BYU Accounting Grads Help Set National Standards
Grads launch careers at Financial Accounting Standards Board Thursday Mar 18 2010
Most accountants spend their days ensuring that company financial records are up to standards. But for a handful of Brigham Young University Master of Accountancy graduates, going to work means helping set those standards.
Social Entrepreneurship Interns Dangle Carrots to Do Good
New internship program offers unique opportunities Monday Mar 15 2010
The wisdom of the ages sets forth two ways to make a donkey walk forward: hit its backside with a stick, or dangle a carrot in front of it. Consumer activists tend to use sticks, such as lawsuits, protests and boycotts, to persuade companies to be socially responsible. But as part of a new internship program, five students at Brigham Young University decided to experiment with carrots —mobs of them.
Marriott School Internship Competition and Fair Prepare Students for Internships
Thursday Feb 25 2010
Four Brigham Young University students walked away with distinguished internships after competing in the fourth annual MUSA Internship Competition. New to this year's competition is an internship fair and a series of workshops to help students seek employment and improve their professional skills.
Taking Time to Serve
Marriott School students find ways to reach out Tuesday Feb 09 2010
Many students in the Marriott School of Management are busy juggling packed schedules filled with rigorous coursework and extracurriculars — but that doesn't stop them from setting the books aside to lend a helping hand. Here's a glance at service activities performed last semester by three student groups: the Marriott Undergraduate Student Association, Rotaract and Marriott On-Board.
Marriott School featured in Salt Lake Tribune
Monday Feb 01 2010
The Salt Lake Tribune takes an in-depth look at the Marriott School of Management in two stories printed Sunday, Jan. 31.
Angel Tree Spreads Christmas Cheer
Partnership with United Way Helps Utah County Kids Tuesday Dec 22 2009
It took a chorus of happy Whos to help Mr. Grinch find the true spirit of Christmas. At the Marriott School of Management, all it took was a festive tree and an invitation to give. In partnership with the United Way, the school's annual Angel Tree service project gave students, faculty and staff the opportunity to provide Christmas for needy children in Utah County.
BYU Sweeps Deloitte Case Study Competition
Undergraduate and Graduate Teams Both No. 1 Wednesday Nov 11 2009
Accounting students from Brigham Young University swept the 2009 Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition, taking first place in both the graduate and undergraduate divisions. The two teams each received a $10,000 school award and $2,000 scholarships for each team member.
Marriott School Students Ramp up Experience to Compete
Friday Sep 11 2009
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, and many college students wonder how they'll survive in an increasingly competitive job market. But this summer, hundreds of students at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management equipped themselves with skills to get ahead by interning for some of the biggest names in business.
BYU ranked 71st in latest U.S. News rankings
Marriott School undergraduate business program up to No. 31 Thursday Aug 20 2009
Brigham Young University is ranked 71st in the 2010 edition of U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges," with the Marriott School of Management's undergraduate program ranked among the top 50 "Best Business Programs," coming in at 31st.
BYU Professors Recommend Changes to Public Company Auditing Standards
PCAOB critique and suggestions published by the American Accounting Association Thursday Aug 27 2009
Seven years after the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board was created to protect investors against fraudulent accounting practices, two Brigham Young University accounting professors are calling for improvements in the current audit standard setting and inspection process.
BYU Tax Professor Helps Draft New Legislation
Friday Aug 21 2009
Anyone who has completed a tax return knows that complex rules can make filing a headache, but one Brigham Young University professor has been working overtime to clarify Utah's tax laws and ensure the state gets its share from out of state businesses.
Professor Authors Guide for Accountants on New Standards
Tuesday Jul 21 2009
Following a dramatic shift in accounting practices in the United States, a Brigham Young University accounting professor has coauthored the first how-to guide to help accountants deal with new standards regarding business acquisitions.
Marriott VP Offers Insights and Advice
Monday Jun 01 2009
More than 80 years ago, J. Willard Marriott opened a nine-stool root beer stand in Washington, DC. Today, Marriott is one of the world's best known brands and a company known for taking care of not just its customers but also its employees.
BYU Professor Elected President of American Accounting Association
Friday May 29 2009
Kevin Stocks, director of the Brigham Young University School of Accountancy, has been selected as president-elect of the American Accounting Association.
School of Accountancy Director Named 2009 Outstanding Faculty
15 Others Recognized for Service to the School Thursday Apr 16 2009
The Marriott School of Management honored Kevin D. Stocks with its highest faculty distinction, the Outstanding Faculty Award, at the annual Marriott School Awards Night on April 3. Along with Stocks, 15 other individuals were recognized at the banquet for their contributions to the school.
Marriott School Students Select 2009 Bateman Award Winners
Tuesday Apr 14 2009
Two students and one faculty member were honored Thursday, April 2, at the 2009 Bateman Awards, the only school-wide award selected entirely by students.
BYU Undergraduate Business Jumps to No. 5
BusinessWeek ranks BYU in top 10 for fourth consecutive year Friday Feb 27 2009
Brigham Young University's undergraduate business programs rank fifth overall and first among recruiters according to BusinessWeek magazine's comprehensive ranking of U.S. undergraduate business programs.
Students Compete for Internships
Wednesday Feb 18 2009
After competing in a rigorous contest, six Marriott School of Management undergraduate students heard those magic words: "You're hired."
Graduate Accounting Team Wins First at National Tax Competition
Undergraduate team is national finalist Wednesday Feb 04 2009
Brigham Young University's graduate accounting team placed first at the national Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition — beating national finalist teams from the University of Denver, the University of Southern California, the College of William and Mary, the University of Central Florida and Georgia State University. BYU's undergraduate team also earned a spot at the national competition and received a national finalist award.
BYU Students Work at U.S. Treasury During Historic Time
Sunday Dec 21 2008
Brandon Muirhead looks out his office window and sees the east wing of the White House. At the end of the day, he exits the building on the back of the ten dollar bill. "I actually work here," Muirhead says. "This is a surreal feeling."