Nicole Klein, Associate Director
Ness School of Management and Economics
David Davis, Matthew Diersen, Eluned Jones, Nicole Klein, George Langelett, Jamie O’Brien, David Palmer Joseph Santos, Evert Van der Sluis, Jason Zimmerman
Curtis Gustafson, Zhiguang Wang
Lisa Elliott, Matthew Elliott, Hailong Jin, Myoung Gin Keay, Deepthi Kolady, Andrea Leschewski, Anna Sadovnikova, Craig Silvernagel, Pei-Yu Sun, Nacasius Ujah, Tong Wang
Victoria Dubbelde, Barbara Heller
Thomas Clark, Elijah Kosse, Ryan McKnight, Darin Wipf
Jack Davis, Heather Gessner
David L. Chicoine, Carol Cumber, Thomas Dobbs, Scott Fausti, Larry Janssen, Han Kim, Charles Lamberton, Ardelle Lundeen, Patrick Lyons, Donald Peterson, Richard Shane
The Ness School of Management and Economics plays a vital role in the life of the university and the state through its commitment to quality teaching, research, and outreach. School coursework includes Accounting, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Business, Business Administration, Business Law, Decision Science, Economics, Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, and Marketing. The curriculum provides students with experience in agribusiness, agricultural finance, banking, business finance, business management, entrepreneurship, farm and ranch management, marketing, real estate appraisal, sales, and related fields. Faculty members are strongly dedicated to preparing students for successful careers.
The Ness School of Management and Economics expects all its students to:
- Demonstrate the ability to apply concepts of economics and management that underlie the global economy and commerce;
- Demonstrate the ability to apply quantitative and qualitative analytical methods from economics and management to decision-making;
- Interpret and articulate analysis and decisions orally and in writing to diverse audiences;
- Make and support ethical decisions.
- Accounting Minor (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
- Agricultural Business Minor (College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences)
- Agricultural Marketing Minor (College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences)
- Economics Minor (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
- Entrepreneurial Studies Minor (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
- Human Resources Minor (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
- Land Valuation and Rural Real Estate Minor (College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences)
- Management Minor (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
- Marketing Minor (College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences)
- Ranch Management Minor (College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences - offered jointly with the Departments of Animal Science and Natural Resource Management)
* Graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with the Graduate School. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.
Facilities & Services
The school is housed in the newly renovated Harding Hall. The First Dakota National Bank e-Trading Educational Lab is located in Harding Hall and provides access to state of the art financial and marketing analytics for students and extension workshops.
Faculty and staff engage in outreach with industry and the community through one-on-one interaction, workshops, media contacts, and publications in areas such as banking and finance, business policy and strategy analysis, entrepreneurship, economic policy analysis, investment, and macroeconomics. Agricultural outreach work is shared through SDSU Extension, with programming in land economics, farm and ranch management, commodity marketing, risk management, and agricultural finance.
Student Support & Engagement Opportunities
The school provides opportunity for students in and out of the classroom. The school supports several active student organizations: CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization) Club, Economics Club, FIRE (Finance, Insurance & Real Estate) Club, HR (Human Resources) & Management Club, Investment Club, and NAMA (National Agri-Marketing Association) Club. Students may earn credit while acquiring hands-on experience through national competitions associated with these organizations. Students are also encouraged to complete professional internships. Internships may be completed for credit which may be advantageous to some students.
Accelerated Master’s Degree in Economics
The program offers an accelerated master’s degree to qualified undergraduate students who maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.5; these students may begin their graduate studies while they complete their undergraduate degree. Students may apply for admission to the accelerated master’s degree program once they have completed 60 undergraduate credits. Students interested in the accelerated master’s degree should contact the Ness School Management and Economics graduate coordinator to obtain application requirements. Application and admission to the Graduate School is required.
Contact the Graduate Coordinator for further information.