Marriott School News
MBA Students Place Third at International Logistics Competition
Tuesday Jan 17 2012
After 24 hours in their war room analyzing a supply chain problem, a team of Brigham Young University MBA students emerged with a solution that took home a top finish.
Effective Product Packaging Can Be Counter-Productive, New Study Finds
Friday Dec 30 2011
A new study has found that the same persuasive packaging that can lead consumers to buy a particular product can also cause them to use less of it once they take it home – thus reducing its long-term sales.
Ballard Center Names New Fellows
Tuesday Dec 20 2011
Two international educators will continue to bring their innovative expertise to Brigham Young University as newly named fellows for the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance.
Sub-for-Santa Helps Needy Families
Thursday Dec 01 2011
They may not have snowy white beards or don red suits, but Marriott School of Management students and faculty are still finding ways to brighten Christmas for local children. Through the Sub-for-Santa project, sponsored by United Way and the Marriott School Student Council, more than 100 needy families in Utah County will receive gifts this holiday season.
BYU RMYL Students Place First in National Quiz Bowl
Wednesday Nov 30 2011
At one point the Brigham Young University recreation management and youth leadership team was down more than 2,000 points. But that didn't stop its members from turning things around and taking home the first-place trophy at the annual National Recreation and Parks Association Quiz Bowl.
Marriott School Hosts First Women in Business Conference
Tuesday Nov 29 2011
Women were challenged to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and to be authentic at the first Women in Business Conference at Brigham Young University. Held Oct. 28-29, the conference allowed participants from across the country to gather and exchange views on topics concerning women in the business world.
Four Years Family Strong
Tuesday Nov 29 2011
The Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University is adding another title to its collection, but this one has been seen before. For the fourth year in a row, the Marriott School has been voted the most family-friendly business school in the United States by The Princeton Review.
John Stropki Honored with International Executive of the Year Award
Monday Nov 28 2011
The Marriott School of Management and Brigham Young University named John Stropki, chairman, CEO and president of Lincoln Electric, as the 2011 International Executive of the Year. The award is given annually to honor outstanding executives who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and high ethical standards.
Professors Win Award for Best Accounting Ranking Methodology
Wednesday Nov 23 2011
Two accounting professors from Brigham Young University were honored with the Best Paper Award from the Issues in Accounting Education journal for their work in spotlighting others' research.
Beta Alpha Psi Wins Prestigious Ethics Award
Monday Nov 21 2011
Since 1965 BYU's Gamma Alpha chapter of Beta Alpha Psi has been serving on campus and in the Provo community. This year it reached out to a new audience — local high school students — a move that made it stand out from 270 international applicants to win $5,000 and the first-ever Beta Alpha Psi 2011 Ethics Award.
Focusing Social Innovation in Nation’s Backyard
Friday Nov 18 2011
Social innovators usually focus their attention on foreign countries. But for at least one Brigham Young University student participating in the Peery Film Festival, social innovation is just as important domestically.
Indiana University Wins Business Language Case Competition
Wednesday Nov 16 2011
Competing against nine other teams, Indiana University took top honors at BYU's fifth Business Language Case Competition. This year the event, held Nov. 11, challenged students to apply their Spanish skills to critical business decisions.
Marriott School Unveils George E. Stoddard Honor Wall
Tuesday Nov 15 2011
Members of the George E. Stoddard family along with Marriott School administrators and faculty gathered at the unveiling of a display in the Tanner Building honoring George and his wife, Elma. The wall is a tribute to their generosity in the form of prizes and awards, which will benefit Marriott School students for years to come.
Executive Director of Utah Department of Commerce Receives Wright Alumni Award
Monday Nov 14 2011
Brigham Young University's Romney Institute of Public Management awarded Francine Giani, executive director of the Utah Department of Commerce, with its 2011 N. Dale Wright Distinguished Alumni Award. The award is one of the most esteemed accolades given by the Institute and was presented to Giani at a luncheon last Friday in her honor.
Two New Student Exchange Programs Announced for Winter 2012
Thursday Nov 10 2011
Although the Earth isn't expanding, the opportunities for students to explore it are growing with the announcement of two new international exchange programs through the Whitmore Global Management Center at Brigham Young University.
ROTC Team Wins Ranger Challenge
Monday Nov 07 2011
Brigham Young University's Army ROTC team triumphed once again in the annual Ranger Challenge competition, making this the 28th time BYU's team has won first place in the past 30 years.
Winners of First Walmart Business Case Competition Announced
Monday Oct 31 2011
The details made the difference as judges chose the winning team of the inaugural Walmart Business Case Competition held at Brigham Young University on Sept. 29.
Career Initiative Boosts Job Placement
Friday Oct 28 2011
This year hundreds more Marriott School of Management graduates were hired than in 2010, resulting from an intensified focus on placement and a slowly recovering economy. Placement rates increased by 14 percent for graduate degrees and five percent for undergraduate degrees in 2011, reaching 91 percent and 76 percent, respectively.
Summer Study Abroad Programs Change Thinking
New Mediterranean program a big success Thursday Oct 27 2011
Reading headlines about the Greek debt crisis is one way to stay informed about current events. But for 28 Brigham Young University students, talking directly to a chief officer at the second largest bank in Greece seemed a lot more intriguing.
First Whitmore Center Global Ambassadors Announced
Thursday Sep 29 2011
Business savvy, a passion for international travel and excellent presentation skills set seven Marriott School of Management students apart and earned them the title of the Whitmore Global Management Center's first Global Ambassadors.