Marriott School News

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  • 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.


  • U.S. News Ranks BYU's Business and Law Schools in Top 50 Reuben Clark Law School up five spots; Marriott School retains highest rank ever received Monday Apr 27 2009

    Brigham Young University's business and law schools are among the top 50 in the United States, reports U.S. News & World Report in its "America's Best Graduate Schools" issue, on sale Monday, April 26. Other BYU graduate programs and specialties rank in the top 100 in their categories.


  • Three MBAs Become 2009 Stoddard Scholars Friday Apr 17 2009

    Three MBA finance students received a faster return than expected on their educational investment after being named Stoddard Scholars and receiving $5,000.


  • School of Accountancy Director Named 2009 Outstanding Faculty 15 Others Recognized for Service to the School Thursday Apr 16 2009

    The Marriott School of Management honored Kevin D. Stocks with its highest faculty distinction, the Outstanding Faculty Award, at the annual Marriott School Awards Night on April 3. Along with Stocks, 15 other individuals were recognized at the banquet for their contributions to the school.


  • Marriott School Students Select 2009 Bateman Award Winners Tuesday Apr 14 2009

    Two students and one faculty member were honored Thursday, April 2, at the 2009 Bateman Awards, the only school-wide award selected entirely by students.


  • Globally Savvy MBA Students Win Eccles Scholar Awards Friday Apr 10 2009

    BYU MBA students from California to Armenia are preparing to flood the globe with business skills and international expertise. To better prepare these students for their future international roles, the Kay and Yvonne Whitmore Global Management Center named six students from the MBA Class of 2010 as George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Scholars. Each student receives $10,000 to further his or her Marriott School education and to prepare them for the world of international business.


  • Air Force ROTC Drill Team Wins National Event Thursday Apr 09 2009

    When the Brigham Young University Air Force ROTC drill team started rehearsing last fall, most of the cadets had never shot a rifle before, let alone spun one.


  • Hire a Dwight Schrute for a better-performing team Adding a socially unique outsider increases both group discomfort and quality of results Wednesday Apr 01 2009

    Nobody wants to share a cubicle with a new hire like Dwight Schrute. The beet-farming volunteer sheriff's deputy/paper salesman creates many awkward moments because of his differences with co-workers on NBC's "The Office."


  • BYU, U of U Students Rival at Web Analytics Competition Thursday Mar 19 2009

    There weren't any painted faces or fight songs playing, but a rivalry was in the air as teams from the University of Utah joined Brigham Young University at the seventh biannual Omniture Web Analytics Competition. But the cougars triumphed with team ".convert" taking home the grand prize of $10,000 and three plasma TVs.


  • BYU MBA Team Takes Second at Venture Capital Competition Tuesday Mar 17 2009

    Putting their business savvy to the test, a team of MBA students from Brigham Young University won second place at the regional Venture Capital Investment Competition held at Santa Clara University last month. The BYU team took home $1,000 and finished just behind the University of Washington.


  • BYU Students Place in Marketing Summit Competition Monday Mar 16 2009

    After breaking only once — for a power nap — a team of BYU marketing students presented their campaign to showcase PepsiCo's environmental efforts. The sleep-deprived team impressed the judges and placed third in the fifth annual Undergraduate Case Challenge, a division of the Wake Forest University 2009 MBA Marketing Summit.


  • Marriott School Announces 2009 Hawes Scholars Wednesday Mar 04 2009

    The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management named eight MBA candidates as its 2009 Hawes Scholars. The honor, which carries a cash award of $10,000, is the highest distinction given to MBA students at the school.


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