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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.

Majors & Degrees

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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Center of Excellence in Computer Information Systems

Our Center of Excellence in Computer Information Systems is a minor for students in any degree program who want to demonstrate expertise in their fields.

Computer Information Systems (BS)

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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.

Find your path

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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.​

Take the lead

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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.

Graduate Admissions

“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.

Faculty & Staff

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, Professional Accountancy (BS), and a (MBA) General Management. It is also accredited 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).



Annual Newsletter

The College of Business & Information Systems is a vital part of Dakota State, contributing to the university’s mission with technology-strong programs and innovative curricula. We are excited to share the news of our past year with you and look forward to another year of excellence in the College of Business & Information Systems at DSU.


National Science Foundation grant program

NSF funds South Dakota STEM education pathways

Dakota State University has joined 10 other state agencies in an effort to create pathways for young learners to become interested in STEM fields. This work will be funded through a National Science Foundation grant program aimed at enhancing the state's research and development competitiveness and promote scientific progress nationwide.

DSU and Concordia

DSU and Concordia blend strengths through a new partnership

Dakota State University and Concordia College (Minn.) are unique institutions of higher learning, but by blending their strengths, they will be able to provide new opportunities for their students’ successful careers.

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Spring 2024 Honors List Released

A total of 661 full-time and 188 part-time students qualified for the President’s Academic Honors list for the 2024 spring semester at Dakota State University.

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College of Business and Information Systems

820 N Washington Ave.
Madison SD 57042