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.
EMBA Students Explore Global Business Like Never Before
Wednesday Jul 14 2010
This spring 25 EMBA students put their jobs on hold in the Western United States to participate in the first-ever EMBA foreign business excursion to the Middle East.
Financial Times: Why Recruiters Want BYU Grads
Tuesday Jul 13 2010
Marriott School professors explain why the school's grads are among the most sought after by recruiters in a recent Financial Times article.
BYU Professor Joins National Board
Wednesday Jun 30 2010
A Marriott School of Management professor will be helping recognize businesses that demonstrate excellence in quality and performance after being selected to serve on the Board of Overseers for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
BYU Awarded $1.55 Million Grant for International Business Education
Tuesday Jun 15 2010
The U.S. Department of Education awarded Brigham Young University a four-year $1.55 million grant to continue as a Center for International Business Education and Research school. The grant provides funding for BYU to work with students, faculty, the community and 32 other CIBER schools across the country to improve international business acumen.
BYU Team Wins Duff & Phelps National Valuation Competition
Monday Jun 14 2010
A team of Brigham Young University undergraduate students came home with the first-place title from the inaugural Duff & Phelps National Case Study Competition in New York. This new competition focused on the complex finance skills used in business valuations.
Jeffery Thompson to present BYU devotional address June 1
Friday May 28 2010
Associate professor Jeffery Thompson from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management will be the speaker at the weekly devotional Tuesday, June 1, at 11:05 a.m.
Six MBAs Become 2010 Stoddard Scholars
Thursday May 27 2010
Six BYU MBA finance students earned dividends on their education by being named Stoddard Scholars and being awarded $5,000 scholarships.
BYU Triumphs in Global Information Systems Competition
Friday May 14 2010
At one of the most elite and grueling information systems competitions in the world, a group of three Brigham Young University undergraduates won first-place at the APEX Global Business IT Case Challenge in Singapore. As newcomers to the competition, the team went up against 24 of the top ISys programs in the world.
Student-run Grant Program Matches Donors with Causes
Students receive unprecedented hands-on experience Thursday May 13 2010
The country's first student-led program that connects philanthropic donors with deserving nonprofit organizations is up and running at BYU.
To-Do and Note Synchronization Website Wins Online Marketing Competition
Monday May 10 2010
In an age when most people go straight to the Internet for information, an effective website is key to a company's success. Getting students to understand that reality and teaching them how to create and implement effective internet marketing strategies was the goal of the inaugural Crexendo Online Marketing Competition, which culminated in an awards ceremony April 9.
BYU Researchers in Top Five for Organizational Behavior and Strategy
Wednesday Apr 28 2010
Organizational behavior and strategy faculty at Brigham Young University were ranked fourth in the nation for their 2009 publications in the top academic journals of the field, according to a list published by the University of Texas at Dallas.
2010 Hawes Scholars Announced
Eight second-year MBA candidates receive MBA's top honors Monday Apr 26 2010
Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management has announced eight MBA students as its 2010 Hawes Scholars. The honor, which carries a cash award of $10,000, is the highest distinction given to MBA students at the school.
Students Launch into Mobile App Development
Monday Apr 19 2010
Ready. Aim. Launch hippopotamus. Hippo Blast, a game for iPhone in which the player shoots a cartoon hippo from a cannon to see how far it will go, won first place and $10,000 at the second annual Omniture iPhone App Competition, hosted by the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the Marriott School of Management.
BYU CIBER Hosts First High School Business Language Competition
Friday Apr 16 2010
Eight Utah high school teams comprised of heritage and non-heritage Spanish speakers gathered at Brigham Young University to compete in the nation's first High School Business Language Competition.
BYU Air Force ROTC Exhibits Discipline and Teamwork
Thursday Apr 15 2010
While trophies and bragging rights may be reasons the BYU Air Force ROTC drill team competes each year in the Southern California Invitational Drill Meet, an Air Force general says learning discipline and teamwork are key.