Marriott School News
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.
Marriott School Unites for 188-mile Race
Thursday Jul 23 2009
"Bernie Madoff with our money." "Honk if you're paying your neighbor's mortgage." "We're too big to fail." Not exactly the slogans you'd expect to see at an intensive long-distance run, but these and others could be found on vans supporting the Marriott School Subprime Securities team at the 2009 Ragnar Relay Wasatch Back.
Professor Authors Guide for Accountants on New Standards
Tuesday Jul 21 2009
Following a dramatic shift in accounting practices in the United States, a Brigham Young University accounting professor has coauthored the first how-to guide to help accountants deal with new standards regarding business acquisitions.
BYU Grad Students Use Break to Help Small Businesses
MBAs and MPAs consult with social entrepreneurs in six countries Monday Jul 20 2009
Instead of getting an early start on summer boating or hiking, more than twenty Brigham Young University MBA and MPA students spent their free time improving small businesses around the world.
Entrepreneurship Professor ‘Springs’ into Top 100
Thursday Jul 16 2009
A Brigham Young University professor was honored by his peers as one of the top venture entrepreneurs in Utah — for the second time in three years.
BYU Marketing Professor Shares Logo Advice in The Wall Street Journal
Thursday Jul 16 2009
The Wall Street Journal tapped Marriott School of Management Marketing Professor Glen Christensen for his corporate branding expertise in a recent article on corporate logos. In the story, the Journal tests four low-priced logo companies in an attempt to help new businesses looking for a cheap logo solution. Christensen describes the good and the bad of the final four logos made for a hypothetical company.
Business Students Storm Broadcasting World with “Morning Market Call”
Friday Jul 10 2009
Cue the intro, dim the lights and...action! Beginning last October, the Graduate Finance Association made a splash into the world of broadcasting with their student-run show, "Morning Market Call." With students planning, producing and anchoring the show, the grassroots operation has come a long way from its initial episodes filmed in a dimly lit Marriott School conference room to the professional studio of the BYU Communications Department.
Money New Chair of Business Management
Thursday Jul 02 2009
Marriott School of Management Dean Gary C. Cornia announced the appointment of R. Bruce Money, professor of marketing and international research, as chair of the Department of Business Management. He will assume the position beginning in July succeeding Michael Swenson, Ford professor of marketing.
BYU Teams Compete in Super Bowl of Business Plan Competitions
Friday Jun 26 2009
Two teams of Brigham Young University MBA students put their entrepreneurial businesses to the ultimate test as they competed against 38 of the world's top-notch business plans at the 27th annual Global Moot Corp Competition, in Austin, Texas.
BYU Info Systems Students Win Big at National Comp
Wednesday Jun 24 2009
Brigham Young University information systems students reeled in eight awards this spring with their problem-solving strategies and technological expertise at the National Collegiate Conference for the Association for Information Technology Professionals in Oklahoma City.
ROTC Cadet Wins National Award
Earns opportunity to learn from senior U.S. military leaders Tuesday Jun 09 2009
A Brigham Young University Army ROTC cadet won a national award and the opportunity to attend a National Security Seminar in Lexington, Va., joining top cadets from across the country at the Virginia Military Institute and Washington & Lee University.
Waterproofing Company Wins 2009 Business Plan Competition
Thursday Jun 04 2009
The next generation of waterproofing is durable, breathable and environmentally friendly — and it is already here. The patent-pending technology, Hydrapel, can even make a paper towel withstand water absorption. Hydrapel was developed by Xeromax, the first-place winner at the 2009 Brigham Young University Business Plan Competition, taking home the grand prize of $50,000 in cash and in-kind services.
Student iPhone App Bounces to the Top
Wednesday Jun 03 2009
Want to bounce a ball inside your phone? There's an app for that. Two students at Brigham Young University created Awesome Ball, an iPhone application that topped the free app charts and won $10,000 at the inaugural BYU iPhone App Competition.
Marriott VP Offers Insights and Advice
Monday Jun 01 2009
More than 80 years ago, J. Willard Marriott opened a nine-stool root beer stand in Washington, DC. Today, Marriott is one of the world's best known brands and a company known for taking care of not just its customers but also its employees.
Arizona’s Deputy Auditor General Counsels Grads
Friday May 29 2009
Bill Thomson, recipient of the Administrator of the Year Award, received a standing ovation at the annual MPA graduation dinner when he shared thoughts on the lessons learned from decades of public service.
Tipping Bucket Wins 2009 Social Venture Competition
Friday May 29 2009
To most people, one dollar might seem like a drop in the bucket, but for The Tipping Bucket, every dollar brings a social entrepreneur closer to his or her goal of implementing positive change.
Students Rank Finance Department Among Top 15
Friday May 15 2009
While students across campus were picking their Final Four in the NCAA men's basketball tournament last March, Brigham Young University graduate finance students were choosing their department to go all the way — earning the Finance Department a spot in Entrepreneur's top 15 Student Opinion Honors for Business Schools.
BYU Professor Elected President of American Accounting Association
Friday May 29 2009
Kevin Stocks, director of the Brigham Young University School of Accountancy, has been selected as president-elect of the American Accounting Association.
Lessons Learned from Angels and Triangles
Monday May 04 2009
I'm honored to be with you this afternoon. Congratulations on the hard work that qualifies you to be here. You will never be sorry you attended the Marriott School, and you will always be grateful you persisted to graduation.