The School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Dickinson State University offers a small business community where professors support and challenge students. The student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1 gives students the individualized attention needed to become confident business leaders. Business education has been offered for over 90 years at DSU, and Business Management currently has the highest enrollment of any program on campus. The School holds specialized IACBE accreditation and has also received numerous accolades from prestigious entities. In 2020, DSU was recognized by U.S. News and World Report amongst Top Regional Colleges in the Midwest and for its Social Mobility.
The School offers a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with four concentration options: Accounting, Administration, Finance, Human Resource Management, and International Business. Additionally, students can complete a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Applied Science in General Business. Students who are interested in teaching business can earn a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Business Education. Any of these business degrees can be enhanced with a concentration in Marketing. An Associate’s degree is also available in Administration with track options in Accounting or Office Management. Certificate programs include Accounting Technician, Business Fundamentals, Data Entry Specialist, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Office Administration Specialist, Reception Services Specialist, CPA Preparation, and Entrepreneurship.
The Master of Entrepreneurship degree was launched in the fall of 2019. The curriculum for this innovative 30-credit hour program consists of business foundation courses, an entrepreneurial core, and leaves room for students to select electives applicable to their career aspirations. Elective choices include Technology-Based Entrepreneurship, Public Relations for Entrepreneurs, and Social Entrepreneurship.
The Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program strengthens the innate leadership potential in students through an enhanced internship, service-learning projects, and a personal growth retreat. Acceptance into this program is highly competitive, and students who complete the program graduate with a Leadership Studies minor. Business organizations, including the Accounting Club, Business Club, and Students in Free Enterprise. Students can even earn class credit for completing free enterprise campus and community projects by enrolling in the Business Leadership Seminar. Student Opportunity and Resource helps students soar to success. Career development services include assistance finding a job, online career exploration exams, internship postings, and career fairs.
Students can participate in international exchange programs such as the Semester at Sea, featuring a voyage to 12 international destinations. Some of the traditional on-ground programs include destinations such as Belgium, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, England, and France. The Trio program is another great resource for students who are first-generation students or from low-income families. This program offers social gatherings, FAFSA assistance, study skills, and free academic equipment to check out.
DSU is able to serve students from rural North Dakota communities and beyond through distance education programs. All business degrees and certificates offered on-campus are available fully online. Students communicate online with their classmates and professors through Blackboard Collaborate, attend a virtual tutoring session via NetTutor, watch live classes, and access training videos.