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MPA | Study Abroad
  • Group photo of MPA students in Prague

    MPA Accounting Program in Prague, Summer 2009

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    Serro de la Cilla, Monterrey, Mexico

  • Champs in Paris

    Champs Elysees, Paris, France

  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall, Jinshanling, China

  • Group of students in Paris

    MPA Accounting Program in Paris, Summer 2009

  • Night Market in Hong Kong

    Night Market, Hong Kong

  • Charles Bridge in Prague

    Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

Gain a Global Perspective

Prepare yourself for a successful career in today’s globalized business environment by participating in the Texas MPA international accounting programs. During your time abroad, you’ll acquire an intimate knowledge of international business practices and an in-depth understanding of different cultures—giving you a special edge as you enter the workforce.

Buenos Aires

Texas MPA students will earn 6 graduate accounting/business credits at the elite Universidad de San Andrés (UdeSA), one of the top business schools in Argentina. Students will experience the city of Buenos Aires, often called the “Paris of Latin America” and known for its colorful and lively culture.

More information from the BBA International Programs Office

International Accounting Program in Paris

The MPA Program Office and the BBA International Program jointly instituted this five-week program in Paris, in which UT students take two graduate business courses that satisfy their MPA degree requirements. One course, taught by UT faculty, focuses on international accounting policy and principles. The other, taught by ESCP-EAP faculty, emphasizes reconciling financial statements prepared in accordance with European accounting standards with U.S. GAAP. Students take field trips to European corporations, and hear special presentations by international accounting experts. Classes are conducted in English.

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International Accounting Program in Prague

The faculty of Business Administration at The University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic, partners with the MPA Program Office and the BBA International Programs Office to offer an intensive summer study abroad program designed specifically for Texas MPA students. Participants in the program take two courses (6 credit hours total), one on International Accounting Policies and Procedures taught by McCombs professors, and a second course taught by University of Economics faculty members. Courses are taught in English on the University of Economics campus. A beautiful and exciting city, Prague has been an economic center for more than 1100 years.

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International Accounting Program in Hong Kong

Students satisfy MPA degree requirements by taking two graduate business courses at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in the Texas MPA five-week study abroad program in Hong Kong. In this program, jointly sponsored by the MPA Program Office and the UT BBA International Programs Office, UT faculty members teach one course focusing on international accounting policy and principles, and CUHK faculty members teach the other course, which specifically covers accounting and business practices in China. Several company visits complement the material covered in class. The program also includes a one-week stay in mainland China. Classes are conducted in English.

More information from the BBA International Programs Office

Business Language Courses

A variety of Business Language courses are offered in the College of Liberal Arts. Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish have been offered in previous years. Students should consult the Course Schedule for additional options.

Eligible students: All

  • Proficiency level: Intermediate – Advanced
  • Dates: Fall & Spring semester
  • Location: UT Austin campus

Interested students who are not sure if their language proficiency is sufficient should contact the department offering the course.

IB 395 - Business in Latin America

Highlights:

  • Graduate-level business course taught in Spanish
  • Generally designed for non-native speakers of Spanish who are still learning the language
  • Native speakers also encouraged to enroll
  • Focus on the cultural aspects of doing business in Latin America
  • Gain experience learning content in a foreign language

Eligible Students: MBA & MPA students only

  • Proficiency Level: Intermediate – Advanced
  • Schedule: Spring semester
  • Location: UT Austin campus

Interested students who are not sure if their Spanish language proficiency is sufficient should contact the Associate Director for Business Language Programs in the CIBER office for assessment.

Please see your academic advisor regarding how a business language course would fit into your degree plan. Students should follow all regular University registration procedures to enroll in these courses. Normal tuition and course fees apply.

CIBER Business Language Learning

Learn a new language.
Improve your foreign language skills.
At no cost to you.

The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at McCombs is pleased to now offer language learning in cooperation with LiveMocha, a commercial online language learning community. LiveMocha provides instructional materials in 38 languages and a platform for speakers to interact with and help each other learn new languages.

Students will receive a one-year subscription to Livemocha’s services at no cost – it’s just a matter of signing up. Students can enroll in any of the 38 languages that are offered. The services include specific courses, online materials, interaction with Livemocha’s online community, and video-conferencing practice with native speakers from almost anywhere in the world.

Visit the CIBER Student Programs website for details on how to enroll.

Becky

I enjoyed being able to learn about international accounting standards and specific country's GAAPs while studying abroad. We had professors from Italy, Germany, United Kingdom and France who gave us not only an overview of how their country practices accounting for smaller private companies, but the cultural context behind those differences as well.

 -Rebecca, MPA '15