Enhancing the Accounting and Finance Curriculum
The Robert W. Plaster School of Business Administration at Missouri Southern State University and Université Quisqueya (UniQ) in Haiti contributed to the economic renewal of Haiti by using the expertise of Missouri Southern's School of Business Administration faculty to strengthen accounting and finance at UniQ.
The partnership focused on faculty development to enhance the teaching of accounting and finance at UniQ, as well as course development, workforce development, and entrepreneurship and small business development training, especially for Haitian women.
In addition, seven talented Haitian undergraduates from economically disadvantaged backgrounds had the opportunity to complete their baccalaureate degrees in accounting and finance at Missouri Southern and return to Haiti to complete internships in the accounting and financial services industry.
Primary partnership activities included:
- Delivery of English language instruction
- Formation of an Advisory Board
- Needs assessment and course development
- Curriculum review at UniQ
- Faculty development and collaborative research
- Faculty exchange
- Workforce development workshops in Haiti
At a Glance
Missouri Southern State University; University of Quisqueya
Latin America & the Caribbean
Jul 2008–Jun 2011
The partnership is funded by USAID and managed by Higher Education for Development and began in July 2008 when MSSU’s coordinator Nii Adote Abrahams and Chris Moos, co-directors of the “MSSU-UniQ Partnership for Excellence in Accounting and Finance, Haiti,” traveled to Port-au-Prince to interview seven highly academically talented accounting and finance UniQ students.