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UVA Commerce: Accounting, Finance & Financial Management in Europe (COMM 5510)
London, United Kingdom (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Spring Embedded
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Budget Sheets Spring Embedded
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Embedded 2019 01-NOV-2018
10-NOV-2018 16-JAN-2019 27-MAR-2019
NOTE: If accepted to this program, you must commit to or decline participation by November 15. Travel to London will take place during Spring Break.

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Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, Graduate student Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Direct Credit
Program Type:
Faculty led
Tuition Payments Made To:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Ryan Hathaway
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Program Description:
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UVA Commerce: Accounting, Finance & Financial Management in Europe


Changes in the business environment in Europe will have immediate and long-term global impacts. Students in this course will study the business environment in Europe, framed primarily by the European Union, to understand how business in Europe is similar to but also different from the U.S. institutions we are normally exposed to in school. An important element of this study will be to understand how the U.K.’s Brexit will likely affect the accounting profession, financial reporting and financial management in Europe – and primarily in London. Prospective topics include sustainability reporting in Europe, changes in the U.K.’s role in European business markets, and capital markets in the U.K. Students will meet with representatives of several global accounting firms, audit regulators, accounting standard setters, and accounting/finance personnel at companies and organizations doing business in London. The course will begin with on-Grounds weekly meetings early in the spring semester, with a week-long travel component over spring break to London to meet with accounting and finance professionals. An important objective of the course is to help students understand how they might begin preparing for a career that will include global assignments and experiences.

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COMM 5510, 3 credits

The course will begin with on-grounds meetings on Wednesdays during the beginning of the spring semester. The travel component over spring break will take place in London, England. Students will visit key business centers in London and participate in a variety of group and individual cultural experiences.

While this 3-credit Global Commerce Immersion course is open to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year undergraduates and graduate students, it is primarily targeted toward current Commerce students. Students in the Commerce School can apply these credits toward the Accounting concentration, the Global Commerce track or as a Commerce elective.

Program Dates:
January 16 - March 27, 2019
On-Grounds Dates: 
January 16 - March 6, 2019; Wednesdays
Travel Dates: 
March 10 - 17, 2019
Wrap-Up Session: 
March 27, 2019

Information about all McIntire School of Commerce Global Programs can be found here.

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Roger Martin |

Program Director Roger Martin is Associate Professor and the KPMG Professor of Professional Accounting at the McIntire School of Commerce. He is also Associate Dean for Academic Innovation and is involved with a variety of McIntire initiatives to implement e-Learning across the curriculum. Prof. Martin’s teaching and research focus on areas related to financial statement auditing.

Cost and Financial Aid

The program cost and payment schedule are listed under the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page. Students with identifiable financial need are encouraged to apply for fellowships, scholarships, and financial aid.

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The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.


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All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will not need a visa to participate in this program. International students should consult for visa and entry requirements, and meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office for information about re-entering the U.S. at the conclusion of the program.


Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.

This program is currently not accepting applications.