BYU’s Business Startup Factory
Monday Dec 27 2010
In the world of college sports, Brigham Young University is known as a quarterback factory, producing the likes of Steve Young, Jim McMahon, Ty Detmer and Max Hall. But more recently, BYU is being recognized as a business startup factory — churning out hundreds of student-run ventures each year.
BYU Students Network with Executives on Wall Street
Monday Dec 20 2010
While students are usually pitching themselves to companies, this time the tables were turned. BYU students headed to New York City to hear from financial executives at more than 40 companies speak about different job functions within their organizations — getting students excited to compete for possible internships on Wall Street.
Extending the Invitation to Give
Friday Dec 03 2010
Instead of rocking around your own Christmas tree this year, students and faculty are invited to stop by the Marriott School of Management's annual Angel Tree and help provide gifts for needy families in Utah County.
Idea Pitch Competition Brings Brightest Ideas to Light
Wednesday Nov 10 2010
Brigham Young University is bursting with new ideas. Entrepreneurially minded students from across campus pitched some of those ideas in the annual Idea Pitch Competition, sponsored by the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.
Fresher, Bolder Marriott Alumni Magazine Design Unveiled
Thursday Oct 14 2010
Pick up the Fall 2010 Marriott Alumni Magazine and you will no doubt notice something different — very different. On the eve of its 35th anniversary, the magazine has received a makeover. The completely redesigned publication will offer its engaging content in a new, bolder and even more inviting way.
Student Entrepreneurs Rewarded for Startups
Tuesday Oct 05 2010
When they're not studying, students usually fill their time by joining clubs, working side jobs or volunteering — but the 2010 Student Entrepreneur of the Year prefers to spend his free time running a million-dollar company.
BYU Ranks 4th in Nation for Entrepreneurship
Tuesday Sep 21 2010
Brigham Young University's entrepreneurship program is No. 4 at both the undergraduate and graduate levels according to Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. The report finds BYU's strength in offering low tuition, double the number of mentorship programs of any other undergraduate school in the top ten and a high number of campus organizations and clubs.
U.S. News: BYU top 75 in country, one of top 20 best values
BYU also ranks No. 4 for least debt Monday Sep 13 2010
Brigham Young University is ranked 75th in the 2011 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges," with the Marriott School of Management's undergraduate program ranked among the top 50 "Best Business Programs," coming in at 34th.
BYU ranks 11th in eyes of recruiters, says The Wall Street Journal
Recruiters also rank BYU accounting program No. 1 overall Tuesday Sep 14 2010
BYU is ranked No. 11 in the country for schools whose graduates were the top-rated by recruiters, The Wall Street Journal reported today.
Marriott School Professor Recognized for Study of the Decade
Friday Sep 10 2010
The auto industry has been based on processes since its beginning with the invention of the assembly line. It's therefore not surprising a Marriott School professor's work, which found that trust in the industry is also based on predictable processes, has been named the most influential study of the decade.
Real Estate Research Rises at BYU
Thursday Sep 02 2010
While the housing market continues to struggle, the amount of real estate research produced at Brigham Young University is on the rise. BYU has been named one of the top 10 U.S. universities researching real estate in the last 10 years according to an article published in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics.
Learning From Failed Attempts
Tuesday Aug 24 2010
What does space exploration have to do with business strategy? More than you'd think. The Economist recently featured Peter Madsen, BYU assistant professor of organizational behavior and strategy, for his research using orbital launch attempts to investigate how organizations learn from both successful and failed ventures.
BYU study reports the best way to “harvest” entrepreneurial ventures
Tuesday Aug 17 2010
Zappos founder Tony Hsieh, who sold his fast-growing shoe and apparel company to Amazon for $1.2 billion, recently revealed that he would have preferred to take the company public instead. But board members had other ideas and thought selling the company was a better way to “harvest” their investments.
BYU Professor Joins National Board
Wednesday Jun 30 2010
A Marriott School of Management professor will be helping recognize businesses that demonstrate excellence in quality and performance after being selected to serve on the Board of Overseers for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
BYU Team Wins Duff & Phelps National Valuation Competition
Monday Jun 14 2010
A team of Brigham Young University undergraduate students came home with the first-place title from the inaugural Duff & Phelps National Case Study Competition in New York. This new competition focused on the complex finance skills used in business valuations.
BYU Researchers in Top Five for Organizational Behavior and Strategy
Wednesday Apr 28 2010
Organizational behavior and strategy faculty at Brigham Young University were ranked fourth in the nation for their 2009 publications in the top academic journals of the field, according to a list published by the University of Texas at Dallas.
Students Launch into Mobile App Development
Monday Apr 19 2010
Ready. Aim. Launch hippopotamus. Hippo Blast, a game for iPhone in which the player shoots a cartoon hippo from a cannon to see how far it will go, won first place and $10,000 at the second annual Omniture iPhone App Competition, hosted by the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at the Marriott School of Management.
BYU Students Win North and South America Investment Competition
Team advances to global competition in Hong Kong Tuesday Mar 30 2010
Brigham Young University's basketball team may be out of the running for the NCAA finals, but there's still hope for one bracket of BYU students. This month a team of three MBAs and two undergraduates from BYU's Marriott School of Management won the Americas Investment Research Challenge, sponsored by the CFA Institute. The team will now represent the Americas region at the Global Investment Research Challenge in Hong Kong on April 17.
2010 Bateman Awards Honor Outstanding Students, Faculty
Wednesday Mar 24 2010
Two students and two faculty members from the Marriott School of Management were presented with the 2010 Merrill J. Bateman Awards, the only school-wide awards selected entirely by students.
Social Entrepreneurship Interns Dangle Carrots to Do Good
New internship program offers unique opportunities Monday Mar 15 2010
The wisdom of the ages sets forth two ways to make a donkey walk forward: hit its backside with a stick, or dangle a carrot in front of it. Consumer activists tend to use sticks, such as lawsuits, protests and boycotts, to persuade companies to be socially responsible. But as part of a new internship program, five students at Brigham Young University decided to experiment with carrots —mobs of them.