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  • 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.


  • Out of the Comfort Zone Monday Jan 13 2020

    When BYU Marriott accounting alum Janette Van der Weijden began her career, she never imagined she would work all over the world and be a champion of diversity in the workplace.


  • Alumni Reconnect at Seventh Annual SOA Conference Tuesday Dec 17 2019

    Nearly three hundred attendees convened in Provo for a weekend of networking and reconnecting at BYU’s seventh annual School of Accountancy conference held on 14–16 November 2019 in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center on the campus of BYU.


  • BYU Marriott Welcomes New Faculty in 2019 Friday Nov 01 2019

    The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business welcomes seven new professors to the Tanner Building this fall.


  • Impostor Syndrome is more common than you think; Study finds best way to cope with it Roughly 20 percent of study subjects experience the phenomenon Monday Sep 23 2019

    A new study from researchers at BYU reveals that perceptions of impostorism are quite common and uncovers one of the best — and worst — ways to cope with such feelings.


  • 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.