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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    534
  • 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 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.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    87%
  • Selectivity
    94%
  • Job Offers
    51%
  • Average Salary
    $43,199.00
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services

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About University of South Dakota

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.32 GPA of All Applicants 3.38 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 6
  • Median 0
  • Middle 80% 0 to 12
Admissions Selectivity
94% Beacom School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

534 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
66% 525
67% 534
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 16
94% 94
87% 87
Female
44% 44
International
13% 13
Re-Applicants
0% 0
0% 0
Wait-listed
100% 0
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Other Business
  • Accepted
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Other Business
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of South Dakota
  • Northern State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • Iowa State University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Not Considered
  • Application Essay 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
0% 0
0% 0
650 to 679
0% 0
0% 0
620 to 649
6% 6
6% 6
590 to 619
13% 13
13% 13
560 to 589
19% 19
19% 19
530 to 559
6% 6
6% 6
500 to 529
19% 19
19% 19
Under 500
37% 37
37% 37
English Language Requirements
550 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Financial Services 24%
Top Industry
  • Other 16%
  • Government 16%
  • Consumer Products 12%
Avera 3
Top Employer
  • State of South Dakota 1
  • Target 1
  • POET 1
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
51% Beacom School of Business 84% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
9% 9
64% 63.67152671755726
9% Receive Offers
9% 9
58% 57.7590909090909
9% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
42% 42
21% 20.652301587301586
42% Receive Offers
42% 42
25% 24.575744680851063
42% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
21% 21
5% 5.422790697674418
21% Receive Offers
21% 21
7% 7.03121212121212
21% Accept Offers
77% Graduates seeking full-time employment
0% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Avera 3
  • State of South Dakota 1
  • Target 1
  • POET 1
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
4% 4
Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
35% 35
$38,598.00
38K 40K
General Management
15% 15
$45,500.00
41K 50K
Human Resources
12% 12
$40,000.00 Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
4% 4
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
8% 8
Data not provided
Other
23% 23
$47,333.00
43K 51K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
8% 8
Data not provided
Consumer Products
12% 12
Data not provided
Financial Services
24% 24
Data not provided
Government
16% 16
Data not provided
Manufacturing
4% 4
Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
8% 8
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
4% 4
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
8% 8
Data not provided
Other
16% 16
Data not provided
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
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Southwest
4% 4
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
96% 96
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Avera 3
  • Sanford 2
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 65
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $12,883
  • Budget $17,400
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $20,644
  • Budget $20,000
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
$0 Average Scholarship Amount 40% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
74% 74
40% 40
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$200,000
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy Yes
  • Max loan guarantee per year $20,000
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
22 Beacom School of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
40% 40
Case study
20% 20
Team project
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Health Care Administration
  • General Management
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?

13% International Students
47% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
100% 100
Multiethnic
0% 0
Hispanic
0% 0
Student Citizenship
Non-Europe Free Trade Zone
86% 86
Asia
7% 7
Europe Free Trade Zone
7% 7
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Activities
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.