Dakota State University students walking around campus

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.

Read More


Community Events Professional Development


September 02, 2021 - November 04, 2021


3:00 PM - 4:30 PM




Training Schedule

Reservations required for each training session. To reserve a spot, e-mail Katherine.Cota@dsu.edu with information on the date, title of workshop, preference for in-person or on-line (Zoom) instruction and your name and contact information.

Workshops (On-line and In-person)

These workshops provide practical information on various aspects of business or personal development.

Instructor for Business Topics: Katherine Cota M.A., M.B.A., Director of Economic Development
Instructor for Communication Topics: Matthew Ingram Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communications
Instructor for Accounting Topics: Scott Morstad, J.D., M.B.A., Assistant Professor of Accounting & Business Law

  • September 2 3-5 p.m. How to Start a Business
  • September 8 3-5 p.m. How to Start a Business (same as September 2)
  • September 21 3-5 p.m. Marketing Basics
  • September 22 3-5 p.m. Marketing Basics (same as September 21)
  • October 5 3-5 p.m. Intellectual Property
  • October 6 3-5 p.m. Intellectual Property (same as October 5)
  • October 19 3-5 p.m. Sources of Funding & Pitching to Investors
  • October 20 3-5 p.m. Sources of Funding & Pitching to Investors (same as October 19)
  • November 3 3-4:30 p.m. Fundamental Accounting Concepts & Related Financial Statements
  • November 4 3-4:30 p.m. Business Entities & Financial Statement Analysis