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Maharishi University MBAs Receive Top Scores in Global Simulation

A team of MBA in Accounting students at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, IA recently finished in the 92nd percentile in an online integrated decision-making simulation that involved 1,125 master’s-degree-level teams worldwide. The top team (named Baldwin Group) reflects the international character of MUM’s student population: John Ortaliza (Philippines), Rithy Um (Cambodia), and Elias Mengistu (Ethiopia).

This is the 12th consecutive time that at least one group of MBA students from MUM have finished in the top tenth percentile since they began participating in the simulation in 2011....

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Maharishi University MBA Students Finish in Top 1% in Worldwide Business Simulation

A team of MBA accounting students at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield recently finished in the 99th percentile in an online business simulation that involved 1,136 master’s-degree-level teams worldwide. The top team reflects the international character of MUM’s student population: Rahul Kedia (India), Sushil Aryal (Nepal), and Ankhbayar Sukhmaa (Mongolia).

This is the eighth time MBA students from MUM have finished in the top tenth percentile since they began participating in the simulation in 2011. Other US universities that finished in the Top 10 th percentile in the window of...

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Bargerstock Named as Lean Accounting Professor of Year June 2016

Following the publication of “Leaning Away from Standard Costing” in the June 2016 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Strategic Finance, Dr. Andrew Bargerstock and PhD Student Ye Shi were  invited to speak at the Lean Accounting Summit (LAS) in San Antonio on August 26th.

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Dr. Bargerstock to Speak at the 2016 Lean Accounting Summit

At the Lean Accounting Summit on August 25-26, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Andrew Bargerstock, head of the MUM Accounting department, will facilitate a 60-minute breakout session on the topic “Are We Leaning Away from Standard Costing?”

Dr. Bargerstock reflects on speaking at this event by referring to recent conversations with the CEO of, consulting firm, Lean Frontiers. “Jim Huntzinger [the Founder of the Lean Summit] has been intrigued by MUM’s research in lean accounting practices for manufacturing companies,” says Bargerstock. “We conducted the first empirical study that...

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MBA Accounting Students Earn XBRL Certification

Seven MBA Accounting students from MUM recently passed the XBRL Certification exam offered by XBRL International. In March 2016, this credential was enhanced by a course in SEC Reporting with XBRL, where students got hands-on experience with conversion software that transforms financial statements and reports to XBRL, which is now required by the US Security and Exchange Commission. Business faculty member Naveed Abbasi guided the class in the SEC Reporting course.

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Dr. Bargerstock Collaborates with Rule 1 Investing

Over the past two years Dr. Andrew Bargerstock, Director of Maharishi University of Management’s MBA Program, has been working with Phil Town, a recognized hedge fund manager and author of the NY Times best seller Rule #1 Investing.  Town’s company, Rule 1 Investing (ruleoneinvesting.com), is based south of Atlanta in Moreland, GA.  The Rule 1 model portfolio was ranked #1 in 2014 by the American Association for Individual Investors (aaii.com) when it produced a 50% rate of return. In 2013, it produced a 47% rate of return.

Dr. Bargerstock has...

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Atwood Oceanics: A Curious Case of Financial Metrics and Stock Price

This article will  inform you about the organizing power contained in the financial metrics that I teach in my accounting and decision-making courses at Maharishi University of Management (Fairfield, Iowa, USA) and in the Student Investment Club where I act as the faculty adviser.

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BBC and NACE Report Good News for MUM MBAs

MBA graduates are in high demand. A recent BBC article on the currently “bullish” market for graduating MBAs proclaimed this the “best market in years” for MBAs seeking employment.

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Lean Accounting Article Accepted by IMA

An article written by MBA faculty members Dr. Andrew Bargerstock and Ye Shi has received favorable review for publication in an upcoming issue of Strategic Finance, the monthly peer-reviewed journal of the Institute for Management Accountants (IMA).

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Two MBA Teams from MUM Finish Top 15% in Simulation

Dr. Andrew Bargerstock, Director of MBA Programs at Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa, announced that both MBA teams from MUM finished in the Top 15% of 68 graduate-level teams who participated recently in an online business decision-making simulation. The teams finished in 95th and 88th percentiles.

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