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One of the best.

USD's online MBA is AACSB-Accredited.

Less than five percent of business schools worldwide have earned this prestigious designation.

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 a high quality, remarkably affordable MBA program, consider choosing us. 

MBA - General Degree Completion Plan


Master of Business Administration - Business Analytics specialization
The Business Analytics specialization prepares students to utilize and analyze data to strengthen business decision-making processes. The distinctive program offers a tight integration of the science and technology underlying business analytics with solving key business problems in the areas of operations management, sales, marketing, finance, and economics. Equipped with this knowledge, graduates will lead organizations to strengthen their competitive position, achieve operational efficiency and develop innovative products that anticipate far-reaching changes and trends in the marketplace.

MBA - Business Analytics Specialization Degree Completion Plan

 

Master of Business Administration - Health Services Administration specialization
The Health Services Administration Specialization prepares students for health administration careers. The mission is to improve the delivery of health services and the health of the populations served through the education of professional managers. The educational philosophy is to provide a balance among general, management, and health services education. The minimum amount of credit hours required for the Online MBA program is 33 credit hours.

MBA - Health Services Administration Degree Completion Plan


Master of Business Administration - Marketing specialization
The Marketing specialization will help students develop skills in a variety of marketing areas. Students will benefit from in-depth study of consumer behavior, new product development, branding, and other topics relevant in today’s dynamic market environment. In addition to the core MBA courses which prepare students for leadership in any business role, students pursuing the Marketing specialization can cultivate a more focused career path with strengths in creativity, market analysis, and strategic marketing. The minimum number of credit hours for the MBA program with a specialization in Marketing is 36 credit hours.

MBA - Marketing Degree Completion Plan


Master of Business Administration - Operations and Supply Chain Management specialization
The Operations and Supply Chain Management specialization will help students develop skills relevant to all industries. Students will benefit from in-depth study of supply chain management, lean management, quality control, and other topics relevant in today’s rapidly evolving global market. In addition to the core MBA courses which prepare students for leadership in any business role, students pursuing the Operations and Supply Chain Management specialization can cultivate a more focused career path with strengths in managing logistics, sourcing, quality, and waste elimination. The minimum number of credit hours for the MBA program with a specialization in Operations and Supply chain Management is 36 credit hours.

MBA - Operations and Supply Chain Degree Completion Plan


Admission Requirements:

Application requirements can be found at Graduate School Admission Requirements and include: 

  1. Completed Graduate Application
            Apply Online
  2. $35 application fee
  3. One official transcript verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and previous graduate credit earned
  4. Three letters of recommendation are required.  At least one reference must be professional in nature (i.e. a supervisor) and all references should be familiar with the applicant's strengths, weaknesses and work ethic 
            Letter of Recommendation Form
  5. Resume
  6. Statement of Purpose
  7. Official copy of GMAT scores
  8. Additional requirements exist for international applicants.  For more information, visit International Admission Requirements

For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Business Administration in the current graduate catalog.

Application Deadlines:

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

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

For more information about the online Master of Business Administration, contact USD Online at 800-233-7937 or by e-mail at cde@usd.edu.

Steve Kalten

"I can say with great confidence that I cannot imagine a more thorough or rigorous AACSB accredited MBA program, traditional or online, anywhere in the world." Steve Kalton