New USD Business Students from 10 States and 6 Countries

Image Beacom Class USD Beacom School of Business freshman class.

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The Beacom School of Business welcomed over 200 new freshmen for the 2016-17 academic year, with a diverse class from 10 different states and six different countries, including Vietnam, China, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, South Korea and Bangladesh.

Students are encouraged to get involved in one of the 15 student organizations within the business school. Student organizations in the Beacom School of Business offer opportunities for students to become an effective member of the university community through experience in teamwork, responsibility and leadership.

Student organizations in the Beacom School of Business include Accounting Club, American Marketing Association, Beacom Consulting Group, Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization (CEO), Coyote Capital Management, Delta Sigma Pi, Financial Management Association, Healthcare Executives Advancing in Leadership (HEAL), Pi Sigma Epsilon, Political Economy Club and Society for Human Resource Management. Honorary Clubs include Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Mu Kappa Tau and Omicron Delta Epsilon.


USD's Beacom School of Business was established in 1927 and has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. The leading business school in the region, Beacom’s programs are consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others for its high-quality learning experience, student success, affordability, and high-caliber of faculty and students. Whether a student chooses face-to-face or online courses, Beacom’s programs emphasize real-world experience through professional organizations, quality internships and capstone projects.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News