University of South Dakota

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Master of Business Administration
Master of Professional Accountancy
School awards MBAs Yes
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The USD online MBA program is a great value for the money! The USD Beacom School of Business is accredited by AACSB International and has been delivering programs via distance education since 1997 and online since 2007. The majority of online classes are taught by the same faculty who teach face-to-face courses. Admission requirements, the curriculum, student transcripts, and diplomas are the same for both the online and face-to-face programs.

School type Public
Terms Semester
AACSB accredited Yes
ACBSP accredited No
IACBE accredited No

Program Offerings

Online master's in business degree programs 2
Concentrations offered
Accounting
General Management
Health Care Administration

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 25
International business courses paired with residencies outside U.S. No

Faculty

Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 14 full-time; 1 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 93% full-time; 0% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 13
Average experience teaching online courses 4 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty N/A

Class Size

Average class size N/A
Maximum class size 40

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online No
Can earn degree entirely abroad No
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams Yes
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students No instructor preference
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus All
Same curricula for online and campus students All
Dedicated business school career center Yes
Access to same career services as on-campus business students Yes

Retention

One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates

Graduation

Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.5 years
Program target time to graduate 3.5 years
Required time to earn degree 7 years

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