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 on applied micro- and macroeconomics, agricultural marketing and trade, farm and ranch management, agricultural policy and rural development, and natural resources/environmental issues, and we provide extension, outreach and general service programs in economics.
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Molly Wicks' artwork installed in Harding Hall
The delicate four-layer artwork hangs from the ceiling of Harding Hall lobby. Each layer is a GIS map representing something essential to the South Dakota economy.Find out what they are and what inspired Wicks to create this artwork.
Visit to the nation's largest options exchange
Students from the Investment Club visited Cboe Options Exchange to learn how investment works behind the screen.Students learn how investment works behind the screen.
Students present marketing plan in Kansas City
Members of the SDSU Student Chapter of the Northern Plains National Agri-Marketing Association presented their marketing plan for Buffalo Jerky at the competition in Kansas City at the 2018 annual professional NAMA conference.SDSU Student Chapter of NAMA Present Marketing Plan
Four Different Companies Teach Different Perspectives
Student clubs of the economics department took a trip to New York to learn about business and management in the real world.Business and Management in the Real World