School of Business, Innovation and Leadership

Construction has begun on the southeast corner of the Dakota Wesleyan campus for the new School of Business, Innovation and Leadership building. 

The vision behind the new building focuses on the need to accommodate students, staff and faculty who are committed to innovative teaching and learning in both the business department - which is currently one of the largest majors on campus and still growing - as well as the other departments within the university’s College of Leadership and Public Service.

The 30,000-square-foot, two-story building will have many notable features including: the Institute for Rural Development, the Kelly Center for Entrepreneurship, a large, multipurpose boardroom and community meeting space, entrepreneurship ideation labs, a media marketing commons and a tribute to women throughout Wesleyan’s history who have made a leadership impact in the world. Members of the community will have access to the meeting space which will serve as a great benefit for collaboration and research. 

“To meet the challenges of our constantly changing digital economy, DWU is responding with a building that will equip students with the space they need for collaboration, entrepreneurial ideation and rural research. Rooted in our strong ethical foundation, students at DWU are encouraged to be creative, question assumptions and imagine new opportunities, and the School of Business Innovation and Leadership will allow them to do so.”
- DWU President, Amy Novak.