Explore the World
Many MAcc students elect to participate in School of Business graduate short-term study abroad programs. Some of our most popular programs are highlighted below. Many other opportunities are available.
Students participating in the Costa Rica study abroad program learn more about business in Latin America, and more specifically, Costa Rica, from the business faculty at the University of Costa Rica. The program includes visits to multinational and local companies. Meetings with upper-level executives help students learn more about business strategies, practices, and opportunities within the region.
“The most valuable part of the Costa Rica program was getting to experience an environment very different from my own. Talking with the Costa Rican students, learning about how businesses operate and utilize the carbon markets, hearing about the impressive green initiatives being implemented, and seeing how beautiful Costa Rica is gave me a real appreciation for the country’s culture and mindset. Those are things that will stay with me my whole life and has very positively altered my perceptions of Latin America.”
-Stanislav Sinitsyn, Assurance Associate, PricewaterhouseCoopers Boston
The China study abroad trip prepares students for the issues involved in doing business in China. In addition to taking classes from Chinese professors at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, students gain valuable knowledge from visits to US and Chinese companies and government institutions in Beijing and Shanghai.
“The China program was a little different than the conventional study abroad because it was focused more on business operations rather than the classroom. The program allowed me to meet U.S. expats running businesses in China and hear about the challenges they face every day as an international company. The program really forced me out of my comfort zone, which professionally has been very important because of how quickly things can change. My experience in China is what led me to do an expat rotation in Melbourne, Australia. I encourage everyone to do a study abroad program whether it be for two weeks or an entire semester. It is an opportunity that not only will change your perspective, it will make you more marketable to potential employers in the globalized business world. With the wide array of programs now available, there really is no reason to not study abroad.”
-Darin Olivarez, Audit Manager, Grant Thornton
Students participating in the India study abroad trip learn about marketing in the global environment, and more specifically, in India. Classes are taught on the campus of the Asian School of Business in Trivandrum. The program includes visits to regional companies and discussions with upper-level executives.
“One of the biggest advantages of studying abroad is that you get to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. On my study abroad program, I went to India for twenty days. This experience allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone and step into immersing myself in a culture much different from what I had previously known. Every day left a large impression on me. I learned not only about business and the culture, but also a lot about myself during this time.”
-Amy Van, MAcc Student
The France study abroad trip provides students a unique opportunity to see how businesses in France and the EU adapt marketing practices to various companies and cultures. Students attend classes at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce (ESC) in Clermont-Ferrand, France, work on team projects with ESC students, interact with French managers to explore how they adjust marketing approaches internationally, and visit French companies of varying types and sizes.
“The best part of the trip was the visits we made to various companies in the Auvergne region of France. Those events helped us gain an understanding of how business is different in this region from others. As I have worked and lived abroad over the past few years, I’ve realized that it was the revelations gained on this trip that allowed me to better grasp the hows and whys of differences in business operations from country to country and region to region.”
-Dan Davis, Audit Associate, Grant Thornton Kansas City