Marriott School News
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.
Students Win Top Honors at National Tax Competition
Friday Mar 04 2011
Taxes probably wouldn't place very high on most people's lists of extreme activities. But five BYU students took accounting to the next level as they won the national xTREME Taxation Competition in Washington, D.C.
BYU Social Entrepreneurship Program Named for Peery Family
Tuesday Mar 01 2011
Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management announced the naming of the Peery Social Entrepreneurship Program, the flagship program of the Melvin J. Ballard Center for Economic Self Reliance, on Friday, Feb. 11. The naming honors Richard and Mimi Peery and their family's passion for social entrepreneurship.
Marriott School's James Brau to deliver BYU devotional address March 1
Friday Feb 25 2011
James Brau, a professor of finance in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, will be speaking about "Spiritual Thoughts in the Classroom" at the weekly campus devotional Tuesday, March 1, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.
BYU Grad Named Dean of Michigan’s Ross School of Business
Thursday Feb 24 2011
Marriott School alumna Alison Davis-Blake was recently named dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She will become the first female dean in the top-10 business school's storied history.
BYU Hosts First-Ever Social Innovation Competition
The University of Michigan receives top honors Wednesday Feb 23 2011
An impoverished woman learns a trade to pay for her child's college education. An orphan receives therapy for his speech impediment. A homeless teen has daily meals and a bed of his own. As participants in the new Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship Case Competition at Brigham Young University can attest, the finer things in life often don't come with a dollar sign.
Business Model Competition Shows New Approach to Entrepreneurship
Friday Feb 11 2011
Some entrepreneurs plan their businesses from behind desks. But a new wave of thought, captured in the first international Business Model Competition, challenges entrepreneurs to test their assumptions in the field before committing them to a business plan.
Romney Institute of Public Management Hosts Local Government Fair
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker keynotes Monday Feb 07 2011
For soon-to-be graduates attempting to join the workforce in a weak economy, knowing the right people is more pertinent than ever. To help students interested in government prepare to enter the field of public service, the Romney Institute of Public Management held its second local government fair with more than a dozen governmental entities in attendance.
International Marriott School Students Prepare for a Lifetime of Service
Wednesday Jan 26 2011
A group of graduate students from across the globe experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as they visited with leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about the importance of education and service. These students, part of the Cardon International Sponsorship program, also received a tour of church headquarters during their visit last semester.
Why Employees Do Bad Things for Companies They Love
Two studies explore surprising reasons for unethical business behavior Tuesday Jan 11 2011
Employees who love their company and hustle to please their bosses sound like a recipe for success. But two recent studies co-authored by a BYU business professor found that those two factors can lead to a higher likelihood of unethical behavior.
Collaborating to Make an Impact
The Ballard Center names its first Ballard Fellow Wednesday Dec 29 2010
Nearly 2.5 billion people around the world live on less than $2 a day. In efforts to develop a solution, Lewis Hower helped create the University Impact Fund, a program that will provide income generating opportunities for the poor.
BYU’s Business Startup Factory
Monday Dec 27 2010
In the world of college sports, Brigham Young University is known as a quarterback factory, producing the likes of Steve Young, Jim McMahon, Ty Detmer and Max Hall. But more recently, BYU is being recognized as a business startup factory — churning out hundreds of student-run ventures each year.
BYU’s ISys Club Recognized at International Conference
Wednesday Dec 22 2010
Amid final exams, papers and projects, information systems students received some exciting news before parting for Christmas break. Brigham Young University's chapter of the Association for Systems Management was named an outstanding chapter at the International Conference on Information Systems, the most prestigious conference for leaders in the field.
BYU Students Network with Executives on Wall Street
Monday Dec 20 2010
While students are usually pitching themselves to companies, this time the tables were turned. BYU students headed to New York City to hear from financial executives at more than 40 companies speak about different job functions within their organizations — getting students excited to compete for possible internships on Wall Street.
BYU Recreation Management Students take Second at National Bowl
Friday Dec 17 2010
Quick thinking and fast fingers earned a team of Brigham Young University recreation management and youth leadership students second place at the Park and Recreation Student Quiz Bowl. The Jeopardy-style competition was part of the recent 2010 National Recreation and Parks Association Congress and Exposition held in Minneapolis, Minn.
BYU Accounting Students Build Houses and Goodwill
Thursday Dec 16 2010
Accounting students traded in their number crunchers for nail guns, levels and hand saws at a recent Habitat for Humanity service project, one of the many service opportunities coordinated by Brigham Young University's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting honor society.
Marriott School Students Win Prestigious Language Scholarships
Thursday Dec 09 2010
Years of practice and precision in a foreign language are paying off for two Marriott School students who recently received a combined $20,000 in tuition and stipends from the U.S. Department of Education.