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CEO of Global ID Group Ken Ross Talks to MUM College of Business

You’ve probably seen the non GMO butterfly that is proudly displayed on most health foods. However, you may not know that the company behind the butterfly was started in a science lab on the Maharishi International University campus.

Founded in 1996 by microbiology professor John Fagan, Global ID Group has since grown into a multinational business with an annual revenue of 20 million dollars. The mission of Global ID Group is to provide companies with “integrated food safety and food quality solutions that address the challenges and opportunities in the rapidly...

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Zhou Jiang Named Top Accounting Student

Zhou Jiang, a PhD student in management, was recently recognized by the Iowa Society of CPAs after being nominated by the management department as the 2016 Outstanding Accounting Student.

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MBA Students Shine in Business World Competition

A team of MBA students from MIU scored in the 94th percentile in a competitive tournament in integrated decision-making against 1066 master’s degree level teams worldwide. Anthony Illuzzi, client relations consultant with Capsim Management Simulations in Chicago, Illinois, made the announcement on March 14.

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MUM’s College of Business Named One of the Top Colleges for ESTP Personality Types

Degree Match ( has named Maharishi International University as one of the best schools for ESTP personality types. ESTP stands for Extraversion, Sensing, Thinking, Perception and is one of the sixteen Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality types.

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Watch Dr. Bargerstock Talk about his Experience at the 2015 Lean Accounting Summit

In this short video clip, Dr. Andrew Bargerstock, head of MIU’s Accounting Department, talks about his experiences at the annual Lean Accounting Summit. This year’s (2016) summit, hosted by Lean Frontiers, will feature Dr. Bargerstock as a keynote speaker.

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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 MIU 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 MIU’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 MIU 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 International University’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 (, 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 ( when it produced a 50% rate of return. In 2013, it produced a 47% rate of return.

Dr. Bargerstock has known...

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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 International University (Fairfield, Iowa, USA) and in the Student Investment Club where I act as the faculty adviser.

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Best of MIU’s 2014 Knowledge Fair: Eva Saint Denis

MIU students are well known for thinking outside of the box. Want to see this thinking in action? Watch College of Business top student (2015) Eva Saint Denis’ speech on her hemp paper company, “Bright Future: Sustainable Essentials.”

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