BUS-A 579 Experimental Course in Accounting – TOPIC: Accounting & Public Policy--Washington Campus
- 1.5 credits
This course delivers an in-residence experience designed to enrich students’ understanding of the public policy process as it relates to the accounting profession. With more government oversight and regulation, evolving professional conduct standards, and greater public scrutiny, accounting professionals increasingly need to understand the context and process of public policy making and of government relations and public affairs more generally. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with policy makers in the legislative and executive branches of government, administrators of federal agencies such as the SEC and the PCAOB, and a variety of other key stakeholders such as accounting firms and financial association leaders, lobbyists and advocacy specialists, taxation and benefits professionals, think-tank economics, tax professionals, and budget scholars, and more. The Washington Campus experience is designed as an enhancement to the experiential component of the GAP curriculum. Culminates with 3-day field trip to Washington, DC (application required).