ACT 496 - Special Topics in Accounting[3 credit(s)]
This course provides students the opportunity to learn first-hand about international accounting practice and financial markets by visiting economic policy setters, international accounting firms, and major financial institutions in Prague, the Czech Republic and Vienna, Austria. The Czech Republic is a recent entrant into the European Union and students will observe the process of how they are making the transition from a former soviet Bloc country to the EU and are dealing with issues affecting their economy. These experiences will also provide students insight on how countries move their financial accounting systems to be in compliance with International Accounting Standards Board. The students will also have the opportunity to visit Vienna to learn about the operations of the Viennese stock market and experience this former capital of the Habsburg Empire.
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