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  • 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.