VERMILLION, S.D. -- Recent Board of Regents approval of two new majors in the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business add to its offerings in the growing areas of new business ventures creation and business analytics. Regents also approved several new certificate programs in other study areas at USD.
Starting this fall, USD’s business school will offer bachelor of business administration degrees in innovation & entrepreneurship and operational analytics. “Both degrees were created to address growing market demand and will have a huge impact on the state in economic development and workforce development,” said Venky Venkatachalam, Ph.D., dean of the Beacom School of Business.
The regents also approved new certificate programs in laboratory science, museum and archives studies, reading interventionist and regulatory affairs. Certificate programs usually require fewer credit hours to complete than a minor. They are developed by packaging a small set of courses that allow students to develop expertise within a focused area of study, addressing identified market and workforce development needs.