Marriott School News Roundup

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Marriott School of Management students, faculty, and staff had a fantastic fall. Before bidding farewell to 2014, take a look back at the semester’s biggest news stories.

School News

Businessweek Ranks MBA Program 27th in the Nation: BYU’s MBA program was ranked No. 27 overall in Bloomberg Businessweek’s full-time MBA rankings, a five-spot rise from the program’s last finish in 2012.

Entrepreneurship Programs Ranked in Top 10 for Fifth Straight Year: BYU’s undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs were ranked No. 4 and No. 7, respectively, by The Princeton Review’s annual survey for Entrepreneur magazine.

BYU Awarded Grant for International Business Training: The US Department of Education awarded BYU a four-year grant of more than $1.1 million to continue its work as a Center for International Business Education and Research.

Faculty News

Professor Receives JFE Award for Finance Research: Marriott School finance professor Karl Diether recently garnered high recognition from the Journal of Financial Economics, receiving second place in the journal’s Fama/DFA Prizes for Capital Markets and Asset Pricing for an article he cowrote in 2013.

Glover Appointed to National Accounting Board: The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants recently appointed Marriott School associate dean Steve Glover to its Auditing Standards Board. Glover will meet with the board four times a year to update and revise the standards followed by the AICPA’s 400,000 members across the country.

Accounting Professors Win National Awards for Research: The American Accounting Association recently honored Marriott School accounting professors Doug Prawitt, David Wood and Bryan Stewart with a pair of prestigious awards for exceptional research in behavioral and organizational accounting.

Student News

BYU Team Wins IMA Case Competition: Hard work and dedication paid off for four BYU MAcc students who recently took first place at the Institute of Management Accountants National Case Competition.

MBA Student Wins Disney Data Analytics Competition: Mickey Mouse might bring in the money for The Walt Disney Company, but Stephanie Conran is helping save it. Conran, a BYU MBA global supply chain student, won The Walt Disney Company’s enterprise-wide data analytics competition.