BYU Students Meet and Eat With Warren Buffett
Monday Mar 27 2006
Who picks up the tab when you go to lunch with a billionaire? Warren Buffett, the world’s second-richest man, treated 22 BYU students to lunch and a 90-minute Q&A session in Omaha, Neb. The students, enrolled in investment classes, and their professors from the Marriott School of Management, jumped at the invitation to meet with Buffett — arguably the world’s greatest investor.
Business Language Courses Add Marketability
Friday Jan 06 2006
“Buongiorno principessa” may help you get a date, but it probably won’t help you get a job. Taking one of 11 business language classes might. Not only does BYU have one of the most bilingual campuses in the country, it also offers an excellent selection of business language courses (Bus M 596R). These courses add a business dimension to a student’s existing language skills.
New Business Book Shows Cheaters Lose, the Honest Win
CEO of Dell, Massachusetts’ Governor among authors Thursday Dec 15 2005
At a time when public confidence in business is at a low ebb, Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management has released a new book that shows integrity and success are not contradictory in the business world but complementary. Featuring compelling speeches at BYU by top CEOs and educators, the book, “Business with Integrity,” inspires readers to keep the bottom line in proper perspective and conduct business with honesty and character.
Marriott School Hosts BYU vs. U of U Case Competition
Wednesday Nov 16 2005
The Marriott Undergraduate Student Association at Brigham Young University, in conjunction with Dillard’s, invites students to its first annual case competition Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. in room 251 of the Tanner Building. The case competition will give business students experience problem-solving an international strategy situation taken from a real-world example.
eBusiness Day will Exhibit Technological Innovations
Tuesday Nov 08 2005
The fall eBusiness Day, themed "eGlobal: Connect Locally, Act Globally," will demonstrate how the world is being connected through technology. The event will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the second floor atrium and in room 251 of the Tanner Building. Two keynote speakers, Paul Allen and Josh James, will elaborate on how people and organizations around the world are connecting via technology and the Internet. Allen will be speaking on "Approaching Omniscience — Access to all Information and to all the People in the World" at 9 a.m. "You can learn anything and meet anyone using the power of technology," Allen says.
Marriott School Named “Most Family-Friendly” by The Princeton Review
Wednesday Nov 02 2005
The 2006 edition of The Princeton Review’s “Best 237 Business Schools” named BYU’s Marriott School the nation’s “Most Family-Friendly” business school. “This should come as no surprise,” says Jim Stice, MBA director. “Since our goals and objectives of the MBA program are aligned with those of the Church, it is our responsibility and commitment to be family-friendly.” The “Most Family-Friendly” ranking is based on a student assessment of: how happy married students are, how helpful the school is to students with children and how much the school does for the spouses of students.
eBusiness Web Site and Strategic Plan Competition Announced
Thursday Oct 13 2005
The Marriott School Web Analytics Competition, hosted by the Rollins Center for eBusiness, is looking for an innovative student team. Past eBusiness competitions have challenged student teams to design Web sites or come up with creative solutions to improve existing sites. This semester the eBusiness Center has teamed with Omniture to present a new competition allowing anyone with critical thinking skills to compete.
Student Entrepreneur of the Year Competition Announced
Monday Sep 26 2005
Securing thousands of dollars in capital for a new business and preparing a term paper for an English 315 class is multitasking on another level. For those over achievers who juggle starting a business venture while in college, the Center for Entrepreneurship has a proposition for you. BYU’s 14th annual Student Entrepreneur of the Year competition will offer winners more than $40,000 in cash and in-kind services from supporters of the Center for Entrepreneurship. Winners walk away with capital and resources to start their businesses.
BYU MBA in Wall Street Journal Top 10 for Second Consecutive Year
School Ranks Second as Place to Hire Ethical Graduates Wednesday Sep 21 2005
The Wall Street Journal has for the second consecutive year placed the Marriott School’s MBA program in the top ten among smaller (regional) programs worldwide. The school ranked sixth in 2005 and was fifth in 2004. BYU moved up among schools listed for excellence in accountancy to fourth and retained its second place standing, behind Yale, as the best place to hire graduates with high ethical standards.
BYU ranks 71st in new U.S.News & World Report survey
Tuesday Aug 23 2005
Brigham Young University is ranked 71st in U.S.News & World Report's annual survey, "America's Best Colleges," with the Marriott School's undergraduate program ranked among the top 50 in "Best Business Programs," coming in at 35th. The Aug. 29 issue of U.S.News & World Report, which hits newsstands Monday, ranks about 1,400 four-year accredited colleges and universities by mission and region.
CEOs Nominate BYU as Top Recruiting School
Thursday Aug 18 2005
The Marriott School has caught the eye of CEOs according to a new poll by Chief Executive magazine. The survey, released in the publication’s July 2005 issue, asked magazine subscribers to name their top 10 business school programs from BusinessWeek’s top 25 b-schools. However, the 477 respondents didn’t limit views to the likes of Wharton, Sloan and Columbia. They also nominated BYU along with a few other business programs.
School of Accountancy and Information Systems Separate
Friday Aug 12 2005
The Marriott School announces the division of the School of Accountancy and Information Systems into two parts: the School of Accountancy and the Information Systems Department. The change resulted from numerous discussions among BYU faculty and administration. The School of Accountancy started in 1976 when it was first named the Institute of Professional Accountancy.
BYU Info Systems Students Place at National Conference
Friday May 06 2005
Marriott School information systems students received top marks during the National Collegiate Conference in Atlanta April 7-9. BYU students placed first and second in a database design contest and received honorable mentions for system analysis and design. About 800 students representing 88 schools across the nation attended this year’s conference.
Marriott School Announces 2005 Merrill J. Bateman Award Winners
Monday May 02 2005
Students at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management selected two of their classmates and a professor to receive the 2005 Merrill J. Bateman Awards – the only school-wide awards selected entirely by students. Julie Dougall, a Masters of Accountancy student, and Brian Crapo, an undergraduate business management student, received the Merrill J. Bateman Outstanding Student Awards.
Wall Street Journal Ranks BYU MBA Fifth
Wednesday Sep 22 2004
Brigham Young University’s Master of Business Administration program ranked fifth among regional schools in The Wall Street Journal’s 2004 ranking of top business programs. BYU ranked second in the ethical standards category, “best for hiring graduates with high ethical standards,” and fifth worldwide for its excellence in accounting.
Accounting Specialty Jumps in 2005 U.S. News Ranking
Monday Aug 23 2004
Brigham Young University’s undergraduate accounting specialty ranked 6th in U.S. News & World Report's annual survey, "America's Best Colleges." The undergraduate management program placed 38th among "Best Business Programs." Both are housed in the Marriott School of Management. The school’s accounting program rose 10 spots in this year’s business specialties.
Blind Student to Address Graduates at Marriott School Convocation
Wednesday Aug 11 2004
Instead of having his speech outline scribbled on a 3x5 card, Adam Rushforth will run his fingers over a Braille outline as he addresses students at Friday’s Marriott School convocation. Rushforth, who graduates with a business finance bachelor’s degree, has coloboma, an iris defect, which began deteriorating his vision when he was young.
BYU fraud expert dissects causes of Enron, WorldCom scandals
9 abuses conspired to create "perfect fraud storm" Friday Jun 04 2004
As corporate scandals like Enron and WorldCom continue to shake out in the courtroom, many investors are still waiting for an acceptable explanation of how it all happened and how similar abuses can be avoided. Noted Brigham Young University fraud expert W. Steve Albrecht has identified nine abuses that converged to create what he calls the "perfect fraud storm," in which CEOs and other high-ranking corporate officers perpetrated the largest financial frauds in history.
Information Systems Students Are Top Competitors at National Conference
Monday May 17 2004
Marriott School information systems students recently placed at a national competition and technology conference. The students placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in a Java programming contest and 3rd and 4th place in a database design contest during the National Collegiate Conference (NCC) in Omaha, Neb. The six Marriott School students were part of six hundred attending the NCC. During the three-day conference, the students participated in events from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. “It was definitely a packed schedule, but I thought we were well prepared and able to show other colleges that our program is competitive,” says Kurt Kirkam, a senior from Pittsburg, Texas.
Marriott School Announces 2004 Merrill J. Bateman Awards
Tuesday Mar 16 2004
Students at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management selected two of their classmates and a professor to receive the 2004 Merrill J. Bateman Awards. These honors, now in their third year, are the only awards chosen solely by business school students. Students awarded Karren Thomas and Scott Porter with Merrill J. Bateman Outstanding Student Awards and Professor Robert J. Parsons with the Merrill J. Bateman Student Choice Award. Scott Porter, a 2nd year MBA student from Las Vegas, will receive the outstanding graduate student award. Scott’s emphasis is marketing, international business and corporate social responsibility. In 2003, Scott conducted primary marketing research and developed a marketing plan for a USAID-sponsored, community-based ecotourism project in Guatemala. He previously worked for a start-up high tech public relations agency