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Entrepreneurship, Management & Marketing
Beacom School of Business
Beacom Hall, Room 124
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


College Dean

Welcome to the Division of Entrepreneurship, Management, and Marketing

As business becomes more and more globally connected, it is vital that future businesspeople have the skills to communicate digitally and cross-culturally. At USD, our professors are experienced in all kinds of business, from high-powered corporations to scrappy startups, and use that experience to help students gain entry into whatever career path they choose. Coupled with exciting internship and study abroad opportunities, these experiences enable our students to pursue careers in marketing, retail management or even starting their own businesses.

Join our community of purpose-seekers, dream-chasers and entrepreneurs in the USD Division of Entrepreneurship, Management and Marketing.


Meet the Division

Get to know the faculty and staff in the Division of Entrepreneurship, Management and Marketing. Our faculty are experts in their field, contributing research and scholarship in entrepreneurship, global business trends and more.
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Chet Barney

Associate Professor,Management
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Gregory Bertsch

Assistant Professor of Practice
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Elizabeth Manser Payne

Assistant Professor
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Emily Quinn

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Thomas Tiahrt

Associate Professor Decision Sciences


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Rand Wergin

Associate Professor

Known For Excellence

At USD, you'll find a high quality educational experience strengthened by our faculty's research and creative scholarship. See what makes our division exceptional.


Explore the variety of opportunities and resources available to entrepreneurship, management and marketing students.

Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education in the Division of Entrepreneurship, Management and Marketing.
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Beacom Career Success Center

The Career Success Center has career development services to support students every step of the way.

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Engaging the Business Community

Every undergraduate program at the Beacom School of Business welcomes an advisory council of leaders in their respective industries. The council advises faculty and students on industry trends, consults on curriculum changes and connects students to through student organization engagement and career opportunities.  
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Gain Real-World Experience

The i2i Business Model Competition offers university and high school students the chance to win funding for their business ideas. The competition assists aspiring entrepreneurs in the new approach to launching companies, will help them become a more successful entrepreneur and decrease the time it takes for them to reach that success.


  • Have an idea that needs to be taken to the next level?
  • Transform your idea into reality.
  • Win cash prizes to invest into your business concept.
  • Get feedback from business leaders and investors.


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student success story

Success story Cody Dias smiling.
I chose Marketing as a major, with a minor in Operational Management with the goal of providing businesses with critical information about target markets, key metrics, and strategies that can be used to improve customer relationships and promote growth. I found my niche within marketing research, strategy, and implementation. The faculty and staff have greatly impacted my growth as a young business professional by sharing their experiences, insights, and successes.

Cody Dias

B.B.A. Marketing '22
Marcus, Iowa

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