Gary Cornia Named Dean of BYU’s Marriott School of Management
Replaces Ned C. Hill Wednesday May 28 2008
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President John Tanner announced the appointment of Gary C. Cornia as the new dean of the Marriott School of Management. Cornia, the Stewart Grow Professor of Public Management, has been serving as director of the school’s George Romney Institute of Public Management since 2004.
Joan Dixon Honored with 2008 Dyer Distinguished Alumni Award
Thursday May 22 2008
The Marriott School of Management’s Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy presented Joan Dixon with the 2008 William G. Dyer Distinguished Alumni Award. The Dyer Award is presented annually to an alumnus or alumna who makes a significant contribution in the field of organizational behavior.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Online Shipping Idea Wins Web Business Competition
Friday Dec 21 2007
With an idea designed to revolutionize online shipping, Marriott School student Matthew Pickard won the first annual BYU Web Business Idea Competition and a $3,000 cash award. WEBIC is a new competition sponsored by the Rollins Center for eBusiness — promoting the use of the Internet in entrepreneurship. Pickard’s business idea, eTake, is a Web site used to bid on shipping rates offered by individuals — not companies.
BYU CEO Chapter Wins Three National Awards
Friday Dec 14 2007
The Marriott School’s chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization received high honors at the organization’s recent national conference, with three first-place chapter awards. The organization also honored a BYU student and an alumnus with individual awards. “BYU has one of the dominant CEO chapters in the nation, because our students are very entrepreneurially minded,” says Gary K. Rhoads, Marriott School professor of marketing and the club’s faculty advisor.
BYU Duo Wins National Ethics Competition
Monday Dec 03 2007
A pair of Brigham Young University students have more to celebrate this holiday season after winning first place at University of Arizona’s 2007 Eller Ethics Case Competition. BYU has taken first place two out of the three years it has participated in the competition. Beating out more than 19 participating universities from across the nation, this year’s BYU team is composed of Brooks Tingey, a junior finance major from Sandy, Utah, and Casey Zaugg, a senior accounting major from West Jordan, Utah.
Business Professor Earns International Award for Social Issue Leadership
Sunday Nov 18 2007
In recognition for the integration of social issues in research and teaching, The Aspen Institute's Center for Business Education presented the 2007 Faculty Pioneer Award in External Impact to Marriott School Professor Warner Woodworth. “Dr. Woodworth works to transform management schools into institutions that integrate various business models to improve society,” says the institute.
BYU Wins 2007 International Business Case Competition
Friday Nov 16 2007
After spending a continuous 24 hours developing an international business strategy, an undergraduate team of management students from Brigham Young University placed first at the Center for International Business Education and Research Case Challenge — the BYU team beat students from other top international business programs including Università Bocconi in Italy, Instituto Tecnológico Autónoma de México in Mexico and Audencia Ecole de Management in France.
Two BYU Alumni Win Dissertation Awards
Monday Nov 05 2007
Two graduates from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management won top honors for their doctoral dissertation research at the Academy of Management’s 2007 conference in Philadelphia. Alison Mackey won the award for outstanding dissertation research in business policy and strategy for her research on the link between executive salaries and firm performance.
Professors Given Phi Kappa Phi and Young Scholar Awards
Thursday Oct 18 2007
Brigham Young University recognized finance professor Grant R. McQueen with the Phi Kappa Phi Award and business management associate professor Keith P. Vorkink with the Young Scholar Award at the annual University Conference August 28. The Phi Kappa Phi Award is presented annually to a BYU faculty member who excels in scholarly and creative endeavors, exemplifies integrity and contributes to BYU through citizenship and service.
Scholarship Honors Late OBHR Professor
Thursday Sep 20 2007
Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management is honoring the late Sheri Joy Bischoff, professor of organizational behavior, with a new scholarship to assist MBA candidates studying organizational behavior and human resources. Bischoff’s family, friends, former students and colleagues made contributions totaling more than $40,000 to create an endowed scholarship in her name.
Wall Street Journal Ranks BYU MBA No. 1
School Also Listed as Second Best Place to Find Ethical Graduates Tuesday Sep 18 2007
The Wall Street Journal ranked Brigham Young University’s Master of Business Administration Program first in the nation among regional schools in the paper’s 2007 report of top business programs, up from third in 2006 and sixth in 2005. The Marriott School was also ranked No. 2 among the best schools for hiring graduates with strong ethical standards behind Dartmouth College.
Hyundai Managers Learn Strategy from Provo Bikers
Friday Aug 31 2007
This summer, 19 Korean executives from Hyundai Heavy Industries got a surprise crash course in American biking culture when a pack of Harley-Davidsons roared into the Marriott School of Management parking lot to enhance the visitors’ classroom studies. For 11 years HHI, the top shipbuilder in the world, has sent its managers to the Marriott School for three-months of trainings in business English, ethics, marketing and more.
BYU Biz Profs Tell How to Enter Profitable Markets in Harvard Business Review
Monday Aug 27 2007
Two Brigham Young University business professors explored how companies can effectively enter attractive markets dominated by entrenched rivals in a recent issue of the Harvard Business Review. For example, how could Red Bull, the soft drink that arrived in the United States in the late 1990s, capture market share that belonged to industry giants Coca-Cola and Pepsi? Although most similar market-grabbing attempts fail, David J. Bryce and Jeffrey H. Dyer identified the three strategies most commonly used by those tiny Davids who methodically slay - or at least wound - seemingly insurmountable Goliaths.
BYU Accounting Ranks 3rd in U.S.News & World Report
Wednesday Aug 22 2007
The Marriott School of Management’s accounting program ranked 3rd and its international business program ranked 19th in specialty categories in U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” survey, up from 5th and 21st respectively in 2006. “We are extremely pleased by the recognition our program receives in U.S.News & World Report,” says Kevin Stocks, director of the School of Accountancy.
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.