Accounting and Public Policy: Customized D.C. Programs
Recent laws and regulations, both in the U.S. and globally, have greatly increased the need for accounting professionals to understand legislative and regulatory processes, as well as important public policy issues and trends. This knowledge is increasingly essential for accounting professionals to better manage their own careers and organizations, and to better serve their clients.
The Washington Campus customized accounting and public policy courses for graduate and professional students enable participants to interact directly with legislators and regulators, policy experts and influencers, and experienced sector professionals. Participants gain key insights necessary to more effectively manage in this profession’s increasingly dynamic public affairs and public policy environment.
The Campus’ faculty includes experts who hold or have held senior positions at regulatory and Executive Branch institutions such as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, as well as Members and staff from Congress, including from the Congressional Budget Office and key committees (tax, banking, etc.). Program faculty also include policy experts from organizations such as the Center for Audit Quality, major accounting firms, and other corporations and associations, who manage legislative and regulatory policy and public affairs both in the U.S. and globally.
The Washington Campus accounting and public policy residency courses include lectures, site visits, and interactive sessions to enable accounting professionals to better understand first-hand the complexities of policy development and implementation.
The following represents a sampling of course content for a graduate accounting residency program: