Marriott School News

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  • 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.


  • BYU Undergraduate Business Jumps to No. 5 BusinessWeek ranks BYU in top 10 for fourth consecutive year Friday Feb 27 2009

    Brigham Young University's undergraduate business programs rank fifth overall and first among recruiters according to BusinessWeek magazine's comprehensive ranking of U.S. undergraduate business programs.


  • New Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Created eBusiness and entrepreneurship centers merge Wednesday Feb 25 2009

    Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management announced the creation of the Kevin and Debra Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. The new center is the result of a merger between the Rollins Center for eBusiness and the BYU Center for Entrepreneurship.


  • Students Compete for Internships Wednesday Feb 18 2009

    After competing in a rigorous contest, six Marriott School of Management undergraduate students heard those magic words: "You're hired."


  • Graduate Accounting Team Wins First at National Tax Competition Undergraduate team is national finalist Wednesday Feb 04 2009

    Brigham Young University's graduate accounting team placed first at the national Deloitte Tax Case Study Competition — beating national finalist teams from the University of Denver, the University of Southern California, the College of William and Mary, the University of Central Florida and Georgia State University. BYU's undergraduate team also earned a spot at the national competition and received a national finalist award.


  • BYU Team Places at Mergers and Acquisitions Challenge Monday Jan 26 2009

    Mergers and acquisitions can be lucrative, as a team of MBA students from Brigham Young University learned when they won third place and $1,000 at the Second Annual Smith Mergers and Acquisitions Competition in Maryland.


  • Students Jump On Boards Marriott School students serve with local nonprofits Friday Jan 16 2009

    A new program at Brigham Young University is giving graduate students the chance to become board members of nonprofits in Utah Valley.


  • Concert Booking Company Wins Web Idea Competition Monday Jan 12 2009

    Many fans eagerly wait for their favorite artist to announce their next tour, only to be disappointed when no local venues are announced. Two BYU MBA students have come up with an idea to get tickets into the hands of loyal fans.


  • Students Analyze Overstock.com in Competition Tuesday Jan 06 2009

    Two Brigham Young University Master of Information Systems students think they've figured out how to make successful online retailer Overstock.com even more successful, and the judges agreed. Reed Olsen from Salt Lake City and David Wilson from Highland, Utah, took first place at the fall 2008 Omniture Web Analytics Competition winning $10,000 and HDTVs for their project. Olsen and Wilson, who called their team Group X, also won the crowd favorite award.


  • When innovation hurts: BYU study shows overseas franchises should stick to the plan Monday Jan 05 2009

    Innovating a franchise to fit local conditions may actually lead to less growth, shows a new study from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management.


  • BYU Students Work at U.S. Treasury During Historic Time Sunday Dec 21 2008

    Brandon Muirhead looks out his office window and sees the east wing of the White House. At the end of the day, he exits the building on the back of the ten dollar bill. "I actually work here," Muirhead says. "This is a surreal feeling."


  • BYU Team Wins Logistics Competition Thursday Dec 18 2008

    A group of six Brigham Young University students take their cereal very seriously — because for them, figuring out the best way to get cereal from point A to point B earned them $3,000 and first place at the 12th Annual FedEx Freight International Graduate Logistics Case Competition held at the University of Arkansas.


  • New Finance Department Announced Monday Dec 15 2008

    Brigham Young University's board of trustees recently approved the creation of the finance department in the Marriott School of Management, a move that helps the school recruit new finance professors and better address finance students' needs.


  • BYU Teams Win First Business Language Case Competition Monday Dec 15 2008

    The halls of the N. Eldon Tanner Building filled with Spanish and Portuguese conversations as 17 teams from around the United States gathered for the second annual Brigham Young University Business Language Case Competition. Undaunted by communicating in their second language, students spent two weeks synthesizing a complex business case before arriving at Brigham Young University to deliver their recommendations in either Spanish or Portuguese to a panel of native-speaking judges.


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