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  • 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


  • Clock your time at the Corporate Climb Marriott School students host exercise fundraiser Tuesday Mar 09 2004

    Marriott School students, faculty and administrators are challenged to race the stairs for the BYU Annual Fund. The event will take place in the Tanner Building on March 13 from 8 a.m. to noon. Participants can run themselves or join a relay team. Individual runners are requested to give a $15 donation to the Annual Fund.


  • BYU Hosts Its First Executive Info Tech Conference Friday Jan 23 2004

    Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management will host the inaugural insyte conference 6 February 2004 for information systems and technology executives. Sponsored by BYU’s Master of Information Systems Management program faculty in conjunction with the Rollins eBusiness Center at BYU and the Utah Information Technology Association, this conference will provide educational and networking activities in a vendor-free setting.


  • Marriott School Offers Unique Undergraduate Experience Friday Jan 16 2004


  • BYU Information Systems Research Ranked in Top Thirty Wednesday Oct 08 2003


  • Info Systems Students Are Top Competitors at National Competition Tuesday Apr 29 2003

    Brigham Young University information systems students earned top marks in their first appearance at the National Collegiate Conference (NCC) in West Lafayette, Ind. Two of the six students from BYU’s Marriott School of Management scored among the top three in individual competitions. Ryan Caldwell, a junior from El Paso, Texas, placed first out of 200 students on the information systems core examination and second on the Web development examination.


  • Marriott School Professor Receives Maeser Teaching Award Friday Oct 08 1999

    Marriott School Professor James D. Stice of the School of Accountancy and Information Systems Management has been awarded the Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award by President Merrill J. Bateman at the annual University Conference.