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About The Program



Program Duration: Five weeks, first summer session (June 1-July 2, 2015)
Eligibility: tMPA and iMPA students with a minimum UT and Accounting GPA of 3.0. Please note, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the following courses by summer of participation:

  •  tMPA: ACC381 required; 380k.11 recommended
  •  iMPA: ACC355M, ACC356M, ACC358Cm and ACC359

Classes take place Monday-Thursday (usually 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

  • International Accounting Policies & Procedures– Taught by UT faculty 
    ACC 380K.19
  • International & European Accounting Standards- Taught by ESCP faculty 
    ACC 380K.20

Cultural Analysis Assignment

You will be responsible for completing a short analysis of the local culture. You will receive instructions and guidance throughout the process. Each student will receive a set of materials they can use during this assignment and in their future careers.

The assignment is designed to be a short, fun and enriching group activity. You will receive valuable feedback on your analysis, and all contributions will be compiled into the class' group observations of the culture. For more information, and to see a sample student assignment, check out the Cultural Analysis Toolkit.

During the re-entry session, you will receive feedback and guidance from the assistant director. You'll learn how to leverage this project and the skills you have developed while abroad to distinguish yourself during the recruitment process. For more information, please visit Study Abroad and Your Career.

  • Re-entry Orientation in September

Company Visits

Company visits provide students with a firsthand look at important local industries and business practices. Company visits will vary on a yearly basis. Past company visits include:


J. Kamas is an accomplished adjunct professor and senior-level financial director with over 20 years of experience at the University of Texas where he's steered projects in financial planning, accounting operations and marketing. He is an esteemed speaker, and exceptional mentor and trainer. Kamas has developed programs that enrich and guide students, and inspire team commitment to goals and high-quality performance standards. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.


Stephen Smith, Lecturer, Department of Accounting. He received his M.S. at the University of Virginia and his B.S. in Accounting at North Carolina State University. After spending several years in public accounting, he moved to Austin and began working for Dell Inc.  His time at Dell included financial roles in Dell Ventures, Corporate Reporting and Treasury.  In 2007, he left Dell Inc. to run an Austin family office.  



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