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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    536
  • Enrollment
    198
Contact Information
414 E. Clark St
Vermillion, South Dakota 57069, United States
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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
    92%
  • Selectivity
    89%

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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 72% Average Across All Schools

536 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
64% 515
67% 536
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 148
89% 89
92% 92
Female
36% 36
International
7% 7
Wait-listed
100% 0
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Application Essay Not Considered
  • Interviews Not Considered
  • Resume / Work Experience Considered
Pre-MBA Careers
Finance / Accounting
44% 44
General Management
22% 22
Marketing / Sales
13% 13
Operations
13% 13
Management
6% 6
Other
3% 3
Financial Services
28% 28
Pharma / Health Care
25% 25
Manufacturing
13% 13
Government
6% 6
Consumer Products
6% 6
Technology
6% 6
Other
6% 6
Media / Entertainment
3% 3
Non-Profit
3% 3
Consulting
3% 3
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
2% 2
0% 0
680 to 709
2% 2
2% 2
650 to 679
7% 7
10% 10
620 to 649
2% 2
5% 5
590 to 619
7% 7
5% 5
560 to 589
10% 10
8% 8
530 to 559
18% 18
24% 24
500 to 529
9% 9
15% 15
Under 500
43% 43
31% 31
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

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $400
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $400
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
40% of Students Receive Aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
4% 11
2% 7
Students in Core Classes
35 Beacom School of Business 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
40% 40
Case study
20% 20
Team project
20% 20
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • General Management
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Marketing
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
  • Average # of months to complete program 36
  • Six-Year completion rate 75%
  • Max time allowed to complete 84
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
  • Distance learning No
Time Classes Offered
  • Days, Evenings, Via the Internet (unscheduled)
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Spring, Summer

Students: Who are my classmates?

No Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
93% 93
African American
5% 5
Multiethnic
0% 0
Activities
Professional Clubs
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
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.