Business Education at BHSU


Earn your degree from the School of Business at Black Hills State University in business education in order to pursue a career as a business teaching at the middle and high school levels. The business education major lets you pursue your interests, attain your teaching degree, and work towards a fulfilling, in-demand career. With a degree in business education, you will enter into one of the most in-demand fields of study.

The School of Business is also a member of the National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE).

The benefits of earning this degree from BHSU include:

  • Credibility:The BHSU School of Business and School of Education faculty are well qualified in their respective fields. In addition, BHSU is the premier teacher training institution in the state of South Dakota.
  • Accreditation:The School of Business (business administration, professional accountancy, and MBA programs) is AACSB accredited and the School of Education is NCATE accredited.
  • Experiential:Relevant internship and student teaching opportunities in the region.
  • Involvement:The opportunity to join the Financial Management Association (FMA), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM),Enactus, Buzz Marketing or Travel and Tourism Club on campus--active and engaging student organizations in the field of business.

Business Education Course Requirements

Minor Requirements - 19 hours

  • ACCT 210 - Principles of Accounting I
  • BADM 336 - Entrepreneurship I
  • BADM 350 - Legal Environment of Business
  • BADM 360 - Organization and Management
  • BADM 370 - Marketing
  • BADM 494 - Internship
  • BED 480 - 7-12 Business Education Methods

Student Organizations


Enactus is an international community of student leaders whouse entrepreneurial action to solve problems and improve the world. Past projects by the BHSU team have included helping youth, the elderly, and the disabled.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society for AACSB accredited schools of business, whose mission is to encourage and honor academic excellence, to foster personal and professional excellence, and to advance the values of the Society. The top 10% of junior and senior business majors are invited to join this prestigious organization.

Travel and Tourism Club

The mission of the Travel and Tourism Club is to focus on exploring the tourism industry through trips around the Black Hills region and beyond. Other opportunities include job shadowing, guest speakers, and networking with professionals in tourism fields.

Jackets Investment Club

The Jackets Investment Club seeks to provide all students an opportunity to learn more about investing. The purpose of the club is to give members the opportunity to learn and practice new investment tools. Using real-world applications, students will strengthen their knowledge of economics, markets, and finance.


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