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Ness School of Management and Economics

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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Launch Founder ready for takeoff

How do you start a business? How do you take a bright idea and turn it into a commercial product? What steps do you take in the process? Who do you to talk to? What resources are available?   These are all important questions that many founders ask themselves during their business journey, but there often isn’t a clear answer or resource to turn to. No longer. ...

Katie Grayson Receives 2022 Walt McCarty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising

Katie Grayson, professional academic advisor in the Ness School of Management and Economics, was recently selected as the recipient of the 2022 Walt McCarty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising in recognition of her efforts as an outstanding undergraduate student advisor in the South Dakota...

South Dakota State University honors endowment holders

South Dakota State University recently paid tribute to the university’s newest endowment holders.   The inaugural investiture ceremony honoring 11 holders of endowed faculty positions was held Sept. 29 in Founders Recital Hall in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center.  ...