ACCT 372: Management Accounting in China China

ACCT 372 (4 credits)

4 weeks in China

Professor Ge Bai

The objective of this course is to expose students to management accounting practices in China. Students will (i) visit multinational companies and Chinese enterprises to understand management accounting practices in businesses of different structures in China; (ii) attend lectures, seminars, and listen to guest speakers to learn historical, cultural, economic, political, labor, resources, and environmental contexts that shape China's business environment and management accounting practices; (iii) conduct field trips to explore China's long history, distinctive culture, and its recent economic development. This unique learning experience prepares Washington & Lee students for future accounting and business engagement with China.

The program will be based in Shanghai and will include trips to Beijing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Shenyang. Students will be housed in dorms in Shanghai and in hotels while on overnight trips away from Shanghai.

Prerequisite: ACCT 202 and at least of sophomore standing.

Program Fee (paid to W&L): $3,500. This fee includes accommodation, ground transportation in China, cultural activities, guest lectures and language classes.

Estimated Additional Expenses: $2,000 (Airfare - $1,500; Meals - $500)

For more information, please contact Professor Ge Bai at