Collaborating to Make an Impact
The Ballard Center names its first Ballard Fellow Wednesday Dec 29 2010
Nearly 2.5 billion people around the world live on less than $2 a day. In efforts to develop a solution, Lewis Hower helped create the University Impact Fund, a program that will provide income generating opportunities for the poor.
BYU’s Business Startup Factory
Monday Dec 27 2010
In the world of college sports, Brigham Young University is known as a quarterback factory, producing the likes of Steve Young, Jim McMahon, Ty Detmer and Max Hall. But more recently, BYU is being recognized as a business startup factory — churning out hundreds of student-run ventures each year.
BYU’s ISys Club Recognized at International Conference
Wednesday Dec 22 2010
Amid final exams, papers and projects, information systems students received some exciting news before parting for Christmas break. Brigham Young University's chapter of the Association for Systems Management was named an outstanding chapter at the International Conference on Information Systems, the most prestigious conference for leaders in the field.
BYU Students Network with Executives on Wall Street
Monday Dec 20 2010
While students are usually pitching themselves to companies, this time the tables were turned. BYU students headed to New York City to hear from financial executives at more than 40 companies speak about different job functions within their organizations — getting students excited to compete for possible internships on Wall Street.
BYU Recreation Management Students take Second at National Bowl
Friday Dec 17 2010
Quick thinking and fast fingers earned a team of Brigham Young University recreation management and youth leadership students second place at the Park and Recreation Student Quiz Bowl. The Jeopardy-style competition was part of the recent 2010 National Recreation and Parks Association Congress and Exposition held in Minneapolis, Minn.
BYU Accounting Students Build Houses and Goodwill
Thursday Dec 16 2010
Accounting students traded in their number crunchers for nail guns, levels and hand saws at a recent Habitat for Humanity service project, one of the many service opportunities coordinated by Brigham Young University's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting honor society.
Marriott School Students Win Prestigious Language Scholarships
Thursday Dec 09 2010
Years of practice and precision in a foreign language are paying off for two Marriott School students who recently received a combined $20,000 in tuition and stipends from the U.S. Department of Education.
Extending the Invitation to Give
Friday Dec 03 2010
Instead of rocking around your own Christmas tree this year, students and faculty are invited to stop by the Marriott School of Management's annual Angel Tree and help provide gifts for needy families in Utah County.
BYU Students Score Top Recommendations for Snowboard Retailer
Thursday Dec 02 2010
A team comprised of two MBA students from Brigham Young University took first place at the Adobe Web Analytics Competition, besting teams from universities around the nation. Using Adobe's analytical software, SiteCatalyst, teams found ways to increase website profitability for this year's client, Dogfunk.com.
BYU Takes Top Honors in First-Ever Chinese Language Competition
Tuesday Nov 30 2010
If presenting a business plan to company management isn't stressful enough, try doing it in another language. But BYU teams kept their cool at the Business Language Case Competition held Nov. 13, placing first and third in the newly added Mandarin Chinese section. BYU also took third in Portuguese.
Executive MPA Student Remembered
Tuesday Nov 23 2010
Jamie Cope Bennee, a 34-year-old BYU Executive MPA student, died in a tragic plane crash in Payson, Utah, on Nov. 18.
Fast Talking Student Entrepreneurs Win in Speed Pitch Competition
Friday Nov 19 2010
Although a successful business can take years to build, a great idea shouldn't take more than a few minutes to pitch. Finalists in the Speed Pitch Competition rapidly presented their business ideas before a group of local entrepreneurs and venture capitalists as part of the Business Plan Competition at Brigham Young University.
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.