• Registration is Now Open!

    The 2017 Management Accounting Section Meeting will be held January 5-7, 2017 at the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The meeting will include the Research Conference, IMA Doctoral Colloquium and Teaching Symposium.

  • We would like to thank the Institute of Management Accountants for its generous support in sponsoring the 2017 Management Accounting Section Doctoral Colloquium.


  • San Juan Key Travel Facts

    • United States Citizens don’t need a passport to enter the island. Spanish and English are the official languages. Most Puerto Ricans speak English.

    • The United States dollar is the official currency. Puerto Rico is in the Atlantic Time Zone, which is 1 hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST), and identical to Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

    • The phone system is the same as in the U.S. The Island‘s area codes are 787 and 939.

  • Opening Plenary Speaker sponsored by CGMA

    Cynthia Cooper is a best-selling author, consultant and internationally recognized speaker on ethical leadership and corporate governance best practices. She was named one of Time Magazine’s Persons of the Year for her role in uncovering the fraud at WorldCom, one of the largest corporate frauds in history.
    Click here to learn more!

Call for Mini-Classroom Proposals

As an integral part of the Management Accounting Section (MAS) Mid-Year Meeting, the Teaching Symposium is presenting a series of education-focused sessions designed to complement the meeting’s research-focused concurrent sessions. Instead of the poster sessions provided in past years, we are looking for teachers who can demonstrate techniques they use to engage students more deeply in class and encourage individual student learning. As part of the Teaching Symposium, the program includes two "mini-classroom" sessions where authors of accepted proposals will demonstrate how they teach a class and incorporate their teaching techniques into their classes. The audience will assume the role of students and the authors will conduct a 20-minute class. The goal was to provide a more interactive opportunity for innovative teachers to showcase their classroom techniques. Please consider submitting a 1-page proposal include the following information: 

1. Describe the technique/topic you want to teach.
2. Identify the learning objectives you look to accomplish when teaching your class
3. Categorize your learning objectives by learning level: low (most appropriate for introductory classes), average, above average, or high (most appropriate for upper-level and graduate classes)
4. Discuss your assurance of learning strategies
5. Show your timeline for how you plan on utilizing your 20 minute session.

We believe these sessions will offer invaluable opportunities to see how our colleagues are using innovative techniques to engage students and promote learning. Each session will also provide time for the audience to ask questions regarding implementation and potential challenges. The Committee looks forward to your submissions. Please submit your 1-page proposals electronically by Saturday, October 29, 2016 (midnight EDT) to Professor Timothy West at Tulane University using the email twest5@tulane.edu

We rely on volunteer reviewers and discussants to put on a successful conference. Please consider volunteering HERE.

CLICK HERE for more information on the Teaching Symposium. 


Best regards,
Bill Tayler and Clara Chen
2017 Management Accounting Section Meeting Co-Directors