Marriott Alumni Magazine

Summer 2019

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School News good news for BYU programs. BYU's busi- ness and law programs each moved up in the 2020 rankings, with BYU Marriott coming in at No. 32 and the J. Reuben Clark Law School landing at No. 39. BYU Marriott jumped three spots from the 2019 rankings. Within BYU Marriott, two graduate spe- cialties got additional high marks: accounting ranked No. 4 and public manage- ment came in at No. 29. "These rankings continue to recognize the high-quality education that our students receive as we prepare them to become leaders who will positively influence the world," says Brigitte C. Madrian, BYU Marriott dean. "We are proud that our graduates are continuing to lead the way forward in their organiza- tions and their communities." Several other BYU grad- uate programs also landed in the Top 100, including the BYU Marriott MPA program at No. 53. U.S. News releases two sets of rankings each year: the Best Graduate Schools rankings come out each spring and the Best Colleges (undergraduate rankings) come out in the fall. FACULTY NEWS Award for Impressive, Sustained Research With his impact- ful research record, years of academic service, and distinguished publication history, BYU Marriott former associate dean and K. Fred Skousen professor Steve Glover was an obvious choice for the Outstanding Auditing Educator Award. The award is given annually by the American Accounting Association (AAA) and recognizes outstanding auditing mbA Program Tops Worldwide Ranking BYU Marriott MBA graduates are catching the attention of recruiters from across the globe. When it comes to who best trains their graduates, the MBA program was awarded a No. 1 worldwide ranking by Bloomberg Businessweek. BYU Marriott's program ranked above Harvard, Stanford, and the Wharton School. In addition to recognizing the training of students for postgraduation success, Businessweek also used MBA recruiter insights to rank the BYU Marriott MBA program No. 10 for entrepreneurial repu- tation and No. 12 in three other categories: schools that produce the most creative graduates, the value of a school's brand, and a school's entrepreneurial training. "While it is rewarding to be recog- nized by publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek, the ultimate measure of achievement for our program is the suc- cessful careers and lives of our graduates," says Grant McQueen, BYU Marriott MBA director. "The high praise from recruiters reinforces our continued efforts to focus on what is best for our students." These rankings were compiled from 3,698 surveys of employers that recruit MBA graduates. Businessweek wanted to know what mattered most to company recruiters when they were looking to hire students from MBA programs. Businessweek's rankings, including BYU Marriott MBA's No. 1 ranking, were deter- mined using results from the top thirty ranked MBA programs in the publication's 2018 global business school rankings. U.S. News 2020 Rankings: bYU Marriott Up Another round of graduate school rankings from U.S. News & World Report brings another round of achievements in research or teaching. Glover received the award in January 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee, at the AAA midyear meeting. Glover has contributed to the account- ing and auditing profession while working for BYU Marriott over the last twenty-five years. "It's incredibly impressive to con- duct this amount of research while work- ing with a university as an administrator," says Doug Prawitt, SOA director and close colleague of Glover's. "Often when a professor takes on an administrative position, their research falters. But Steve has done the opposite. He's sustained an incredible research record while also carrying a heavy administrative load." After receiving his master of business administration and his PhD in business from the University of Washington, Glover came to BYU to teach under- graduate- and graduate-level courses in financial statement auditing. Glover also served as director of BYU Marriott's School of Accountancy before becoming an associate dean in 2013. He served as president of the auditing section of the AAA and recently completed a term as a member of the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Glover's articles have appeared in the Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, among other prestigious publications. Glover finds satisfaction in researching areas that are current pain points in the business world and using research to pro- vide viable solutions. "As academics, we are able to step into a professional debate and provide a way forward through complex issues that arise in industry," he explains. "Offering potential solutions to practicing professionals provides a nice two-way relationship between the academy and the profession." Alleviating Statistical Suffering From the comfort of his office, BYU Marriott information systems assistant professor James Gaskin has taken on # 32 # 4 # 29 # 53 36 MARRIOTT

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