Business & Entrepreneurship Research

Unlock your potential in business and entrepreneurship through impactful research, gaining critical skills and resources to excel as a leader and innovator in the dynamic business landscape.


The University of South Dakota has built a strong reputation for its research in business and entrepreneurship, making significant contributions in these fields through faculty expertise. Immersive research projects and experiential learning foster essential skills like critical thinking and problem-solving. The university provides access to advanced technologies and collaborative spaces, promoting an innovative environment. This research focus equips graduates with the knowledge and abilities to excel in a dynamic business landscape, enabling them to contribute as leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in the long term.


Making an Impact

With expert faculty, incredible research opportunities and strong regional partnerships, USD's research centers foster academic excellence and spur economic growth.

Departments & Facilities

Explore the offices, facilities and centers that contribute to research in the areas of business and entrepreneurship.
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Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs supports and expands competitive research and creative scholarship at USD. The office oversees USD's research function, assisting faculty and researchers, generating student opportunities, and establishing and administering policies governing the conduct of research and overseeing the management of research programs.

GEAR, biomedical engineering, lab work, arts & sciences.

GEAR Center

The GEAR Center is a collaborative environment where innovative solutions are sought to relevant problems and where entrepreneurism is encouraged.

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South Dakota Council on Economic Education (SDCEE) improves the quality and quantity of statewide economic and financial literacy education.

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Prairie Family Business Association

The premier resource network for family businesses throughout the midwest.

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Ellis Finance & Analytics Lab

Empowering students and faculty with a transformative finance education through the state-of-the-art Ellis Finance & Analytics Lab.

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Research Opportunities

Find out more about the variety of research opportunities and resources available to students, faculty and staff.

I2I Competition 

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