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  • The Lego Classroom: Where Everything is Awesome Friday Dec 06 2019

    By the time college starts, most students have gotten rid of their childhood toys. But for BYU Marriott’s Experience Design and Management (EXDM) program, professors encourage students to play with toys—in fact, it’s a requirement for one class. 


  • BYU Marriott Welcomes New Faculty in 2019 Friday Nov 01 2019

    The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business welcomes seven new professors to the Tanner Building this fall.


  • Designing Experiences Thursday Oct 24 2019

    While working as a white-water rafting guide in central Idaho during high school, Mat Duerden got his first taste of how experience design can impact lives. As he led the trips, Duerden would see his groups’ demeanor slowly change but wasn’t sure why. Now an associate professor in BYU Marriott’s experience design and management (ExDM) program, Duerden has found the answer.


  • A Little Taste of Heaven Tuesday Sep 17 2019

    BYU Marriott ExDM professor Brian Hill, along with three other BYU professors, recently led a group of fourteen students on a six-week expedition exploring Utah’s natural wonders.


  • The Extra Hundredth Mile Wednesday Aug 28 2019

    Kickboxing, kayaking, and rock climbing are challenging activities, and for those with physical or mental disabilities, they can seem nearly impossible. However, the group of over six hundred people who recently gathered at Lake Tahoe would tell you otherwise.


  • The Asia Experience Wednesday Jun 19 2019

    During the 2019 spring term, BYU Marriott experience design and management student Lindsey Sampson river rafted in Thailand, visited the great mountains of Nepal, and climbed the Great Wall of China—all for school credit. For Sampson, the ExDM program’s first-ever study abroad was the trip of a lifetime.


  • Ask—Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain Friday Jun 14 2019

    Emily Codling knows what she wants and chases each enticing opportunity that comes her way. From running events in New York City to managing programs at Yale University, this BYU Marriott recreational management alumna accomplishes what she sets her mind to. The secret to living your dreams, she says, is asking for the opportunity to do so.


  • Legacy of a Legend Tuesday Jun 11 2019

    Climbing the tallest mountains in the world, running a marathon, learning to fly, and doing research in Uganda are incredible feats on their own—and BYU Marriott professor Stacy Taniguchi has done them all. "This is a life to thrive," he teaches his students. Retiring from BYU Marriott after eighteen years, Taniguchi will be remembered for his adventure-filled stories and inspirational advice.


  • From Moment to Masterpiece Tuesday May 28 2019

    Pointillism, or art created by many small dots that create a cohesive picture, can give insightful perspective on a student's journey. Both are composed of many occurrences that are inconsequential on their own but create a larger, more impactful experience when seen as a whole. BYU Marriott's experience design and management (ExDM) students received that piece of wisdom along with much more at the department's first-ever Senior Peak Experience.


  • Student Research Goes International Thursday Apr 04 2019

    What role does emotion play in a transformative experience? That’s what BYU Marriott experience design management student researchers will present on in Melbourne, Australia.


  • Six Wins For Nonprofit Minor Students in Orlando Monday Feb 25 2019

    Every year the BYU Marriott School of Business nonprofit management minor program sends students to the Alliance Management Institute Conference in Orlando, Florida, to participate in case studies, interviews, speakers, and competitions. Between the students' work ethic outside of class and BYU Marriott's nonprofit program classes, the students prepared to win big this year in Orlando.


  • Creative Tech Events with a Side of Cake Monday Feb 11 2019

    Finding a degree that encompasses everything a student wants in a career can be hard. Lisa Stringham, who was looking for a business core and a creative outlet, found the Department of Experience Design and Management program at BYU Marriott had a lot to offer.


  • BYU Marriott Welcomes Its New Dean Brigitte Madrian Began Term 1 January Monday Jan 07 2019

    After six months of anticipation, Brigham Young University finally welcomes its newest dean. On 1 January 2019, Brigitte C. Madrian began her tenure as dean of the BYU Marriott School of Business.


  • High Adventure Equals Right Returns Sunday Dec 02 2018

    New experience design and therapeutic recreation students cultivated new relationships with professors and peers during an outdoor adventure.


  • The Experience of a Lifetime Tuesday Sep 25 2018

    Fencing, paragliding, and rowing gondolas are a few of the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that students had on the Experience Design and Management Study Abroad.


  • Tech Takes to Colleges Friday Jun 22 2018

    Imagine if you could virtually walk onto any campus and get a feel for what it's like to be a student at each university. Wouldn't it be easier to choose where to earn your degree?


  • Thompson Named Interim Dean Tuesday Jun 12 2018

    Michael P. Thompson will serve as interim dean from 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018. Steve Glover and Keith Vorkink will continue to serve as associate deans.


  • Breaking Professional Barriers Monday Jun 04 2018

    People from around the nation came together in Provo to learn more about creating authentic experiences at the 2018 Experience Design Quest.


  • Navigating the Waters Wednesday May 30 2018

    Combining their love of people and adventure, BYU Marriott therapeutic rec students are teaming up with Cotopaxi to design an adaptive Questival in NYC this fall.


  • New Dean Announced Wednesday May 23 2018

    Brigham Young University Academic Vice President Jim R. Rasband has announced that Brigitte C. Madrian has been named the ninth dean of the BYU Marriott School of Business.