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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 2018 01-NOV-2017
10-NOV-2017 17-JAN-2018 21-MAR-2018
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:

UVA Commerce
Accounting, Finance & Financial Management in Europe
COMM 5510



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.

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 a Commerce elective.


Program Dates: January 17 - March 21, 2018
On-Grounds Dates: January 17 - February 28, 2018; Wednesdays
Travel Dates: March 4 - 11, 2018
Wrap-Up Session: March 21, 2018

Information Sessions
Tuesday, September 19 & Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 5pm in Rouss-Robertson 225

Syllabus/Tentative Itinerary

Program Director
Roger Martin ( is an 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.

Please refer to the "Budget Sheets" link in the information header of this page for a breakdown of tuition, program, and travel costs.

Accessibility Statement
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.

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

This program is currently not accepting applications.