From Desk Job to World-Class Athlete
Friday Sep 06 2019
The sun blazed overhead the triathletes running in temperatures rising over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Nearing exhaustion after swimming 2.4 miles and biking 112 miles, BYU Marriott alumna Skye Murphy Moench pushed on to complete the marathon-length run—and was the first professional woman athlete across the finish line. Outperforming her competitors at the world-renowned IRONMAN European Championship in Frankfurt, Germany, Moench attributes her success to a life of hard work and commitment.
Count, Sing, Lift, Repeat
Tuesday Jul 09 2019
BYU Marriott School of Accountancy alumna Jennifer Notley packs school lunches, washes never-ending piles of dirty clothes, drives children to soccer practice, and ensures that the needs of her family of five are taken care of. At first glance, Notley doesn't seem much different from many other mothers. But what you don't know is that she's also a singer and songwriter, vocal coach, fitness instructor, and CPA—all at the same time.
UAVs, Engineering, and Ethics
Thursday Jun 27 2019
Undergraduates typically don’t have to worry about fulfilling a contract with the Department of Defense (DOD) managing a drone company’s mistakes. But that’s exactly what BYU Marriott students Scott Williams and Griffin Holt spent a weekend in Maryland doing.
Doug Prawitt Named School of Accountancy's New Director
Thursday Jun 27 2019
BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian appointed Doug Prawitt as the new director of BYU Marriott’s School of Accountancy. Prawitt began his tenure as director on 15 June 2019.
Viewing pornography at work increases unethical behavior on the job
Monday Jun 24 2019
New research discovers employees who view pornography aren’t just costing companies millions of dollars in wasted time, they’re causing harm to the company.
Everybody Needs a Buddee
Monday Jun 10 2019
Entrepreneurs often dream of successful business endeavors; however, BYU Marriott accounting senior Tate Laing's first business idea literally came to him in a dream.
Alumni Bring Home Six Sells Awards—the Most in School of Accountancy History
Monday Jun 03 2019
Last September, over ninety thousand of the brightest minds in accounting sat down to take a sixteen-hour-long exam to become certified public accountants. With less than fifty-eight percent of participants passing annually, six BYU Marriott School of Accountancy alumni stood out by acing all four sections of the CPA exam, the most in SOA history and from any one school in 2019. These alumni received the Elijah Watt Sells award, given only to those who score in the top percentile on all four sections of the exam on their first attempt.
Show me the gift cards! Reward types impact effectiveness of wellness programs
Friday Mar 22 2019
Employee wellness programs are popular among businesses seeking to increase productivity and cut health care costs. However, many firms have struggled to reap those benefits due to low employee motivation. New research from BYU accounting professors finds evidence that the problem may lie in how the employees are choosing to reward themselves.
Impressive Research Plus Outstanding Academic Service Equals Lifetime Achievement Award
Friday Mar 01 2019
With his impactful research record, years of academic service, and distinguished publication history, BYU Marriott School of Business Associate Dean Steve Glover was an obvious choice for the Outstanding Audit Educator Award.
Seizing the Day
Monday Feb 04 2019
Balancing personal passions with demanding coursework is an art that can take years to perfect. But BYU Marriott MAcc alum James Bounous did just that, building a successful academic career while starring in roles such as Quasimodo from Hunchback of Notre Dame and Jack Kelly in Newsies on some of Utah's most popular stages.
Filling the Medical CFO Gap
Thursday Jan 24 2019
Most people would balk at the hefty amount of financial expertise required to run a medical practice. But Benjamin Green, CPA, CMA, has successfully been helping medical and dental offices run their businesses since his graduation from BYU Marriott’s School of Accountancy in 2016.
A Curiosity-Driven Career
Thursday Jan 24 2019
BYU Marriott School of Business students often graduate with a desire to change the world, but this dream isn’t always realized on the first job out the door. Making a difference takes time, but BYU Marriott Accounting alum Charmaine White can attest that it’s possible—and worth the wait.
On its own, Trump admin's price disclosure policy unlikely to help curb drug prices
Wednesday Jan 23 2019
The Trump administration’s proposal to require pharmaceutical companies to publish drug prices in TV ads is unlikely to help control drug prices, according to a co-authored BYU study published Jan. 22 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Slaying the Dragon
Thursday Jan 17 2019
After decades of leadership roles in successful businesses, Kevin Sayer was no stranger to the expectations placed upon C-suite executives, but when he had to make television appearances as president and CEO of Dexcom, he found himself in unfamiliar territory. Luckily, it was not Sayer's first foray into unfamiliar territory, and he knew his next step might require a bit of humility.
A Dragon Born in a Stream
Friday Jan 11 2019
Sunnie Giles grew up catching river salamanders in her small South Korean farming town while dreaming of someday attending college. Though her parents were unwilling to support her pursuit of higher level education, she didn’t let that stop her.
BYU Marriott Welcomes Its New Dean
Brigitte Madrian Began Term 1 January Monday Jan 07 2019
After six months of anticipation, Brigham Young University finally welcomes its newest dean. On 1 January 2019, Brigitte C. Madrian began her tenure as dean of the BYU Marriott School of Business.
The MVP of the CMA
Wednesday Dec 19 2018
Meg Rodeback didn’t even know the Priscilla S. Payne Outstanding Student Performance Award existed before she earned it in August. But then her parents texted to say they had received a letter congratulating her on receiving the award, which is given to the top performer on the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam by the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA).
BYU Marriott Fares Well in National Rankings
Thursday Nov 01 2018
The BYU Marriott School of Business continues to impress, ranking well in several areas. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked BYU Marriott No. 35 for best undergraduate business programs in the nation.
Case Competition Victory Leads Five BYU Students to Iceland
Wednesday Sep 26 2018
The stress of preparing a case study while still completing junior core accounting assignments was not a deterrent for five BYU Marriott students, who won the 2018 EY Beam Abroad Case Competition. The students enjoyed a free trip to Iceland over the summer for winning the competition.
Friday Sep 07 2018
A new internship program through Cardinal Health provides pre-accounting students with hands-on experience before they start the program.