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Baylor University Team Named Regional Winner of Deloitte’s Audit Innovation Campus Challenge
The six-member student team from Baylor University was named as one of two regional winners of Deloitte’s Audit Innovation Campus Challenge (AICC). Teams representing 50 colleges and universities across the country participated in the regional competitions Nov. 15 and 16 in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis.

Baylor Business Professor Laurie Burney Recognized by Lean Enterprise Institute
The Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) has awarded associate professor of Accounting Laurie Burney with the Excellence in Lean Accounting Professor Award.

Managerial Accounting Professor Receives IMA R. Lee Brummet Award
Laurie Burney, associate professor of Accounting and Business Law, received the R. Lee Brummet Distinguished Award for Educators from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). This is the highest award given by the IMA, and it recognizes professors who have exemplified a distinguished teaching career, a record of scholarship, service to the IMA, and the promotion of management accounting as a profession.

Undergraduate Business Analytics Certificate Teaches Students Big Data Skills
Baylor Business undergraduate students now have the opportunity to receive a Certificate in Business Analytics in addition to their BBA degree from the Hankamer School of Business. The Certificate Program in Business Analytics was added in order to teach students the techniques necessary to understand and interpret big data and business analytics.

Air Force Academy’s Probation Program Doesn’t Restore Sense of Honor, Research Shows
Colorado Springs Independent: This article summarizes the findings of research by professor of Accounting and Business Law Jason MacGregor, which found that subjecting Air Force cadets who violate honor codes to probation is ineffective at curbing future offenses by violators.

Defying Conventional Wisdom: The More You Identify with a Client, the More Skeptical You Are
Innovative Business at Baylor: Owen Brown, assistant professor of Accounting, found that alumni affiliation increases auditor identification, but also increases auditor skepticism.

Outstanding Undergraduates Recognized
Dean Terry S. Maness hosted an awards ceremony and banquet to celebrate Business undergraduates who will be graduating in 2018.

Haven on Earth: Duo Examines International Tax Reforms, Impact on Havens
Innovative Business at Baylor: Assistant Professor of Accounting Janie Whiteaker-Poe, with her former graduate assistant Robert C. Goodwill, Jr., recently delved into how the U.S. handles international taxation and implications of specific reform proposals.

KPMG Announces 2018 'Data and Analytics' Master's Program
Accounting Today: Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is among the participants in KPMG’s Master of Accounting with Data and Analytics Program, which looks to develop accountants in the data age.

KPMG Data Analytics Effort Now At 9 Schools
Poets & Quants: A graduate degree in Master of Accounting with Data Analytics (MACDA) by major accounting firm KPMG is expanding to seven more schools, including the Hankamer School of Business, in fall 2018.

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