USD's online M.B.A. is AACSB-Accredited
Less than five percent of business schools worldwide have earned this prestigious designation.
The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business, established in 1927, has been continuously accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. USD's M.B.A. program has been accredited by AACSB since 1965. AACSB International Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education. You can be confident that the University of South Dakota's Master of Business Administration online is a high quality degree that is well regarded by the business community.
The purpose of the online M.B.A. program is to develop leaders for business, industry and government and to encourage those students who have an interest in teaching and an aptitude for an academic career to continue their work at the doctoral level. The program emphasizes decision making, problem solving, understanding the role of business in society and developing leadership ability and social responsibility. If you're looking for a high quality, remarkably affordable M.B.A. program, consider choosing us.
The Business Analytics specialization prepares students to utilize and analyze data to strengthen business decision-making processes. The distinctive program offers a tight integration of the science and technology underlying business analytics with solving key business problems in the areas of operations management, sales, marketing, finance, and economics. Equipped with this knowledge, graduates will lead organizations to strengthen their competitive position, achieve operational efficiency and develop innovative products that anticipate far-reaching changes and trends in the marketplace.
The Finance specialization focuses on theories and practices on issues related to investing, raising capital, and managing risks. Students will learn to analyze financial statements and build complex financial models for forecasting operating and financial performance, credit evaluation, and asset valuation. Financial management of a multinational firm will be studied, with an emphasis on exchange rate risk management and financial structures. Students will also examine equity and debt markets, portfolio management, international investing, and asset allocation as well as the use of technology in finance. In addition to the general business acumen, students will gain the ability to analyze finance related issues for corporations and strengthen their finance decision making processes.
The Health Services Administration Specialization prepares students for health administration careers. The mission is to improve the delivery of health services and the health of the populations served through the education of professional managers. The educational philosophy is to provide a balance among general, management, and health services education. The minimum amount of credit hours required for the Online M.B.A. program is 33 credit hours.
The Marketing specialization will help students develop skills in a variety of marketing areas. Students will benefit from in-depth study of consumer behavior, new product development, branding, and other topics relevant in today’s dynamic market environment. In addition to the core M.B.A. courses which prepare students for leadership in any business role, students pursuing the Marketing specialization can cultivate a more focused career path with strengths in creativity, market analysis, and strategic marketing. The minimum number of credit hours for the M.B.A. program with a specialization in Marketing is 36 credit hours.
The Operations and Supply Chain Management specialization will help students develop skills relevant to all industries. Students will benefit from in-depth study of supply chain management, lean management, quality control, and other topics relevant in today’s rapidly evolving global market. In addition to the core M.B.A. courses which prepare students for leadership in any business role, students pursuing the Operations and Supply Chain Management specialization can cultivate a more focused career path with strengths in managing logistics, sourcing, quality, and waste elimination. The minimum number of credit hours for the M.B.A. program with a specialization in Operations and Supply chain Management is 36 credit hours.
For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Business Administration in the current graduate catalog. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements.
Four weeks before classes start, please contact a coordinator about late application submissions.
For more information about the online Master of Business Administration, contact USD Online at 605-658-6200 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.