Accounting Leadership Weekend

Attend Accounting Leadership Weekend on April 8 to 10 to learn how

You'll interact with current MSADA students, faculty, career services staff, and alumni. Accounting Leadership Weekend is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the career momentum you can experience with just one extra year of education. Travel, lodging, and meals are provided by the Kelley School of Business.


Who should attend

To be considered for Accounting Leadership Weekend, you must:

  • Be a student from an underrepresented minority group: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiracial
  • Be a sophomore, junior, or senior (preference given to sophomore and junior students)


Your visit to Bloomington, Indiana, will include in-person conference sessions with Kelley faculty, staff, and current accounting students. View the 2022 agenda to learn more.


2 to 4 p.m.

Graduate Hotel Bloomington
210 E. Kirkwood Avenue

4:30 p.m.

Interactive campus tour

6:30 p.m.


8 p.m.

Evening activity

Casual dress is recommended for the evening’s activities.


7 to 8 a.m.        

Graduate Hotel Bloomington

Current MSADA students lead group to Kelley at 8 a.m.

8:30 to 9 a.m.


Ash Soni, Executive Associate Dean, Academic Programs

9 to 10 a.m.

Moment to Momentum

Leslie Hodder, Chair of Graduate Accounting Programs, Conrad Prebys Professor

10 to 10:15 a.m.



10:15 to 11:30 a.m.

Professional Career Development

Darbe Allison, Associate Director, Graduate Career Services

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lunch at Kelley


12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Minorities in Graduate Accounting Programs

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Being a Person of Color in Accounting

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Student panel

MSADA alumni and current students

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Complete a free MSADA application (optional)


5:30 p.m.


7 p.m.

Evening activity

Business casual dress is recommended for the Saturday sessions.

Why the Kelley MSADA?

Accounting Leadership Weekend was the first step to successful accounting careers for Simone Dixon and Chrissy Smith, 2017 graduates of the MS in Accounting program.

95%of Kelley MSADA students have a job in their field within 90 days of graduation


Please contact Kelley’s Graduate Accounting Programs at or 812-855-7200.

Kelley sets you up for success. Within a few days in the MSA program, I was already in front of Big Four accounting firms and I met the person who offered me my job at PwC.

Trevor Gregory, MSA'11, Director, PwC