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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

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Dakota State College of Business and Information Systems

Taking care of business

The College of Business and Information Systems prepares students to be lifelong learners and successful professionals in the areas of business, information systems, data analytics, and health information and informatics. We focus on providing a high-quality, technology-infused education in a supportive learning environment that encompasses exemplary teaching, service to our communities, and a faculty committed to scholarship.

So whether you want to own a business, manage software projects for organizations, or lead the change in electronic medical records, we have what you need to succeed, so you can take care of business.

Inspire yourself

The technologies you use in your courses will inspire you to be a business leader of tomorrow. Be prepared to improve patient outcomes and use active and engaging simulations, to make business decisions that will impact your future career. Engage and gain valuable knowledge from faculty and guest speakers who have worked within the business industries themselves. Among them, is our Business, Computer Information Systems, and Health Information Management, and Health Informatics Advisory Boards; which support the development, course design, and suitability of programs.

Student Achievement

Degrees and programs

Become the leader you know you can be. Challenge yourself to oversee the intricate details of the business world, and instill a sense of curiosity as you immerse yourself in hands-on projects and experiences. Discover how you can inspire the world.

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Education from a distance

Live far away from Madison? Already have a full-time job but want to enhance your career? Don't worry. Our College of Business and Information Systems has a wide variety of online programs to fit exactly what you're looking for.

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Pre-professional programs

If you're considering graduate school, our pre-professional programs are a great way to get a head start on your professional career.

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Center of Excellence in Computer Information Systems

Join our Center of Excellence in Computer Information Systems, where you can become a leader in technology and your field.​

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Get in the fast lane

Two degrees is quite an accomplishment. We can help with that. By joining our 4+1 program, you can earn your bachelor's and master's degrees in just five years.

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Upgrade your career

From research opportunities to real-life experience, our graduate programs will give you knowledge that will make you stand out in any competitive field. Discover your potential and bring yourself to the height of your career.

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“A lot of bigger campuses can cause you to get lost, whereas DSU really reaches out and makes everyone feel included.”

Josh Snook, Business Management (AS), Accounting (BBA) '22

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Meet the team

Choosing a career path can be overwhelming, however, we are here to help. Whether you are interested in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, or Management our Business Faculty have years of experience and are ready to answer any questions you may have.

Interested in finding out about Project Management, Business Analytics, or Application Development? How about Artificial Intelligence in Organizations? Our Computer Information Systems (CIS) faculty are more than ready to explain why you should choose a CIS career in some of the highest-paid jobs.

If you want to work in healthcare, but maybe not in direct patient care, you might be interested in the Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) field. The HIIM faculty can help you learn more about being an important part of a healthcare team.

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Make your future employer proud

Did you know, you can earn college credit by becoming an employee of a business or organization you love? Internships and professional practices are a commonality of our Business and Information Systems programs. Many students use internships to strengthen their professional skills and grow connections. Plus, it might even secure you a full-time position. Your future employer will be proud to have you on their team.

The College of Business and Information Systems' programs include accreditations from the following organizations; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for Business Programs; Business Management (AS), Business (BBA) with accounting specialization, Business (BBA) with business technology specialization, Business (BBA) with finance specialization, Business (BBA) with management specialization, Business (BBA) with marketing specialization, and a General Management (MBA). It is also credited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) for Health Information Management Programs including: Health Informatics and Information Management (AS), Health Informatics and Information Management (BS), and a Health Informatics and Information Management (MS).


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News

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Application Development in Computer Information Systems

The Computer Information Systems major with an Application Development specialization teaches students to develop full stack applications.

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DSU alumna finds success in California

Lexi Robson has found career success in California, working at Protiviti as an IT Audit Consultant in San Francisco, Calif.

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2022 Fall Honors List Released

A total of 594 full-time and 195 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2022 fall semester at Dakota State University (DSU) in Madison, S.D.

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College of Business and Information Systems

820 N Washington Ave.
Madison SD 57042