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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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Among the Honorary State FFA Degree recipients was South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn, back row, third from right.

SDSU reps recognized with FFA honorary degrees, distinguished service awards

South Dakota State University leaders and faculty were among the honorees as the South Dakota FFA Honorary State Degrees and Distinguished Service Awards were presented at the 96th annual South Dakota State FFA Convention on April 19 in Brookings.

Natvig sisters / Trio committed to serving country through Army ROTC

Following a family history of answering the call to serve, Catie Natvig will be commissioned into the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant Friday, May 3. The South Dakota State University senior was preceded in the ROTC program by her grandfather, Virgil Natvig, and her father, David Natvig. There are two more Natvigs in the wings. Sisters Carlee and Kimber Natvig are slated to commission and earn their bachelor’s degrees in 2025 and 2027, respectively.

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.