College of Business Administration students rang the opening bell at Euronext Paris on May 18, 2012
Kent State University (USA) accounting and finance students are visiting France and the United Kingdom to learn about European accounting and finance practices. The College of Business Administration encourages its students to understand the environment of global business and the context in which organizations operate. The University offers courses such as this one which allow students to gain first- hand knowledge and experience by traveling to other countries under the supervision of an experienced professor. These students are, in part, funded in this learning experience through the generous support of the John F. Fielder/BorgWarner Study Abroad Scholarship.
Kent State University is the second largest university in Ohio. Its eight campuses are located in Northeastern Ohio where it serves more than 43,000 students. The Accounting Department offers coursework leading to undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in accounting. The department is accredited by AACSB International. To learn more about this program and others at Kent State University, see the COBA website.
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.