NC State Jenkins MBA Associate Professor Receives American Accounting Association Award

Raleigh, NC, August 19, 2010 --( The NC State Jenkins MBA program ( has announced that Dr. Marianne Bradford, associate professor of accounting in the NC State College of Management, has won the Best Education Paper award at the American Accounting Association Information Systems (IS) Section Midyear Conference. This award is funded by the Institute of Management Accountants. Bradford’s paper was titled “North Carolina State University: Implementing PeopleSoft Student Information System.” Her research focuses on enterprise resource planning systems and IT outsourcing, among other topics. She had been on the faculty in the NC State College of Management’s Department of Accounting since 2003, teaching in the Jenkins MBA and Master of Accounting programs. She received her doctorate in accounting from the University of Tennessee in 2001, and her MBA from Millsaps College in 1992.

“We congratulate Marianne on this recognition and are very pleased that she is bringing her research and teaching expertise to our students in the NC State Jenkins MBA program,” said Steve Allen, associate dean for graduate programs and research in the NC State College of Management. “To have one of her many publications honored by the AAA IS section continues to promote her as an educator and scholar.”

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The Jenkins Graduate School of Management is part of the North Carolina State University College of Management in Raleigh, N.C. In addition to the Jenkins MBA program, it offers graduate programs in accounting and economics. The Jenkins MBA program was established in 2002 to provide graduate management education with an emphasis on technology and innovation. Its real world approach to learning brings students, top educators and professionals together in a research and technology focused environment that supports the knowledge, skills and leadership development needed for today’s global marketplace. The Jenkins MBA program offers concentrations in biosciences management, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, financial management, innovation management, marketing management, services management and consulting, and supply chain management for both full- and part-time students. Consistently rated among the top 75 MBA programs, the Jenkins MBA continues to receive national and international attention for its commitment to quality education and research. For more information, visit

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