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USD M.B.A. named ‘Rising Star’ by for second straight year

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The Master of Business Administration program at the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota is a “Rising Star” according to, which ranks the Beacom School of Business M.B.A. No. 17 out of 35 of the top business schools globally.

This is the second consecutive year that USD’s Master of Business Administration program gets Rising Stars consideration from The website cites USD’s Beacom School of Business for providing “a first-rate learning environment for both on campus and distance students.”

Rising Stars ranks 35 of the top business schools internationally – degree offerings that made significant steps in recent years based on noteworthy improvements, current data and plans of the future. The Grenoble Graduate School of Business received’s highest Rising Stars 2012 ranking. The complete 2012 list is available at

The Beacom School of Business, which remains the only business program in South Dakota accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB) International, is the lone business school from the Great Plains region to be represented on the Rising Stars list. The ranking criteria is based on several factors, including current data and plans of the future, forum activity, internet activity among M.B.A. students, the political climate, long term investments of business schools and their strategic choices.

For more information about the M.B.A. program at the Beacom School of Business, please visit


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News