Marriott School News
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.
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.