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MUM MBA Students Finish in Top 15% in CAPSIM Business Simulation

Five MBA student teams from Maharishi University of Management (MUM) finished in the top 15% of graduate-level teams world-wide in the CAPSIM online business simulation competition. The teams finished 1st, 3rd, 5th, 9th, and 15th.

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Jyoti Raj Adhikari Receives Outstanding Student Award

Jyoti Raj Adhikari has always been an outstanding student. Born in Nepal, he studied accounting at JSS College, Dharwad, India, earning a bachelor of commerce degree with distinction, and was named Outstanding Student of the year. In 2014, he graduated from MUM’s Accounting Professionals MBA Program receiving the Outstanding Student Award.

After graduating from JSS College, Jyoti became a chartered accountant working in India and Nepal, and served as chief operating officer of Nepal’s second largest government financial institution. Although he was a highly trained accountant, he realized that he...

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Bargerstock and Rao Publish Research Article in MAQ Journal

The Business Administration Department at Maharishi University of Management announces the publication of an article on an empirical study of accounting practices in lean manufacturing companies in the USA.  MUM researchers collaborated with the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) on survey design and distribution.  The article by Dr. Manjunath Rao and Dr. Andrew Bargerstock entitled, “Do Lean Implementation Initiatives Have Adequate Accounting Support – The Debate of Duality,” was published in the Summer 2013 issue of Management Accounting Quarterly, a peer reviewed journal of the IMA.  Rao completed his Ph.D....

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Another Four MUM Teams Finish in Top 10 of CAPSIM Foundation Simulation

Four MBA teams from MUM finished in the Top 10 of 103 MBA teams who participated recently in an online business decision-making simulation. This achievement marks the fourth consecutive year in which MUM’s MBA Accounting students have placed at least one team in the Top 10. Two years ago an MUM team finished #1 out of 135 teams. This year, MUM also placed the top two teams in this international simulation that finished in the six-month period ending July 25, 2013. Each of the 2013 teams are pictured below with...

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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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CAPSIM Success Highlighted in MUM’s Annual Report

The success of our MBA students in the 2012 national CAPSIM Foundation simulation competition, where all four of our MBA teams placed in the top ten percent, was among the outstanding achievements highlighted in MUM’s 2011-12 annual report.

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IMA Meeting Results in Corporate Connections

In December 2012, Dr. Bargerstock attended a meeting of the IMA-Cedar Rapids, Iowa, chapter, where the main speaker was David Nuernberger, Tax Partner with Deloitte, a major CPA firm. Mr. Nuernberger discussed anticipated changes to individual and corporate tax laws coming during 2013. Through a question from Dr. Bargerstock, it was revealed that Congress will be considering the elimination of LIFO method of inventory costing as a way of collecting more tax revenues. Dr. Bargerstock pointed out that such a change would be consistent with USA’s move towards IFRS, which...

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Bargerstock Presents on “Lean and Sustainability: the Perfect Partners”

On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, Dr. Andrew Bargerstock led a two-hour seminar for eight companies and public sector organizations on the topic of “Lean and Sustainability: The Perfect Partners” in Fort Madison, Iowa, as part of a Sustainability Circle consulting project for True Market Solutions.

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Rao and Bargerstock Article Published in Management Accounting Quarterly

An article by MUM Ph.D. candidate Manjunath Rao and Associate Professor, Andrew Bargerstock was published in the Fall 2011 issue of Management Accounting Quarterly, the refereed online journal of the Institute for Management Accountants (IMA). The article titled “Exploring the Role of Standard Costing in Lean Manufacturing Enterprises: A Structuration Theory Approach,” presents the theory and research plan for Manjunath Rao’s dissertation. The system of Lean Management focuses on adding value to customers while streamlining operations and eliminating waste. It grew out of the success principles used by the remarkably successful...

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Management Ph.D. Student Receives National Award

Manjunath Rao, a Ph.D. student in MUM’s Management Dept., received one of three 2011 Excellence in Lean Accounting awards sponsored by the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) at the seventh annual Lean Accounting Summit in Orlando this fall. The awards were presented to an accounting professor, Dr. Sandra Richtenmeyer, and two Ph.D. students, Dan Harris and Manjunath Rao. Dr. Sandra Richtenmeyer is the outgoing president of the national Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and, coincidentally, one of Manjunath’s dissertation committee members.

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