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USD Beacom School of Business Online MBA Rated One of World’s Top 25

Monday, April 27, 2015

VERMILLION, S.D. – The Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota has one of the world’s best online MBA programs, according to the QS Distance Online MBA ranking.

QS Distance Online Ranking looks at numerous MBA programs around the world and ranks only 25 of them. Selection focuses on 18 indicators including quality of students and faculty, diversity, completion rates, employability of students upon graduation, and the overall MBA experience. The methodology employed by QS Distance Online MBA Ranking put USD’s online MBA 23rd globally. USD’s program was one of 12 online programs from the United States to achieve global ranking by QS.

“Our online MBA consistently receives the highest rankings from rating agencies,” said Venky Venkatachalam, dean of the Beacom School of Business. “This global ranking truly reflects the high value our program delivers – high-quality learning experiences at a very affordable cost.”

The full QS Distance Online MBA Ranking 2015 can be viewed at


The University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business, established in 1927 and located at the flagship campus in Vermillion, is the leading business school in the state of South Dakota and the region. The Beacom School of Business has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) since 1949 and its MBA program has been accredited by AACSB since 1965. USD’s Beacom School of Business has been consistently ranked by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, and others for its high quality learning experience, student success, affordability, flexibility, and high-caliber of faculty and students.


Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. View more information.

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Peter Carrels
Marketing Communications & University Relations
The University of South Dakota

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