GWSB will offer an International Master of Accountancy Program with Renmin University of China International College beginning in the 2012-13 academic year.
The program, which is expected to draw about 30 students in its first year, is intended to meet a growing demand, worldwide, for qualified accountants. Its aim is to prepare Chinese students for careers in accounting, auditing or taxation and for taking U.S. tests required to become Certified Public Accountants.
Krishna Kumar, the Benjamin Franklin Professor of Accountancy and chairman of the Accountancy Department, said the new program is a milestone for the School.
“It is a testimony to the quality and international reputation of our accountancy degree programs,” he said.
The two-year program is open to all students. Prerequisite courses in Economics and Statistics can be taken during the first semester of the program, if students have not completed those courses previously.
The program offers the same courses, faculty, and resources as GWSB’s Master of Accountancy Program http://business.gwu.edu/maccy/. During the first semester, students study at RUC-IC in China, with courses taught by faculty from RUC-IC and GWSB. The remainder of the program consists of 34.5 credits in the United States taught by GWSB faculty.
Students who complete the program will receive a Masters of Accountancy degree from GWSB as well as an Accountancy Certificate from RUC-IC.
Posted by gwsb on May 1, 2012 | Filed under: GWSB News.