Business Professor Earns International Award for Social Issue Leadership
Sunday Nov 18 2007
In recognition for the integration of social issues in research and teaching, The Aspen Institute's Center for Business Education presented the 2007 Faculty Pioneer Award in External Impact to Marriott School Professor Warner Woodworth. “Dr. Woodworth works to transform management schools into institutions that integrate various business models to improve society,” says the institute.
BYU Wins 2007 International Business Case Competition
Friday Nov 16 2007
After spending a continuous 24 hours developing an international business strategy, an undergraduate team of management students from Brigham Young University placed first at the Center for International Business Education and Research Case Challenge — the BYU team beat students from other top international business programs including Università Bocconi in Italy, Instituto Tecnológico Autónoma de México in Mexico and Audencia Ecole de Management in France.
BYU Accounting Teams Advance to National Tax Competition
Wednesday Nov 14 2007
Two Marriott School accounting teams have been selected as undergraduate and graduate division finalists for the 2007 Deloitte Tax Case Study National Competition to be held in Orlando, Fla. on Nov. 16-18.
The BYU undergraduate team competed with 27 other universities, and the graduate team was in a division of 21 universities.
BYU Army Cadet Ranks Second Nationally
Wednesday Nov 07 2007
Brigham Young University senior Jason Cabatingan has been named second out of more than 4,000 cadets on the Army ROTC National Order of Merit List. The placement reflects his outstanding performance in academics, leadership, extracurricular activities and physical training. The National Order of Merit List is compiled every year and ranks all Army ROTC cadets after their junior year of college.
Two BYU Alumni Win Dissertation Awards
Monday Nov 05 2007
Two graduates from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management won top honors for their doctoral dissertation research at the Academy of Management’s 2007 conference in Philadelphia.
Alison Mackey won the award for outstanding dissertation research in business policy and strategy for her research on the link between executive salaries and firm performance.
BYU School of Accountancy Wins Innovation Award Twice
Wednesday Oct 24 2007
The American Accounting Association presented the 2007 Innovations in Accounting Education Award to Brigham Young University’s School of Accountancy at its conference in Chicago. BYU — which is the only school to win the award twice — was recognized specifically for its Ph.D. Prep program developed by the School of Accountancy.
Professors Given Phi Kappa Phi and Young Scholar Awards
Thursday Oct 18 2007
Brigham Young University recognized finance professor Grant R. McQueen with the Phi Kappa Phi Award and business management associate professor Keith P. Vorkink with the Young Scholar Award at the annual University Conference August 28.
The Phi Kappa Phi Award is presented annually to a BYU faculty member who excels in scholarly and creative endeavors, exemplifies integrity and contributes to BYU through citizenship and service.
Citigroup CFO Relates His Most Important Decisions
Tuesday Sep 25 2007
Making the right decisions is critical to leading a successful life, Citigroup CFO Gary Crittenden told students and faculty at the 2007 Marriott School Honored Alumni Lecture Sept. 20.
Crittenden was chosen as the Marriott School’s 2007 Honored Alumni as part of BYU’s annual homecoming tradition of recognizing an outstanding graduate from each of the university’s colleges.
Scholarship Honors Late OBHR Professor
Thursday Sep 20 2007
Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management is honoring the late Sheri Joy Bischoff, professor of organizational behavior, with a new scholarship to assist MBA candidates studying organizational behavior and human resources. Bischoff’s family, friends, former students and colleagues made contributions totaling more than $40,000 to create an endowed scholarship in her name.
Wall Street Journal Ranks BYU MBA No. 1
School Also Listed as Second Best Place to Find Ethical Graduates Tuesday Sep 18 2007
The Wall Street Journal ranked Brigham Young University’s Master of Business Administration Program first in the nation among regional schools in the paper’s 2007 report of top business programs, up from third in 2006 and sixth in 2005. The Marriott School was also ranked No. 2 among the best schools for hiring graduates with strong ethical standards behind Dartmouth College.
Hyundai Managers Learn Strategy from Provo Bikers
Friday Aug 31 2007
This summer, 19 Korean executives from Hyundai Heavy Industries got a surprise crash course in American biking culture when a pack of Harley-Davidsons roared into the Marriott School of Management parking lot to enhance the visitors’ classroom studies. For 11 years HHI, the top shipbuilder in the world, has sent its managers to the Marriott School for three-months of trainings in business English, ethics, marketing and more.
BYU Biz Profs Tell How to Enter Profitable Markets in Harvard Business Review
Monday Aug 27 2007
Two Brigham Young University business professors explored how companies can effectively enter attractive markets dominated by entrenched rivals in a recent issue of the Harvard Business Review.
For example, how could Red Bull, the soft drink that arrived in the United States in the late 1990s, capture market share that belonged to industry giants Coca-Cola and Pepsi? Although most similar market-grabbing attempts fail, David J. Bryce and Jeffrey H. Dyer identified the three strategies most commonly used by those tiny Davids who methodically slay - or at least wound - seemingly insurmountable Goliaths.
Forbes Puts BYU MBA in Top 20 for Return on Investment
Friday Aug 24 2007
Forbes magazine ranks Brigham Young University’s MBA program 18th in return on investment in its biennial survey of two-year business programs, as reported in the magazine’s Sept. 3 issue. “We’ve always been a strong value,” says Ned C. Hill, dean of BYU’s Marriott School of Management. “That’s because we not only attract well-prepared and talented students but also receive tremendous support from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
BYU Accounting Ranks 3rd in U.S.News & World Report
Wednesday Aug 22 2007
The Marriott School of Management’s accounting program ranked 3rd and its international business program ranked 19th in specialty categories in U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” survey, up from 5th and 21st respectively in 2006. “We are extremely pleased by the recognition our program receives in U.S.News & World Report,” says Kevin Stocks, director of the School of Accountancy.
MPA Students Offer Business Workshops in Ghana
Friday Jul 20 2007
Eighteen students from BYU’s Romney Institute of Public Management traveled to Ghana for a two-week educational field study and a chance to share their business knowledge with 12 local nonprofit organizations.
The students offered one-on-one consultations to the nonprofits on personal empowerment, timelines, budgets and outcome measurement, as well as open workshops for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on business and personal management.
“We’re preparing these students to become managers in the field of international development,” says Jeff Thompson, assistant professor of public management and faculty supervisor.
Marriott School Alumnus and Faculty Win Thurston Auditing Award
Thursday Jun 14 2007
A Marriott School of Management alumnus and three faculty members will be presented with the prestigious John B. Thurston Award at the Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference July 8-11 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, for their article about how to protect wireless networks from hackers.
The award is given annually for the best article appearing in Internal Auditor, published by the Institute of Internal Auditors, a leading authority on international auditing.
Two BYU Students Win Third Place in Houston Business Plan Competition
Tuesday Jun 05 2007
Experience paid dividends at the Rice University Business Plan Competition in Houston, where a seasoned team from Brigham Young University won third place and took home $9,500 in prize money.
Adam Robertson from Santa Rosa, Calif., a recent graduate from BYU’s Marriott School of Management, and Tim Wessman, a junior from Idaho Falls, Idaho, majoring in manufacturing engineering, won $7,500 for placing third overall and an additional $2,000 for writing the best executive summary.
Information Systems Students Shine in Competition
Friday May 25 2007
BYU information systems students stole the show with their technology and problem-solving abilities during competition at the Association of Information Technology Professionals National Collegiate Conference, held this spring in Detroit. Faced with competition from more than sixty other schools, some with twenty or more entrants, the six BYU students left with eight competition awards—more than any other school.
Ground Broken for Tanner Building Addition
Monday Apr 30 2007
The planned addition to the N. Eldon Tanner Building is officially underway after ground was broken on the campus of Brigham Young University April 25. The groundbreaking ceremony was conducted by President Cecil O. Samuelson, with Elder W. Rolfe Kerr of the Seventy and Commissioner of Church Education, presiding over activities.
Top Finance Students Win Stoddard Prize
Friday Apr 27 2007
Financial investing, modeling and analysis have paid early dividends for four second-year MBA finance students who were awarded the 2007 Stoddard Prize.