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Whether you graduated five years ago or fifty years ago, the Department of Economics looks a lot different today than you remember it. Thanks in large part to the Economics and Management Initiative, the department has recently experienced several important changes: 

  • Additional funding for student enrichment
  • Augmented support for faculty research
  • Revised and expanded academic programs
  • Several new instructors
  • Seeking accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

While these developments have changed the face of the department, our core mission remains the same: building human capital through rigorous programs in economics, agricultural economics, business, agricultural business, and entrepreneurial studies. We are excited for the opportunity to grow as a department and to improve our service to students, stakeholders, and citizens of South Dakota.

As an alumnus, you are an important part of our past, our present, and our future! We encourage you to stay connected with your fellow Jackrabbits and the Department of Economics. If you are interested in reconnecting or connecting in new ways, we offer the following opportunities:

Our department has always prided itself on building an open and welcoming environment. Just as faculty doors are always open for our students, you should consider the department’s doors open for alumni. Feel free to contact us, and please remember to keep your alumni information up to date. We look forward to the department’s future, and to keeping you informed of our progress.

Giving Back

If you'd like to help us generate and prepare students for real-world opportunities, we'd love to talk to you about all the ways that can happen.

Financial donations are always appreciated. They're extremely useful and important, and we've had generous support from alumni and friends of the department in this regard. Scholarships for undergraduate students, fellowships to support graduate students, funds to support our student clubs, and more have been donated in the past and immediately put to good use. It's hard to imagine a time when we'd ever have too much of any of these, so if you're interested in helping in this way please contact the SDSU Foundation.

If you know you want to help but aren't sure how, we'd love to talk to you about how you can make your unique contribution. Whatever that contribution is, know that the students, faculty, and staff of the SDSU Economics Department appreciate it.

We also wish to thank our alumni for your generous contributions to the department and the university through the SDSU Foundation. Many of our students receive scholarships funded in whole or in part from alumni donations of all sizes. Your support is always appreciated.