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Business Analytics

Join a growing field of problem solvers making a difference with data.

Why Study Business Analytics?

As a business analytics major at USD, you will join a growing field of problem solvers wanting to make a difference with data. You will gain hands-on experience by having full access to our state-of-the-art Ellis Finance & Analytics Lab. You will have the opportunity to make a significant impact in a company or organization through student-centered initiatives or internships. Our program will set you up to be prepared to help companies and organizations make better business decisions through the insights of the data analytics process which is a combination of technology, statistics and business.

Degrees & Offerings

Business Analytics (B.B.A)

  Vermillion Main Campus

A degree in business analytics will prepare you for a successful career in finance, health care, manufacturing, hospitality, agriculture, tourism and more. Learn from professors with industry experience as they lead you through the program, building new knowledge on prior understanding by combining statistics and computer science with business knowledge.

Program Details






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.
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Student Opportunities

The academic opportunities available to you extend beyond the classroom. Visit our department webpage for more information about the experiences and resources you can look forward to as a student at USD.


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Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education in economics and decision sciences.
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Economics & Decision Sciences

Analyzing and applying data is both one of the greatest opportunities and challenges modern business professionals face, and USD's Division of Economics and Decision is there to help you embrace that challenge head on.

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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David Carr Ph.D.

Chair, ECON & DSCI/Professor


Economics/ Managerial Economics
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Mike Allgrunn



Econometrics, Labor Economics, Analytics,Economics/ Managerial Economics
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Chad Birger



Data Analytics
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Bart Hanus

Associate Prof Decision Science


Computer or Management Information Systems
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Marek Kolinski

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Yi Liu

Assistant Professor of DS


Supply Chain/ Transport/ Logistics
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Tom Martin



Supply Chain/ Transport/ Logistics
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Thomas Tiahrt

Associate Professor Decision Sciences


All Other Options
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Dan Tracy



Production/Operations Management
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Sebastian Wai

Assistant Professor


Industrial Organization, Econometrics,Economics/ Managerial Economics
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Mandie Weinandt

Director, CTL/Instructor


Economics/ Managerial Economics
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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 opportunities
  • Engagement with faculty to share expertise and expand research
  • Support for scholarships and 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
Tuition (30 cr.)
Fees (30 cr.)
Books (estimate)
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* SD Advantage: The in-state rate is available to new undergraduate students who are residents of South Dakota, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (starting Summer 2024), Minnesota (starting Summer 2024), Missouri (starting Summer 2024), Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming 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.


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.


student success story

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The outstanding faculty have provided great guidance and mentorship alongside the teaching of the degree which has made the education more fruitful. The management portion of the degree will indefinitely better my situational awareness and decision making while the analytics portion has greatly increased my competency with computer programs. Both of these skills will easily translate to whichever career path I purse post graduation.

Christian Schoppert

B.B.A. Business Analytics, Finance '22

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