Accounting & Finance in Orlando

Key Information

Information

Application Deadline: 31/10/22 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Academic-led trips

Faculty: Business and Law

Ref: 10007125

Dates

Departure Date: 25/02/23

Return Date: 05/03/23

Costs

£1000: the estimated cost for flights and accommodation (excluding DMU Global bursary). Students will also be required to pay for: airport transfers, in-country travel such as taxis/Uber (£50), visits, food and drink, visa/ESTA

Funding

DMU Global Bursary: £400

Booking

Accommodation: Shared rooms will be provided in a hostel or hotel

Travel: Flights booked by DMU (students travel as a group)

Contact

General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office - dmuglobal@dmu.ac.uk

Trip Lead: Samuel Komakech - SKomakech@dmu.ac.uk

Eligibility

Final year students enrolled on International Public Sector Accounting and Finance (ACFI3210), and Tax modules are eligible to participate on this opportunity. There is a maximum of 20 places available, with a minimum of 15 participants required for this opportunity to take place. Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.

About

Trip description

This DMU Global opportunity is focused on the budgetary Impact of COVID-19 on the tourist capital of the world, Orlando. The trip is intended to allow students taking International Public Sector Accounting and Finance, and Tax modules to consolidate the learning they would have attained so far. It will allow the students to experience first-hand how some of the concepts and theories learnt in the modules are applied in practice.

The academic visit to the Mayor and Budget Manager of Orange County, Florida will enable the students to (1) critically review the concepts and contexts of public sector accounting and finance in selected organisations to support a governments change agenda in an international context; (2) to appreciate and critically review the role and importance of budgeting from parliamentary, presidential level through to state and down to the service delivery; and (3) to understand the different approaches that are applied in practice and their relevance in given context.

While the academic visit, presentation and discussion with University of Central Florida’s students will allow the students to evaluate the relationship between finance, public sector bodies, governments and the economy and the different approaches of the UK and USA.

The estimated total cost for flights and accommodation for this trip to Orlando is £1000. Students will be expected to pay the remaining amount after the £400 DMU Global bursary is deducted from the total.


Learning objectives

Participating in a DMU Global opportunity can help you develop a range of employability skills and competencies that enhance your studies. Through participation in this trip to Orlando we expect that students will learn…

  • To evaluate the relationship between finance, public sector bodies, governments and the economy
  • To critically review the concepts and contexts of public sector accounting and finance in selected organisations to support a governments change agenda in an international context.
  • To appreciate and critically review the role and importance of budgeting from parliamentary presidential level through state and down to the service delivery and understand the different approaches and relevance.

During the trip, students will be expected present their first assignment on the modules at a students’ mini conference to UCF students, which will form a basis for discussion and engagement with their UCF counterparts.


Cultural activities

Most visitors go to Orlando to experience their incredible theme parks and attractions, but there is much more to enjoy while in town. If thrill-seeking is your style, you will not be able to get enough of the open-air theme parks (Universal Studios and four Disney theme parks), expansive water parks and amazing attractions.

There is a lot more for visitors to discover, though, including dining, shopping, ecotourism and other things (acclaimed arts and culture). For instance Downtown Orlando’s Parramore district is home to the Wells’ Built Museum of African American History and Culture.

COVID-19 information

Travel to USA is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website. Students are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to travel as per the guidance on the FCDO webpage for USA.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice and guidance by email and in pre-departure briefing sessions. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.