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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    531
  • Program Cost
    $12,883
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, South Dakota 57069, United States
Website

Good business is about good decision making. And choosing Beacom School of Business may be one of the best decisions you will make. You will receive courses that emphasize decision making, problem solving, understanding the role of business in society and developing leadership ability and social responsibility. The region's leader in business education, Beacom School's mission-driven, nationally-respected and AACSB International accredited programs provide you with the leadership skills and hands-on experiences you need for success in today's global marketplace.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    67%
  • Selectivity
    90%
  • Job Offers
    0%
  • Average Salary
    $41,445.00
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services

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About University of South Dakota

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.41 GPA of All Applicants 3.46 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 8
  • Median 0
  • Middle 80% 0 to 12
Admissions Selectivity
90% Beacom School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

531 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
65% 520
66% 531
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 20
90% 90
67% 67.0
Female
35% 35
International
35% 35
Re-Applicants
0% 0
0% 0
Wait-listed
100% 0
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Management
  • Other Business
  • Finance
  • Accepted
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Other Business
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of South Dakota
  • Loras College
  • Moringside College
  • Karunya University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Application Essay Unimportant
  • Interviews Unimportant
  • Resume / Work Experience Moderately Important
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
0% 0
0% 0
680 to 709
5% 5
6% 6
650 to 679
0% 0
0% 0
620 to 649
0% 0
0% 0
590 to 619
20% 20
22% 22
560 to 589
10% 10
11% 11
530 to 559
10% 10
11% 11
500 to 529
20% 20
22% 22
Under 500
35% 35
28% 28
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Financial Services 37%
Top Industry
  • Pharma/Biotech/Health Care 26%
  • Other 11%
  • Government 11%
Sanford Health 2
Top Employer
  • State of South Dakota 2
  • Great West Casualty Co 1
  • Home Federal Bank 1
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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0% 0
61% 60.97325153374234
0% Receive Offers
24% 24
56% 55.69710982658959
24% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
22% 21.9117610062893
59% 59
25% 25.424767441860464
59% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
63% Graduates seeking full-time employment
22% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Sanford Health 2
  • State of South Dakota 2
  • Great West Casualty Co 1
  • Home Federal Bank 1
  • Hegg Memorial Health Center 1
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Finance/Accounting
37% 37
$45,467.00
39K 55K
General Management
5% 5
$22,880.00 Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
11% 11
Data not provided
Other
47% 47
$43,070.00
34K 48K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consumer Products
11% 11
$30,640.00 Data not provided
Financial Services
37% 37
$55,000.00 Data not provided
Government
11% 11
$48,000.00 Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
5% 5
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
26% 26
$48,000.00 Data not provided
Other
11% 11
$38,140.00
34K 43K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
North America
100% 100
$41,445.00
23K 55K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Southwest
6% 6
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
94% 94
$41,445.00
23K 55K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $12,883
  • Budget $18,000
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $21,393
  • Budget $26,500
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
83% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
83% 83
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$138,824
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy Yes
  • Max loan guarantee per year $33,063
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
20 Beacom School of Business 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
40% 40
Case study
20% 20
Team project
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • General Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Other
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • General Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Business Analytics
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
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
  • Program length (in months) 12
  • Distance learning Yes

Students: Who are my classmates?

8% International Students
42% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
92% 92
Asian American
8% 8
Multiethnic
0% 0
Student Citizenship
North America
92% 92
Asia
8% 8
Europe Free Trade Zone
6% 6
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
Active Networking Clubs

Alumni: How strong is my network?

3,199 Living MBA Alumni 0 Countries where alumni clubs exist
0 Active alumni clubs
0% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.