Black Hills State University is now accepting applications for the MBA program in Applied Management, which will begin this fall in Rapid City. Classes will be taught on a part-time basis in the evenings and on weekends to meet the needs of working individuals.

The face-to-face MBA program will build on the thriving business program at BHSU and capitalize on the University’s strategic partnerships with area business persons, who will share their expertise as guest speakers and mentors. Regional businesses will also offer internships in which students can apply the knowledge and skills they acquire in the program.

According to Priscilla Romkema, dean of the College of Business and Technology, “The MBA in Applied Management is designed to provide a personalized educational experience that meets the unique needs of the business community in western South Dakota. It recognizes the importance of face-to-face interactions for area businesses and their employees to foster long-term relationships with BHSU faculty members.”

The degree, which will target mid- to upper-level business professionals, will focus on the best practices in law, accounting, human resource management, small business management/entrepreneurship, international business, finance, marketing, information technology, and related disciplines.

The first MBA cohort begins in fall 2010 with two courses: Law and Ethics Tuesday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Applied Management Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

To learn more about the MBA program visit www.BHSU.edu/MBA or contact David Scarborough, associate professor of the College of Business and Technology, at David.Scarborough@BHSU.edu or 605-642-6159.