Marriott School News
World’s Largest Rock, Paper, Scissors Contest Promotes Entrepreneurship
Tuesday May 20 2008
In an effort to promote entrepreneurship and raise money for charity, the BYU Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization hosted its 2nd annual Omniture Throwdown — the world’s largest rock, paper, scissors tournament. Last year’s event set a record for the largest tournament of its kind with more than 500 participants.
MPA Students Win First Place at Utah Case Competition
Friday May 16 2008
BYU Master of Public Administration students won first place at the third annual Utah City Managers Association Case Competition held April 7-9 in St. George, Utah.
“This is a competition I look forward to each year,” says Rex Facer, assistant professor of public finance and management and the team’s faculty adviser.
Accounting Students Win Deloitte Case Competition
Thursday May 15 2008
A team from Brigham Young University’s School of Accountancy won first place at the 13th Annual Deloitte National Student Case Study Competition in Scottsdale, Ariz., in April.
BYU will receive a $10,000 prize for the victory, and each team member will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Six schools competed at the national invitational event sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation.
14 MBA Students Awarded Eccles Scholarships
Monday Apr 28 2008
The Kay and Yvonne Whitmore Global Management Center at Brigham Young University presented 14 MBA candidates with Eccles Scholarships for outstanding achievement in international business. Each Eccles Scholar will receive $10,000 to defray the cost of tuition and international experiences during their enrollment. “This year’s Eccles Scholars carry on the fine tradition of outstanding MBA students who are interested in careers in international business,” says Lee Radebaugh, director of the Whitmore Global Management Center.
Humanitarian Named 2008 Administrator of the Year
Thursday Apr 24 2008
Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Management named Carolyn Grow Dailey, president and CEO of ASCEND Alliance, as the 2008 Administrator of the Year.
The award is given annually to an outstanding man or woman who has achieved distinction after many years of management in the public or nonprofit sector.
Entrepreneurship Professor Named 2008 Outstanding Faculty
19 Recognized for Contributions to the Marriott School Wednesday Apr 23 2008
The Marriott School of Management honored W. Gibb Dyer with its 2008 Outstanding Faculty Award, the highest faculty distinction given by the school. The award was presented at a banquet March 28 where 11 other individuals and seven retiring professors were recognized for significant contributions to the school.
Students Learn About Ups and Downs at Financial Market Simulation
Thursday Apr 17 2008
Students at Brigham Young University hustled to maximize profits and minimize risks as they traded shares in the same high-tech, fast-paced and unpredictable stock market simulation used to train traders, strategists and salespeople at Goldman Sachs.
“The market moves very quickly, and you need to anticipate things before they happen,” says Brian Ames, a senior from North Ogden, Utah, majoring in finance.
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.