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The School of Business at University of South Dakota

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) June 1
Application deadline (international students) June 1
Application fee $35

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 90.0% - High
Average age of new entrants 23
Average undergraduate GPA 3.55 - High
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 3.29-3.86
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 24
Average GMAT score 537 - Medium
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 450-600
Students with prior work experience 7
Average work experience (months) 12

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 90.0%
Average age of new entrants 29
Average undergraduate GPA 3.25
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.81-3.78
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 45
Average GMAT score 554
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 460-622
Students with prior work experience 30
Average work experience (months) 68

Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate Majors N/A
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
79 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Criteria: Application form (http://www.usd.edu/grad/how-to-apply.cfm), two official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, resume and statement of purpose, $35 application fee, official copy of GMAT scores, baccalaureate degree or equivalent. International students must have their transcript evaluated to US equivalency; TOEFL or IELTS required.
Executive program N/A
Part-time program
Criteria: Application form (http://www.usd.edu/grad/how-to-apply.cfm), two official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, resume and statement of purpose, $35 application fee, official copy of GMAT scores, baccalaureate degree or equivalent. International students must have their transcript evaluated to US equivalency; TOEFL or IELTS required.
Part-time distance learning program
Criteria: Application form (http://www.usd.edu/grad/how-to-apply.cfm), two official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, resume and statement of purpose, $35 application fee, official copy of GMAT scores, baccalaureate degree or equivalent. International students must have their transcript evaluated to US equivalency; TOEFL or IELTS required.

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Angeline Lavin
Full-time program phone (605) 677-5232
Full-time program E-mail mba@usd.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​usd.​edu/​mba
Executive program phone N/A
Executive program E-mail N/A
Executive program website N/A
Part-time program phone (605) 677-5232
Part-time program E-mail mba@usd.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​www.​usd.​edu/​mba
Part-time distance learning program phone (605) 677-5232
Part-time distance learning program E-mail mba@usd.edu
Part-time distance learning program website http:/​/​www.​usd.​edu/​mba
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

Departments/concentrations
accounting
general management
health care administration
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand accounting, general management, health care administration
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time accelerated, part-time evenings and weekends, part-time off campus, part-time distance learning
Joint programs available law

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Managerial Economics, Quantitative Analysis, Managerial Accounting, Leadership Development, Managerial Finance, Managerial Marketing, Business and Its Environment, Strategic Management, Operations Management, and two electives.
Executive program N/A
Part-time program
Managerial Economics, Quantitative Analysis, Managerial Accounting, Leadership Development, Managerial Finance, Managerial Marketing, Business and Its Environment, Strategic Management, Operations Management,and two electives.
Part-time distance learning program
Managerial Economics, Quantitative Analysis, Managerial Accounting, Leadership Development, Managerial Finance, Managerial Marketing, Business and Its Environment, Strategic Management, Operations Management,and two electives.
 

Business School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Business Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#187 in Part-time M.B.A.

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.0
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 2.0
Acceptance rate 90.0% - High
Average starting salary and bonus $48,292 - Low
Average undergraduate GPA 3.55 - High
Average GMAT score 537 - Medium
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 53.6% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 78.6% - Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 59
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 249

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 59
Minority students 3.4%
International students 0.0%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 190
Minority students 1.6%
International students 1.6%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Julie Pier
Financial aid phone (605) 677-5446

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $173 per credit (in-state)
Full-time: $366 per credit (out-of-state)
Part-time: $368 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $368 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees $174 per credit
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses N/A
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $27,500

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 0
Teaching assistantships 0
Research assistantships 7
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

University of South Dakota has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 50
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 28
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 53.6% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 78.6% - Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 12
Low base salary $27,500
Average base salary $48,292
High base salary $90,500

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens N/A
Average base salary: U.S. citizens N/A
High base salary: U.S citizen N/A

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
Average base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
High base salary: Foreign nationals N/A

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 0
Low signing bonus N/A
Average signing bonus N/A
High signing bonus N/A

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation N/A
Low other compensation N/A
Average other compensation N/A
High other compensation N/A

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
High other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 3
Marketing/sales low salary $27,500
Marketing/sales average salary $53,667
Marketing/sales high salary $90,500
Number reporting operations/production jobs 1
Operations/production low salary N/A
Operations/production average salary N/A
Operations/production high salary N/A
Number reporting general management jobs 1
General management low salary N/A
General management average salary N/A
General management high salary N/A
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 3
Finance/accounting low salary N/A
Finance/accounting average salary $43,000
Finance/accounting high salary N/A
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 1
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 1
Number reporting human resources jobs 0
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 1
Other occupations low salary N/A
Other occupations average salary N/A
Other occupations high salary N/A

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 2
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 1

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) N/A
Northeast low salary N/A
Northeast average salary N/A
Northeast high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) N/A
Middle Atlantic low salary N/A
Middle Atlantic average salary N/A
Middle Atlantic high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) N/A
South low salary N/A
South average salary N/A
South high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 9
Midwest low salary $27,500
Midwest average salary $39,500
Midwest high salary $58,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 2
Southwest low salary $90,500
Southwest average salary $90,500
Southwest high salary $90,500
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) N/A
West low salary N/A
West average salary N/A
West high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs located internationally N/A
International low salary N/A
International average salary N/A
International high salary N/A
 


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