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Beacom Summer Accounting Institute Sees Record Participation

VERMILLION, SD – The Beacom School of Business completed its 11th annual Summer Accounting Institute with a record crowd. Over the past two years, involvement and interest in the program increased significantly. Thirty talented students came from all over the Midwest as well as Missouri and North Carolina, to participate this summer in the accounting program.

The applicants for this program are high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in pursuing a career in accounting or business. During this five-day long program, students took part in a variety of activities and events aimed at helping students learn more about the world of accounting. Some of the activities included attending lectures and presentations from faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the Beacom School of Business.

Participants in this program had the opportunity to visit nationally recognized employers in Sioux Falls including Eide Bailly, Daktronics, and the South Dakota Investment Council. Students began to acquire a feel for the University of South Dakota campus as they stayed in the dorms for the entirety of the five days. Students also enjoyed other social events such as games, movies, swimming and a visit to Wild Water West.


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 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson 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 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News