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A distinguishing feature of the Michigan Ross MAcc is the EY Accounting and Public Policy Symposium, which sends students to Washington, D.C. for three days in August to explore the intersection of public policy and business.
With increasing federal oversight, public scrutiny, and evolving professional conduct standards, it is critical that accounting professionals are prepared to understand the context in which public policy decisions are made. The EY Accounting & Public Policy Symposium brings accounting students face-to-face with Washington insiders who explain how the federal policy-making process works, which issues are currently under debate, and how professionals can best comply with current standards. These discussions will give you a greater understanding of the context in which policy decisions are made and prepare you to not only comply with current standards, but also to lead the implementation of new standards in the future.
MAcc students find their own transportation to Washington, D.C. Once there hotel accommodations and many meals are provided. The course is a unique experience, the least of which includes bonding with fellow classmates.
Jeff Lemanski, MAcc
I cannot adequately convey just how beneficial this trip was for me, but it definitely opened my eyes, and I think what I learned in D.C. will continue to have an impact on me in the future.
Katie Gauthier, MAcc
The entire experience–from the lecturers, to the social events, to the city itself–most definitely broadened my understanding of accounting and its relation to public policy.