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.
Tips for Surviving Online Classes
These next few weeks will be a little bit of a learning curve for all of us. Here are some simple tips to help you get through online classes.Learn More
Ness School + COVID 19 events update
The Celebration of Excellence Banquet on April 21st is canceled.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SD Board of Regents transitioned all spring semester classes online for the duration of the semester and canceled all campus and visitor events through May 15, 2020.
Faculty Feature: Barb Heller
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.Learn More about Barb
New Courses for Summer 2020
If you are looking to get some extra credits during the summer take a look at these new options for summer 2020. Some of these classes are brand new and some have never been offered in the summer before. Check out the course descriptions and schedules below and talk to your advisor if you have any questions.Learn More
Faculty Feature: Ryan McKnight
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.Learn more about Ryan in this Faculty Feature
Meet Our Minors: Land Valuation Minor
If you are looking to add a minor to your degree but don’t know what to take you’re in the right place. The Land Valuation and Rural Real Estate is a relatively new and unknown minor. So, here’s some information about what the minor means, its coursework, and what careers it pairs well with. Take a look and see if this minor is right for you.Learn About the Land Valuation Minor
Faculty Feature: Joe Santos
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."Learn More