With generous support from the MAS PhD Student Fund, we are launching the inaugural MAS PhD Mentorship Program, which will take place during the 2020 IMA Doctoral Colloquium!

What is it?
Participating students meet with two assigned faculty mentors for 20-30 minutes during the IMA Doctoral Colloquium and receive feedback on a research proposal.

Those selected for the program will receive up to $500 as a reimbursement of conference travel costs (e.g., airfare, hotel) from the MAS PhD Student Fund.

Why should students apply?
This is a fantastic opportunity to spend one-on-one time with senior researchers and receive valuable feedback on your research proposal.

Who is eligible?
3rd and 4th year PhD students.

Colloquium attendees not participating in the mentorship program will engage in a 90-minute roundtable Q&A with resident faculty where they will have an opportunity to follow-up on topics discussed earlier in the day.

How do students apply?
To apply, send a completed research “pitch template” to Jason Brown ( and Willie Choi ( by August 26, 2019.

The “pitch template” form and a sample completed “pitch template” CLICK HERE

Applicants will be notified of admittance decisions by Sept 9, 2019.

What happens after students are accepted to the MAS PhD Student Mentorship Program?
Once admitted, students will be informed of the faculty mentors with whom they are matched.

Prior to the Colloquium, matched students and faculty mentors can discuss whether any updates have been made to the research proposal, the aspects of the proposal for which feedback is desired, and any other pertinent issues related to the proposal.

Want to be a faculty mentor?
Please email Jason Brown ( and Willie Choi ( as soon as possible.

Letter from the President

Benjamin C. Ayers

To my colleagues in the Management Accounting Section of the AAA,

As my term begins, I’d like to provide a summary of the state of our Section. Below are updates on significant current and new MAS activities, and on our financial condition and fee changes that will take effect in 2019-2020. I’ve included names of some who lead these activities, but for those whose names are not mentioned, please know that it’s not because your efforts are not appreciated – it’s because we have over 135 volunteer positions staffed by more than 110 people so it’s simply impossible to list all the great things you do!

The MAS has long had its own distinct culture. Our colleagues have diverse research and teaching interests, geographies, tenure in the academy and experiences prior to joining it, personal stories, and more...

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Dear MAS members,

As the incoming Senior Editor of the Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR) for the 2019-2021 term, I am excited to announce the team of Editors that will serve during my term. They are a group of 13 strong researchers that are ready to work with you, current and future authors and referees, on publishing high quality and relevant management accounting research.

Continuing on JMAR’s promise to include diverse methodological perspectives, we have editors covering all methods used to address management accounting issues, and have wide geographical representation with 46% of the editors not based in the US. Furthermore, the incoming Editorial Board which are relied upon to do the bulk of the reviewing will, for the first time in JMAR’s history, consists of a majority of non-US based researchers. I will announce the incoming Editorial Board members at the Management Accounting Section’s midyear meeting in January.

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