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.
Dyer Institute Hosts Event to Honor University of Minnesota Dean
Monday Apr 23 2007
Hosted by the Marriott School’s William G. Dyer Institute for Leading Organizational Change, the organizational behavior/human resources faculty group and Department of Organizational Leadership and Strategy presented Alison Davis-Blake, dean of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, with its 2007 Distinguished Alumni award.
Investment Team Takes Third in International Venture Capital Competition
Friday Apr 20 2007
A team of students from Brigham Young University took third place and won $2,000 at the international finals of the tenth annual Venture Capital Investment Competition, held April 12-14 at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Originally a wild-card entry into the tournament, BYU finished behind MIT and the University of Virginia, becoming the second wild-card team ever to place in the tournament’s top three.
Investment Professor Named 2007 Outstanding Faculty
Eleven Recognized for Significant Contributions Tuesday Apr 10 2007
Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management honored Steven R. Thorley with its 2007 Outstanding Faculty Award, the highest faculty distinction given by the school. The award was presented at a banquet March 21 where the school also recognized 11 other individuals who have made significant contributions.
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.
BYU Students Use Management Skills to Help Catholic Priest in Thailand
Friday Mar 30 2007
One might not expect an American Catholic priest living in the slums of Bangkok and BYU students to have much in common. But Father Joe Maier, founder of the Human Development Foundation, and seven students enrolled in the Marriott School field studies program found common ground as they worked together to better the lives of Thai children.
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.
BYU MBA Students Advance to Regional Round of Investment Competition
Wednesday Feb 07 2007
A team of five MBA students from the Marriott School of Management won first place in the wild card round of the Venture Capital Investment Competition, held Jan. 19 at Santa Clara University in California. “It was an intense two-day competition, and we didn’t sleep much,” says Dan Hemmert, a second-year MBA student from Orem, Utah, and a member of the team. “Everybody helped out, though.
Second Annual Change Management Competition Winners Announced
Tuesday Jan 16 2007
A Marriott School student majoring in finance won first place for his analysis and recommendations in the second annual In Any Case, Change competition presented by BYU’s Dyer Institute for Leading Organizational Change. The competition invited students taking organizational behavior classes to submit solutions for individually selected business cases that dealt with organizational change.
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.
FTI Case Competition Winners Announced
Thursday Dec 14 2006
Three Marriott School students came out on top for their case presentation to a panel of judges in the first-ever FTI Case Competition Nov. 3. Teams of three to five students were asked to analyze a case and present their recommendations to a panel of judges from the Marriott School and FTI Consulting.
Marriott School Student Duo Wins International Ethics Competition
Wednesday Dec 13 2006
A pair of Marriott School students proved to be the winning combination at the University of Arizona Eller College of Management’s 2006 International Ethics Case Competition. Philip Arias and Sarah McMullin, both undergraduate students at BYU’s Marriott School of Management, earned first place at the fourth annual ethics competition.
Student Investment Fund’s First Venture Exceeds Expectations
Thursday Dec 07 2006
Cougar Capital, a student-run investment fund at BYU’s Marriott School, saw its first investment significantly outperform projections when the company’s stock closed on its opening day at 57 percent above its initial public offering. Riverbed Technologies, the company in which Cougar Capital invested, specializes in the production of Steelhead appliances, which address latency and bandwidth problems that computer network applications often experience.
BYU Entrepreneurs Place Second in Fortune Small Business Competition
Friday Dec 01 2006
Brigham Young University students Tim Wessman and Adam Robertson took second place in the recent Fortune Small Business Student Showdown in New York City with their surveying company, Precision Surveying Solutions. The competition admitted 38 student entrepreneur teams from universities across the country who presented their unique business ideas to a nine-judge panel.
BYU Wins 2006 International Business Case Competition
Wednesday Nov 29 2006
For the second time in three years, a team of Brigham Young University students took first place at the Center for International Business Education and Research Case Challenge Nov. 1–3 at The Ohio State University. Teams from 12 universities, some as far away as New Zealand, took part in the annual competition, where undergraduate business students presented their solutions for a given business case to a panel of judges.
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."
BusinessWeek says BYU MBA is Fastest Return on Investment
Wednesday Oct 25 2006
Brigham Young University’s master of business administration program provides graduates with the country’s fastest return on their financial investment, according to BusinessWeek magazine. As reported in this week’s issue of the magazine, BYU MBA graduates take less than four years to pay off their education, compared to 14 years for Harvard graduates and 15 years for those from MIT. The reason? BYU’s Marriott School of Management charges a relatively low tuition and students command very competitive salaries at graduation, says Joseph Ogden, Marriott School assistant dean.
BYU Professor Featured in BusinessWeek Online Article
Wednesday Oct 11 2006
Texas transplant and BYU business management professor Andrew Holmes was recently profiled by BusinessWeek Online as students’ favorite professor at the Marriott School of Management. The article is one in an ongoing series by BusinessWeek Online highlighting business professors who rate exceptionally well with students.