Marriott School News

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  • BYU Info Systems Students Dominate National Competition Thursday Apr 08 2010

    Competing against 68 other colleges and universities, six Brigham Young University information systems students brought home eight awards this spring at the National Collegiate Conference for the Association for Information Technology Professionals held in St. Louis. The BYU teams continued their winning tradition from previous years, leaving with the most awards per student entrant.


  • Five Globally Minded MBAs Awarded Eccles Scholarships Thursday Apr 08 2010

    The Kay and Yvonne Whitmore Global Management Center at Brigham Young University named five MBA students as the 2010 George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Scholars. Each student received $10,000 to continue his or her Marriott School education and to prepare for a career in international business.


  • Entrepreneur and The Princeton Review List BYU Finance in Top 15 Student Opinion Honors awarded to MBA program Monday Apr 05 2010

    The Princeton Review's Student Opinion Honors rates the Marriott School of Management's MBA finance program among the top 15 in the nation. The Marriott School at Brigham Young University has received this honor for two consecutive years.


  • BYU Students Win North and South America Investment Competition Team advances to global competition in Hong Kong Tuesday Mar 30 2010

    Brigham Young University's basketball team may be out of the running for the NCAA finals, but there's still hope for one bracket of BYU students. This month a team of three MBAs and two undergraduates from BYU's Marriott School of Management won the Americas Investment Research Challenge, sponsored by the CFA Institute. The team will now represent the Americas region at the Global Investment Research Challenge in Hong Kong on April 17.


  • 2010 Bateman Awards Honor Outstanding Students, Faculty Wednesday Mar 24 2010

    Two students and two faculty members from the Marriott School of Management were presented with the 2010 Merrill J. Bateman Awards, the only school-wide awards selected entirely by students.


  • Romney Institute Alumnus Honored as Administrator of the Year CEO of award-winning health system addresses students Monday Mar 22 2010

    Brigham Young University's Romney Institute of Public Management honored alumnus Rulon Stacey as this year's Administrator of the Year for his role in rescuing a small, struggling health system in Northern Colorado and transforming it into an award-winning health care system.


  • BYU Accounting Grads Help Set National Standards Grads launch careers at Financial Accounting Standards Board Thursday Mar 18 2010

    Most accountants spend their days ensuring that company financial records are up to standards. But for a handful of Brigham Young University Master of Accountancy graduates, going to work means helping set those standards.


  • Social Entrepreneurship Interns Dangle Carrots to Do Good New internship program offers unique opportunities Monday Mar 15 2010

    The wisdom of the ages sets forth two ways to make a donkey walk forward: hit its backside with a stick, or dangle a carrot in front of it. Consumer activists tend to use sticks, such as lawsuits, protests and boycotts, to persuade companies to be socially responsible. But as part of a new internship program, five students at Brigham Young University decided to experiment with carrots —mobs of them.


  • BYU or Bust: Executive Students Willing to Travel Thursday Mar 11 2010

    Brett Sampson and Amy Labaugh know not to schedule many appointments on Tuesdays. On that day, all they can think about is boarding a shuttle from Rexburg, Idaho, to Salt Lake City. While the 234-mile trip may not be your average commute, students are increasingly willing to traverse mountains, airports and state lines to earn a graduate degree from the Marriott School of Management.


  • New Book Defines “Super Laws” for Entrepreneurial Success Saturday Feb 27 2010

    Entrepreneurs blaze their own trails and make their own success, but lessons learned from those who have gone before can increase a startup's chances. That's the message of a new book about entrepreneurial marketing from three Brigham Young University business professors.


  • Marriott School Internship Competition and Fair Prepare Students for Internships Thursday Feb 25 2010

    Four Brigham Young University students walked away with distinguished internships after competing in the fourth annual MUSA Internship Competition. New to this year's competition is an internship fair and a series of workshops to help students seek employment and improve their professional skills.


  • Taking Time to Serve Marriott School students find ways to reach out Tuesday Feb 09 2010

    Many students in the Marriott School of Management are busy juggling packed schedules filled with rigorous coursework and extracurriculars — but that doesn't stop them from setting the books aside to lend a helping hand. Here's a glance at service activities performed last semester by three student groups: the Marriott Undergraduate Student Association, Rotaract and Marriott On-Board.


  • Marriott School featured in Salt Lake Tribune Monday Feb 01 2010

    The Salt Lake Tribune takes an in-depth look at the Marriott School of Management in two stories printed Sunday, Jan. 31.


  • Professor Honored with Drucker Award at Claremont Wednesday Jan 20 2010

    Claremont Graduate University honored Warner P. Woodworth, professor of organizational leadership and strategy at Brigham Young University, as the first Peter F. Drucker Centennial Global Entrepreneur in Residence.


  • Sales Management Students Trained to Sell with Integrity Friday Jan 15 2010

    Everyone knows the stereotype — the pushy, obnoxious and at times deceptive salesperson. But a new curriculum taught in a Brigham Young University sales management class shows students sales and integrity aren't mutually exclusive and that salespeople can be just as good at listening as they are at making the pitch.


  • Like Buying A Lottery Ticket: BYU Research Identifies High-Risk, Low-Reward Stocks Wednesday Jan 06 2010

    Everybody knows the investing mantra that you should expect to earn higher returns on riskier investments. But investors looking to hit it big in 2010 may want to consider a new study by three Brigham Young University finance professors, which found that some risky stocks have historically paid investors low average returns – and we're not just talking about the 2008 market crash.


  • Innovators Practice 5 Skills the Rest of Us Don’t, Says BYU, INSEAD and Harvard B-school study Wednesday Dec 30 2009

    The most innovative CEOs spend 50 percent more time practicing five specific innovation skills than do their less creative counterparts, according to a six-year study by three prominent business scholars.


  • BYU Takes Top Portuguese Honors at Business Language Competition Monday Dec 28 2009

    Two Brigham Young University undergraduate teams put their Portuguese-speaking skills to the test at the BYU Business Language Case Competition — winning first and second place. The competition highlights language and cultural skills in an effort to prepare students for international business experience.


  • Biden Presents Baldrige Award to Marriott School Grad Thursday Dec 24 2009

    While the health care debate rages on Capitol Hill, Vice President Joe Biden recognized one Marriott School of Management graduate and his Colorado-based health care organization for low-cost, expert care. Rulon Stacey, CEO of the Poudre Valley Health System, accepted the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award on behalf of the system's physicians, staff and volunteers at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., Dec. 2.


  • Angel Tree Spreads Christmas Cheer Partnership with United Way Helps Utah County Kids Tuesday Dec 22 2009

    It took a chorus of happy Whos to help Mr. Grinch find the true spirit of Christmas. At the Marriott School of Management, all it took was a festive tree and an invitation to give. In partnership with the United Way, the school's annual Angel Tree service project gave students, faculty and staff the opportunity to provide Christmas for needy children in Utah County.


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