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1 International Accounting Study Program
Laurie Webb, Program Leader John Lyon, Subject Coordinator Amanda Hamilton, Industry Programs Consultant

2 About this Program Collaboration between RMIT University and University of Melbourne Level-3 accounting elective 12.5 points Capstone subject

3 What is the IASP? Experiential / Applied learning Unique program
Travel experience Visit host organisations in cities across USA Hear speakers from a range of companies, educational institutions and regulatory bodies Speakers hold senior roles including CEO, CFO, Senior Vice President, Controller and Executive Director Topical content – international accounting standards Gain invaluable insights from business and regulatory leaders Expand your knowledge of international business and accounting practices

4 Professional Visits July 2015 Program:
Burbank CA: Walt Disney Pictures & TV and PricewaterhouseCoopers Television City CA: CBS Studio/ CBS TV Distribution Los Angeles CA: University of Southern California Washington DC: US Securities & Exchange Commission and the Australian Embassy Fairfield CT: GE-Corporate Norwalk CT: Financial Accounting Standards Board Armonk NY: IBM Purchase NY: MasterCard Global and PepsiCo New York

5 What Your Program Includes
Return economy airfare from Melbourne and domestic flights with Qantas and American Airlines High standard centrally located 4-5 star hotels including breakfasts (except LA & New York) Welcome dinner at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills Admission and transfer to Disneyland Theme Park in LA Guided sightseeing tour of Washington Reflective breakfast meeting at The Roosevelt Hotel

6 What Your Program Includes (cont’d)
Formal presentation and farewell cocktails and dinner at the famous Le Cirque restaurant in New York All transfers from airport to hotels and return by air conditioned, panoramic coaches. All transport from hotel to host organisations and return at each location Travel insurance for the duration of the program

7 *See scholarships website for eligibility
Costs 18 Days from 30 June – 17 July 2015 Full package: $8,275 (approx.) including tax and insurance Cost includes: Airfares : Melbourne – LA; LA- Washington; New York – Melbourne Accommodation based on twin share All breakfasts (except LA and New York) Sightseeing Welcome and farewell dinners Tour operator’s costs for air/coach/rail to site visits Travel insurance (approx. $200) Tax Surcharge (approx. $900) * Standard tuition fees (not included in the cost above) will be incurred for this subject. Melbourne Global Scholars Award: Eligible students can apply for this $1,000 grant *See scholarships website for eligibility

8 Subject Details ACCT30011 Lecture material is given in handout prior to departure and during the course of the tour by the Subject Coordinator and our host senior executives and regulators in the United States. Assessment Primer of host organisations Reflective journal/report Participation Presentation Open-book exam

9 Eligibility Commerce elective available to Bachelor of Commerce students Prerequisites: either ACCT Intermediate Financial Accounting or ACCT20001 Cost Management Preference will be given to final year students, however second year students are welcome to apply Students may apply for the program as “experience only” – ie do not enrol in ACCT a $500 administrative fee is payable in lieu of tuition fees

10 How to apply Step 1: Attend an information session:
Wednesday 18 March: 12pm – 1pm FBE Theatre 2 Wednesday 25 March: 5.15pm – 6.15pm FBE Theatre 3 Step 2: Complete an application form and submit to - Level 5, The Spot Call ext to access office: Include a photocopy of passport identification page, $750 cheque and a copy of your Australia visa (for international students)

11 How to apply Step Task Deadline 3 4
Formal acceptance of your application will be made by to your University student address. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis Until places are filled 4 If you accept your offer you will need to complete the University's Online Mobility Registration and Travel Grant Application form. The Scholarships Office will advise you of the outcome of your travel grant application. At least 6 weeks prior to departure.

12 How to apply Step Task Deadline 5
Attend the Global Study Connections information session 13 April 2015 6 Pay the balance of the payment to Global Study Connections 24 April 2015

13 Grants and Scholarships
Global Study Connections – Strive for Excellence: $1,000 scholarship awarded at the conclusion of the tour Global Mobility: Eligible students can apply for the $1,000 Melbourne Global Scholars Award. By completing the Online Mobility Registration and Travel Grant Application form you will be automatically considered for this grant Student Financial Aid: Interest-free loans with flexible repayment terms – see OS HELP: Available to students enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) in a degree course who want to undertake part of their study overseas.

14 Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so apply early!
Key dates Item Date Applications Close 27 March 2015 GSC Presentation 13 April 2015 Settlement Date 24 April 2015 Places are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so apply early!

15 Contact Details Role Type of enquiry Contact details Laurie Webb
Tour leader Itinerary Costs John Lyon Subject Coordinator Academic content Amanda Hamilton Industry Programs Consultant Applications Eligibility Study abroad grants

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