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USD Beacom School of Business Hosts Innovation Open House

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VERMILLION, S.D. — USD students and faculty interested in starting their own business can learn what resources are available on campus at an innovation and entrepreneurship open house on Tuesday, Jan. 19, in Beacom School of Business.

The event, which starts at 3:30 p.m. in Beacom 309, includes refreshments. People who attend will be introduced to some of the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and organizations that are available to provide free help. Student entrepreneurs who already have businesses of their own are also willing to help as well as part of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO Club).

Attendees will also get to explore Beacom's new Innovation Lab where 3D printers can be used to create prototypes of new product ideas. And students will learn how they can win cash and prizes as part of the Invent-2-Innovate Business Model Competition scheduled for March 19.


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
USD News