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USU Students Win Regional Beta Alpha Psi Competition


By Deanna C. White

As any CPA knows, trying to explain accounting, the "language of business," to clients can sometimes be a difficult task. Now try to imagine explaining complex financial topics, like compounded interest, to a troop of Boy Scouts and you'll really have a sense of just how impenetrable a technical language barrier can be.

But this May, accounting students in the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) chapter at Utah State University's (USU) Jon M. Huntsman School of Business won themselves a trip to the national Beta Alpha Psi 2013 Best Practices Competition by proving they could use deft communication and out-of-the-box thinking to overcome the challenges of communicating technical business information.

The students scored two out of three first-place victories in the categories of imagination and innovation, which qualified them to compete at the BAP national competition to be held this August at the BAP annual meeting in Anaheim, California.

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