As part of its continuing efforts to create more opportunities for students from the state’s historically Black colleges and universities, the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business is partnering with Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, in a master’s degree program in accounting.
Three students from Benedict College will enroll in the master’s degree program this fall. As part of the program, students will receive financial support that covers their tuition and a $5,000 stipend to assist with living expenses while enrolled.
Benedict College graduates about 8 to 10 accounting majors each year. Many of them are honors students. So Benedict College officials believe the school can fill three slots for the master’s degree program at the University of South Carolina each year.
“Our partnership with the Darla Moore School of Business is uniquely special,” said Tracy Dunn, dean of the Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Benedict College. “This program represents a significant financial investment in Benedict College accounting graduates who will receive a world-class graduate education” at the University of South Carolina.
The first female dean of Benedict College’s business school, Dr. Dunn earned an MBA and a Ph.D. in business administration from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. She joined the faculty at Benedict College in 2003 as an assistant professor of business.