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

Allen Webb

Dear Members of the Management Accounting Section of the AAA;

As one of my first official duties as MAS President, it is a pleasure to provide this summary of recent news and events, highlights of some new initiatives planned for the coming year, and reminders of upcoming deadlines and activities. Doing all we do as a section requires tremendous dedication by our members. I am incredibly grateful for the over 100 members who readily agreed to volunteer their time and talent during my term as President. Thank you all for your commitment to the success of the MAS in the upcoming year!

On a personal note, I’d like to thank Annie Farrell, Past-President and Mina Pizzini, former Secretary Treasurer, for their exemplary service to the MAS. As with most leadership positions, there is a significant amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to keep the MAS running smoothly, as I am now learning! Both Annie and Mina worked tirelessly and enthusiastically in their roles and continue to provide ...

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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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