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Beacom School of Business Strategic Plan

Vision Statement

The Beacom School of Business strives to create a transformative learning community that will make us the business school of choice for high quality students and employers and will drive economic development in South Dakota and the region.

Strategic Priorities

  • Recruit and retain high quality students
  • Enhance student engagement
  • Develop innovative curriculum
  • Champion entrepreneurship, innovation and ethics
  • Strengthen and leverage relationships with businesses, governments and communities
  • Market and promote the Beacom School of Business
  • Promote faculty excellence
  • Improve national rankings

Mission Statement

The Beacom School of Business' mission is excellence in undergraduate and graduate education that develops successful future business leaders. We deliver high value to our students, employers and community through distinctive teaching and learning supported by significant intellectual and professional contributions and meaningful service.

Core Values

  • Undergraduate and graduate education
  • Faculty commitment to teaching, student learning and student engagement
  • Intellectual and professional contributions
  • Service and community contributions
  • Ethical decision-making
  • Diversity and inclusiveness

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The Beacom School of Business is committed to USD’s Inclusive Excellence initiatives. We are committed to cultivating an environment of Inclusive Excellence at all levels of the school. We are committed to graduating globally and culturally aware business students who are equipped with the tools to embrace and practice inclusiveness.