Business and Finance in Paris

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First and Second year Accounting and Finance/ Accounting and Business Management students enrolled on Financial Accounting (ACFI1301), Professional Communications (ACFI1420) or Financial Reporting (ACFI2307) are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 25 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


As part of this visit to Paris, the capital of France, students will be able to study how accounting and finance practices vary within different national cultures. There may be the opportunity to visit a range of financial institutions such as the stock exchange in Paris, a visit to a financial institution and a popular local market. Activities to compare and contrast English and French prices will also be organised.

This will aid students to understand the wider financial perspective and the ‘behind the scene activities’ needed for the good function of the economy.  All students will develop a greater degree of competence in the key skills of cultural navigation and intercultural interaction, as well as more general skills of communication and self-confidence. In addition, participant will develop the ability to work collaboratively and learn to respect a range of perspectives from around the world.

Cultural activities

Outside of scheduled academic activities, students will have the opportunity to have a taste of Paris and its culture. Participants may choose to head to the Eiffel Tower, go on the Seine River cruise, visit the Arc de Triomphe or walk down Champ-Elysees through Jardin des Tuileries. Or perhaps cross over Pont des Arts bridge to Ile de la Cite to see Notre Dame, to name but a few highlights Paris has to offer.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the immigration requirements for France. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to France and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The Global Mobility Office can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by DMU Global. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Monday 8 June 2020
  • Return date:  Thursday 11 June 2020
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £300-350
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable)
  • DMU Global bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Monday 24 February 2020 9am