Marriott School News

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  • 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.


  • Extending the Invitation to Give Friday Dec 03 2010

    Instead of rocking around your own Christmas tree this year, students and faculty are invited to stop by the Marriott School of Management's annual Angel Tree and help provide gifts for needy families in Utah County.


  • BYU Students Score Top Recommendations for Snowboard Retailer Thursday Dec 02 2010

    A team comprised of two MBA students from Brigham Young University took first place at the Adobe Web Analytics Competition, besting teams from universities around the nation. Using Adobe's analytical software, SiteCatalyst, teams found ways to increase website profitability for this year's client, Dogfunk.com.


  • BYU Takes Top Honors in First-Ever Chinese Language Competition Tuesday Nov 30 2010

    If presenting a business plan to company management isn't stressful enough, try doing it in another language. But BYU teams kept their cool at the Business Language Case Competition held Nov. 13, placing first and third in the newly added Mandarin Chinese section. BYU also took third in Portuguese.


  • Executive MPA Student Remembered Tuesday Nov 23 2010

    Jamie Cope Bennee, a 34-year-old BYU Executive MPA student, died in a tragic plane crash in Payson, Utah, on Nov. 18.


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