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
Want to visit the Ness School? This blog will provide you a little sneak peek of what to expect during your visit with us.
What's it like to be a student in the Ness School? Get the first hand experience from one of our Agriculture Business students.
Joe Santos is a professor in the Ness School of Management and Economics. When he's not teaching, you might find him researching Economics or you might hear him on South Dakota Public Radio during Lori Walsh's segment entitled "In the Moment."
If you are interested in a career working in the agriculture producing industry or as an agriculture production industry partner and are looking for a minor to add to your degree look no further than the Commodity Risk Management minor.
Coordinator for SDState's Entrepreneurial Studies program and a lecturer for the Ness School of Management and Economics, Barb Heller prides herself on instilling the ability to dream big and be passionate into her students.
Ryan McKnight is an instructor for the Ness School of Management and Economics at South Dakota State University. Ryan played football for SDSU and after graduation, he decided to come back and teach at his alma mater.
Learn all about the Ness School of Management and Economics’ accelerated master’s program from professor and graduate-programs coordinator Joe Santos.