1
Spring Semester: Apply by October 1
Summer Semester: Apply by March 1

For more information, visit the Beacom School of Business.

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For additional information about our distance learning courses or Master of Business Administration online program, Request More Information or contact us today at cde@usd.edu or 1-800-233-7937.