Three NDSU faculty members are the first place winners of the prestigious Institute of Management Accountants Educational Case Journal’s Case Writing Competition. The journal is an online publication highlighting case studies and research relevant to accounting and business finance professionals and students.
First place, which includes a cash prize of $2,000, was awarded to Herbert Snyder, professor of accounting and information systems; James Clifton, assistant professor of accounting practice; and William “Bud” Bowlin, professor and head of the accounting, finance and information systems department, for their case titled “Alchemy – An Internal Auditing Case.”
Bowlin also took third place and a $500 award for his case, titled “Performance Measurement at Great Persons, Inc.: An Application of the Balanced Scorecard.”
Snyder, Clifton and Bowlin donated their prize winnings to the department’s scholarship fund.
The institute, commonly known as IMA, is one of the largest associations focused on advancing the management accounting profession. The organization supports research, continuing education, networking and advocacy of ethical business practices. It has more than 65,000 members in 120 countries.
“We congratulate this year’s winners, which were selected from a field of excellent entries,” said Raef Lawson, IMA vice president of research, professor-in-residence and journal editor. “The innovative and informative cases developed by these scholars cover topics reflecting the diverse skills required of management accounting practitioners.”
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.