California Dreamin‘ will become realityCo-operation agreement with California State University

Pleased with the new co-operation (from left): Prof. Dr. Reinhard Heyd, Prof. Dr. Betty Chavis from California State University, and Prof. Dr. Robert Rieg.

Th, 21. April 2016

Internationally well connected: Aalen University successfully expanded its worldwide co-operation. The first group of students from the degree programme International Business will already be able to spend a semester at California State University in Fullerton (USA) starting in winter semester 2016/17. Similarly, students from Fullerton are expected in Aalen.

The co-operation agreement between California State University in Fullerton (CSUF) and Aalen University stands – through several mutual discussions and visits from the project leaders Prof. Dr. Betty Chavis, Prof. Dr. Rheinhard Heyd, and Prof. Dr. Robert Rieg, the co-operation of both universities could be successfully establish and expanded over the past few years. As a result, an international exchange of professors, lecturers, and students will be possible this upcoming fall.

The co-operation deals mostly with students from the field of International Business with a focus on finance, accounting, and taxation (FACT) however it should be expanded in medium terms.

With 40 professors in accounting fields CSFU, currently the biggest accredited business school on the west coast of America, offers the FACT students from Aalen a wide range of expertise. With a selection of 800-1000 optional accounting subjects, their range of accounting courses is the largest in the USA.

In addition to exchange with students, an exchange of professors is already in preparation: Prof. Dr. Robert Rieg will teach at CSUF in July. Both universities, especially the students, benefit from such regular guest lecturers abroad or joint international research projects. Because of this, an international perspective of the study field makes themed content possible and strengthens the understanding for the various accounting systems in the USA and Germany. This is a valuable experience and sustainable investment especially for business administration students, who often pursue an international career.