Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Accounting (B.A.)

With new industries, more sophisticated technologies and expanding opportunities for businesses, accounting professionals are in high demand. Whether you choose to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or simply want the accounting background to enhance your business career, the University of Sioux Falls Vucurevich School of Business will provide you with the necessary skills to land a successful career in public accounting or private accounting. In addition, our business faculty incorporate their Christian faith and personal business experiences into each course.

Two Accounting Tracks

At USF, you can choose from two different accounting tracks. First, if you are interested in obtaining your CPA license, you can major in Professional Accounting and Business Administration (150 s.h.). Second, if you are not interested in becoming a CPA, you can major in Accounting (128 s.h.). If you would like to discuss your options further, our faculty will work individually with you to plan a course of study that suits your passions and career goals.

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Business Administration (B.A.)

USF's Business Administration major offers an outstanding curriculum of core classes and the ability to specialize in Management Information Systems or minor in one of the following disciplines: Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, Leadership, Management or Marketing.

In addition to meeting the liberal arts core requirements of the University, you must complete the Business Administration core requirements as well as completing the requirements for either (1) a concentration in Management Information Systems; (2) a minor in Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, Leadership, Management or Marketing; or (3) a minor from another discipline.

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Entrepreneurial Studies (B.A.)

If you want to acquire the skills and experience to start a for-profit or non-profit organization or revitalize a mature organization, a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies from the University of Sioux Falls will provide you with the resources and support necessary to run a successful business. With a solid foundation in entrepreneurial business theory combined with practical business experience, you will be prepared to think, innovate and lead like an entrepreneur. In addition, our faculty will help you create your own entrepreneurial business plan that will provide financial viability to your life goals.

In addition to the University's liberal arts requirements, you must complete 48 s.h. of Entrepreneurial Studies courses.

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Professional Accounting and Business Administration (B.A.)

With new industries, more sophisticated technologies and expanding opportunities for businesses, accounting professionals are in high demand. Whether you choose to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or simply want the accounting background to enhance your business career, the University of Sioux Falls Vucurevich School of Business will provide you with the necessary skills to land a successful career in public accounting or private accounting. In addition, our business faculty incorporate their Christian faith and personal business experiences into each course.

Two Accounting Tracks

At USF, you can choose from two different accounting tracks. First, if you are interested in obtaining your CPA license, you can major in Professional Accounting and Business Administration (150 s.h.). Second, if you are not interested in becoming a CPA, you can major in Accounting (128 s.h.). If you would like to discuss your options further, our faculty will work individually with you to plan a course of study that suits your passions and career goals.

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Sports Management (B.A.)

With a foundation in core business classes, coupled with plentiful internship opportunities in Sioux Falls, a B.A. in Sports Management will prepare you to be more than a sports fan.

Our unique approach to Sports Management will help you turn your love of sports into a career that you can maintain a passion for throughout your life. Whether your calling to the sports industry is athletic administration, marketing, coaching, recruiting, scouting or sports medicine, you can achieve your dream at USF.

In addition to meeting the liberal arts core requirements, you must complete the Sports Management core requirements as well as complete the requirements for either (1) a concentration in business; (2) a concentration in coaching; (3) a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies; (4) a concentration in media marketing; or (5) a concentration in sports medicine. All coursework in the Sports Management major, in the business concentration and in the Entrepreneurial Studies minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

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Business Administration (A.A.)

The goals of the Business Administration Associate of Arts degree are to provide basic knowledge in the core areas of business, serve as a base for further study in a four-year program or prepare graduates to more quickly enter the workforce.

As part of the regular University A.A. degree requirements, you must complete the courses in the first group below. The Business Administration A.A. major courses are named in the second group. All coursework in Accounting, Business and Economics must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.

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Accounting Minor

A minor in Accounting will help you develop analytical and problem-solving skills to enhance your business career and provide you with the necessary tools to land a successful job. In addition to the regular degree requirements of the University, you must take 22-23 semester hours in Accounting, including the courses listed below.

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Economics Minor

With a minor in Economics, you will gain an understanding of the economic relationships, forces and patterns that influence the economy on a national as well as global level. This minor will prepare you for careers in business, government, law, public policy, other professional tracks or advanced study. Students seeking to complete the Economics minor will complete the following five courses and select three additional courses.

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Entrepreneurial Studies Minor

With a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies you will be able to own a business, use technology to innovate and change an industry through research and development, create a non-profit to address a social need or be an agent of change in any work environment. You must complete all six courses listed below to minor in Entrepreneurial Studies.

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Finance Minor

Careers in finance exist in nearly every enterprise. Traditional employment opportunities include working in commercial banks, investment banks, insurance companies and real estate firms. With a minor in Finance, you will have a strong background in math, money management, research and data analysis, and you will be able to help organizations and individuals better utilize their resources. Students completing the Finance minor must complete the following four courses and then select two additional courses. (Note: Prerequisites apply to several courses. See catalog descriptions for details.)

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Marketing Minor

The field of marketing is exciting and constantly changing. With a minor in Marketing, you will have a wide variety of careers to choose from including the marketing of goods and/or services in the public or private sector. If you are creative and enjoy interacting with people, this minor is a valuable asset for your career. Students completing the Marketing minor must complete the following three courses and then select three additional courses.

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Interdisciplinary Minor

(Business Administration majors only)

In addition to meeting the liberal arts core requirements and the Business Administration major, students must complete at least 18 semester hours of coursework in two or more academic areas in an individually tailored program that creates a unique specialization that will serve as fulfilling a minor requirement. A proposal for an Interdisciplinary minor is then filed with the Registrar and becomes the student’s intended course of study for the minor. It may be revised with the approval of the appropriate faculty members.