China - Spring 2012 International Accounting

Graduate Field Study in International Accounting ACC 675
International Field Study to China
Spring 2012

The International Accounting Field Study traveled to China from May 21 to May 31, 2012. Led by Dr. Charles Tang and Dr. Susanne O'Callaghan, the group visited Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai, which are the most-traveled destinations in China. This particular trip focused on China's accounting and business environment, and provided students with a unique opportunity to learn while reflecting on their own experiences as they visited. Business visits included KPMG-China, Lenovo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, China-Japan International Ferry Company, and various security analysis and investment firms, among others. The group also visited world famous cultural sites such as the Great Wall in Beijing and the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an. One of the highlights of the trip was the cultural and educational exchange with students and faculty at Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an.

Nine Lubin students were each awarded $1,500 Figueroa Family Scholarships, for a total of $13,500 in funds awarded.

“Traveling all over Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai in 10 days was unbelievable. This rewarding experience has taught me a lot about the Chinese culture and has helped me view the world from another standpoint. This trip to China was beyond amazing and definitely worth taking.”

- Domingo Rodriguez, BBA/MBA '13

[Spring 2012 Field Study to China]
Forbidden City

“I knew that China was becoming a super power but being there made me realize how quickly they have developed. It was eye opening. ”

- Meet Shah, MBA'12

[Spring 2012 Field Study to China]

“Through this rewarding experience in China, I learned so much more than what I would've learned through discussions in classes and a textbook. With a well-organized itinerary and amazing professors, we made some long-lasting and unforgettable memories, friendships, and experiences.”

- Donna Zheng, BBA/MBA '13

[Spring 2012 Field Study to China]
Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian

“China was an unforgettable experience and one that I will remember for a long time to come. Before participating in this course, I have always had a desire to travel to China and visit all the historical sites that we were able to visit.”

- Diego Pimentel, BBA/MBA '13

[Spring 2012 Field Study to China]
Wild Goose Pagoda

[Spring 2012 Field Study to China]
PwC, Beijing

“China was truly the experience of a lifetime. Being half way around the world, I was able to immerse myself in a culture so incredibly different than my own. The food, architecture, customs, flavors and sounds of each city carried with them a piece of China's rich history.”

- Daniel Bechhofer, BBA/MBA '13
[Spring 2012 Field Study to China]
Great Wall

“The trip to KPMG in Shanghai stands out as the best business experience because we were fortunate enough to sit down with an American partner who put forth KPMG in China in a manner we could understand and relate to. He really shared his knowledge on how business, particularly accounting, is practiced differently in China versus the US.”

- Yogesh Dhanram, BBA/MBA '12

[Spring 2012 Field Study to China]

“ Our trip was both professionally informative and culturally enlightening; our tour guides provided many historical facts of their respective hometowns before, during, and after visiting the sites.”

- - Lillian Ilardi, BBA/MBA '13

[Spring 2012 Field Study to China]

“The group of students and faculty that were with me on the trip were the best! Everyone got along so well and mixed perfectly, which made the experience even more worthwhile.”

- Jennifer McLellan, BBA/MBA '12

[Spring 2012 Field Study to China]
Hanyangling Tombs Museum

“I learned a great deal about the culture of this country through the visits to the three very diverse cities and also by visiting the companies in various industries apart from accounting. The highlights of the trip that I enjoyed were the Great Wall and the acrobatic show in Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an and the Huangpu River cruise in Shanghai.”

- Venkat Srinivas, MBA '12

[Spring 2012 Field Study to China]
Tang Dynasty Show, Xi'an

[Fall 2011 Field Study to London and Brussels]
Lenovo, Beijing