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MTax/MAcc/MBA Italy


Program Details

This course integrates international travel and site visits with the study of international business topics. Through readings, assignments, discussions, and visits to important business and cultural sites in the destination countries, this course builds understanding and competence in international business practices and managing across cultures. This course entails travel expenses beyond regular tuition and may be repeated up to three times when offered to a different world region.

To earn course credit, you will be required to attend pre- and post-trip meetings, as well as complete all readings, written assignments, and online discussions. Canvas will be used to manage the course. A tentative itinerary is included below.

Selection Criteria:

  • Admission to the MAcc, MTax, or MBA programs. On a limited basis, advanced undergraduate students in the Goddard School will be allowed to enroll in the course.


  • Italy (Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Milan, Capri)

Program Dates:

April 29, 2022 - May 8, 2022


Cost: $2,990 (Airfare not included)

Priority registration for current MAcc/MTax/MBA students is December 1, 2018 - $500 deposit required

Deposit: $500

Payment Schedule:

Deposit: $500 by December 15, 2021
Payment #2: $750 by January 31, 2022.
Payment #3: $750 by February 28, 2022.
Remainder of trip fees due by March 31, 2022.
Personal air travel itinerary due by February 28, 2022.

Payments can now be made online! Visit this website for instructions on how to pay your deposit online and future payments. Charges should show on your account within 24 hours after registration. As always, you can pay with a credit card as well. To keep our trip costs low, we encourage the use of ACH Bank Transfers, or payments by cash or check whenever possible.

Includes: room and board (based on double occupancy), in-country transportation, daily breakfast & 2 group meals, entrance fees to select attractions, local guides, international health insurance, and 3 credit hours of elective course credit.

Not included: airfare, passport, incidentals, excess baggage costs, COVID-19 related expenses, any unscheduled travel, and most meals.

Contact Dr. Andrea Gouldman ( for information on scholarships.


Mid-March: Pre-departure meeting at the Davis Campus (MBA Conference Room) - 3pm
April 29: Depart from SLC in the afternoon/evening
April 30: Arrive in Milan, Italy
May 1: Cultural visits in Milan
May 2: Business visits (American Chamber of Commerce, US Embassy, E&Y, Mapei, Accenture)
May 3: Train from Milan to Rome
May 4: Business visits in Rome (Coca-Cola, Boeing)
May 5: Cultural visits in Rome
May 6: Early bus trip to Pompeii, evening bus to Sorrento
May 7: Boat tour to Capri, visit Blue Grotto, weather permitting
May 8: Early bus to Rome. Depart to SLC

**Itinerary is tentative and is subject to change. Please attend all pre-departure meetings for itinerary updates**

Academic Courses

Students may enroll in a maximum of 3 credits of the following courses:

For graduate students:

  • MBA 6520 (3)
  • MACC 6750 (3)
  • MTAX 6750 (3)


  • ACTG 4850 (3)

Program Directors

Dr. Andrea Gouldman, Associate Professor of Accounting. Teaching experience, research, and PhD are based in accounting. Responsible for study abroad logistics, course proposal, planning learning activities, and coordinating business/cultural visits.
Dr. Darcie Costello, Assistant Professor of Accounting & MTax faculty member. Teaching experience, research, and PhD are based in accounting and taxation. Responsible for syllabus development, Canvas Course, social media site updates, and a majority of the assessment of students.

Trip Cancellations

If Weber State cancels a trip for any reason, all participants will be refunded 100% of funds paid to the school. If a participant withdraws from the program for any reason, they are subject to the refund policy found on the first page of the application.  Deposits are always non-refundable, unless the program is canceled by Weber State.  No refunds will be issued 30 days prior to program start date. 

Refunds will NOT be given to students due to COVID-19 concerns. Before programs were canceled in 2020, every student was given the option to withdraw from programs without penalty due to COVID-19. This year students are applying, cognizant of the pandemic. Weber State will not intentionally place students into high risk situations. We will work together with Program Leaders and Departments on canceling should the destination demonstrate increased risks, be they from COVID or any other concern. As such, students must abide by the standard refund policy.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8711.