Beacom School of Business to Hold High School Accounting Institute

Image Accounting Institute Students learn accounting principles through board games at the USD Summer Accounting Institute.

VERMILLION, S.D. -- High school students from South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and North Dakota have the chance to attend the University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business Accounting Institute July 10-14. The registration deadline is May 16.

Participating students will receive one general college credit for the institute and will be in the running for one of three $500 scholarships presented at the conclusion of the week.

The institute educates students about accounting careers and professional opportunities. It includes a field trip to a nationally recognized public accounting firm and various regional businesses, allowing participants to network with national, regional and local employers who hire USD accounting graduates. Additional activities include social events such as bowling, swimming and movies.

Accountants are a critical need occupation designated by the South Dakota Department of Labor, and USD is among 5 percent of business schools worldwide to achieve AACSB accreditation, the highest distinction business schools can receive. This makes this accounting institute a great opportunity for high school students to learn, network and explore a field with such high demand.

Watch a video from last year’s camp.


USD's Beacom School of Business was established in 1927 and has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. The leading business school in the region, Beacom’s programs are consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others for its high-quality learning experience, student success, affordability, and high-caliber of faculty and students. Whether a student chooses face-to-face or online courses, Beacom’s programs emphasize real-world experience through professional organizations, quality internships and capstone projects.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News