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Gain the knowledge and real-world experiences you need to lead organizations, manage financial resources and much, much more.

Why Study Management?

As a management major at USD, you will learn to think strategically and collaborate effectively so you can solve the problems of our ever-changing world. Here you will find a variety of experiential learning opportunities ranging from hands-on internships, to study abroad trips across the globe. Our program provides you with rich experiences in and beyond the classroom to help you develop essential communication, decision-making and leadership skills.

Become a civic professional leader who can oversee businesses and solve problems with expertise, poise and thoughtfulness as a management major.

Degrees & Offerings

Management (B.B.A)

  Vermillion Main Campus

A degree in management prepares you for a wide variety of careers including business, government, administration and more. Most importantly, you will attain the knowledge and skills crucial to obtaining a career in the field of management.



The certificate for management will help to increase operational efficiency and improve organizational processes. You will learn about topics relevant in today’s rapidly evolving global market. Plus, you will be able to lead and operate in an efficient and professional manner. This certificate is for non-business majors.

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

Accelerated Program
  Vermillion Main Campus

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.

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.


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 country and globe. You will gain rich experiential learning opportunities and will be able to use the techniques you have learned in courses in a 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 Washington, D.C.? Australia? Germany? Japan? Ireland? The USD Beacom School of Business can help you get there. There are various opportunities available ranging from two weeks to a full year. Our students have participated in conferences and faculty-led courses around the world, and our student aid helps make those once in a lifetime experiences affordable.

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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, Society for Human Resource Management or Coyote Capital Management  to make friends, develop new skills and explore your interests.

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As a management student at USD, you will be supported by your faculty and peers to make connections between your academic experience and your career path. You will grow personally and professionally during your time on campus. Your career development will begin on the first day of classes.

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

  • Resume development and critique
  • Practice interviews
  • Development and execution of job search strategies
  • Networking events to facilitate your connections with regional employers

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

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Departments & Facilities

Explore the departments, facilities and centers that contribute to your education in agribusiness leadership.
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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.

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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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Beacom Student Services Center

Your academic success is our priority. In the Beacom Student Services Center, you can meet with academic advisors and find the resources you need to thrive.

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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Chet Barney

Associate Professor,Management


Leadership & Organizational Behavior,Leadership
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Tyler Custis

Assistant Professor


Business Law/ Legal Environment
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Elizabeth Manser Payne

Assistant Professor


marketing, retail management, consumer behavior,Marketing
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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 credit, financial support and real-world experience. Available to all businesses, but a special emphasis is placed on small businesses, as they are the backbone of our economy.


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Network and Navigate Your Dream Career

As a student in the Beacom School of Business, you'll have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers, learn from expert faculty, attend events and participate in networking opportunities throughout the year. From connecting you with internship opportunities to hosting engaging panels, the Beacom School of Business is committed to providing you with an enriching education that sets you up for success in your career.

Surprisingly Affordable

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.

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. Visit the Undergraduate Tuition & Costs Detailed page for program specific costs and fees. 

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

Success story Kate Solberg holding an award smiling.
Growing up in South Dakota, I always knew that USD was an option. I chose to attend USD because it offered a variety of programs, was affordable, and provided so many opportunities during and post-graduation. CAB (Campus Activities Board) has provided so many experiences and introduced me to students, faculty, and friends who inspire me to be a leader that guides with a passion and a purpose.

Kate Solberg

B.B.A. Management, Marketing '22

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