Franklin University Helps Develop International Financial and Managerial Accounting Course

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Franklin University has expanded its academic expertise to a global stage by assisting in the development of international curriculum. On Oct. 12, a group of international professors met in Poland at the Wroclaw School of Banking (WSB) to develop the European version of the Financial and Managerial Accounting course for the WSB-MBA Program.

This collaboration is a natural extension of Franklin’s team approach to curriculum development, said Dr. Lou Anne Manning, MBA Faculty member. The addition of international scholars will enhance both Franklin and its students' global perspective.

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, has expanded its academic expertise to a global stage by assisting in the development of international curriculum.

On Oct. 12, a group of international professors met in Poland at the Wroclaw School of Banking (WSB) to develop the European version of the Financial and Managerial Accounting course for the WSB-MBA Program. The development team was composed of Drs. Debra Petrizzo and Lou Anne Manning from Franklin University, Dr. Jerzy Monka from WSB, and Dr. Milos Tumpach from the University of Economics in Bratislava. Ms. Justyna Wojtun, WSB MBA Program Director, acted as a translator for the group.

The group focused its curriculum development efforts on the following topics: the course development process used by Franklin to develop courses, the purpose of the MBA program, differences in accounting practices between the United States and European Union, and the content (both breadth and depth) for the accounting course.

This latest effort by Franklin University to engage in international curriculum development showcases the University’s growing reputation as an international authority in academics. With the signing of its first agreement in Poland with WSB in 2008, the University has been engaged in an aggressive strategy to expand its reach to institutions overseas. To date, Franklin University holds agreements in nine countries, offering its MBA in seven.

“This collaboration is a natural extension of Franklin’s team approach to curriculum development,” said Dr. Lou Anne Manning, MBA Faculty member. “The addition of international scholars will enhance Franklin’s global perspective and further its own students’ development as participants in a global economy.”

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, more than 11,000 students attend Franklin, both at its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations, and at its newest location in Indianapolis, in addition to online. Franklin offers 27 undergraduate majors as well as three graduate programs and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University’s MBA Program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at http://www.franklin.edu.

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