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Our 2019 ranking of the Top Online MBA Program in South Dakota. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
1. University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
The University of South Dakota is home to the Beacom School of Business (USD Beacom), which offers a General Management MBA that can be completed mostly online. The program has Business Analytics and Health Services Administration specializations for students seeking a focused degree. The General Management MBA and MBA with the Health Services Administration specialization (HSAD) consist of 18 credit hours of foundations courses and 33 hours of advanced coursework. The MBA with the Business Analytics (BA) specialization consists of 21 hours of foundations courses and 39 hours of advanced coursework.
Course highlights include Business and Its Environment, Leadership Development, Managerial Marketing, Production Operations Management, Quantitative Analysis, and Strategic Management. Per the school, “Leadership Development is offered primarily online with a rich, five-day, face-to-face experience. Content for this course will be delivered online initially with the residency component taking place in either July or April (depending on the semester). Students enjoy this signature experience, and use the opportunity to network and form a deeper connection with faculty and colleagues.”
The USD Beacom Online MBA takes as few as 12 months to complete, full-time (including summer semester), or two to four years to complete, part-time. However, students are allowed up to seven years to complete this AACSB-accredited program.