study

COVID-19 INFORMATION

SPECIALIZE IN ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES

BHSU provides you with the tools you need to operate and manage a business in order to be competitive in today's global arena. With a degree in Business Administration with a specialization in entrepreneurial studies, you will develop the skill necessary to embrace risk and be independent.

This degree covers a variety of topics including marketing, human resource management, financial accounting, ethics, and legal regulator issues. With a degree in entrepreneurial studies, you will enter into the exciting field of small business management.

STUDY AT ONE OF THE TOP PROGRAMS IN THE WORLD

The Business programs at Black Hills State University are accredited by AACSB, putting them in the top 5% of business schools in the world. Through innovative instruction, mentoring, research, internships, and service, BHSU develops business graduates who become local and regional leaders and compete in a dynamic global environment.

 

  • SMALL CLASS SIZES allows faculty to cater to students’ different learning styles, ensuring that each student understands the material and concepts.
  • LOCAL AND REGIONAL COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT connect the business school to community employers.
  • STUDENTS RECEIVE A WELL-ROUNDED BUSINESS DEGREE by completing a wide range of business classes.
  • COURSES UTILIZE MULTIPLE TEACHING METHODS including traditional lectures, online and hybrid courses, study aboard opportunities, and internship and service learning projects.

Program Highlights

WORLD TOURISM DAYS

» Each year, the United Nations coordinates a World Tourism Day celebration highlighting important aspects of the tourism industry. BHSU brings together students and industry leaders to celebrate the impact of tourism on our community.

ACCOUNTING FAIRS

» The annual Accounting Fair, for accounting and professional accounting majors, is held every fall, welcoming local and regional employers to both the Spearfish and Rapid City campuses. Students network and interview with employers to secure internships and full-time positions.

CAREER FAIRS

» Each spring semester, BHSU holds its annual career fair, open to all majors and welcoming over 60 employers to campus to meet with students seeking part-time, full-time, and internship positions.

VITA PROGRAM

» Advanced Income Tax Accounting students participate in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), gaining hands-on experience preparing tax returns for low-income individuals.

Find Your Career

Employment opportunities include:
» Account Executive
» Advertising Specialist
» Management Trainer
» Entrepreneur
» Financial Advisor
» Hotel General Manager
» Casino Group Sales Manager
» Human Resources Manager
» Small Business Owner
» Travel Agent
» Retail Manager

amber

Amber Lind

Class of 09'

» B.S. in Business Administration, Specializations in Marketing and Management
» Began her career with Aflac after graduation in June 2009
Promoted to Aflac Regional Sales Coordinator
» Involved in Student Council and Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) while attending BHSU

Student Organizations

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.