Known for Excellence

Develop your skills to become a successful business leader focused on delivering intellectual and professional contributions and meaningful service to the world.

Employers seek out versatile candidates with strong communication skills, real-world experience and foundational knowledge who are ready to take on the complex challenges they may face in the ever-changing business world. The USD Beacom School of Business will prepare you for those challenges through your experiences in and out of the classroom. We are committed to delivering a high-quality education so you and employers throughout South Dakota and the region will have a successful future.  


Your Program Options

The USD Beacom School of Business offers innovative programs that cultivate curiosity, creativity and critical thinking, preparing you to be an ethical business leader in the future.

Student Success

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I selected USD because I could get an amazing degree from an accredited business school, which is hard to find, and it was affordable. It was a great option for me, and now that I’m getting older, I see that USD has a lot to offer.

Erika Peterson

BBA Finance '10
Co-Founder Nerdy Nuts

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Real-World Experience, Real Economic Impact

The USD Beacom School of Business has created several student-centered initiatives designed to help businesses stay competitive in the state of South Dakota and throughout the region. Coyote Business Consulting Group and BEST - Sioux Falls provide students with real-world experience and create a pipeline of prepared professionals for the workforce.


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Once-in-a-Lifetime Education Experiences

The Global Immersion Program provides students with a transformational learning experience during their undergraduate and graduate studies. The trip is a major component of an international business course, and it gives students a first-hand look at global business concepts as they are being taught.


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Executive Education

As the flagship business school in the state, the USD Beacom School of Business is committed to helping businesses in the state and region succeed.  Our executive education program aims to provide training opportunities to working professionals and senior executives in the state in order to make businesses achieve higher productivity and enhance their competitiveness. Our expert faculty work closely with business leaders to customize programs geared to their specific business goals. Contact us about custom opportunities for your business.


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Serving Our State
& Beyond

The Beacom School of Business is dedicated to meeting the needs of businesses, governments and communities now and in the future. We accomplish that mission through our outreach organizations that support current businesses and help develop future business leaders.  

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Leadership & Staff

Get to know the faculty and staff at the Beacom School of Business. Our staff are dedicated to enhancing the educational experience for our students and contributing to their long-term success. Our faculty are experts in their field, contributing research and scholarship in accounting, business analytics, finance, economics, management, marketing and more.
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Timothy O'Keefe

Dean-Beacom School of Business
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Jewel Goodman Shepherd

Associate Dean - Graduate Programs


Health Services/ Hospital Admin
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Klaus Beckmann

Associate Professor


Finance - incl Banking
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David Carr Ph.D.



Economics/ Managerial Economics
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Michael Allgrunn



Econometrics, Labor Economics, Analytics,Economics/ Managerial Economics
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Carly Heard

Assist Dean-Student Success and Accred
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Support the Beacom School of Business

The Beacom School of Business at USD is developing business professionals and leaders. Your support enables us to provide students with the resources, facilities and experiences they need to focus on their education and pursue their passion for driving innovation and success in the business world.


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The Latest News from Beacom School of Business

Stay up to date on everything happening at the Beacom School of Business through our digital publication The South Dakotan Business. Learn more about the meaningful contributions that our students, faculty, staff and alumni and friends devote themselves to in their communities. 


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Contact Us

Beacom School of Business
Beacom Hall, Room 124
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069