Marriott School News

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  • 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.


  • Career Fair Links Students to Startups Friday Dec 18 2009

    A typical college career fair features logos from the top Fortune 500 companies, but at this career fair, the big names weren't even invited. Instead, the Utah Startup Marketplace, recently hosted at Brigham Young University, connected local ventures — many started by BYU students and alumni — with students looking for employment and internships.


  • Making Athletics Accessible in Thailand Professor helps develop adaptive sports Friday Dec 04 2009

    While many children pass the time playing sports and games, others look on from the sidelines. Although this is a harsh reality for millions of children with disabilities around the world, one Brigham Young University professor is out to prove it doesn't have to be that way, having recently travelled to Bangkok, Thailand, to help provide a solution.


  • BYU Sweeps Deloitte Case Study Competition Undergraduate and Graduate Teams Both No. 1 Wednesday Nov 11 2009

    Accounting students from Brigham Young University swept the 2009 Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition, taking first place in both the graduate and undergraduate divisions. The two teams each received a $10,000 school award and $2,000 scholarships for each team member.


  • BYU Supply Chain Program Ranked in Top 20 Successful Case Competitions Bolster Program's Reputation Friday Nov 06 2009

    In a recent article in Supply Chain Management Review, the global supply chain management program at Brigham Young University was ranked 14th by academics and 19th by practitioners — marking BYU's debut on the highly visible list.


  • Social Innovators Converge in Economic Self-Reliance Conference Monday Oct 26 2009

    Individuals and organizations interested in eliminating poverty worldwide will meet at Brigham Young University for the 12th annual Economic Self-Reliance Conference Nov. 5–6. The BYU Center for Economic Self-Reliance will host the event at the BYU Conference Center and invites researchers, practitioners, faculty and university students to participate.


  • Cleanliness IS next to godliness: new research shows clean smells unconsciously promote moral behavior Monday Oct 26 2009

    People are unconsciously fairer and more generous when they are in clean-smelling environments, according to a soon-to-be published study led by a Brigham Young University professor.


  • Marriott School Ranked Most Family Friendly — Again Family, Faculty Important Factors for Students Wednesday Oct 14 2009

    The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management was ranked the most family friendly business school in the United States, according to The Princeton Review's "The Best 301 Business Schools," which hit the shelves last week. The Marriott School was also ranked third for most competitive students and fifth for best professors.


  • Student Entrepreneurs Show Off Businesses at Competition Wednesday Oct 07 2009

    Students at Brigham Young University are out to prove there's no need to wait until after graduation to get a big idea off the ground. Many of them had a chance to demonstrate how they're turning ideas into reality at the 2009 Student Entrepreneur of the Year Competition.


  • From Pickles and Power Supplies to Hard Drives and Hosiery Professor Creates Index to Identify Industry Relationships Wednesday Sep 30 2009

    If online dating sites can successfully match up two people that have never met, why can't the same concept be used to make matches in the business world? One professor from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management thinks it can.


  • Information Systems Professor Tackles Fraud in India Monday Sep 28 2009

    All is not well in the land of milk and curry, but conditions are improving. Plagued by the disease of dirty business, India's health system was weighed down by fraudulent bids for supplies. Conan Albrecht, a professor of information systems at Brigham Young University, accepted the challenge to find a cure.


  • Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Rank Marriott School 18th Friday Sep 25 2009

    Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management is one of the top 25 colleges for students looking to start their own business, according to rankings published by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review.


  • Marriott School Students Ramp up Experience to Compete Friday Sep 11 2009

    It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, and many college students wonder how they'll survive in an increasingly competitive job market. But this summer, hundreds of students at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management equipped themselves with skills to get ahead by interning for some of the biggest names in business.


  • On 2-year-anniversary of disaster, BYU study on mine safety finds Crandall Canyon lives not lost in vain Wednesday Sep 02 2009

    Two years ago this month, the Crandall Canyon mine collapsed, killing a total of nine. Has the accident affected the safety of coal mining in the U.S.?


  • BYU ranked 71st in latest U.S. News rankings Marriott School undergraduate business program up to No. 31 Thursday Aug 20 2009

    Brigham Young University is ranked 71st in the 2010 edition of U.S.News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges," with the Marriott School of Management's undergraduate program ranked among the top 50 "Best Business Programs," coming in at 31st.


  • BYU Professors Recommend Changes to Public Company Auditing Standards PCAOB critique and suggestions published by the American Accounting Association Thursday Aug 27 2009

    Seven years after the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board was created to protect investors against fraudulent accounting practices, two Brigham Young University accounting professors are calling for improvements in the current audit standard setting and inspection process.


  • BYU Tax Professor Helps Draft New Legislation Friday Aug 21 2009

    Anyone who has completed a tax return knows that complex rules can make filing a headache, but one Brigham Young University professor has been working overtime to clarify Utah's tax laws and ensure the state gets its share from out of state businesses.


  • The Ups and Downs of Landing Your Dream Job BYU researcher finds meaningful work often requires sacrifices Thursday Aug 13 2009

    To do what you love and get paid for it sounds like a dream job — right? A new study by a Brigham Young University public management professor found that landing your dream job might not be the walk in the park you picture. It's probably more like a day at the zoo, and that's not necessarily all good.


  • MBA Program Ranks 16th in Forbes Best Business Schools Wednesday Aug 05 2009

    Brigham Young University is among the top schools to offer MBA students the most bang for their buck, according to Forbes magazine's biennial list of best business schools. The BYU program placed 16th for return on investment in the publication's Aug. 24 issue, two spots ahead of its position in 2007, the last time Forbes published the list.


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