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  • Locations: Los Angeles, United States; New York, NY, United States; Washington D.C., United States;
  • Program Terms: Trimester 2
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Business & Law Program Type: Faculty Led Study Tour
New Colombo Plan Funded: No Language of Instruction: English
Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point Credit Type: Postgraduate, Undergraduate
OS Help Available: Yes Scholarships Available: Yes
Program Description:
U.S. Accounting
Note: Students do not need to see a Student Adviser prior to applying for the below program, the International team will liaise directly with Student Services to confirm you have room in your course to participate.

US Accounting and Executive Networking Study Program
Wednesday 28 June – Friday 14 July, 2017


 
INFORMATION SESSIONS
Hear from past students and meet the program directors!

Wednesday 15 March 3pm – 4pm: Burwood, LB5.208
Friday 17 March 1.30pm - 2.30pm: Burwood, LB3.210

About the Program:
The Department of Accounting at Deakin University in conjunction with the School of Accounting at RMIT offer a fully escorted study program visiting Los Angeles, Washington DC, Greenwich CT and New York. Both undergraduate and postgraduate students are invited to join the program departing late June for a 16 day journey on the East and West coasts and Washington DC.

Participants will have a unique opportunity  to gain first-hand experience visiting  iconic US corporations, the principal corporate regulator (SEC) and the campus of one of California’s most prestigious  universities (USC) and also pay a visit to the Australian Embassy in Washington.  Most of the visits undertaken are unique to this program which has been  operating annually with universities across the state for the past 24 years by Mr Laurie Webb, the program’s  founder and co-ordinator. The program is managed by Global Studies Connections,  a division of Holidays on Location whose managing director, Mr Leo Adams,  has managed the logistics of this program since its inception in 1994.

Students will travel as a group of 30 and will be supported by Laurie as well as Deakin and RMIT academics who will assist in managing the program and provide encouragement to take advantage of the networking and interpersonal  relationships,  as well as providing a sound  academic grounding and assistance both before and during the program.

See past program here: US Program.pdf

Locations:
Los Angeles, Washington DC, Greenwich CT, Armonk, Purchase, Schenectady, and New York City.
 
Activities:
  • Workshops delivered by Deakin and RMIT academics.
  • Corporate visits to high prestige corporations: Walt Disney Pictures and TV, PricewaterhouseCoopers (at Disney), CBS Studios, MasterCard, GE, PepsiCo and IBM Headquarters.
  • Tourist and social activities: Disneyland, tour with guide in Washington DC
  • Welcome dinner at the Sofitel in Beverly Hills and closing dinner at Le Cirque in New York.

Program Dates:
Wednesday 28 June – Friday 14 July, 2017.
Students are welcome to continue traveling after the program concludes.
 
Program Costs:
$7,689 AUD.

Please note, domestic commonwealth supported students (HECS) can apply to receive up to $6,567 from OS-Help funding to support your program. Please read the criteria carefully.

What is included?
  •     All international and internal flights.
  •     Ground Transport - fully air conditioned coaches and Amtrak train from Washington to Greenwich with first class reserved seating.
  •     Twin share accommodation.
  •     Workshops delivered by Deakin and RMIT academics.
  •     All corporate visits.
  •     Tourist and social activities specified above.
  •     Welcome dinner at the Sofitel in Beverly Hills and closing dinner at Le Cirque in New York..
  •     Some lunches provided by our corporate hosts.
  •     Deakin comprehensive travel insurance.


What is not included?
  • Passport and visas
  • Spending money
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • Tuition fees for unit enrolment.

Unit Information:
Undergraduate students –
MAT348 - Accounting in International Contexts
Assessment 1 (Group of 2-4 students) - Written report (1,000 words) and Presentation (15 minutes) - 25%
Assessment 2 (individual) - Learning reflective Journal (portfolio of daily journals minimum 1 page per day) - 30%
Assessment 3 (Group 2-4 students) - Poster preparation (1 poster) and presentation (10 minutes) - 15%
Assessment 4 (individual) - Written report (2,500 words) - 30%

Postgraduate students –
MAT748 - Accounting in International Contexts
Assessment 1 (Group of 2-4 students) - Written report (1,000 words) and Presentation (15 minutes) - 25%
Assessment 2 (individual) - Learning reflective Journal (portfolio of daily journals minimum 1 page per day) - 30%
Assessment 3 (Group 2-4 students) - Poster preparation (1 poster) and presentation (10 minutes) - 15%
Assessment 4 (individual) - Written report (2,500 words) - 30%

Eligibility:
All Business and Law students are eligible to apply for this program. This program is a fantastic networking and executive program, you do not need to be studying accounting to participate but must be willing to learn as you go.
 
Undergraduate students must have studied MAA103 or MAA104.
Postgraduate students must have studied MAA716 or MAA718 or MPA751 or MPA702.
 
Dates to note:
Applications close: Sunday 19 March
Students notified of application outcome: Friday 31 March
1st $750 Deposit Due to Holidays on Location (non-refundable): Within 7 days of being made an offer*
2nd Payment Due: TBC
Final Payment Due: TBC
 
Important to note:
  • Students do not need to gain approval from a student adviser prior to applying for this program – eligibility will be confirmed by the International Team via Student Services.
  • Program cost is subject to change, students will be notified of final costs when applications close.
  • Final itinerary is subject to change and changes to this does not qualify students for a refund.
  • This program is available to Domestic and International students.
  • A minimum number of students (15) is required in order for this program to run, the Deakin Business School has the right to cancel this program if this is not achieved.
  • *Students will be provided a full refund if Deakin Business School cancels the program.
  • Students will still need to pay their Deakin Unit fee for each unit they participate in as per their normal fee arrangements.

Contact bl-abroad@deakin.edu.au or laurie.webb@rmit.edu.au for more information.

Check out all Business and Law International Study Programs here.
 


This program is currently not accepting applications.