Forward-thinking Accounting students are applying for a once in a lifetime experience, travelling the world and networking with major firms as part of the annual International Accounting Study Program.
Running since 2007, La Trobe Business School’s Department of Accounting has hosted eight study programs .Over this time more than 150 eager students have undertaken the study program. More recently the program has involved an Asian interface which takes them through the heart of Asia and onto major destinations across Europe.
Stopping in Singapore, Zurich, Lucerne, Paris and London, the International Study Program provides a unique opportunity for students to travel and study through the exposure to a range accounting firms, regulatory bodies and a partner University in Asia. A dedicated learning unit underpins the program involving Latrobe staff and the presenters from our host organisations.
Students get the opportunity to meet face-to-face with senior personnel within major organisations such as Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers, learning first-hand about international accounting practices.
‘It’s an exhilarating and once in a lifetime educational and learning experience’ says Program Director Associate Professor Les Nethercott.
‘Students gain immensely from meeting with senior executives and accounting regulators in authentic settings.’
A particularly valuable additional benefit is the stimulation of being exposed to different social and cultural experiences in the countries visited. This program also helps boost student’s CV and is seen favourably by potential employers.
‘The potential benefits for students and future employers are enormous.’ says Ass. Prof. Nethercott
Bachelor of Accounting student Garima Malhotra praised the tour after taking part in January 2013.
‘The International Accounting study tour was the best decision I have made in a long time’ said Garima.
‘It developed my personal, professional, social, transferable and accounting skills. I would do it again in a heartbeat. The friendliness and camaraderie of staff and students was second to none.’