Finance & Accounting

About the course

Short-term Professional Development Program Abroad

Program Theme

International financial and accounting vision, incorporating USGAAP concepts.


Undergraduate and graduate students with interest in the areas of finance and controllership.


Improve knowledge in investment analysis, international finance and Advanced Controllership, aiming at the current needs of the global market.

Finance & Accounting

Benefits for scholarship holders participating in this program:

  • Free inperson English course in California
  • Guidance and documents for obtaining the US Visa

  • Academic preparation and logistics for the program

Why should I attend this course?

  • Classes with PhDs professors from the university, with great executive experience; 
  • Two meetings with local executives within the activity grid and optional visit to the port of Los Angeles; 
  • Have an international financial and accounting vision, incorporating USGAAP concepts into your professional career; 
  • Develop your skills in the areas of finance and controllership aiming the current market needs.


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Testimonials from IBS Americas students who attended University of La Verne

July - 2022

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Finance & Accounting

July - 2016

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Finance & Accounting

July - 2016

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Finance & Accounting


Domestic and Global Financial Environment; Financial Goals and Corporate Governance; Leverage, Return on Investment. Company Visits and Business Cases.

Financing the Global Firm; Global Cost, Financial Structure and Currency Swaps. Company Visits and Business Cases.

Advanced Financial Accounting; International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP). Business Cases and Graduation Ceremony.

Frequently Asked Questions

Since the programs are 100% in English, to participate in the business-themed programs, the minimum level of English required is intermediate, and for the Business English course, the elementary level of English is fine.

The students will visit companies active in the local market or receive representatives at the university for lectures according to the course's area of study. It is expected that students have a very proactive attitude, asking interesting questions to the representative of the organization.

Courses are 3 weeks with classes from Monday to Wednesday full-time. The student will take the administration module in one period and, in the case of students from the United States and England, the English module in another. In Italy, the other period is dedicated to the preparation of the work to be presented at the end of the course. 
On Thursdays, students in the thematic courses have company visits or lectures with local executives. 
Please refer to the course page for specific details of course load, syllabus and extra activities. 

Professor Ricardo Britto

PhD in Business Administration from FEA/USP, he is one of the most experienced Brazilian professors in International Business.

  • Location
    La Verne - United States
  • Dates
    3 weeks (January or July )
  • Investment
    U$ 7,245 + Enrollment: U$ 90
    Check opportunities for partial scholarships
  • Program Profile
    Full-time classes and visits to companies
  • Workload
    80 class-hours (lectures, talks and company visits)
  • Additional Activity
    Business English module included in the program with 27 class-hours
  • Students per Classroom
    From 15 to 30
  • Certification
    Certificate in Executive Management - ULV and Business English - ELS
  • Language
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