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Business Administration

Gain the knowledge and real-world experiences you need to have a solid foundation for a career in operations management, entrepreneurship or a program tailored toward your career path.

Why Study Business Administration?

As a business administration major at USD, you will learn to think strategically and collaborate effectively so you can solve the problems leading a complex industry. Here you will find a variety of experiential learning opportunities ranging from high profile internships in Chicago to study abroad trips to London. Our program provides you with a solid foundation for students wanting a general or specialty business focus in operations management, entrepreneurship or a program tailored to your career plans.

Become an industry leader who can face tomorrow's challenges with management expertise and analytical thoughtfulness as a business administration major.


Degrees & Offerings

Business Administration (B.B.A)

Major
  Vermillion Main Campus, Sioux Falls and Online

A degree in business administration provides a solid foundation for students wanting a general or specialty business focus in operations management, entrepreneurship or a program tailored to your career plans.

Business Administration

Minor
  Vermillion Main Campus

A minor in business administration will help you develop analytical thinking and leadership skills that will serve you in any career. This program is a great complement to a variety of majors, including sports marketing, medical biology, media and journalism, sport management or Spanish.

 Accelerated Business Administration (B.B.A/M.B.A.)

Major + Master's
  Vermillion Main Campus, Sioux Falls and Online

Business majors meeting requirements for entry into the Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program may opt to complete both the B.B.A and M.B.A. concurrently. Students who pursue this fast-track option will be awarded their undergraduate and graduate degrees simultaneously, upon completion of the two programs. Permission to be awarded the undergraduate degree prior to the completion of the graduate degree is available.

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Known for Excellence

With qualities like small class sizes, specialized programs and incredible student opportunities, USD is not your typical university. What makes us unique is what makes your education exceptional.

Student Opportunities

As a student at USD, the opportunities available to you extend beyond the classroom. Explore your interests, find your community and experience your education to the fullest extent through the following opportunities.
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The real-world experiences you gain through an internship will equip you with valuable skills that will set you apart after graduation. 

In the USD Beacom School of Business, you will benefit from a robust internship program that has placed students across the globe. You will gain rich experiential learning opportunities and will be able to apply the techniques you have learned in your courses to a real business setting. Plus, with our network of alumni around the world, you can access invaluable advice on how to achieve the career of your dreams.

Do you have your sights set on New York, Chicago, Germany, Hong Kong or Japan? The USD Beacom School of Business can help you get there. Our students have participated in conferences and faculty-led courses around the world, and our student aid helps make those experiences affordable.

USD is home to more than 170 student organizations, including several that are housed in the Beacom School of Business. You may be interested in joining Beta Alpha Psi, Beacom Consulting Group or Coyote Capital Management  to make friends, develop new skills and explore your interests.

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As an accounting student at USD, your faculty and peers will help you make connections between your academic experience and your career path. You will grow personally and professionally during your time on campus and your career development begins on the first day of class.

The Career Success Center has career development services to support students every step of the way. You will build relationships with alumni, employers and graduate schools to optimize your internship, job and career opportunities. These partnerships assist you in developing co-curricular experiences that will help to ensure you are successful in your future pursuits.

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USD offers a range of scholarships for students, including scholarships specifically for business administration majors. The Beacom School of Business strives to recognize and reward outstanding students for their accomplishments and potential through scholarships and travel funding.

Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education in business administration.
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Entrepreneurship, Management & Marketing

As the business world continues to grow and diversify, our students graduate with both a firm knowledge of business essentials and the experience they'll need to apply that knowledge to an exciting, ever-changing field.

Faculty & Staff

Get to know the faculty and staff in the Entrepreneurship, Management and Marketing Division. Our faculty are experts in their field, contributing research and scholarship in training and development, emotional intelligence and management.
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Mark Yockey

Chair of EMML
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Chet Barney

Associate Professor,Management
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Tyler Custis

Assistant Professor
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Gregory Huckabee

Associate Professor
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Eric Kinnamon

Assistant Professor
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Elizabeth Manser Payne

Assistant Professor
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Emily Quinn

Instructor in Marketing
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Rand Wergin

Associate Professor
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Gain Real-World Experience

Coyote Business Consulting Group is a student-centered initiative at the USD Beacom School of Business designed to help businesses stay competitive in the state of South Dakota and throughout the region. The program enables student-teams, with the guidance of faculty advisors, to help businesses solve a critical problem for their organization.

Coyote Business Consulting Group is intended to be mutually beneficial for both the students and the businesses. The consulting service will be offered at no charge to businesses and students will have the opportunity to receive academic credits, financial support, and real-world experience. This program is available to all businesses, but a special emphasis will be placed on small businesses, as they are the backbone of the economy.
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Network and Navigate Your Dream Career

Beacom School of Business invites the business community to stay current on business issues through guest speakers, events and networking opportunities that occur throughout the year. We also invite interest from the business, government and not-for-profit community regarding potential partnerships that offer mutual benefits such as:


  • Presentations, panels and discussions

  • Student connections, internships and recruiting

  • One-on-one engagement with faculty to share expertise and expand research

  • Support for scholarships, assistantships and/or other business school initiatives

Tuition & Costs

USD offers low tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state students, as well as scholarships, financial aid and employment opportunities to help make your education even more affordable.
SD Residents, SD Advantage* & Child of Alumni
MN Residents
Out-of-State
Tuition (30 cr.)
7773
8718.9
11283
Fees (30 cr.)
1659
1659
1659
Books (estimate)
1200
1200
1200
Housing
4454
4454
4454
Food Service
3770
3770
3770
Total

* SD Advantage: The in-state rate is available to residents of South Dakota, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and children of alumni of USD.

More About Tuition & Costs

This is an estimated annual cost. Other factors may change the cost of tuition.

Undergraduate Tuition & Costs

Learn more about tuition and fees for undergraduate students and see how your out-of-pocket costs at USD compare to those at other colleges and universities.

Financial Aid

Navigating options for how to pay for college can be challenging, but you are not alone. The Office of Financial Aid will work with you and your family to explore how you can make your college education even more affordable.

Scholarships

USD awards nearly $9.5 million in scholarships each year. View our scholarships to see which ones you may qualify for and how you can apply.

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