The field study class is a project-oriented program where the students only meet in a classroom setting 3 to 4 times per semester. The students work as a team for a company sponsor who gives direction for the project and pays a fee to the Marriott School. A faculty advisor provides project content direction and the director of field studies provides business expertise and guidance.
All graduate students participating in a Marriott School field studies project are required to register for one of the following classes.
Management Field Study (MBA 690R)
MBA 690R is a general field studies class that is open to all graduate level students at BYU. While MBA and MPA students are the primary participants, we have had students from engineering, psychology, etc. involved on the teams. MAcc and MISM students have their own field study classes, but are also welcome to participate in MBA 690R.
Marketing Field Study (MBA 651)
MBA 651 is a required Marketing Field Study class taken by first year marketing emphasis MBA students in the winter semester.