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 on applied micro- and macroeconomics, agricultural marketing and trade, farm and ranch management, agricultural policy and rural development, and natural resources/environmental issues, and we provide extension, outreach and general service programs in economics.
Ness School to host 60th Mt. Plains Business Conference 2019
The Ness School of Management and Economics is proud to announce hosting the 60th Mt. Plains Business Conference 2019.
This annual conference brings together researchers, teachers, practitioners, and students from the mountains to the plains to reflect on scholarly works and debate contemporary issues in all areas of business and business education.
Student case study team triumphs at international competition
South Dakota State University’s student case study team wanted to better last year’s performance at the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association’s competition—and it did.
Four students from the Ness School of Management and Economics, including two who competed in 2018, comprised the first SDSU team to win the competition at June’s IFAMA World Conference in Hangzhou, China. The feat is underscored given none of the previous four SDSU teams advanced to the final round.
Jones named director of Ness School of Management and Economics
Eluned Jones has been named the founding director of South Dakota State University’s Ness School of Management and Economics. The Ness School officially opens July 1.Learn more about the Ness School's new Director
Molly Wicks' artwork installed in Harding Hall
The delicate four-layer artwork hangs from the ceiling of Harding Hall lobby. Each layer is a GIS map representing something essential to the South Dakota economy.Find out what they are and what inspired Wicks to create this artwork.