Studies Abroad in Russia
Sponsored by Department of Management, School of Accountancy
Robinson College of Business

Summer semester 2000

Georgia State University's Management and Accounting  Studies Program  in Russia provides an opportunity to see, hear, and study firsthand the experiences and perspectives of managers in Russia. During the Summer Session, class meetings at GSU will prepare students for the trip. The group will depart for Moscow on August 8, and return to Atlanta on August 19, 2000.

The program focuses on the impact of economic, political/legal, social, and cultural factors on the theory and practice of  management and accounting. We will visit a variety of organizations in Moscow and St. Petersburg and have the opportunity to examine: the role of business in society, public-private sector relationships, business and economic development, human behavior in the workplace, strategic management, Foreign Business Valuation,Transfer Pricing, and Foreign Taxation.

The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University, Robinson College of Business (see appropriate university catalog ). Program size is limited, and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the program directors.

Participants who successfully complete the program will receive three semester hours of credit. Undergraduate students register for Management 4660, Comparative Management Proctices. Graduate students register for Management 8660, Management and Cross-National Environments.

Participants will stay in Western-managed first-class hotels. Travel between cities will be by regularly scheduled rail transportation and by private motor coach.

Cost of the program may vary according to  currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. It is tentatively set at $2,975. Students also pay regular Georgia State University tuition fees. Participants who wish to tour Europe on their own after the program ends ( at their own expense ) should talk with the program directors before final payment of fees.

Round-trip airfare
Hotel accommodations, double occupancy
Daily full-course  breakfasts
Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Travel between cities
Selected city orientations

GSU tuition and fees
Passport/ visa fees
Meals other than breakfast
Excess baggage charges and tips
Personal items

Georgia State University does provide health insurance coverage to program participants. Georgia State University does not assume responsilibity for damage or loss of any personal effects. A waiver of liability is required of each participant before program acceptance.

Participants may apply to the program directors in person or by mail using the attached application. The application deadline is February 11, 2000. Because program size is limited, early applicaiton is strongly advised. Individual interviews will be scheduled with sutdents upon receipt of application.

You will be notified as soon as a decision is made onn your application, and a $200 deposit will be required to confirm your acceptance to the program. The remaining $2,775 payment must be made no later than March 15, 2000. Make all checks  payable to Georgia State University.

The program directors are Dr. Marta S. White, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, and Dr. Tad D. Ransopher, Assistant Professor, School of Accountancy.
For more information about the program or to submit your application, contact :

Dr. Marta S. White or Dr. Tad D. Ransopher
Robinson College of Business,
Georgia State University,
P.O. Box 4014,  Atlanta,
Georgia  30302-4014
Telephone, 404/651-3400, 404/651-2611;
Fax 404/651-2804;

The office of international Services and Programs coordinates study abroad programs for Georgia State University. For general information about international study, contact Ms. Leigh Essex Walker,  Study Abroad Coordinator, Georgia State University, 33 Gilmer Street SE, 310 Student Center, Atlanta, Georgia 30303; telephone: 404/463-9073; e-mail:

For information regarding other study abroad programs in the Robinson College of Business, please contact Dr. Karen D. Loch, Director fo the Institute of International Business, 702 Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 4014, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-4014 telephone, 404/651-4095; fax 404/651-2606; e-mail:

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