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2019 Accounting Programs Leadership Group & the Federation of Schools of Accountancy Annual Joint Seminar

February 8 - 9, 2019 - Hilton Downtown Tampa


Program Overview

The topics are designed for a broad audience, including deans, chairs, and program directors. The program begins with a "Networking Breakfast" open to all conference attendees.


For the 2019 meeting in Tampa, we have designed a mix of “at large” sessions and concurrent sessions customized to appeal to either department chairs or graduate program directors. Some of the topics and guests for this year's program include:

  • Grant Thornton CEO Michael McGuire discusses current issues in the profession
  • IMA CEO and President Jeff Thompson presents “The Future of the Accountant in Business”
  • Recent accounting graduates share “what they wished they had learned” in their accounting programs
  • AICPA presents on complex technological changes impacting the profession and related implications for curriculum redesign
  • AACSB updates on recent changes to accreditation standards
  • Leveraging advisory boards for maximum benefit
  • Articulating the value proposition of graduate accounting programs relative to other options for attaining 150 hours
  • Strategies for helping new PhDs become excellent classroom teachers
  • Designing flexible and responsive curricula
  • Teaching accounting students to “learn how to learn”
  • Saying “No” as a department chair: Strategies for maintaining a healthy work-life balance
  • Insights into careers in industry
  • Dealing with students in crisis
  • Leveraging student organizations for maximum benefit
  • Leaders from both APLG and FSA discuss a potential merger of the two organizations
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