Marriott School Winter News Roundup

It’s midterm season and time to review what’s happened at the Marriott School since 1 January. Here’s a look at the biggest news of 2014—so far.

School News

Marriott School Appoints New MBA Director: The Marriott School appointed John Bingham, an associate professor of organizational leadership and strategy, as the new director of the MBA program, succeeding Craig Merrill after six years of dedicated service in the position.

BYU Endorsed by IMA for Excellence in Management Accounting Education: BYU’s School of Accountancy recently received endorsement from the Institute of Management Accountants for excellence in preparing students to pursue the Certified Management Accounting credential.

Utah Startup Marketplace Brings Budding Business to BYU: The hottest startups from around the state set up at BYU’s Utah Startup Marketplace to find the newest talent for their companies.

Faculty News

What Companies Can Learn from NASA’s Tragedies: BYU business professor Peter Madsen has been researching NASA’s safety climate ever since the Columbia shuttle broke apart upon re-entering Earth’s atmosphere.

BYU School of Accountancy Chair Appointed to FASAC: The Financial Accounting Foundation recently appointed BYU School of Accountancy Chair Jeff Wilks to serve on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council.

Marriott School Professor Receives American Accounting Association Award: Professor Bill Tayler was among those honored by the American Accounting Association for an article he co-wrote on the methods and effectiveness of measuring performance.

Student News

Students Win Big at BYU’s Business Model Competition: BYU’s student entrepreneur team Genius Security took home first place and a cash prize of $3,000 at this year’s Business Model Competition hosted by the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.

BYU, Indiana University Top 2013 Business Language Case Competition: Teams of three from universities across the country gathered at BYU to present practical solutions to real-world business cases in the 2013 Business Language Case Competition.

BYU Students Take First in Capital One Case Competition: Helping people use credit wisely is no easy feat, but three Marriott School undergrads took on the challenge and won first place in the 2013 Capital One Case Competition after attending the final round of presentations in Plano, Texas.