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Beacom School of Business MBA Listed Among Most Affordable

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The Master of Business Administration degree offered by the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business ranks among the top best buy distance learning programs in a list published by

GetEducated compares the cost of 185 MBA programs from 111 AACSB-accredited online schools and utilizes data-driven research to create a reliable system of scientific rankings.

USD’s general MBA and MBA specialization in Health Services Administration rank No. 18 nationally, which identifies the Beacom School of Business as a 2016 “Best Buy.” A best buy ranking award indicates USD’s online degree program has been independently reviewed and falls below the national average cost of similar programs.

“We are pleased to continue to be recognized for our quality learning experience at an affordable cost,” said Venky Venkatachalam, Ph.D., dean of the Beacom School of Business. “We attract high-quality students, which combined with our low tuition, world-class faculty and outstanding career opportunities, make us a best buy in business higher education.”


USD's Beacom School of Business was established in 1927 and has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. The leading business school in the region, Beacom’s programs are consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others for its high-quality learning experience, student success, affordability, and high-caliber of faculty and students. Whether a student chooses face-to-face or online courses, Beacom’s programs emphasize real-world experience through professional organizations, quality internships and capstone projects.


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 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson 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.


Hanna DeLange
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