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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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SDSU Livestock Judging Team member wins national judging contest

South Dakota State University’s Livestock Judging Team member Tyler Bush won the National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest held at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky, on November 16.

bison on the prairie

Ranchers see water, labor as rotational grazing challenges

A recent survey of livestock producers identified water and labor as the major barriers to rotational grazing adoption.

Agricultural business student selected for Farm Foundation Cultivators program

Matthias Kunerth, a senior agricultural business major from Brewster, Minnesota, has been selected as a 2020 Farm Foundation Cultivator.