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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/20/2019
Rolling Admission 06/01/2019 06/14/2019
NOTE: This program includes on campus sessions which run May 10, 24, 28-31. Participants will fly from San Diego to London on May 31. Program activities abroad take place June 1 - June 13. Participants will fly home from Rome on June 14.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Professor(s): Dr. Diane Pattison, Prof Mark Judd Disciplines offered: Master of Science in Accountancy (MACC)
Program Advisor: Danielle Levanetz - Program Type: Graduate Business - Ahlers Center
Program Description:
Locations Courses Professors 2019 Program Dates
London, England, Paris, France and Rome, Italy MACC 580/ACCT 480: International Accounting Standards (3 units) Diane Pattison, PhD Class sessions on the USD campus take place May 10, 24, and May 28-31. Students depart for Europe on May 31 and arrive to London on June 1. Students will spend June 1-13 in Europe and will depart home from Europe on June 14.
MACC 581/ACCT 481: European Accounting Business Environments (3 units) Professor Mark Judd

Course Descriptions


The study of international accounting issues is crucial for effective interpretation and analysis of financial information from companies located around the world. This course examines diverse financial reporting practices with an emphasis on the underlying cultural, political, institutional, and economic factors. This course also studies business operations of multinational corporations, including foreign currency translation, transfer pricing and taxes.


The primary goal of the course is to immerse students in the European business environment from a physical, cultural and intellectual perspective with an emphasis on doing business in the United Kingdom, France and Italy. Students will have the opportunity to personally experience the world of European business at the same time they are learning significant facts and concepts in a classroom setting. This will be accomplished by talking to business professionals, hearing lectures by individuals from Europe, visiting major European companies, following the local media, discussing actual business cases and classroom experiences. In addition, the students will study the differences and similarities of management systems in Western Europe. The course prepares business professionals to recognize the different values and cultural factors that are encountered in the international business community and how these shape and determine appropriate behavior.

  • Prerequisite: ACCT 300 or equivalent

  • May be taken for graduate or undergraduate credit (course requirements vary)

  • Both courses must be taken concurrently

Program Costs

The cost for the 2019 program is $7,900 and includes the following:

  • 6 units of USD tuition
  • 13 nights double occupancy hotel accommodations (shared with another student)
  • One group tour in each city
  • One group dinner in each city
  • Breakfasts at the hotel in Rome
  • Transportation from London to Paris (Eurostar through the Chunnel)
  • Transportation from Paris to Rome (flight)
  • Transportation to/from company visits abroad

Costs not included in the program:

  • Round-trip airfare from/to the U.S.
  • Ground transportation from London airport to London hotel
  • Ground transportation from Rome hotel to Rome airport
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Miscellaneous spending money


The application deadline for summer 2019 is February 20, 2019. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date. Once you apply for a program, you commit to pay the $1,200 program deposit. This deposit will be charged to each student's account upon acceptance and is non-refundable unless admission is denied.  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by February 27, 2019. Once accepted, you must provide your flight itinerary and accommodations requests by March 20, 2019. Further information will be provided to accepted students.

Visa Information

Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may apply directly through the host country's consulate for a tourist visa or contact Danielle Levanetz, Administrative Director, for a visa service referral. The information provided below applies to U.S. citizens. If you are not a U.S. citizen, see if you need a visa.

U.S. citizens should have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay. A tourist visa is not required to visit England, France or Italy for stays of less than 90 days. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please contact the appropriate consulate to see if you need a visa.

Additional Questions

Danielle Levanetz
Administrative Director
Ahlers Center for International Business
University of San Diego
Coronado Room 118
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
tel: +1 (619) 260-6881
fax: +1 (619) 260-4198

To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)