Marriott School News

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  • 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.


  • 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.


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