In The News

July 21, 2022

UofSC’s Moore School partnering with Benedict College for HBCU master’s pathway program

The University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business is creating a new pathway for students from South Carolina’s historically Black colleges and universities to earn Master of Accountancy degrees.

Leaders from Benedict College and the Moore School announced the launch of the MACC Emerging Leaders Program Tuesday, July 19, at a signing ceremony held at the Benedict College Business Development Center.

“As the flagship university in the state of South Carolina, it is our mission to educate the citizens of our state,” says Tracey Weldon, dean of the UofSC Graduate School. “Partnerships like this with our local historically Black colleges and universities will ensure that the state of South Carolina retains diverse, high-performing talent that will contribute greatly to its future growth.”

Three students from Benedict College have been selected for the program’s inaugural fall 2022 cohort, which will provide students with mentors from both institutions and professional mentors.

“The Darla Moore School of Business is an industry standout in producing elite business leaders, just as Benedict College and other South Carolina HBCUs are renowned for graduating top talent,” says Tiara Dungy, director of inclusive engagement for the Moore School’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. “This program’s collaboration can help lead the way in developing institutional relationships with local HBCUs that will enhance South Carolina’s ability to remain competitive as an economic and cultural hub for our region.”

As part of the program, students will receive financial support that covers their tuition for the year-long degree program and a $5,000 stipend to assist with living expenses while they are enrolled.

[read more | source: MidlandsBiz]

Benedict, college, Columbia, diversity, education, training, University of South Carolina, workforce