Each year, U-M Ross School of Business Master of Accounting (MAcc) students travel to Washington, D.C. to take part in an Accounting and Public Policy Symposium. The symposium offers opportunities to explore the intersection of public policy and business through classroom discussion, visits by top-level speakers and trips to relevant sites in Washington, D.C.
On August 28th, U-M MAcc students had the opportunity to hear from Senator Gary Peters (D-MI). Senator Peters holds an M.B.A. in Finance and was able to speak to the students about bringing a business mindset to Washington, D.C. He discussed some of his legislative work that draws on his finance background, such as his work surrounding audits at the Department of Defense.. Sen. Peters also discussed the importance of engagement in public policy and offered advice to the students on how they can involve themselves in the legislative process.