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Dear Friends,

We are pleased to launch our Department of Accounting newsletter. We have great news to share about the College of Business and the department. When the U.S. News & World Report rankings came out this fall, we were pleased to see that our College of Business undergraduate programs moved up in the rankings to 77th overall among AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited programs, up from 80th last year.
Every year, the accounting department at Brigham Young University (BYU) ranks accounting programs’ research productivity. Our department’s most recent rankings are:

  • #53 or 8% overall in accounting research output (out of 433 listed schools)
  • #4 in accounting information systems research
  • #23 in experimental accounting research

Student placement for our college and department remains strong. For 2014-2015 (our most recent survey), 97 percent of business students and 98 percent of accounting students were professionally engaged within six months of graduation.
This newsletter highlights the personal and professional achievements of some of our alumni. It also tells about some of the opportunities that our students have for engagement with the profession, both outside and in the classroom. Finally, we present news about our faculty and their achievements.
We are grateful for the time you spend interacting with our students and faculty, as well as your financial support of our programs. These ensure that we can prepare our students to be valuable members of your organizations and ultimately become leaders in the accounting profession and in business.

William Dilla
Associate Chair of Accounting and Finance


Alumni News

Iowa State MAcc graduate earns Elijah Watt Sells Award 
Grant Seuferer ('15 MAcc) was the only recipient of the prestigious Elijah Watt Sells Award from Iowa in the past year. Read more »
Accounting alumni compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics
Did you know two Iowa State accounting graduates competed in the 2016 summer Olympics? Read more » about how they went from Cyclones to Olympians.
Beta Alpha Psi honorary member: Ted Lodden
When Beta Alpha Psi decided to induct an honorary Iowa State graduate that carries the values of the club, Ted Lodden was an easy choice. Read more »

Student News

Iowa State University Department of Accounting

Beta Alpha Psi
Iowa State University’s Beta Alpha Psi chapter has kept a busy schedule this summer and fall with the national convention, weekly meetings, and their end of year banquet. Read More »

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) 
Iowa State University's National Association of Black Accountants’ (NABA) chapter is now in its second year of operation. Read more » about the chapter's recent events.

Guest speakers enhance educational experience 
The Iowa State University Department of Accounting would like to thank the outstanding group of speakers that visited us this summer and fall. Read more »

Faculty News

REG live case 
Students are getting a unique opportunity this year to take their learning outside of the classroom. This semester, they participated in a live internal control assessment case at REG, a local renewable energy company. Read More »

New/tenured accounting faculty
The department promoted two current faculty members to associate professors with tenure this summer and gained one new faculty member this fall. Read More »

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