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Courses and Requirements

The International Programs through the Farmer School of Business are open to all majors at Miami who meet the prerequisites.  Students participating in this program will take ESP 399 (3 credit hours) and ACC 399 (3 credit hours). 

ACC 222 or permission of program professors, 45 earned hours by December 2014, and a 2.60 GPA. Students also must meet the FSB Disciplinary Policy Standards (see policy).  Please note that priority will be given to rising seniors for this program.  Students must be at least 18 years old by the program departure date.  16 students will be enrolled in this program.

First Semester Expectations: 

During first semester there will be pre-departure meetings that require mandatory attendance. These meetings will address background learning and travel tips.

Courses Offered:

ESP 399:   Understanding the Challenges and Needs of Entrepreneurs in Developing Economies    (3 credit hours)

taught by Dr. Brett Smith

**Prerequisite:  ACC 221 and ACC 222 or permission of program professors.

In this course students will gain an understanding of the challenges and needs of entrepreneurs in developing economies.  Students will develop and critically evaluate potential solutions to the needs of actual entrepreneurs in a developing country and gain an appreciation of how business professionals can use their skills to serve those in need. 

ACC 399:   Accounting and Measurement in Emerging Enterprises     (3 credit hours)

taught by Dr. Anne Farrell

This course will also look at the challenges and needs of entrepreneurs in a developing economy.  This will be done by evaluating current thinking of how to address these challenges and needs, and the role of accounting in serving those needs.