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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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Jones named the Ness Endowed Director of the Ness School of Management and Economics

Eluned Jones, the founding director of South Dakota State University’s Ness School of Management and Economics, has been named the initial Ness Endowed Director of the Ness School of Management and Economics.
 

High-speed internet crucial to rural small businesses

Small-business owners see access to high-speed internet as being crucial to economic development in rural South Dakota, according to a small pilot study conducted by researchers in South Dakota State University’s Ness School of Management and Economics.

Intensively managed grazing can increase profits, improve environment

What is good for the environment can also be profitable for livestock producers.