A program to expose students to senior executives in the world of accounting: An innovative learning method

Webb, L, De Lange, P and O'Connell, B 2009, 'A program to expose students to senior executives in the world of accounting: An innovative learning method', Accounting Education, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 183-205.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title A program to expose students to senior executives in the world of accounting: An innovative learning method
Author(s) Webb, L
De Lange, P
O'Connell, B
Year 2009
Journal name Accounting Education
Volume number 18
Issue number 2
Start page 183
End page 205
Total pages 22
Publisher Routledge
Abstract This paper deals with one well-tested means of providing inspiration through a carefully planned International Study Tour (IST) that has, at its core, site visits to world class global organisations. During these visits, students are addressed by senior personnel of those organisations. The esprit de corps inculcated by the intense and exciting nature of the IST and the high quality of the host organisations combines to produce a highly productive educational outcome. In this analysis of an important learning method, we analyse the feedback of IST participants to evaluate the learning benefits of participating in an IST, and provide a comprehensive template of how to operate such a programme. Our findings suggest that the IST provides students with a global and life experience that has no equal in the classroom. Through this paper, we aim to inspire other academics to implement a similar programme at their universities.
Subject Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
DOI - identifier 10.1080/09639280802436723
Copyright notice © 2009 Taylor and Francis
ISSN 0963-9284
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