Degrees

To view all degrees and programs offered by this department, please visit our catalog.

Accreditation

Dickinson State University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Click here for more information.

Department Highlights

Growing from department to school

In August 2017, the department of business and management at DSU received approval from the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education to proceed with forming a business school. The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) accredited programs will now be a part of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship (SoBE). The move comes after the department succeeded in completing the objectives listed in its five-year strategic plan developed in 2012 which included teaching and advising initiatives aimed at attracting and retaining the highest quality students and faculty as well as reaching enrollment and retention goals. SoBE kicked off its inaugural year by celebrating 90 years of business education at DSU and receiving over 10 national academic awards!

Flexible Learning Opportunities

Business education has a long history on the campus of Dickinson State University. Launched in 1927 as the Commerce Division of Dickinson Normal School, the academic unit consisted of the Department of Business Administration, Department of Secretarial Arts, and Department of Commerce. Now as the School of Business and Entrepreneurship, there are five bachelor fields of study: accounting, administration, finance, human resource management and international business, an associate’s degree in office administration and seven certificate programs. Four program majors entirely online, including accounting, business administration, finance and human resource management. Courses are also offered at our satellite campus in Bismarck.

Small Business Development Center

The regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is located as part of the School of Business and Entrepreneurship. This connection allows for students and faculty to work with the community toward common goals that foster economic growth and development. Students are able to intern with the SBDC and work with entrepreneurs, witnessing the process firsthand.

Rankings and Recognitions

The programs in the School of Business and Entrepreneurship are recognized for excellence and value. Visit www.dickinsonstate.edu/rankings for more information.

National Exam Excellence

SoBE graduates have performed well on national tests and at business events and competitions. Spring 2017 and Spring 2018, two senior business majors, each year, scored in the top 99th percentile in the nation on the ETS major field test in business, a required exam that measures student’s ability to apply fundamental business concepts. In 2018, 11 students scored in the 90th percentile. Approximately 9 percent of senior DSU business majors per year score in the top 10 percent in the nation on the exam, an impressive feat considering that their scores are compared against students from much larger institutions like Penn State, Xavier University and Texas A&M.

DSU Chapter of Professional Business Leaders

The School of Business and Entrepreneurship’s Professional Business Leaders (PBL) chapter performed well at PBL competitions in events that tested student knowledge in topics like leadership, business ethics, human resource management, marketing and finance. Dickinson State University’s chapter is led by assistant professor of accounting, Amy Kass, who earned the North Dakota PBL Advisor of the Year Award in 2017. In 2018, the chapter had its best year to date with six students placing in the top ten in the national competitions.