Title

Achieving Globalization Of AACSB Accounting Programs With Faculty-Led Study Abroad Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2016

Publication Title

Accounting Education

Keywords

foreign study, accounting students, higher education, accounting education, study abroad

Disciplines

Accounting | Business | Higher Education | International Business

Abstract

This paper is motivated by recommendations from the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Pathways Commission, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators to increase global exposure in the accounting curriculum. Some schools have responded to these demands by offering short-duration, faculty-led, study abroad programs. We explain how these programs play a vital role in fulfilling the educational advisory boards’ calls to internationalize the accounting curriculum and investigate the extent to which schools are incorporating these programs. This paper provides a review of the details from our hand-collected data on the short programs that are offered by AACSB-accredited institutions. We integrate the information from our collection of data on existing programs, prior literature, pronouncements from educational advisory boards, and select faculty interviews to offer an analysis of the course design and travel considerations for schools contemplating such an opportunity for students in their programs.

DOI

10.1080/09639284.2015.1118391

Version

Postprint

Volume

25

Issue

1