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.
BYU MBA Continues Upward Climb in Financial Times Rankings
Marriott School 45th among global programs Monday Jan 30 2006
The Marriott School of Management jumped four spots in the 2006 Financial Times rankings of the top 100 global MBA programs. The London-based paper ranked Brigham Young University’s Marriott School in the top 50 for the second consecutive year. The school, which ranked 45th overall and 27th in the United States, was also listed among the top ten programs for accountancy and the highest percentage salary increase of North American schools.
Business Language Courses Add Marketability
Friday Jan 06 2006
“Buongiorno principessa” may help you get a date, but it probably won’t help you get a job. Taking one of 11 business language classes might. Not only does BYU have one of the most bilingual campuses in the country, it also offers an excellent selection of business language courses (Bus M 596R). These courses add a business dimension to a student’s existing language skills.
New Business Book Shows Cheaters Lose, the Honest Win
CEO of Dell, Massachusetts’ Governor among authors Thursday Dec 15 2005
At a time when public confidence in business is at a low ebb, Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management has released a new book that shows integrity and success are not contradictory in the business world but complementary. Featuring compelling speeches at BYU by top CEOs and educators, the book, “Business with Integrity,” inspires readers to keep the bottom line in proper perspective and conduct business with honesty and character.
BYU Accounting Programs Rise to 2nd in 2005 Rankings
Wednesday Dec 07 2005
Public Accounting Report, a top accounting trade publication, ranks Brigham Young University’s undergraduate and graduate accounting programs 2nd in their 2005 annual survey. Both programs at BYU’s Marriott School of Management moved up one spot from last year’s rankings — marking the 10th consecutive year that the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs have been among the top three in the nation.
Accounting Professor to Help Set National Auditing Standards
Monday Nov 28 2005
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants appointed Marriott School Professor Douglas Prawitt to its Auditing Standards Board. The board consists of 19 members who set auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations as well as state and local governments. “This is a great honor for Doug,” says Ned C. Hill, Marriott School dean.
Marriott School Hosts BYU vs. U of U Case Competition
Wednesday Nov 16 2005
The Marriott Undergraduate Student Association at Brigham Young University, in conjunction with Dillard’s, invites students to its first annual case competition Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. in room 251 of the Tanner Building. The case competition will give business students experience problem-solving an international strategy situation taken from a real-world example.
eBusiness Day will Exhibit Technological Innovations
Tuesday Nov 08 2005
The fall eBusiness Day, themed "eGlobal: Connect Locally, Act Globally," will demonstrate how the world is being connected through technology. The event will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the second floor atrium and in room 251 of the Tanner Building. Two keynote speakers, Paul Allen and Josh James, will elaborate on how people and organizations around the world are connecting via technology and the Internet. Allen will be speaking on "Approaching Omniscience — Access to all Information and to all the People in the World" at 9 a.m. "You can learn anything and meet anyone using the power of technology," Allen says.
Marriott School Named “Most Family-Friendly” by The Princeton Review
Wednesday Nov 02 2005
The 2006 edition of The Princeton Review’s “Best 237 Business Schools” named BYU’s Marriott School the nation’s “Most Family-Friendly” business school. “This should come as no surprise,” says Jim Stice, MBA director. “Since our goals and objectives of the MBA program are aligned with those of the Church, it is our responsibility and commitment to be family-friendly.” The “Most Family-Friendly” ranking is based on a student assessment of: how happy married students are, how helpful the school is to students with children and how much the school does for the spouses of students.
Corporate philanthropy adds to shareholder wealth, says BYU study
Good deeds act as ‘insurance policy’ against misfortune, scandal and negative headlines Friday Oct 28 2005
Google’s announcement last week that it has earmarked $265 million of the money raised in its public stock offering for charity resurrects a long-standing debate over whether or not companies should be involved in philanthropic efforts. And although detractors contend that money spent on charity should go back into shareholders’ pockets, a new study in the “Academy of Management Review” by a Brigham Young University business professor argues that a track record of corporate giving protects a company much like an insurance policy, adding to overall value and shielding shareholders’ investment in the event of misfortune.
eBusiness Web Site and Strategic Plan Competition Announced
Thursday Oct 13 2005
The Marriott School Web Analytics Competition, hosted by the Rollins Center for eBusiness, is looking for an innovative student team. Past eBusiness competitions have challenged student teams to design Web sites or come up with creative solutions to improve existing sites. This semester the eBusiness Center has teamed with Omniture to present a new competition allowing anyone with critical thinking skills to compete.
Student Entrepreneur of the Year Competition Announced
Monday Sep 26 2005
Securing thousands of dollars in capital for a new business and preparing a term paper for an English 315 class is multitasking on another level. For those over achievers who juggle starting a business venture while in college, the Center for Entrepreneurship has a proposition for you. BYU’s 14th annual Student Entrepreneur of the Year competition will offer winners more than $40,000 in cash and in-kind services from supporters of the Center for Entrepreneurship. Winners walk away with capital and resources to start their businesses.
BYU MBA in Wall Street Journal Top 10 for Second Consecutive Year
School Ranks Second as Place to Hire Ethical Graduates Wednesday Sep 21 2005
The Wall Street Journal has for the second consecutive year placed the Marriott School’s MBA program in the top ten among smaller (regional) programs worldwide. The school ranked sixth in 2005 and was fifth in 2004. BYU moved up among schools listed for excellence in accountancy to fourth and retained its second place standing, behind Yale, as the best place to hire graduates with high ethical standards.
Rubber Hits the Road for BYU Accounting Students
Wednesday Sep 07 2005
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. Roughly 250 Marriott School accounting students are about to participate in the campus’ first Pit Crew Challenge, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The team-building event will take place Thursday and Friday in the Marriott Center parking lot, and Saturday in the Wilkinson Student Center parking lot south of the law school.
BYU ranks 71st in new U.S.News & World Report survey
Tuesday Aug 23 2005
Brigham Young University is ranked 71st in U.S.News & World Report's annual survey, "America's Best Colleges," with the Marriott School's undergraduate program ranked among the top 50 in "Best Business Programs," coming in at 35th. The Aug. 29 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.
CEOs Nominate BYU as Top Recruiting School
Thursday Aug 18 2005
The Marriott School has caught the eye of CEOs according to a new poll by Chief Executive magazine. The survey, released in the publication’s July 2005 issue, asked magazine subscribers to name their top 10 business school programs from BusinessWeek’s top 25 b-schools. However, the 477 respondents didn’t limit views to the likes of Wharton, Sloan and Columbia. They also nominated BYU along with a few other business programs.
School of Accountancy and Information Systems Separate
Friday Aug 12 2005
The Marriott School announces the division of the School of Accountancy and Information Systems into two parts: the School of Accountancy and the Information Systems Department. The change resulted from numerous discussions among BYU faculty and administration. The School of Accountancy started in 1976 when it was first named the Institute of Professional Accountancy.
Marriott School Announces 2005 Merrill J. Bateman Award Winners
Monday May 02 2005
Students at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management selected two of their classmates and a professor to receive the 2005 Merrill J. Bateman Awards – the only school-wide awards selected entirely by students. Julie Dougall, a Masters of Accountancy student, and Brian Crapo, an undergraduate business management student, received the Merrill J. Bateman Outstanding Student Awards.
Accounting Professor to Help SEC Develop Guidance for Small Businesses
Wednesday Feb 09 2005
Help is on the way for small businesses struggling to meet stringent requirements initiated by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations — at the request of the Securities and Exchange Commission — launched a project this month to help small businesses comply with financial reporting regulations.