Business School Offers New Education Services for Area Companies

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business announces a new outreach service designed to meet the ongoing training and development needs of regional businesses. Executive education will complement the services provided by the Beacom School’s other outreach services, which include the Prairie Family Business Association, the Small Business Development Center, and Business Research and Consulting Services.

The Beacom School of Business will launch the executive education sessions on Friday, May 12, with the Beacom Sampler. This one-day event will offer tips and tools to help managers and leaders create value in their business. Top faculty will offer sessions on current topics such as measuring brand performance, negotiating for the best outcome, ethical conflicts, strategy and more.

“As the flagship business school in the state, we are committed to helping businesses recruit and retain high-quality business professionals,” said Venky Venkatachalam, Beacom’s dean. “Our executive education initiative aims to provide training opportunities to working professionals and senior executives to help their businesses achieve higher productivity and enhance their competitiveness.”

Executive education services offer convenient and flexible ways for businesses to gain new tools and best practices to get and stay at the leading edge of their industry. Managers and leaders as well as those aspiring to positions of greater opportunity will benefit from learning designed to help them get ahead. Options will include courses available to the general public and customized options for specific organizations and industries. Application and admission to USD is not required and offerings are not limited to academic schedules. Executive education will deliver what businesses want, when and where they want it.

More details and registration information can be found at the Sampler website.


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