Top Part-time MBA Programs in South Dakota

By | April 20, 2019

We have found 1 business schools in South Dakota that offer part-time MBA programs leading to an Master of Business Administration degree. Check the following list to see average GMAT score, acceptance rate and total enrollment for each of South Dakota MBA universities.

  • ASK4BEAUTY: Brief history and politics of state South Dakota. Also covers latest population and geographical information of South Dakota.

List of Top MBA Schools in South Dakota

Rank MBA Schools
1 University of South Dakota
Acceptance rate: 0.9
Part-time Enrollment: 190
Average GMAT score: 554
Location: Vermillion, SD

Part-time MBA Programs in South Dakota

Economy of South Dakota

The economy of the state of South Dakota is based on agriculture, tourism, and US federal government spending.

In 2012, South Dakota’s largest city, Sioux Falls, was ranked #1 on Forbes magazine ‘s “best small towns for business and career” list. Due to the “soft” tax legislation in relation to corporations, the state has divisions of several large financial companies, and Sioux Falls and Rapid City are regional centers of healthcare and trade.

Nevertheless, the state as a whole (like other “agricultural” states of the Midwest USA) has been experiencing a demographic crisis for several decades, associated with the outflow of the population from rural areas to large cities.

Agriculture has traditionally been the most important sector of the South Dakota economy. In the fertile lands of the East River (a region located east of the Missouri River), farmers grow sunflowers (the second largest among US states in terms of production), various crops (corn, wheat, oats, barley, sorghum), soybeans, and they also raise pigs and poultry.

In the west of the state, where the climate is more arid, farming is less popular, but animal husbandry is well developed (cattle and sheep).

In addition, grapes are grown in relatively small quantities in South Dakota and wine is made.

Although now South Dakota cannot boast of large mineral reserves, coal, limestone, sand and gravel are mined in the state.

The main industrial branch of South Dakota is the processing of agricultural products, including the production of ethyl alcohol. In addition, the state produces electronics, various metal structures, plastic products, cartridges, cement, precast concrete, fire extinguishing equipment, and jewelry.

One of the largest employers in the state is the government of the United States of America. Several military installations are located in South Dakota, including the large Ellsworth Air Force Base located near Rapid City.

The most famous and extremely popular tourist attraction in South Dakota is, of course, Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Carved out of rock in the thirties of the XX century, images of four US Presidents (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln) annually attract about three million visitors.

Other “tourist” sites in the state include the Badlands National Parks (with very beautiful and unusual landscapes) and Wind Cave (the fifth longest cave in the world, more than 220 km), as well as the state-managed Custer Park, famous for its large herd of bison. In South Dakota, construction continues on a memorial dedicated to the Lakota hero Crazy Horse, which is planned to be the largest sculpture in the world.

The city of Sturgis has been hosting a bikers’ rally (known as the Sturgis Rally) for more than seventy years and is attended by several hundred thousand motorcycle enthusiasts every year.