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Efficiency, Equity, and Ethics

Mission: Our mission is to develop human capital, and create and disseminate knowledge along with information that helps in making business or economic decisions. We drive economic vitality and improve the quality of life in our communities, state, and region.

Vision: Our vision is to inspire, engage, and educate future industry leaders through outstanding academic research and scholarship opportunities.  

We strive towards extension and outreach programs to support economic development in South Dakota and the region. We want to raise the visibility and reputation of the department along with the university. Our bachelor’s and master’s programs will be recognized as amongst the best in the nation.

Our research and scholarship regularly contribute to the world knowledge through refereed publications and the presentations of research results at regional, national, and international conferences.

Our extension and outreach efforts have developed programs that are recognized as unique and adopted by other land grant universities.

Department Values: 

  • Excellence in all programs.
  • Responsive to needs and requests of stakeholders.
  • Integrity and Ethics above reproach.
  • Collegiality and Collaboration envied by all.
  • Diverse creating opportunity for everyone.
  • Accountable to all stakeholders.