Accounting, Finance & Financial Management in Europe
This McIntire course, offered exclusively to M.S. in Accounting students and featuring a spring break trip to London, highlights the important differences between the United States and Europe with regard how business is conducted, and helps students to discover how their career paths might benefit from international experience.
Leading up to the trip, students gain an understanding of doing business in the European Union, the economic climate of Europe, and the specific industries and companies they will encounter in London. Coursework also provides an introduction to international travel, operating as an international business professional, and trip logistics.
The London itinerary features visits to several companies, which in the past have included the Big Four international accounting firms, the London Stock Exchange, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Rolls-Royce, the International Accounting Standards Board, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Additional time is allocated for cultural exploration, both individually and as a group.
This three-credit elective class is offered in the spring only to M.S. in Accounting students. Learn about the course firsthand from M.S. in Accounting students: Spring Break Captured through the London Eye.
Global Commerce Immersion (GCI) Courses
McIntire's GCI courses (three-credit electives) offer students an in-depth understanding of the complex social, economic, and cultural dynamics affecting today's rapidly changing global business environment. Our world-class faculty, comprehensive global curriculum, and extensive range of global opportunities are designed to ensure that McIntire graduate students can develop the skills they need for a lifetime of international business leadership.
These unique courses include on-campus seminars and a study-abroad component during either the January term or spring break. GCI courses can be topic-specific (e.g., finance or consumer behavior and marketing) or practical (e.g., a consulting project analyzing a specific company’s business problems and opportunities).
All GCI courses are taught and led by McIntire faculty. They are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. An additional cost is associated with each course. Because of space limitations, a limited number of students can enroll. View a list of current offerings.