Online Business Program Nationally Ranked

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business is ranked on the 2017 Best Value Online Business Degrees list. The online program is listed 28 of 56 national programs., a website designed to help prospective students, ranked the top affordable online business programs based on benefits, degree reputations and salary projections. USD is ranked above schools like the University of Iowa and Dakota State University.

“We attract high-quality students, which, combined with our low tuition and opportunities to learn from world-class faculty, makes us a great value in business higher education,” said Venky Venkatachalam, dean of the Beacom School of Business. “Our value proposition is very strong: highest-quality learning experience at low cost.”

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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