Students will begin their experience through intensive seminars led by the course professor and several other accounting professionals from global accounting firms and regulatory organizations. These seminars will be held at multiple locations including firm and government offices and the SU London facilities. The program includes participation in several pre-scheduled conferences and seminars at professional organizations such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW, an equivalent of AICPA), the UK Chartered Institute of Taxation, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), some top global professional accounting firms, the Bank of England, and some financial services companies in London’s Financial District.
Depending on eligibility, students may participate in 1 to 3-day leadership academies where they will work closely with experienced local professionals on actual client engagements.
Students should expect substantial real world analyses of multinational companies’ financial reports. Cases and comparative analyses will be used quite heavily in the seminars.
In addition to the professional events, students will have opportunity to participate in many social events and field trips to increase their understanding of the local culture and its implications for doing business in the EU and between EU and USA.
Students are expected to complete at least 3 credit hours in intermediate financial accounting before the scheduled beginning date of this course. Other students who believe they have alternative background may obtain the professor’s permission to participate in the program based on alternative accounting course credits they have earned.
In order to apply to this program, please complete the online application: https://apply.embark.com/syracuse/SUAbroad/13/
Students will arrange and pay for their own round-trip transportation to London. Local transportation within London is not covered by the program fee; students will have to cover the cost of transportation within London to various sites required by the course.
Advantage Travel has arranged a group flight for students on this program. We encourage students to travel on the group flight, which includes ground transportation upon arrival. More information, including a group flight reservation and payment form, can be found here:
Please note that while we encourage students to pursue flight arrangements, we would not encourage you to purchase your airline tickets before confirming that the program will be offered in 2013. Please request written notification from us that you can book your flight. You will have to present this notification if we cancel the program at a later date, and you want to be reimbursed for the cost of the ticket.
Students are housed in shared rooms in furnished flats arranged by Syracuse University for the duration of the program. Internet is available.
Pre-arranged housing is required for participation in this program.
International Financial Reporting and Analysis
(BUA 470/670, 3 credits, undergraduate or graduate)
This course is designed to fulfill international, technical, and cultural training as well as the AACSB’s guidelines for globalization of business education and cross-cultural experience, and the Whitman School’s global education initiatives. The combination of international seminars and on-site training allows students to satisfy requirements for both technical preparation and experiential learning.
The course develops expertise in applying international financial reporting standards to financial statement preparation and financial analysis. Some of the course seminars explore IASB statements, cases, and analysis of financial statements for valuation purposes. The course also includes visits to accounting organizations and professional firms, and tours of accounting departments of prominent global corporations.
Dr. Kofi Appiah Okyere is at the Lubin School of Accounting and the Whitman School of Management. He received his MBA from Indiana University and his PhD from University of Wisconsin – Madison. Professor Appiah Okyere is a certified public accountant and a chartered mergers and acquisitions professional. He has substantial experience in public accounting (Deloitte). He teaches mainly financial reporting and analysis at both undergraduate and graduate levels and has many years of corporate governance and leadership experience.
|Program Begins:||May 23, 2013|
|Housing Begins:||May 23, 2013|
|Program Ends:||June 20, 2013|
|Housing Ends:||June 20, 2013|
* Applications received after February 20 will be considered if there is still space in the program.
|UNDERGRADUATE (3 credits)|
|Tuition||$3,111 (estimated rate)|
|GRADUATE (3 credits)|
|Tuition||$3,882 (estimated rate)|
Please note: All costs are estimated and subject to change.
Air travel: $1,000
Books & Supplies: $50
These figures are for expenses not covered in the tuition and program fee and are paid out-of-pocket by the student.