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International Accounting in Prague

Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, has been a political, economic, and cultural center of Europe for more than 1,000 years.

The “city of a hundred spires” on the river Vlatava is also home to a number of famous cultural attractions, colorful baroque buildings, and a charming, well-preserved historic city core. Popular sites include Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Astronomical Clock and the Lennon Wall. With a growing and diverse population of more than 2.3 million people, an extensive and lively history, and relatively easy and affordable access to the rest of Europe, Prague is, without a doubt, a must-visit European destination.

Prague University of Economics and Business (Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, abbreviated VŠE), founded in 1919, is a leader in the field of management and economics in the Czech Republic. With almost 20,000 students, it is the Czech Republic’s largest university in the fields of economics, business and information technologies. Students will earn six graduate credits, taught by both VŠE and UT faculty. 

 

Quick Info

  • Academic Term: Summer Session I
  • Program Dates: June 1 - July 8, 2023
  • Credits: 6 UT credits
  • Eligibility: tMPA & iMPA students w/ min. 3.0 GPA
  • Prerequisites: tMPA - ACC 381 (required), 380K.11 (recommended), iMPA - ACC 355, 356, 358C, 359
  • Program Code: 350052

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*Applications for Summer 2023 will be open Oct 1-15

Program Information

About the Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM 

ELIGIBILITY

This program is open to 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: ACC 381 (required); ACC 380K.11 (recommended)

iMPA: ACC 355, ACC 356, ACC 358C and ACC 359

COVID-19 VACCINATION

UT Austin does not require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to participate in study abroad programs.

However, our international partners and/or the country (ies) you are entering may have their own policies and laws surrounding vaccination to which you could be required to adhere. BBA International Programs strongly recommends that students who wish to participate in a study abroad program get vaccinated. 

SCHEDULE

Classes usually take place Monday-Thursday (usually 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Some afternoon or Friday classes possible. Students are strongly urged to refrain from making weekend travel plans until receipt of finalized schedule. Absence from class will not be permitted.

ACADEMICS

ACC 380K.19 - International Accounting Policies and Procedures– Taught by UT faculty
MAN 385 -  Doing Business Central/Eastern Europe - Taught by VSE faculty

FACULTY

Kristina Zvinakis and Steve Goodson

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Questions about this program? Contact Taylor Malcolm.

Fees and Tuition

FEES AND TUITION

2022 Program Fee: $6,500*

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  • 2023 program fee will be posted when it becomes available
  • Program fees are subject to change
  • For information on scholarships and financial aid, please visit our funding page.

 

BUDGET

For more information on total estimated cost, including flights, meals, etc., view the MPA Prague Study Abroad budget.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE?

  • Tuition for 6 graduate credits (3 hours of UT tuition + 3 hours of VSE tuition)
  • Accommodations
  • Weekly cultural excursions
  • Welcome and farewell receptions
  • Visits to local companies 
  • 24/7 assistance from on-site staff familiar with language/culture
  • Pre-departure sessions
  • Re-entry guidance for recruiting

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE?

  • Texas Global Fee ($75)
  • Overseas insurance
  • Textbooks
  • Meals
  • Local transportation
  • Personal expenses (toiletries, shopping, traveling, etc.)
  • Flight

Excursions

EXCURSIONS

COMPANY VISITS

Company visits are an important component of the program. They are designed to provide students with a firsthand look at important local industries, business practices, or politics. Company visits will vary on a yearly basis. 

 

CULTURAL EXCURSIONS

Cultural excursions provide students with an opportunity to experience the local environment. Weekly outings, including admission fees, are coordinated on behalf of the group. These events are built into the program and participation at each event is mandatory. 

Excursions will vary on a yearly basis. Past excursions include:

  • Tour of Jewish Quarter
  • Traditional Czech Feast
  • Boat trip on the Vlatava River
  • Performance at the National Theatre

Housing and Transportation

HOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION

HOUSING

Participants reside in VSE student residences and will be able to request a roommate. The dormitories are about a 25-minute commute on public transportation from the VSE campus.

Earliest check-in to dorms: June 1, 2023

Latest check-out from dorms: July 8, 2023

 

TRANSPORTATION

Participants will book their flights to and from Prague on their own and will arrange their own transportation from the airport to the dorm. 

Visa and Passport Information

VISA AND PASSPORT INFORMATION 

PASSPORT

Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after the end of the study abroad trip. Texas Global Passport Services can process passport applications.

Due to COVID-19, U.S. passports are taking an exceptionally long time to be processed. If you are even considering a study abroad program and you do not have a passport (or your passport will expire within 6 months of the end of your program), you should apply for one now.  

U.S. CITIZENS TRAVELING TO PRAGUE

U.S. citizens traveling to Prague will not require a visa to study in the Czech Republic.

 

OTHER NATIONALITIES TRAVELING TO PRAGUE

Depending on nationality, non-US citizens may or may not require a visa. Please visit the Czech Republic Embassy website to view requirements for each nationality.

It is the student’s responsibility to research specific requirements for their nationality, and to apply for their visa, if necessary. At the student’s request, we will provide additional program-related documentation to support their visa application, such as an official letter, enrollment status at UT, housing and insurance coverage. Students are also encouraged to request formal documentation of student enrollment status from the UT Registrar's Office and are required to notify Texas Global of their travel plans.