Bachelor of Business Administration Programs offered at University Center:

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Accounting:
The mission of the Accounting Programs at the University of South Dakota School of Business is to provide quality professional education in an environment that promotes critical thinking, fosters the exchange of ideas among scholars, and contributes value to the practice of accounting.

BBA - Accounting Degree Completion Plan

Bachelor Business Administration (BBA) - Business Administration:
From the smallest family-owned business to the largest corporation, all businesses have a common need for effective management.  The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree with a Business Administration major is one of the most popular academic programs among undergraduates at USD.  The degree provides a solid foundation for students wanting a general or specialty business focus.

BBA - Business Administration Degree Completion Plan

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Economics:
Economics is the science of choice and decisions. The skills gained from a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics will allow students to become successful business leaders in many industries. Students will develop skills that will allow them to weigh the costs and benefits of a particular course of action in the fields of law, industry, finance, government, education, and many other areas of business and civic life.

BBA - Economics Degree Completion Plan

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Finance:
Any business has important financial concerns, and its success or failure depends in a large part on the quality of its financial decisions. The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a Finance major is an excellent way to explore the fields of corporate finance, investments, financial planning, portfolio management, banking, mergers and acquisitions, insurance, real estate, security analysis and international finance.

BBA - Finance Degree Completion Plan

Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing:
The study of marketing gives students the skills to analyze and understand the field of marketing and the influences that affect marketing strategy. Marketing supports the success of an organization through the management of the organization's relationship with its customers.

BBA - Marketing Degree Completion Plan

Admission Requirements:

Students intending to pursue one of the Beacom School of Business majors are admitted to the University as general business students. During the first half of their undergraduate program, they will complete general core requirements. Before beginning the 300/400 level courses, they will also complete core business requirements needed for admission to the selected Major.

How to Apply to the University of South Dakota: Prospective students may complete the Undergraduate Application found at:

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Admission to the Beacom School of Business Majors:
An application to the Beacom School of Business majors is submitted to the Student Services Center in the semester during which the following criteria will be met:

  1. Students must have completed 45 credit hours.
  2. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or above on a four-point scale; students with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above, but less than a 2.50 institutional (USD) grade point average or USD Beacom School of Business grade point average may be admitted on probation.
  3. Students must have completed the pre-major business core including BADM 101 Survey of Business, ACCT 210 Principles of Accounting I, ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting II, ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics, ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics, BADM 220 Business Statistics, and MATH 121 Survey of Calculus or MATH 123 Calculus (or their equivalents).

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