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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Lunch with a Billionaire Investing guru Warren Buffett offers BYU students free lunch and advice Tuesday Apr 24 2007

    When BYU junior J.T. Davis was fourteen years old and first read a book about Warren Buffett, he never imagined that one day he’d be riding in the front seat of Buffett’s Cadillac DTS. But on March 30 Davis had just that opportunity. As one of 70 BYU participants, Davis, an investment student from Plano, Texas, attended a Q&A session and lunched with the famed “Oracle of Omaha,” an opportunity Buffett has extended to 35 universities during the 2006-2007 school year.


  • Entrepreneur Club Hosts World’s Largest Rock Paper Scissors Competition Thursday Apr 05 2007

    Rock, paper, scissors, GO! April 6 marks the day of what a group of Brigham Young University students hope will be the largest rock, paper, scissors competition on record. The event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Deseret Towers field. Hosted by BYU’s Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization, the competition is open to the general public and intended to make it into the Guinness World Records.


  • Calle Wins 2007 Business Plan Competition Wednesday Apr 04 2007

    Calle, a company that wants to be a premier brand for street soccer players, was named winner of the 2007 Business Plan Competition and accepted a $52,500 award of cash and in-kind services. Since the competition’s submission process began in November, Calle worked to stand out from almost 140 idea pitches, 43 original business plans, eight semi-finalists and finally three final teams that presented their business plans March 30.


  • Six Students Awarded Internships through Marriott School Competition Wednesday Mar 28 2007

    Six BYU undergraduates will shortly begin new internships thanks to an unconventional internship competition sponsored last month by the Marriott School Undergraduate Management office. The competition, loosely based on the popular TV show “The Apprentice,” showcased participants’ interviewing and presenting in front of an audience.


  • BYU Undergraduate Business Programs Again In Top 10 Marriott School 8th among national programs Tuesday Mar 13 2007

    BusinessWeek magazine ranked Brigham Young University’s undergraduate management program eighth overall and second among recruiters in the most comprehensive ranking of U.S. undergraduate business programs to date. The school was also ranked first in return on tuition for private colleges. The magazine cited the program’s ethics-based education and high-caliber recruiters as strengths.


  • Financial Times Ranks BYU’s Accounting Number One Friday Mar 02 2007

    BYU’s Marriott School of Management now holds the “Best in Accountancy” title, according to the 2007 Financial Times global ranking of business schools. Financial Times reports the top 10 schools in various categories in addition to its annual rankings of the top 100 MBA programs. This year, Marriott School alumni placed BYU first in the accounting category.


  • National Accounting Award Given to BYU Professor Monday Feb 26 2007

    Singled out from professors across the nation, BYU Professor and School of Accountancy Director Kevin Stocks was recognized this month for displaying excellence in accounting education. Stocks was awarded the annual Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Award of Merit by the Federation of Schools of Accountancy, a national organization dedicated to the development of accredited accounting programs.


  • BYU Student and Alum Earn Top Scores on Internal Auditing Exam Wednesday Jan 10 2007

    A Brigham Young University graduate student and alumnus both earned kudos for their top-scoring performances on the Certified Internal Auditor exam administered by the Institute of Internal Auditors. Eric Hatch, a graduate student in accounting at BYU’s Marriott School, earned the William S. Smith Student Highest Achievement Award for his top score on the exam given last May.


  • Average Investors Shouldn't Be So Confident, BYU Study Shows Wednesday Nov 15 2006

    An increase in the stock market's overall performance, like the one that took place in October, can turn inexperienced investors into trade-happy amateurs, according to Brigham Young University business professors in a study published in The Review of Financial Studies. "When investors start off in the market, they tend to trade pretty conservatively," said Steven Thorley, the H. Taylor Peery professor of finance at BYU's Marriott School of Management. "In periods where the overall stock market performs well, they see a good return on their portfolio and figure they are good at picking stocks, so they start to trade more frequently."


  • BYU ranks 70th in new U.S.News & World Report survey Monday Aug 21 2006

    Brigham Young University is ranked 70th in U.S.News & World Report's annual survey, "America's Best Colleges," with the Marriott School of Management's undergraduate program ranked among the top 50 in "Best Business Programs," coming in at 37th. The Aug. 28 issue of U.S.News & World Report, which hits newsstands Monday, ranks about 1,400 four-year accredited colleges and universities by mission and region.


  • BusinessWeek Highlights Confectionary Connoisseur as Innovative Champion Thursday Jul 27 2006

    Firefighter, doctor and teacher are common answers to the elementary classroom question: what do you want to be when you grow up? But in Hershey, Pa., global chocolatier might get a few votes — especially from Andrea Thomas’ kids. Thomas, Marriott School alumna, mother of three, and possessor of what may be the sweetest corporate title to date, was recently highlighted as one of BusinessWeek’s 25 Champions of Innovation.


  • Accounting and Information Systems PhD Prep Programs a Success More than 50 graduates entered top doctoral programs Wednesday Jul 12 2006

    Brigham Young University doesn’t offer a PhD in accounting or information systems, but not because professors are afraid their students will replace them at the front of the class — in fact, they’re hoping some may do just that. Marriott School of Management accounting and information systems professors developed a unique, hands-on doctoral preparation program to coach select students on what to expect from rigorous PhD schools.


  • Business with Integrity: Principles for Building Leadership in Organizations, Communities and Families Thursday Jun 01 2006

    The Marriott School of Management will host its 11th Annual BYU Management Conference June 29 – July 1, 2006. This traditional event will feature internationally and nationally renowned speakers such as Jon M. Huntsman, Sr., Chairman, Huntsman Corporation; Kim Smith, Vice President, Goldman Sachs & Co.; Bruce Reece, President and CEO, Bonneville International Corporation; and Elder Ben B. Banks, Emeritus General Authority and Director of Hosting, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


  • BYU Study Shows Stock Analysts Unintentionally Distort Forecasts Tuesday May 23 2006

    When even the most honest stockbrokers call with a hot tip, you should be skeptical of the accompanying earnings forecasts. According to new research by a professor of accounting at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management, analysts are unconsciously influenced to distort their forecast of a company's earnings to be consistent with previous recommendations to "buy" or "sell" that company's stock.


  • Local Income Tax Assistance Program Benefits from BYU Student Volunteers More than 90 percent of volunteers come from university Monday May 15 2006

    More than $2.5 million in tax refunds are expected to be returned to Utah County residents who filed their income tax returns with the help of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and a host of Brigham Young University students. The program is designed to help individuals who cannot afford professional help to file their taxes.


  • Marriott School Alumnus Featured in Journal of Accountancy Chief Accounting Officer encourages graduates to maintain high spirits and high standards Thursday May 11 2006

    It’s not everyday you reach into your mailbox and see your face staring back at you from a magazine cover. Marriott School alumnus Brian Mower says this is one of many surprises hard-working BYU graduates may see from the professional world. The Journal of Accountancy recently highlighted Mower’s quick rise to chief accounting officer of a public company.


  • Dell CEO Tells Graduates to Dream Big, Maintain Balance Wednesday May 03 2006

    It is not everyday students hear from someone whose life surpassed their dreams. Dell CEO Kevin Rollins spoke to Marriott School graduates encouraging them to dream big and live even bigger at Friday’s convocation. Rollins, the keynote speaker, told students that in addition to dreaming big they should work hard, give back and maintain balance.


  • BYU Undergraduate Business Program in Top 10 Friday Apr 28 2006

    BusinessWeek magazine ranked Brigham Young University’s undergraduate management program eighth overall and first among recruiters in the most comprehensive ranking of U.S. undergraduate business programs to date. The magazine cited the program’s stellar accounting program and ethics-based education as strengths.