Accounting Leadership Weekend

Attend Accounting Leadership Weekend on April 14 to 16 to learn how

Join us on campus where 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. All travel, meals, and lodging expenses for ALW are covered by the Kelley School of Business.


Who should attend

To be considered for Accounting Leadership Weekend, you must:

  • Be an underrepresented minority (African-American, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native American, 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 last year's agenda to learn more about the ALW experience.


2 to 4 p.m.

Hotel Check-in

4:30 p.m.

Visit to Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center

5 p.m.

Interactive Campus Tour
Tour led by current MSADA students

6:30 p.m.


8 p.m.

Evening Activites

Casual dress is recommended for the evening’s activities.


8 to 9 a.m.

Breakfast at Hotel

Current MSADA students lead group to Kelley at 9 a.m.

9:30 to 10 a.m.


Ash Soni, Executive Associate Dean, Academic Programs

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

10:15 to 11 a.m.

Featured Faculty Panel Conversation

Martin McCrory, Chief Diversity Officer Emeritus, Associate Professor of Business Law


Suneal Bedi, Assistant Professor of Business Law & Ethics

Christopher Cook, Senior Lecturer of Accounting

Bree Josefy, Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting

11 to 11:15 a.m.



11:15 to 12:15 p.m.

Professional Career Development

Cindy Hosea, Associate Director, Graduate Career Services

12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch at Kelley


1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Balancing Your Past, Present, and Future as Minorities in Graduate Accounting Programs

Brittani Shantel Jackson, Doctoral Student, Accounting

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Belonging in Business While Leading Through Differences

Amber Champion, Senior Business Consultant, EY

3:30 to 3:45 p.m.



3:45 to 4:30 p.m.

Student Panel

MSADA alumni and current students

4:30 to 5 p.m.

Supporting Your Future: Scholarships and Financial Aid

Evan Gerstein, Associate Director of Student Recruitment

5 to 5:30 p.m.

Complete a Free MSADA Application (optional)


6:15 to 8:15 p.m.



8:30 p.m.

Evening Activities



8 to 9 a.m.

Breakfast at Hotel

9 to 10 a.m.

Travel to Airport

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.

100%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, Manager, PwC