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  • 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.

  • BYU Accounting Students Placed Second at Deloitte National Case Competition Tuesday Apr 25 2006

    A team of Marriott School accounting students earned second place at the 11th Annual National Student Case Study Seminar sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation. Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. took first place. Other national finalist teams represented Pennsylvania State University, University of Notre Dame, University of Illinois and University of Wisconsin – Madison.

  • 2006 Business Plan Competitors Spar for Grand Prize Friday Tuesday Mar 28 2006

    More than $100,000 in cash and business services are up for grabs Friday as judges pick the most promising new enterprises at Brigham Young University’s Business Plan Competition. The final event, where one of three final teams will walk away with the grand prize valued at $50,000, will take place at 2 p.m. in room 140 of BYU’s Joseph Smith Building.

  • BYU Students Meet and Eat With Warren Buffett Monday Mar 27 2006

    Who picks up the tab when you go to lunch with a billionaire? Warren Buffett, the world’s second-richest man, treated 22 BYU students to lunch and a 90-minute Q&A session in Omaha, Neb. The students, enrolled in investment classes, and their professors from the Marriott School of Management, jumped at the invitation to meet with Buffett — arguably the world’s greatest investor.

  • BYU Study Clarifies Misunderstood Motivations Behind IPOs Tuesday Feb 14 2006

    A face-off between academics and chief financial officers may not sound like the most electrifying of showdowns, but a new Brigham Young University study that pits generally accepted theories against real-world behavior has important implications for investors considering companies' initial public offerings.

  • BYU Students Take Top Prize at National xTAX Competition Monday Feb 06 2006

    Death and taxes aren’t the only things in life you can count on. xTax Competition judges have added BYU Marriott School students to their list. BYU accounting students again won national honors at the competition — making BYU the only university to win nationally all four years since the competition began.