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Ness School of Management and Economics

The Ness School of Management and 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 in economics (applied micro- and macroeconomics, money and banking and policy analysis), agricultural economics and agribusiness (agricultural marketing and trade, farm and ranch management, land valuation, agricultural policy and rural development and natural resources/environmental issues) and business economics (entrepreneurship, finance, management and marketing) and we provide extension, outreach and general service programs in economics, management and taxation.

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SDSU researchers explore farmers' response to high fertilizer prices

In 2022, fertilizer prices reached an all-time high. In a new study, South Dakota State University researchers explored how farmers in the Upper Midwest are dealing with the increased costs.

Tommy John story to be featured at inaugural Innovation Conversations

The founders of clothing manufacturer Tommy John will be the featured guests at the inaugural Innovation Conversations, hosted Nov. 8 in Sioux Falls by the entrepreneurial studies program in South Dakota State University’s Ness School of Management and Economics.

Precision agriculture and profitability: SDSU researchers seek to understand farmers' viewpoints

Since the late 1980s, precision agriculture has become increasingly prevalent on farms across the United States, particularly in America's heartland, where adoption of these practices and technologies is more widespread. Past research has proven these practices and technologies help increase farming efficiency and crop production, enhancing economic viability and reducing environmental problems.