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
Campus resources can make your college years a lot less stressful. Here are a few of the many resources every SDSU student should know.
Joe Santos is a professor in the Ness School of Management and Economics. When he's not teaching, you might find him researching Economics or you might hear him on South Dakota Public Radio during Lori Walsh's segment entitled "In the Moment."
Back to school means getting ready to set yourself up for success. It can be overwhelming, so we put together a First Six Weeks Checklist for you.
Coordinator for SDState's Entrepreneurial Studies program and a lecturer for the Ness School of Management and Economics, Barb Heller prides herself on instilling the ability to dream big and be passionate into her students.
Want to get involved? Get to know more about the six student clubs in the Ness School.
Ryan McKnight is an instructor for the Ness School of Management and Economics at South Dakota State University. Ryan played football for SDSU and after graduation, he decided to come back and teach at his alma mater.