Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business and Entrepreneurship

Department Contact

1600 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
803-253-5000
Office Hours 9:00AM - 5:00PM

The mission of the Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business & Entrepreneurship at Benedict College is to prepare competitive graduates for our global economy.  This includes preparing students for placement in business, the non-profit sector, graduate school and leadership roles in their communities.  Our graduates will be prudent risk managers, having a passion for life-long learning, career changes and adjustments, and discerning entrepreneurial opportunities based on the African American experience for the formation, expansion, and ownership of business enterprises.

Learning Opportunities

The Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business & Entrepreneurship at Benedict College fully embraces our mission of preparing competitive graduates for successful careers in the global economy.  Our efforts to create a dynamic learning environment that cultivates students into future business leaders have been supported by individuals and organizations near and far.  Support from the corporate community includes monetary donations, student internship opportunities, and executive guest lecturers.

Benedict College’s Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business & Entrepreneurship offers a diverse range of learning opportunities and activities.  We provide market-driven programs and instruction that are in demand by all our stakeholders, including students, alumni and corporations.

We are committed to ensuring that our students are well prepared in all essential skill areas, for all market conditions, and in all parts of the globe. These skill areas include:

  •  Communication Skills
  •  Quantitative Skills
  •  Managerial Skills
  •  Technological Competence
  •  Independent Thinking
  •  Ethical Reasoning

The Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business & Entrepreneurship has been awarded membership in the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). To become a member, the school had to prove a commonality with the standards and criteria of the association, which reflect the highest quality of business education, faculty qualifications, student assessment and support service processes, and graduate school preparation. The standards and criteria of the association draw heavily from the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Education Criteria.

The Accounting and Business Administration programs in the Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business and Entrepreneurship are accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  The Sport Management program at Benedict College is not accredited by ACBSP.

Awards Conferred

MAJOR AY 2016-2017 AY 2017-2018 AY 2018-2019
Accounting 17 5 15
Business Administration 32 29 27
Economics 3 4 4
General Business 3 8 2

For additional information regarding our student achievements, click here.

Projected Career Salaries

Position Title Median Salary
Marketing Manager $131,180
Financial Manager $121,750
Sales Manager $117,960
Financial Advisor $90,530
Business Operations Manager $99,310

Graduate Placements

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Alumni & Student Spotlights

  • Samaria Christian
  • Shawn Brown
  • Denera McCullough

Samaria Christian, a senior majoring in business administration with a concentration in management, is a proud product of the Atlanta Public School system.   She was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Samaria will graduate from Benedict College in May 2019 with several accomplishments. On campus, she is heavily involved in the National Society of Leadership and Success, the National Society of Collegiate Schools, and Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society.  She is also the team leader for the Benedict College Cheerleading Squad, Miss School of Honors (2017-2018), and the membership chairperson and secretary for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She volunteers as an assistant coach for the Palmetto Youth Tigers Cheerleading Squad and has been working for the First Year Experience at Benedict for two year. Even though she is involved in many extracurricular activities, Samaria manages to maintain a high GPA.  She has received President’s Trophy for a 4.0 GPA in a semester.  

For the past four summers, she has been held an internship for the City of Atlanta in several departments.  She worked with the Department of Parks and Recreation, Department of Public Works, and Department of Watershed Management. During the summer of 2018, she worked in the Office of Performance and Accountability in the Department of Watershed Management.  She learned project management, time management, and networking. After graduation, she plans to work in the Human Resources Department for Delta Airlines or return to the City of Atlanta as part of their management team. Summarizing her time at Benedict, Samaria states, “Benedict College has prepared me to be a power for good in society.”

Mr. Shawn Brown, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a rising junior majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing. He will graduate in May 2020. Shawn is actively involved on campus.  He is Mr. Junior 2018-19, a Benedict College Student Ambassador, and the drummer for the Benedict College Gospel Choir.  He is also a member of the Men Achieving Leadership, Excellence and Success (M.A.L.E.S.) organization, and the Collegiate 100 Leadership Organization on campus.

Reflecting on his extracurricular involvement, Shawn says, “The reason I decided to run for Mr. Junior is because I desire to ensure that students have all of the tools they need to take themselves higher as well as the tools to lift others. I believe if students see someone their age achieving leadership, excellence and success, it will motive them to want to do the same.”

Denera McCullough was born and raised in Harlem, New York.  When she graduated in May 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, she became the third member of her immediate family to graduate from Benedict College.  She graduated from Webster University in June of 2016 with an M.B.A in Management and Leadership while working at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a big four accounting firm. 

Ms. McCullough is a member of several organizations such as Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Lambda Business Organization, and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) just to name a few.  She takes pride in being a board member and Director of Women Affairs for the National Association of Each One Teach One, Inc. non-profit organization founded in Harlem, New York by her father, Mr. Robert McCullough.  She is also a mentor and motivational speaker for the National Association of Each One Teach One, Inc. High School program.  Ms. McCullough instills in her mentees that, “Leadership is not the ability lead others.  Leadership is the ability to get others to lead themselves.”  She believes that being impactful to your community by passing on valuable knowledge is essential to ensuring your community’s survival and for the survival of their future generations.

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