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  • SOA Students Chosen for the 2020–21 PCAOB Scholarship Friday Dec 04 2020

    Earlier this year, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) announced the winners for the 2020–21 PCAOB scholarships. Two students from the School of Accountancy (SOA) at the BYU Marriott School of Business were among the recipients: Joy Saline, an accounting senior from Snowflake, Arizona; and Derek Smith, a second-year MAcc student from Colorado Springs, Colorado.


  • Following His Path Tuesday Nov 24 2020

    The path to the BYU Marriott School of Business began for Rocky Wang in his home country of China, coursed across the green fields of Scotland and Ireland, and weaved through the snowy grounds of BYU–Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho, before finally bringing him to BYU campus in Provo. Now as a junior in the School of Accountancy (SOA) at BYU Marriott, Wang knows his path will lead him to further growth in his future career.


  • From a Top Program to Top Companies Monday Oct 19 2020

    When Deloitte offered Hannah Risenmay a summer internship, she expected to complete her internship in an office located in California, not sitting on her couch in Washington. So, when her internship moved online as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, she wasn't sure what to expect. However, Risenmay was thrilled to discover that despite being hundreds of miles away from company headquarters, her supervisor still gave her important responsibilities and ensured that she felt connected with their team.


  • Leading Through Quality Teamwork Friday Oct 02 2020

    When COVID-19 struck, one of the first thoughts for BYU Marriott alum Sterling Nielsen had involved the welfare of his employees. As the CEO of Mountain America Credit Union, he oversees employees with a variety of responsibilities, and he wanted to guarantee that they could keep their jobs.


  • A Heart that Bleeds Blue Friday Sep 18 2020

    If you ever see a white car with a Utah license plate that reads BRIGM, you are likely driving behind Lee Bowen, a BYU Marriott School of Accountancy (SOA) alumni and die-hard BYU Cougar fan from Herriman, UT. Bowen’s time at BYU not only strengthened a love of Cougar sports, his experiences in the SOA also sparked a lifelong desire to strive for excellence.  


  • Accounting Professor and Team Receive Innovation in Accounting Award Tuesday Aug 25 2020

    David Wood, Andersen Fellow and professor of accounting at the BYU Marriott School of Business School of Accountancy, and his team of colleagues, recently received the distinguished Innovation in Accounting Award from the American Accounting Association (AAA).


  • Distinguished SOA Professor Receives National Mentoring Award Thursday Aug 20 2020

    Doug Prawitt, director of the School of Accountancy at the BYU Marriott School of Business, was recently awarded the prestigious KPMG Mentoring Award from the American Accounting Association (AAA).


  • The Value of Questioning the Rules Monday Jul 06 2020

    Whether she's teaching in the classroom or conducting her own research, Abigail Allen, an assistant professor in BYU Marriott's School of Accountancy (SOA), strives to ask challenging questions that don't take the status-quo accounting rules for granted.


  • Four SOA Alumni Recognized for High CPA Exam Scores Tuesday Jun 23 2020

    On 17 April 2020, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) announced the winners of the 2019 Elijah Watt Sells Award. This award is given to individuals who scored above an average of 95.5 across all four sections of the CPA exam. This year, four BYU Marriott School of Accountancy graduates qualified for the award.


  • Lake Honored as WCC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Thursday Jun 18 2020

    Mary Lake of BYU women's volleyball and BYU Marriott's School of Accountancy was recently named a 2019-20 West Coast Conference Mike Gilleran Scholar-Athlete of the Year.


  • Speaking the Language of Accounting Monday Jun 15 2020

    Hayden Gunnell not only graduated this spring from BYU Marriott with a master's degree in accounting, he also left with a clear plan to earn his PhD in the fall, a first-place win at the Lockheed Martin Ethics in Engineering Case Competition, and friends and memories to last a lifetime.


  • A Stepping Stone to Test-Taking Success Tuesday Jun 09 2020

    Getting the highest CMA score worldwide is no easy feat, but for BYU Marriott masters of accounting student Josh Mortensen, studying for the CMA exam was like preparing for one of his competitive piano competitions—daunting but rewarding. 


  • Eleven BYU Marriott Students Receive Bateman Award Friday May 15 2020

    The BYU Marriott School of Business named eleven recent graduates as 2020 Merrill J. Bateman Outstanding Student Award winners.


  • BYU Marriott Names New Associate Dean Bonnie Anderson Assumes Role 18 May Thursday May 14 2020

    BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian has announced the appointment of Bonnie Anderson as the school’s newest associate dean. Anderson takes over for previous associate dean Keith Vorkink on 18 May.


  • BYU Marriott Team Takes First at ACG Cup Friday Apr 17 2020

    A BYU Marriott team of two MAcc students and two MBA students took first place at this year's statewide Association for Corporate Growth Cup held this winter semester, receiving $3,000 as they competed against teams from universities across the state of Utah.


  • Eight to Eight Thursday Mar 12 2020

    A study group at BYU whose members called themselves the 8 to 8 Club gave BYU Marriott accounting alum Mike Baird the foundational team and leadership skills he now uses as president of a company that works to save the lives of people across America.


  • On the PhD Track Tuesday Mar 10 2020

    A Nike advertisement featuring Serena Williams that adorned the Los Angeles skyline read "If they think your dreams are crazy, show them what crazy dreams can do.” This ad gave Daphne Armstrong confidence to pursue her dreams of getting a PhD and eventually becoming an accounting professor.


  • Cassette Tape Counsel Monday Feb 24 2020

    Since losing his mom at just eight years old, BYU Marriott's School of Accountancy associate professor Josh Lee has relied on a cassette tape recording she left him to guide him throughout his life—a life that led him to accepting a BYU Marriott job in 2019.


  • Thirty by Thirty Wednesday Feb 05 2020

    For BYU Marriott accounting major Dmitrii Liu, there are big plans on the horizon for the next few years.


  • Courage Over Comfort Friday Jan 31 2020

    A life with challenges and opportunities has pushed BYU Marriott alumna Lisa Bateman Quist out of her comfort zone to become an advocate for women in business.