USD’s M.P.A. degree earned a Best Buy and got “A” grades for affordability, student satisfaction and public perception as noted at The rankings were calculated by objectively comparing course tuition and online learning fees at 13 online AACSB-accredited business schools in the U.S. that offer 14 different online master’ degrees in accounting. USD, the only AACSB-accredited business school in South Dakota, is one of only two online M.P.A. programs to receive overall “A” grades from

“This is very nice recognition for the online masters of accounting programs at the Beacom School of Business,” said Angeline M. Lavin, Ph.D., CFA, professor of finance and director of the M.B.A. and M.P.A. programs at USD. “Our online graduate business programs combine value and quality with a convenient delivery method. “

USD began offering M.P.A. courses online in spring 2012, and the first group of M.P.A. students will graduate in August 2014. All M.P.A. courses are taught by the same credentialed faculty and include the same high quality subject matter regardless of delivery mode, whether online or on campus. For more information about a USD online M.P.A., visit: To see’s complete list, go to

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