Degrees

Bachelor of Science Degree - Accounting (Corporate Track)

Bachelor of Science - Accounting (Professional Track)

Bachelor of Business Administration with major in Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration with major in Finance

College for Financial Planning Certified Financial Planner Certification Professional Education Program

Bachelor of Business Administration with major in Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Business Administration with major in International Business

Bachelor of Science in Education Degree - Business Education

Bachelor of Applied Science

Associate in Applied Science Degree - Office Administration

Human Resource Management Certificate Program

Accounting Technician Certificate of Completion

Business Fundamentals Certificate of Completion

Marketing Certificate of Completion

Business Administration Minors for Non-Business Majors

Marketing Concentration for Business Majors

Accreditation

Dickinson State University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate 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 Assembly of 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 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.

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, in addition to an associate’s degree in office administration and three certificate programs. Four program majors entirely online, including accounting, business administration, finance and human resource management. Courses are also offered on 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 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, two senior business majors 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. 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 business ethics, human resource management, marketing and finance. Dickinson State University’s chapter is lead by assistant professor of accounting, Amy Kass, who earned the North Dakota PBL Advisor of the Year Award in 2017. In its second year as a chapter, the group advanced 14 students to nationals and had member, Allisha Dworshak, selected as the North Dakota Professional Business Leaders Vice President of Operations for the state officer team.