Marriott School News

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  • BYU CIBER Hosts High School Business Language Competition Tuesday May 24 2011

    Seven teams of students from Utah high schools put their marketing and Spanish skills to the test as they competed in the second High School Business Language Competition. The event, sponsored by the Whitmore Global Management Center/BYU CIBER, the Center for the Study of Europe and Nu Skin Enterprises, was held at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management on April 29.


  • Former BYU Students Featured on Cover of Inc. Magazine Friday May 20 2011

    Inc. magazine recently featured three former Brigham Young University students and their composting company, EcoScraps, as part of a report on innovative social entrepreneurs.


  • Professor Heaton Appointed Faculty Director of Peery Institute Tuesday May 17 2011

    BYU finance professor Hal Heaton will fill the shoes Ned Hill leaves on this side of the globe after he departs to serve as president of the Romania Bucharest Mission this summer. Dean Gary Cornia has appointed Heaton as faculty director of the H. Taylor Peery Institute of Financial Services.


  • Video Service Wins Web Marketing Competition Monday May 02 2011

    A class project turned into a winning business for Marriott School of Management student Saul Howard, as he transformed an assignment into $10,000 and first place in the Crexendo Website Competition.


  • ISys Students Rake in Record Wins at National Competition Tuesday Apr 19 2011

    After a 17-hour test of endurance and IT skill, six Brigham Young University students championed a national information systems competition hosted by the Association of Information Technology Professionals in Orlando, Fla. Continuing their winning tradition, BYU left with three first-place finishes, three second-place finishes, one third-place finish and two honorable mentions — taking home more awards than ever before.


  • Marriott School Students Select 2011 Merrill J. Bateman Award Winners New award given to outstanding student organization Monday Apr 18 2011

    Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management announced the winners of the 2011 Bateman Awards, the only school-wide awards selected entirely by students.


  • Fish-Farming Franchise Wins 2011 Social Venture Competition Students use business to better the world Friday Apr 15 2011

    According to finalists at the 2011 Social Venture Competition, solving a few of the world's problems is possible — use tutoring, technology and tilapia. The competition, hosted by the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance, challenged students to create innovative solutions to social concerns, such as those in education, volunteering and agriculture, and honored finalists with more than $50,000.


  • BYU Recognized for Social Entrepreneurship Innovation Monday Apr 11 2011

    Social entrepreneurship is cropping up on campuses everywhere. And Brigham Young University's Students for Social Entrepreneurship internship program is among the best in the field.


  • EMBA Alum and Faculty Member Honored Friday Apr 08 2011

    Brigham Young University's Executive MBA program recently presented alumna Carine Clark with its first-ever Executive MBA Honored Alumni Award and also recognized associate professor Burke Jackson with a special faculty award. The EMBA program paid tribute to these two at a banquet in their honor last March.


  • Social Deal Platform Wins 2011 BYU Business Plan Competition More than $100,000 in prizes given to finalists Thursday Apr 07 2011

    It all started with a box of Oatmeal Squares. Kalood, a company that hopes to use its innovative social deal platform to revolutionize how consumers receive bargains and shop, won first place and $50,000 in prizes at the 2011 Brigham Young University Business Plan Competition.


  • BYU Alum Honored as Romney Institute Administrator of the Year Former Bureau of Reclamation commissioner remembered Monday Apr 04 2011

    The Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University honored the late John W. Keys III as its 2011 Administrator of the Year. Keys was the former commissioner for the Department of Interior's Bureau of Reclamation, which manages, develops and protects the water resources in the western United States.


  • 2011 Eccles Scholars Announced Friday Apr 01 2011

    The Kay and Yvonne Whitmore Global Management Center at Brigham Young University recently named five first-year MBA students as Eccles Scholars and awarded each $10,000 toward tuition and travel — encouraging the world to be their campus.


  • BYU Marketing Professor Joins Global Research Center Thursday Mar 31 2011

    It's not every day a professor is asked to collaborate with a Fortune 500 company, let alone report to its top executives. Brigham Young University assistant professor of marketing Sterling Bone will get a chance to do just that as he becomes a research faculty member of Arizona State University's Center for Services Leadership, bringing him into a community of thought leaders in the field of services marketing.


  • Marketing Professor Receives 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award 14 faculty and administrators also honored Tuesday Mar 29 2011

    The Marriott School of Management presented Michael Swenson, Ford Motor Company Professor of Marketing, with its highest distinction — the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award — at the annual Marriott School Awards Night held March 9. In addition to Swenson, 14 others were recognized for their dedicated service to the school.


  • Seven MBA Students Win Stoddard Prize Wednesday Mar 23 2011

    Seven Brigham Young University MBA finance students have been named recipients of the George E. Stoddard Jr. Prize, giving them each an opportunity to apply their financial savvy to the honor's $2,000 cash award.


  • Peery Program Hosts First TEDxBYU Tuesday Mar 22 2011

    Candy apple red balloons floated overhead as hundreds crowded into the Pardoe Theater for the first TEDxBYU conference. Eight engaging speakers, one gifted violinist and an energetic audience of students, faculty and alumni gathered to celebrate social innovation.


  • Marriott School Wins Awards for Communications Excellence Monday Mar 21 2011

    Good communicators are supposed to work behind the scenes, but sometimes they can't help getting pulled on stage for a successful effort. Such was the case when the Marriott School of Management won multiple awards for communications excellence from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.


  • Marriott School Names 2011 Hawes Scholars Friday Mar 18 2011

    Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management has announced eight MBA students as its 2011 Hawes Scholars. The honor, which carries a cash award of $10,000, is the highest distinction given to MBA students at the school.


  • BYU Law and Business Schools Among Top in Country, Says U.S. News Tuesday Mar 15 2011

    BYU's business and law schools are again among the top 50 in the United States, reports U.S.News & World Report in its latest annual edition of "Best Graduate Schools." Other BYU graduate programs and specialties rank in the top 100 in their categories.


  • New Professorship Honors Former Dean Ned Cromar Hill Professorship of finance created Friday Mar 11 2011

    When former Marriott School of Management Dean Ned Hill leaves this summer to serve as mission president in Romania and Moldova, his contributions in this hemisphere will not be forgotten. This January a professorship in his name, funded by Brent and Bonnie Jean Beesley, was created to honor and recognize Hill's influence on students in Provo.


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