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The Business programs at Black Hills State University are accredited by AACSB, placing them among just 5% of business schools in the world to have earned this distinction. 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.

Are you interested in advancing your career or possibly making a career move?

The MBA from Black Hills State University may be the perfect program for you. With a small student-to-teacher ratio and classes that are built with working professionals in mind, you will get the personalized education that most universities do not offer. The MBA program at Black Hills State University offers face-to-face classes that are taught at the University Center in Rapid City. This program requires that 30 credits be completed before graduation. 

These courses build a strong foundation of administrative skills that can be used to address future challenges and opportunities in the business world. These courses are taught by experienced faculty who have real world experience and business connections that will help guide you to the next level in your career. The courses are taught in an experiential learning style that facilitates a better understanding of the curriculum.

BHSU’s MBA program also builds relationships with local businesses that can foster future career opportunities. If you are interested in transferring to Black Hills State University a total of nine credits can be transferred from another accredited MBA program with approval from the MBA Coordinator.

What is the purpose of the BHSU MBA in Applied Management?

The program prepares graduates with a strong foundation, practical administrative skills, and responsive management insights to meet today’s challenges as well as the foresight required to anticipate obstacles and opportunities in the future of economic development.

Who will serve as faculty members in the program?

Full-time academically qualified faculty in the College of Business and Natural Sciences serve as the MBA faculty team. Faculty members possess real world business expertise and business connections vital to developing and teaching innovative courses in the program. As the BHSU MBA faculty members are positioned in West River on a full-time basis, opportunities for effective, frequent interaction builds long-term partnerships to support lifelong learning.

Are there other aspects of the BHSU MBA in Applied Management program you would like to highlight?

As a result of the face-to-face nature of the program, we draw upon the expertise of business persons in the area who serve as guest speakers and mentors.

If you are interested in the possibility of enhancing or taking your professional career to a new level, please continue to explore our website as you consider the BHSU MBA in Applied Management. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you in furthering your professional goals!

BHSU Alumni Profile- Dorothy Voorhees Transcript
Dorothy Voorhees, MBA Graduate
I'm the chief financial officer and I also oversee operations. The operations piece is overseeing all of our branches and monitoring all of our tellers, and then as far as the CFO position, I actually am responsible for the financial risk of the credit union. My MBA was something that I always wanted to attain and it's been a benefit to me as far as my career. It was attainable, but it was also something that I knew that would help get me prepared for a position like this. Living here in Rapid City, it was convenient. I think the whole class schedule has basically helped me with everything that I needed in order to get this position. I'm still friends with a lot of the other students that were in the MBA program. Collaborating with other students was probably, you know, some of the fun memories. Camaraderie, working together on projects, different classes that I had- we had one instructor who was just hilarious. He started out each class with a joke. My fellow classmates nominated me for Outstanding Graduate Student, and then the Beta Gamma Sigma is a business-related association. It's kind of like an honor society for business students. It was quite an honor to be able to be selected for that. The whole experience was wonderful.
Keith Robbennolt, CEO Sentinel Federal Credit Union
Dorothy is a critical employee of the credit union. She has been a true asset to me and to our organization. The skills that she learned in the graduate program at Black Hills State has proved invaluable to our organization. Dorothy's overall leadership is a very important piece of everything that we're doing here at Sentinel.

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

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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

Contact Info

Devon Davis
Program Assistant
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Phone: 605-642-6212

Black Hills State University
1200 University St.
Spearfish, SD, USA 57799