Category Archives: Global Opportunities

Alumni Spotlight: Alice Tomdio

UVA’s M.S. in Accounting (MSA) program is comprised of a unique group of students representing a range of backgrounds. Besides Virginia and local areas, we have students from all over the United States and several international countries. That’s what makes this program exceptional–we are all so different and learn so much from each other. While some of our students often land jobs in the Virginia area during the job recruiting process, others decide to fulfill their dreams elsewhere! Here’s another factor that makes us so great–we have such a strong presence around the world even after attaining our graduate degree.

Spring Break Captured through the London Eye

We hope everyone had a great Spring Break! While many M.S. in Accounting (MSA) students enjoyed their time off at the beaches in Florida or in Charleston, 12 students traveled to London to study “Accounting, Finance and Financial Management in Europe.” This London trip allowed students to develop an in-depth understanding of the complex social, economic, and cultural dynamics affecting today’s rapidly changing global business environment. According to Program Director Roger Martin, who led the trip, “The goal was to help students understand differences in how businesses in Europe and in the U.S. are conducted,” while also to inform students of reasons and ways to prepare for future international assignments in the global market.

January Term in Asia

Fascinated by the Global Commerce Immersion (GCI) courses offered at the McIntire School, some of our fellow M.S. in Accounting classmates enrolled in the study-abroad courses that took place over winter break. Matt McKay and Alex Hong spent time in Hong Kong and Singapore as part of the Asian Financial Capitals course, while Devlin Anes visited Japan and Korea through the Media & Entertainment Industries in East Asia class. The three-credit J-term courses allowed the students to get a sense of the business environment in countries other than the United States.