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About the Program



Program Duration: Five weeks, first summer session (June 1-July 2, 2015)  Classes take place Monday-Thursday (usually 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
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


International Accounting Policies & Procedures– Taught by UT faculty

International & European Accounting Standards- Taught by VSE faculty

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:

  • Škoda Auto
  • Czech Invest
  • Krušovice Brewery

    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


Mark Bradshaw, Lecturer, Department of Accounting. He received his BBA from the University of Iowa, 1983, his MBA, University of Texas at Austin, 1985, his JD, University of Texas at Austin, 1988, his MPA, University of Texas at Austin, 2005. He is currently an Attorney, licensed to practice law in Texas and California. Mark Bradshaw was also KPMG Professor in Residence, 2007.  



Jeffrey Johanns, Lecturer, Department of Accounting. Jeffrey is a recently retired US Assurance Risk Management Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is a Certified Public Accountant with more than thirty years of experience in public accounting and private industry. Jeffrey's previous clients ranged in size from Fortune 500 public companies to private startā€ups.