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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.
Members of the Economics Graduate Student Team are conducting a student research project entitled "Driving Forces for Bank Selection" as part of a class project at South Dakota State University.
The purpose of the study is to identify what factors bring SDSU students "to the door" of banks and what services students want from their banking institution.
Students are invited to participate in the study.
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.
The South Dakota Agricultural Land Market Trends 1991-2015 has been released. Read it online or contact the Economics Department to get your copy.
Associate professor Dr. Curtis Gustafson working hard with Jack the Jackrabbit.