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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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Diersen named the Griffith Chair in Agricultural Finance

Lynn Sargeant, dean of South Dakota State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, has named Matthew Diersen the university’s first recipient of the Griffith Chair in Agricultural Finance.

Santos named endowed director of SDSU's Ness School of Management and Economics

Lynn Sargeant, dean of South Dakota State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, announced today Joseph Santos has been selected as the second person to hold the title of endowed director of the Ness School of Management and Economics.  ...

Ness School of Management and Economics honors Jones with endowed directorship

On April 5, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences hosted a pivotal day that was a decade in the making with the formal investiture of Eluned Jones as the inaugural recipient of the Ness Director of the Ness School of Management and Economics.