International Experience in Accounting and Finance

Course Title:
ACCT 43095/53095
Upper-level accounting elective for accounting majors/minors
Upper-level general elective for all others

Professor Contact Information:
Wendy Tietz              Office: 572 Business Administration
wtietz@kent.edu     330-672-1116
Application Deadline:
February 1st, 2013
Program Dates:
3 weeks during May Intersession 2013

Course Description:
This three-week International Experience in Accounting/Finance course focuses on visiting firms and organizations related to accounting and finance in Paris and London, including the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (CASE), Deutsche Bank, and various public accounting and financial services firms. Among other activities, we will be observing an IASB board meeting where International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are being discussed.  The first week of the course is spent in a KSU classroom, followed by a two week trip to Paris and London.

Requirements:
Accounting or finance major/minor with a 3.0+ GPA and have completed ACCT 23023 with a grade of B or higher.

Tentative Itinerary:
Paris
  • Financial Serives Firm
  • Public Accounting Firm
  • Louvre
  • Notre Dame de Paris

London

  • International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Bank of England Museum
  • Public Accounting Firm
  • Deutsche Bank
Estimate Program Costs:
The program fee for this program is $2,600 and includes lodging, travel in London and Paris, and event admission.  Students are also responsible for 3 credit-hours of KSU tuition, round-trip airfare, meals and spending money.

Scholarships covering the tuition and airfare (approximate) are available for accounting and finance majors (applications due in January 2013).  Contact the program professor for more information and click HERE to view other scholarships available through the College of Business.

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