University of South Dakota

Beacom School of Business

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Contact Information
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, South Dakota 57069, United States

Good business is about good decision making. And choosing the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota may be one of the best decisions you will make. The region's leader in business education, the Beacom School's nationally-respected and fully-accredited programs provide you with the leadership skills and hands-on experiences you need for success in today's global marketplace. In 2009, the Beacom School moved into a new facility with state of the art technology in every classroom. Each of our undergraduate majors results in a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree. We also offer a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) as well as a Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA). The Beacom School of Business is one of only five percent of business schools worldwide to achieve AACSB accreditation, the highest distinction that business schools can receive. Our graduate and undergraduate students rank exceptionally high in academic achievement. Recent graduates scored in the top three percent of all students who took the national Educational Testing Service exams. We maintain a low faculty-to-student ratio, and undergraduate business class size averages 27 students. The Beacom School provides excellent internship opportunities with more than half of undergraduate students completing at least one internship, and the job placement rate is 87%! More than $400,000 in scholarships is awarded annually to students, and there are many opportunities for both graduates and undergraduates to supplement their academic experience with hands-on learning opportunities such as managing a $1 million investment fund. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in business-related student organizations, many of which are national award winners. The Beacom School of Business regularly hosts national business leaders, government officials, successful alumni and other guest speakers to discuss current business issues and offer leadership perspectives.

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About University of South Dakota

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 68
  • Median 48
  • Middle 80% 12 to 156
Admissions Selectivity
89% Beacom School of Business 70% Average Across All Schools

536 Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 56
89% 89
92% 92
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No
Pre-MBA Careers
Finance / Accounting
25% 25
0% 0
Pharma / Health Care
39% 39
11% 11
11% 11
7% 7
4% 4
3% 3
Petroleum / Energy
0% 0
Real Estate
0% 0
Media / Entertainment
0% 0
Consumer Products
0% 0
$63,752 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • First Premier
  • Citigroup
  • Wells Fargo
  • Raven Industries

Tuition: Can I get in?

$ $ $ $ $
Total Program Cost
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Total Program Cost
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
$0 Average Scholarship Amount
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
75% 75
40% 40
Types of Aid Distributed
Institutional Scholarships
0% 0
0% 0
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Other
  • Loan guarantee policy true
  • Max loan guarantee per year $12,639
  • Average post-graduation debt

Academics: What will I learn?

  • Faculty from Full-Time program
  • Part-Time Faculty
  • Faculty with at least 5 years corporate experience
95% 95
15% 15
Students in Core Classes
40 Beacom School of Business 30 Average Across All Schools

Teaching Methods
  • Internet/Web-based delivery
  • Online forums
  • E-mail
  • Textbooks
  • Videoconferencing
  • Chat Rooms
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • General Management
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • General Management
  • Health Care Administration
Joint Degree Programs
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 51
  • Program length (in months)
  • Average # of months to complete program 36
  • Six-Year completion rate 75%
  • Max time allowed to complete 84
  • Time limit for online courses Yes
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
Time Classes Offered
  • Via the Internet (unscheduled)

Students: Who are my classmates?

27 Average age of student
Ethnicity of Students
82% 82
African American
8% 8
Asian American
4% 4
Student Citizenship
North America
94% 94
4% 4
Middle East and North Africa
2% 2
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Active Professional Clubs
Active Networking Clubs

Alumni: How strong is my network?

2,617 Living MBA Alumni 0 Countries where alumni clubs exist
0 Active alumni clubs
No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.