President Obama Appoints Marriott School Professor
Rex Facer joins Federal Salary Council Thursday Nov 18 2010
President Barack Obama announced the appointment of seven new members of the Federal Salary Council, including Rex L. Facer, associate professor of public finance and management at the Marriott School. The council evaluates pay comparability of 1.3 million federal employees in professional, administrative, technical, clerical and other white-collar jobs.
Idea Pitch Competition Brings Brightest Ideas to Light
Wednesday Nov 10 2010
Brigham Young University is bursting with new ideas. Entrepreneurially minded students from across campus pitched some of those ideas in the annual Idea Pitch Competition, sponsored by the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.
Peery Film Festival Receives Rave Reviews
Wednesday Nov 03 2010
Lights. Camera. Make a difference. Four student-produced social entrepreneurship films were showcased at the first-ever Peery Film Festival sponsored by the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance.
Startup Survival: A Flexible Theory of Evolution
Tuesday Oct 26 2010
Survival of the fittest is not only found in nature but also in business. Intrigued by the number of adaptations early-stage companies go through before getting their big break, Nathan Furr set out to determine the cause. His answer: cognitive flexibility, and his doctoral dissertation on the subject is garnering attention.
Fresher, Bolder Marriott Alumni Magazine Design Unveiled
Thursday Oct 14 2010
Pick up the Fall 2010 Marriott Alumni Magazine and you will no doubt notice something different — very different. On the eve of its 35th anniversary, the magazine has received a makeover. The completely redesigned publication will offer its engaging content in a new, bolder and even more inviting way.
Marriott School Honored Alum, Whistle Float Highlight Homecoming Festivities
Tuesday Oct 12 2010
Last week Brigham Young University was busy hosting campus-wide activities during Homecoming week, and the Marriott School was no exception, adding its own twists to some of the traditional events.
Management Society Hosts Dynamic Leadership Conference
Friday Oct 08 2010
One hundred and twenty Brigham Young University Management Society leaders from seven countries and three continents gathered in Provo for the 2010 Management Society Annual Leadership Conference. Held Oct. 1–2, members were given tools and shared innovative ideas of how to add benefit to their chapters.
Student Entrepreneurs Rewarded for Startups
Tuesday Oct 05 2010
When they're not studying, students usually fill their time by joining clubs, working side jobs or volunteering — but the 2010 Student Entrepreneur of the Year prefers to spend his free time running a million-dollar company.
Marriott School Professors Recognized for Article on Knowledge Transfer
Wednesday Sep 29 2010
In their efforts to tear down communication barriers in the work place, three Marriott School professors took home top honors for their article emphasizing the importance of engaging knowledge transfer — the active process where information is received, interpreted and applied.
BYU Ranks 4th in Nation for Entrepreneurship
Tuesday Sep 21 2010
Brigham Young University's entrepreneurship program is No. 4 at both the undergraduate and graduate levels according to Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. The report finds BYU's strength in offering low tuition, double the number of mentorship programs of any other undergraduate school in the top ten and a high number of campus organizations and clubs.
BYU ranks 11th in eyes of recruiters, says The Wall Street Journal
Recruiters also rank BYU accounting program No. 1 overall Tuesday Sep 14 2010
BYU is ranked No. 11 in the country for schools whose graduates were the top-rated by recruiters, The Wall Street Journal reported today.
U.S. News: BYU top 75 in country, one of top 20 best values
BYU also ranks No. 4 for least debt Monday Sep 13 2010
Brigham Young University is ranked 75th in the 2011 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 34th.
Marriott School Professor Recognized for Study of the Decade
Friday Sep 10 2010
The auto industry has been based on processes since its beginning with the invention of the assembly line. It's therefore not surprising a Marriott School professor's work, which found that trust in the industry is also based on predictable processes, has been named the most influential study of the decade.
Real Estate Research Rises at BYU
Thursday Sep 02 2010
While the housing market continues to struggle, the amount of real estate research produced at Brigham Young University is on the rise. BYU has been named one of the top 10 U.S. universities researching real estate in the last 10 years according to an article published in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.
Learning From Failed Attempts
Tuesday Aug 24 2010
What does space exploration have to do with business strategy? More than you'd think. The Economist recently featured Peter Madsen, BYU assistant professor of organizational behavior and strategy, for his research using orbital launch attempts to investigate how organizations learn from both successful and failed ventures.
Forbes Lists Cougar Capital Among Most Innovative
Wednesday Aug 18 2010
The Marriott School of Management recently increased its return on investment when Forbes named its hands-on course, Cougar Capital, among the most innovative in business education. Cougar Capital is a venture capital/private equity fund run by MBA students who carefully invest alongside real industry partners.
BYU study reports the best way to “harvest” entrepreneurial ventures
Tuesday Aug 17 2010
Zappos founder Tony Hsieh, who sold his fast-growing shoe and apparel company to Amazon for $1.2 billion, recently revealed that he would have preferred to take the company public instead. But board members had other ideas and thought selling the company was a better way to “harvest” their investments.
Ballard Center Names First Peery Fellow
Jason Fairbourne recognized for microfranchising innovation Wednesday Aug 11 2010
While conducting impact analyses with microcredit borrowers in East Africa, Jason Fairbourne realized there was a problem. The people he met didn't have the resources to become self-reliant. Microcredit loans, which were touted as an answer to poverty, helped but weren't always effectively used. So Fairbourne developed a new concept — one he calls "microfranchising."
Professor Wins Award for Research on Meaningful Work
Thursday Jul 22 2010
While most marvel at the exotic animals in zoos, one Marriott School professor became fascinated by the zookeepers and their dedication to their careers.
Companies Tap MBAs in Field Studies Program
Tuesday Jul 20 2010
In a study room more than twelve hundred miles away from Dell's Austin, Texas, headquarters a group of MBA students talk about the affects an acquisition could have within the company.