The FSA will succeed in executing its Strategic Plan by uniting our members around a common set of clear and measurable goals and Strategic Initiatives (SI).

Promote value

  1. Increase member satisfaction regarding value of FSA membership
  2. Increase effectiveness of accreditation process
  3. Increase FSA revenue
  4. Increase university administration support of separate accreditation
  5. Increase CPA firm support


Educate and involve faculty

  1. Increase awareness among faculty members of changes in the economy and the accounting profession with implications for graduate accounting education
  2. Become the group that is considered the thought leader for current issues in graduate accounting education
  3. Influence curriculum change in graduate accounting programs

Share innovation

  1. Increase awareness of effective best practices of graduate accounting programs
  2. Hold a high quality, high impact innovation session at the FSA meeting
  3. Increase the number of alliances to share innovations
    • Prominent journals
    • Prominent professional groups

Encourage the pursuit of PhD education

  1. Increase the number of students in accounting PhD programs:
    • Coming from accredited accounting programs
    • Coming from the accounting profession
  2. Increase the number of PhDs teaching auditing, financial reporting, tax

Provide independent input

  1. Influence establishment of efficient AACSB accounting standards
  2. Achieve reliance on AACSB accounting standards for meeting minimum education requirements for sitting for CPA exam by all state boards
  3. Achieve adoption of uniform requirement to sit for the CPA exam in every jurisdiction
  4. Increase FSA membership among state CPA societies and CPA firms
  5. Increase opportunities to provide input to regulatory bodies