Marriott School News

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  • 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.


  • BYU’s Graduate Accounting Program Ranked No. 1 in Nation Undergrad program third Monday Dec 08 2008

    Accounting professors from across the country selected Brigham Young University's graduate accounting program as best in the nation - unseating the University of Texas­­-Austin which had held the top spot for more than a decade.


  • Former Dell CEO Shares Secret to Happiness Thursday Nov 20 2008

    When Kevin Rollins, former CEO of Dell Inc., typed the word "happiness" into Google, he found results like "Happiness for Dummies," "weekend happiness courses" and "happiness through hypnosis." At the 2008 Marriott School Honored Alumni Lecture, Rollins shared with students and faculty his thoughts - not Google's - on how to achieve personal happiness.


  • Accounting Director Awarded as Utah’s Outstanding Educator Wednesday Nov 19 2008

    Few things excite accountants more than numbers. Brigham Young University Accounting Professor Kevin Stocks has taught more than 2,000 students in 100-plus classes at two universities during the past 26 years. He can now add another number to his list: the No. 1 accounting professor in Utah.


  • BYU Information Systems Program Among Top Ten Monday Nov 17 2008

    TechRepublic, a leading technology news organization owned by CBS Interactive, ranked Brigham Young University's undergraduate information systems program among the top ten in the nation.


  • BYU MBA Breaks into BusinessWeek’s Top Tier Monday Nov 17 2008

    Brigham Young University's MBA program is climbing the charts according to BusinessWeek's latest rankings that place BYU at 22nd in the nation - the program's highest ranking since the publication started grading MBA programs twenty years ago.


  • eBusiness Day to Highlight Utah’s High-Tech Future Friday Nov 14 2008

    Come ride the lift to Silicon Slopes, Utah's high-tech corridor, at the Rollins Center for eBusiness' semiannual eBusiness Day.


  • Marriott School Named Most Family Friendly Wednesday Nov 12 2008

    The 2009 Princeton Review's "The Best 296 Business Schools" ranked BYU's Marriott School of Management as the nation's most family friendly business school.


  • Students Use Laughter to Save Lives Joke book raises funds for HIV children in Zambia Monday Nov 03 2008

    Humor at Brigham Young University is bringing smiles to the faces of children in Zambia - and it all started in a finance class.


  • Clothing Manufacturer Named 2008 Student Entrepreneur of the Year Saturday Nov 01 2008

    While most students at Brigham Young University are focused on midterms and papers, a number are concerned about employees, revenues and business contracts. Each year, student business owners compete for $5,000 and the title of Student Entrepreneur of the Year. Steven Rosenbeck, founder of Garb GameDay Wear, is this year's winner.


  • BYU biz prof's system gets more timeshare owners the weeks they want Wednesday Oct 22 2008

    As the holidays approach, timeshare vacation owners are taking advantage of vacation weeks to plan family gatherings and winter getaways. Research has shown that the majority of timeshare vacation owners desire to exchange their resort-weeks each year. But exchanging timeshares can be discouraging, since it is often difficult to get a desired resort-week. A new exchange method, developed at Brigham Young University, helps timeshare exchange companies better schedule vacation time at affiliated resorts, leading to happier customers and opportunities for increased revenue.


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