Marriott School News
Klymit Wins 2008 Business Plan Competition
Wednesday Apr 09 2008
Prepared to revolutionize the snow-gear industry by providing warmth on demand, Klymit was named winner of Brigham Young University’s 2008 Business Plan Competition — taking the grand prize of $50,000 in cash and in-kind services. Since the beginning of the competition in October, Klymit distinguished itself from 45 other business plans.
2008 Stoddard and Questar Scholars Announced
Friday Apr 04 2008
Studying finance has proven to be a profitable investment for six Marriott School students who were selected as MBA finance scholars. Four students were named Stoddard Scholars and two were named Questar Scholars.
U.S. News Ranks BYU's Law and Business Schools in Top 50
Marriott School ties highest ranking received in past years from U.S. News Friday Mar 28 2008
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, March 31. Other BYU graduate programs and specialties rank in the top 100 in their categories. The Marriott School of Management is ranked 29th, tying its highest ranking ever from U.S. News, while the J. Reuben Clark Law School is ranked 46th.
BYU Students Win Second Place at FedEx Supply Chain Competition
Monday Mar 24 2008
Six students from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management won second place and $2,000 at the 11th annual FedEx Freight International Graduate Logistics Case Competition in Fayetteville, Ark.
It was BYU’s first time at the invitational event, sponsored by FedEx Freight in alliance with the Supply Chain Management Research Center at the University of Arkansas’s Sam M. Walton College of Business.
Fundraiser Challenges Students to Climb
Wednesday Mar 19 2008
Marriott School students, faculty and staff are challenged to race up seven stories in an unconventional fundraising event designed to grow the school’s scholarship fund. The annual Corporate Climb takes place on Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Tanner Building. New to this year’s event is a carnival which includes games and booths for all ages.
Eight Students Win Marriott School Internship Competition
Tuesday Mar 11 2008
This summer eight undergraduate Marriott School students will intern with key industry companies after winning the school’s second annual Intern Competition — an event sponsored by the Marriott Undergraduate Student Association.
“An internship is a great opportunity to learn the lingo of business and figure out if that is really what you like,” says Andy Emory, one of last year’s winners who interned with Sperry Van Ness Equities.
BYU MBA Team Places First in Race and Case Competition
Friday Mar 07 2008
Racing down a professional ski course was just part of the University of Denver’s 2008 Race and Case competition, where six Marriott School MBA students earned first place in the combined skiing and ethics case event. “These students have been wonderful representatives of the Marriott School’s commitment to ethical decision-making in business,” says Craig Merrill, MBA program director.
BusinessWeek Ranks BYU Undergraduate Business No. 7
Marriott School in top 10 for third consecutive year Friday Feb 29 2008
Brigham Young University’s undergraduate business programs rank seventh overall and first among recruiters according to BusinessWeek magazine’s comprehensive ranking of U.S. undergraduate business programs. The school was also ranked first in ethics and in return on tuition for private colleges. The magazine’s survey says students hail the Marriott School’s emphasis on producing successful and ethical business leaders.
Marriott School Names 2008 Hawes Scholars
Tuesday Feb 05 2008
Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management has announced eight MBA candidates as its 2008 Hawes Scholars. The honor, which carries a cash award of $10,000, is the highest distinction given to second-year MBA students at the school. “These students have impressed both the MBA faculty and classmates with their tendency to make the most out of their opportunities,” says Craig Merrill, MBA program director.
Air Force ROTC Staffer Honored
Friday Jan 18 2008
Marriott School’s Ginny Richman has been named Air Force ROTC Civilian of the Quarter in recognition for her contribution to the Brigham Young University AFROTC detachment.
“Ginny is an essential asset to our detachment, and we nominated her knowing she was a well-rounded candidate,” says Col. Gordon Jacobs, professor of aerospace studies.
BYU Finance Web Site to Assist in Planning
Friday Jan 11 2008
During every transition of life, personal finances play an influential role in deciding goals for the future. In an effort to provide families and individuals with the tools and resources necessary to obtain financial freedom, the Marriott School of Management has introduced a personal finance Web site designed to help users at every stage of financial knowledge.
Student Entrepreneurs Recognized with Awards
Friday Jan 04 2008
Managing a business while attending school has proven to be a rewarding experience for two students who tied for the title of 2007 Student Entrepreneur of the Year. Ethan Heintzelman, founder of Elite Express, and Bo Porter, founder of Fox Websites, each received a $10,000 award for this honor. “The examples provided in this competition create a can-do attitude for aspiring student entrepreneurs,” says Derek Pando, president of the BYU Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, which coordinates the SEOY competition.
MBA Students Take Field Trip to Switzerland
Friday Dec 28 2007
Field trips have taken on new meaning for eight MBA students who traveled to Switzerland this fall as part of the MBA International Human Resource Management class. Throughout the week-long trip, students met with global business executives from companies including Nestlé, Cisco Systems and Dow Chemical, to learn how each develops global leaders.
Online Shipping Idea Wins Web Business Competition
Friday Dec 21 2007
With an idea designed to revolutionize online shipping, Marriott School student Matthew Pickard won the first annual BYU Web Business Idea Competition and a $3,000 cash award. WEBIC is a new competition sponsored by the Rollins Center for eBusiness — promoting the use of the Internet in entrepreneurship. Pickard’s business idea, eTake, is a Web site used to bid on shipping rates offered by individuals — not companies.
BYU CEO Chapter Wins Three National Awards
Friday Dec 14 2007
The Marriott School’s chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization received high honors at the organization’s recent national conference, with three first-place chapter awards. The organization also honored a BYU student and an alumnus with individual awards. “BYU has one of the dominant CEO chapters in the nation, because our students are very entrepreneurially minded,” says Gary K. Rhoads, Marriott School professor of marketing and the club’s faculty advisor.
Service Project Grants Holiday Wishes
Tuesday Dec 11 2007
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches. The Marriott School’s holiday tree holds more than just pretty ornaments, it holds the promise of Christmas for many needy families in Utah County. "We want to get as many people from the Marriott School involved as possible and offer everyone an opportunity to give a little bit of service to someone else," says Kiley Hunt, a first-year MPA student helping with the project. The annual Angel Tree service project — sponsored by the United Way — provides three options to help meet the needs of families and individuals in Utah County.
BYU Duo Wins National Ethics Competition
Monday Dec 03 2007
A pair of Brigham Young University students have more to celebrate this holiday season after winning first place at University of Arizona’s 2007 Eller Ethics Case Competition.
BYU has taken first place two out of the three years it has participated in the competition. Beating out more than 19 participating universities from across the nation, this year’s BYU team is composed of Brooks Tingey, a junior finance major from Sandy, Utah, and Casey Zaugg, a senior accounting major from West Jordan, Utah.
BYU Accounting Teams Excel in National Tax Competition
Tuesday Nov 27 2007
A team of Marriott School undergraduate accounting students placed first and a team of graduate accounting students placed second at the 2007 Deloitte Tax Case Study National Competition — marking BYU’s seventh consecutive first or second place finish in the undergraduate division.
“Our accounting students have amassed an unequalled record of success,” says Steve Albrecht, associate dean of BYU’s Marriott School.
BYU Accounting Programs Ranked Second in Nation
Monday Nov 19 2007
Brigham Young University’s undergraduate and graduate accounting programs ranked second in Public Accounting Report’s Annual Survey of Accounting Professors. Every year since 1995 the survey has positioned both BYU accounting programs among the top three in the nation.
“We are very delighted for the recognition of our peers concerning the quality of the program we have,” says Kevin Stocks, director of the School of Accountancy.
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.