MACC/ACCT In London, Paris, Rome - May and June 2013
"I made new friends, gained international experience that helped me to really understand the size and variety present in the international accounting world and had a great time doing it. I would recommend this program to everyone!"
-MACC student who participated in 2012 International Accountancy Program
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Paris, France and
|MACC 594/ACCT 494: European Business Environment and International Accounting Standards (6 units)||
Pre-travel Manadatory Coursework at USD: May 23 - 31
June 1 -15
MACC/ACCT 494: International accounting standards and the european business environment(6 units)
Pre-requisite for undergraduates: ACCT 300 or equivalent
The primary goal of this course is to immerse students in the international accounting and European business environment from a physical, cultural, and intellectual perspective with an emphasis on doing business (including from an accounting standpoint) in the United Kingdom, France and Italy. The study of international accounting issues is crucial for effective interpretation and analysis of financial information from companies located around the world. This course examines diverse financial reporting practices with an emphasis on the underlying cultural, political, institutional, and economic factors. Students will have the opportunity to personally experience the world of European business at the same time they are learning significant facts and concepts in a classroom setting. This will be accomplished by talking to business professionals, hearing lectures by individuals from Europe, visiting major international accounting firms, following the local press, discussing actual business cases, and classroom experiences. In addition, the students will study the differences and similarities
of management systems in Western Europe.
The course prepares business professionals to recognize the different values and cultural factors that are encountered in the international business community and how these shape and determine appropriate behavior.
Sample Airfare SAN-LHR and FCO-SAN
Cost of tuition alone for 6 graduate MACC units on campus would be $7,680. For the cost of $7,900 you are receiving 6 units of tuition, 13 nights of housing in three of the most expensive cities in the world, three group dinners, a city tour in each location, transportation from London to Paris (Eurostar through the Chunnel), transportation from Paris to Rome (flight), and ground transportation to/from company visits!
Notes about program costs:
- INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE* are 13 nights of accommodation, 6 units of USD tuition, three group dinners (one meal in each city), a city tour in each location, transportation from London to Paris (via train), one flight ticket from Paris to Rome (maximum luggage allowance is one piece of checked luggage 20 kilos or less; students traveling with additional luggage are responsible for additional luggage handling fees as specificied by the aircarrier), and ground transportation to/from company visits.
- $1000 PROGRAM DEPOSIT is NON-REFUNDABLE once you apply and are accepted to the program. This fee is posted directly to the applicant's USD student account. This fee is NOT in addition to the $7,900 program cost, rather it is built into the $7,900 program fee.
- AIRFARE is estimated as of February 8, 2013 using Trip Advisor. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
- REFUNDS Students accepted to participate who cancel their program enrollment after the application deadline, but prior to the actual program start date of May 23, will be billed the $1000 non-refundable deposit. Students accepted to participate who cancel their program enrollment after the program start date of May 23 will be responsible for paying the full program cost of $7,900.
- ADDITIONAL EXPENSES** Not included in the program fee (nor the total indicated above) are flight tickets from San Diego > London, nor Rome > San Diego, meals while abroad (with the exception of the three group dinners - one in each city), spending money, and ground transportation to non-program sponsored activities.
1. Please click on the icon below to watch a brief 90 second video tutorial on the online application process.
2. Once done watching the video, click the apply now button below to begin your application. Note that clicking on the Apply Now button will lead you to a non-Ahlers website which houses online applications. Please disregard any of the links on the following site as they are not speficic to Ahlers Center study abroad programs.
The application deadline for Summer 2013 is Friday, March 1, 2013. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date. Once you apply for a program, you commit to pay the program fee for each location to which you apply. This program fee will be charged to each student's account upon acceptance and is non-refundable unless admission is denied.
You will be notified of acceptance by Friday, March 8, 2013. Once accepted, you must provide your flight itinerary and accommodations requests by Friday, March 29, 2013. Further information will be provided to accepted students.
Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may apply directly through the host country's consulate for a tourist visa or contact Allison Howitt for a visa service referral. The information provided below applies to US citizens. If you are not a US citizen, click here to see if you need a visa.
A valid passport is required for US citizens to enter England. US citizens do not need a visa for visits of up to 90 days for tourism. All students traveling on non-US passports must check with the Embassy of the United Kingdom to determine if they will be required to obtain a visa prior to arrival.
A valid passport is required for US citizens to enter France. France does not require US citizens to obtain a visa prior to arrival pending the duration of their trip does not exceed 90 days. All students traveling on non-US passports must check with the Embassy of France to determine if they will be required to obtain a visa prior to arrival.
A valid passport is required for US citizens to enter Italy. Italy does not require US citizens to obtain a visa prior to arrival pending the duration of their trip does not exceed 90 days. All students traveling on non-US passports must check with the Consulate General of Italy to determine if they will be required to obtain a visa prior to arrival.
Allison Howitt, Academic Programs Manager
Ahlers Center for International Business
University of San Diego
Coronado Room 114
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
tel: +1 (619) 260-4847
fax: +1 (619) 260-4198