Date of Award

Spring 2021

Degree Type



Moore School of Business

Director of Thesis

Dr. Jeffrey Savage

First Reader

Cameron Wall

Second Reader

Cameron Wall


Undergraduate students at the Moore School currently have limited avenues to pursue management consulting upon graduating from the University of South Carolina. The Darla Moore School of Business has academic excellence initiatives that have led to great success from certain programs and centers; however, there lacks a formalized support system to help students looking for internships or full-time roles in consulting. Our proposed Consulting Scholars cohort seeks to gather top students from all majors and offer them a cohort that will educate and prepare them for success as future consultants. By leveraging existing classes within the Management department and the addition of three practicum courses, the proposed Consulting Scholars cohort is both feasible and executable. The cohort uses many pre-existing assets within the Moore School but adds a consulting focus that has never been formally done before. To ensure effective implementation, having a strategic yet flexible approach to funding and corporate partnerships is paramount. With proper Moore School support, there are existing faculty, alumni, and students that can execute this vision and help UofSC produce top-tier consulting talent each year. This added attention to the consulting industry will allow for the growth of consulting resources, boost our graduate salary averages and college ranking, expand our corporate relationships within South Carolina, and support academic excellence with our top students.

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