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Beacom School of Business to Host 2018 High School Accounting Institute

Beacom Accounting. USD's Beacom School of Business Accounting Institute is July 8-12.

VERMILLION, S.D. – High school students have an opportunity to attend the University of South Dakota’s Beacom School of Business Accounting Institute July 8-12. The registration deadline is May 25.

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 is open to high school students from any state and educates participants 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 employ USD accounting graduates. Additional activities include social events such as games, 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.

Visit the accounting institute registration page for more information. 


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 78 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