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.
Explore Our Programs
Students in the Ness School of Management and Economics are encouraged but not required to complete an internship. Completing multiple internships may be recommended.
There are many advantages to completing an internship. We've laid out all of the steps you need to know to get academic credit for your internship.
3 Steps for a Successful Semester
A New Year means striving for a new start. If your goals include thoughts of working harder, learning more, and improving your efforts for this semester, here are three helpful tips for students to make sure they are gaining the most from college.
Ness School Clubs for YOU!
Are you looking for a way to meet other people who share your interests or easy networking opportunities? Join one of the Ness School’s clubs! Our clubs are student led and have countless opportunities for students to grow professionally, network with industry leaders and expand their knowledge. The Ness School has a variety of clubs so that you can truly pursue all of your passions!
Student Spotlight: Raygen Randall
SDSU is the place to be, believes Raygen Randall. He points to Division 1 sports, academic diversity, cultural diversity, the college town vibe, and professors that care…, and says, “I could go on and on.” Randall adds, “Everyone has their preferences but, in my mind, it is tough to beat the flagship university in the state of South Dakota.”