Immerse yourself in travel to London as well as accounting topics while embracing diversity and becoming global citizens! This course embarks upon an exploration of past and present accounting topics from an international context, as well as an historical investigation of accounting that serves as a foundation for present accounting practices. Through international site visits in the United Kingdom, and through on-campus class meetings, students develop an understanding of differences in business, specifically in accounting and global business environments as well as in culture.
London serves as our cultural home away from home for the duration of our travel. Stroll along the River Thames and cruise on the river to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Discover iconic landmarks such as the world-famous Harrods, double decker buses, iconic red phone booths and, of course, fish and chips. Imagine a visit to the bucolic countryside such as Stonehenge, Bath, or Windsor Castle mixed among various other site visits as well as an opportunity to provide community service. Scholarships may be available from multiple sources.
This course offers many rich cultural experiences. Site visits are significant to the development of the accounting profession as are visits to London museums containing exhibits on the history of money from throughout the world. Students also discover the history behind the institutions that provide accounting standards and tour London, the British Parliament, and Buckingham Palace. Students also take in the culture of afternoon tea, the British Library, the British Museum, and other sites to round out an historical perspective before saying cheerio to their host country. And yes, students will be able to find Platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross Station as well as other iconic and cultural sights.
With ample time for personal adventures within the city of London, this course blends global travel with a three-credit academic course which may count as an accounting elective and is open to other majors as well. Additionally, it meets the Central international education requirements. Join us as we learn fascinating history, culture, and the state of business in England.