Top MBA programs in South Dakota

We rank the best MBA programs according to the economic return of graduating students. Our business ranking category includes more specific business degrees such as finance, accounting, marketing, and human resource management, all of which are accessible from the "additional ranking" filter.  

Our MBA rankings cover 812 of the 994 universities available, accounting for 93% of total student conferrals. Three years after completing their degree, graduates earn a weighted average salary of $68,748.

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#1 in South Dakota | #33 in Business schools nationally

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota

Economic score: 0.20

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $81,751

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $17,708

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $20,700

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.25

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Economic score: 0.38

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $59,548

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $6,070

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $20,300

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.34

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Black Hills State University

Spearfish, South Dakota

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Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota

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How long does it take to pay down debt in business administration in South Dakota?

Years

Under 6 months

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in business administration is covered by average graduate earnings in under 6 months.

How much do graduates with master's degree in business administration earn in South Dakota?

Salary

$61,154

The median master's degree in business administration graduate earns $61,154 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in business administration cost in South Dakota?

Net cost

$19,402

The average annual cost of a master's degree in business administration is $19,402. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.