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Department of Economics

Building human capital

The Department of Economics offers students a high-quality education and excellent job-placement opportunities. Our 30 full-time faculty members teach a broad range of courses in economics and related business disciplines, including finance, accounting, entrepreneurship, strategic management, and marketing. We conduct research on applied micro- and macroeconomics, agricultural marketing and trade, farm and ranch management, agricultural policy and rural development, and natural resources/environmental issues, and we provide extension, outreach, and general service programs in economics.
The Department of Economics offers undergraduate majors in economics, entrepreneurial studies, agricultural business, agricultural and resources economics, and a business economics specialization. We also offer minors in accounting,  business, marketing, economics, agricultural business, agricultural marketing, and entrepreneurial studies. Moreover, we offer a master’s degree in economics, and our accelerated-track option allows students to earn both their bachelor’s degree and master’s degrees in a total of five years.




State dedicates First Dakota National Bank e-Trading Education Laboratory

FDNB e-Trading Ed Lab Dedication

South Dakota State University dedicated the First Dakota National Bank e-Trading Education Laboratory Saturday.

The e-Trading Lab, located in Berg Hall 139, will enable faculty to engage students in commodity marketing, agricultural finance, business finance and investments in ways that more accurately reflect activities in professional environments. Students from across campus will benefit from this experiential learning space.


Impacting South Dakota

The South Dakota Agricultural Land Market Trends 1991-2015 has been released. Read it online or contact the Economics Department to get your copy.

SDSU Travel Blog-ABS 482/582

Read along with the adventures of the faculty and students of ABS 482/582 as they travel across Germany.

The Economics Department Loves our Jackrabbits!

Curt Gustafson and Jack

Associate professor Dr. Curtis Gustafson working hard with Jack the Jackrabbit.