Degrees available from The Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota:
Master of Business Administration
Areas of Specialization: Health Services Administration
Master of Professional Accountancy
Certificates available from The Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota:
Long-Term Care Management
Dean: Michael J. Keller
Associate Dean: Professor Thomas Davies
MBA Director: Professor Angeline Lavin
MPA Director: Professor Angeline Lavin
The Beacom School of Business was originally established at the University of South Dakota in 1927. The Beacom School of Business is accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is proud to be the only AACSB accredited school in the state of South Dakota. The Beacom School of Business is dedicated to offering nationally recognized quality programs. Its reputation is built on the quality and success of its students who hold positions in public accounting firms, prominent businesses, hospitals, government, and higher education throughout the United States.
Graduate degrees offered by the Beacom School of Business include the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Health Services Administration (M.B.A./HSAD) and the Master of Professional Accountancy (M.P.A.). All of these programs are available on the Vermillion campus located in the southeast part of the state. The M.B.A. and M.P.A. program are also offered on a part-time basis online and hybrid format in Sioux Falls, SD to meet the needs of working professionals in the state as well as worldwide. The online courses are offered so that students can complete the program in as little as two years. Students have flexibility with respect to when they complete the five-day residency portion of the M.B.A. online program. There is no residency requirement for the online M.P.A. program. Both M.B.A. and M.P.A. students can “mix and match” face-to-face and online classes through the Hybrid program.
Beacom School of Business Mission:
We are a community of scholars and practitioners committed to superior undergraduate and graduate business programs accredited by AACSB International. We emphasize excellence in teaching, promote intellectual exchange and development, and advocate continuous learning. Our teaching reflects a dynamic global environment. Our services deliver value to our students, the university, business disciplines, and society.