With generous support from the MAS PhD Student Fund, the MAS PhD Mentorship Program will take place during the 2021 IMA Doctoral Colloquium!


We are pleased to announce that the second annual MAS PhD Mentorship Program will take place during the 2021 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.

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 Q&A session 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 proposal template to Jason Brown ( and Martin Holzhacker ( by Saturday, October 31, 2020.

The research proposal template can be FOUND HERE, and a sample completed template can be FOUND HERE.

Applicants will be notified of admittance decisions by November 15, 2020.

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 Martin Holzhacker ( as soon as possible.

Letter from the President

Allen Webb

Dear MAS Members;

Below you’ll find the first call for 2020-21 MAS volunteers and a full report of our very successful Midyear Meeting held in Houston, January 9-11.

Be a Volunteer!

It is that time of year when our President Elect, Isabella Grabner, is beginning to staff the various committees and other positions that will be doing the important work of the section when her term as President starts in August.

Isabella has over 100 positions for which she needs volunteers. So, don’t wait to be asked, do your part to help the MAS by emailing Isabella at soon to volunteer! If there are certain roles you would most prefer taking on, let Isabella know when you contact her....

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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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