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COLUMBIA — As portion of its continuing efforts to create more opportunities for students from the state’s historically Black schools and universities, the College of South Carolina Darla Moore College of Organization is partnering with Benedict College for an accounting master’s program.

For Benedict College or university pupil Heyveon Clemons, the new plan places him a stage forward towards his job purpose of becoming a licensed community accountant. Clemons, who is just one of the 3 Benedict learners commencing the yearlong method this drop, states pursuing a master’s degree in accountancy, or MACC, at USC will be a challenge, but he tells other Black pupils to retain pushing. 

“Be dedicated to your objectives. Do not let these road blocks get over you,” Clemons reported. “Change your self to the next amount.”

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The MACC Rising Leaders Method launch was formally introduced on July 19 at a memorandum of understanding signing ceremony between the two Columbia-primarily based schools held at the Benedict College or university Enterprise Advancement Centre.

The HBCU pupils acknowledged into the system will get money aid that handles their tuition and they’ll also obtain a $5,000 stipend to help deal with dwelling fees, in accordance to a information release.

Like Clemons, various other learners at Benedict School aspire to attain their CPA license, according to Tracy Dunn, dean of Benedict College’s Tyrone Adam Burroughs Faculty of Business and Entrepreneurship. 

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She says all-around 8 to 10 accounting pupils graduate from Benedict College, and the bulk of them graduate with honors. Dunn states she’s confident that Benedict Higher education can fill the program’s a few places for HBCU learners every single yr. 

With USC’s Moore School of Enterprise linked with various accounting companies in the point out, the students will most likely have an chance to function for a business for a summer time or soon after they graduate from the plan, in accordance to Julian Williams, vice president of USC’s Business of Diversity, Fairness and Inclusion.

“I believe you are going to see much more and extra Gamecocks out in the world producing a change.”

In a assertion from USC and Benedict College, the inaugural MACC Emerging Leaders System was made probable by guidance from accounting agency Dixon Hughes Goodman, which is now known as FORVIS soon after a new merger.

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