Corporate philanthropy adds to shareholder wealth, says BYU study
Good deeds act as ‘insurance policy’ against misfortune, scandal and negative headlines Friday Oct 28 2005
Google’s announcement last week that it has earmarked $265 million of the money raised in its public stock offering for charity resurrects a long-standing debate over whether or not companies should be involved in philanthropic efforts. And although detractors contend that money spent on charity should go back into shareholders’ pockets, a new study in the “Academy of Management Review” by a Brigham Young University business professor argues that a track record of corporate giving protects a company much like an insurance policy, adding to overall value and shielding shareholders’ investment in the event of misfortune.
BYU MPA grad takes top spot at Utah Department of Commerce
Master of Public Administration Program Celebrates 40 Years Wednesday Jul 20 2005
Ask Francine Giani what she has learned over the past 15 years, and she is likely to jump into discussing graduate courses on budgeting and planning. That’s not typical fare coming from a forty-five-year-old married mother of two, but this month Giani was tapped to be the new executive director of the Utah Department of Commerce.
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.
Former Governor Recognized as Administrator of the Year
Tuesday Apr 19 2005
Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Management named Olene S. Walker, former governor of Utah, as the 2005 Administrator of the Year. A scholarship was also founded in her honor. “Through my years of involvement in the private sector, in the public sector and with my family, I have found that money, fame, and power do not bring happiness,” Walker told guests at a banquet in her honor.
Romney Institute Renews Its Accreditation
Monday Apr 11 2005
The Marriott School’s MPA program gets another stamp of approval after completing its reaccreditation process last year. Of the national MPA programs eligible for participation in peer review, only 54 percent have been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
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.
Romney Institute Honors Outstanding Alum
Wednesday Jun 09 2004
Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Management honored Karen Suzuki-Okabe with its 2004 N. Dale Wright Outstanding Alumni Award. The Romney Institute presented the award at a banquet held 21 May. The award is given annually to an alumnus of the BYU Master of Public Administration program who demonstrates extraordinary service and leadership in the work environment, is actively involved in community volunteer activities and maintains a high standard of excellence.
Romney Institute Names Charles Johnson Administrator of the Year
Tuesday Apr 13 2004
Brigham Young University’s Romney Institute of Public Management named Charles E. Johnson the 2004 Administrator of the Year. Johnson was also recently nominated by President George W. Bush to become the chief financial officer of the Environmental Protection Agency. “I just want to change a few people’s lives,” Johnson told the audience at a banquet in his honor April 2. “I’m having a new opportunity in Washington D.C. to bring people and their opinions together for the common good.” Recently, Johnson was president of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation and vice president of Huntsman LLC. He also serves as a member of the Utah State Board of Regents. He was chair of the Board of Regents from 1997 through 2002. Johnson graduated from BYU in 1960 with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy. The Romney Institute has presented the award annually since 1972. Institute
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.
Graduate Students Present Findings to U.N.’s Global Compact
Thursday Feb 19 2004
MBA and MPA students from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management teamed with students from New York University on a pilot project to help with the United Nation’s Global Compact develop a worldwide program for MBA students. Students from both universities contributed analysis of corporate citizenship activities for participating companies.
Gary Cornia New Director of Romney Institute
Wednesday Jan 07 2004
Marriott School Dean Ned C. Hill named Gary Cornia as the new director of the George W. Romney Institute of Public Management. Cornia, the Stewart Grow Professor of Public Management and former Marriott School associate dean, will replace Robert Parsons, who served four-and-a-half years in that position.
MICROFINANCE STUDY EARNS BEST PAPER AWARD
Professor and Student’s Research Study to be Published in Utah Academy Journal Friday Dec 12 2003
Brigham Young University professor Warner Woodworth and MPA student Shon Hiatt received the Best Paper Award for the Business Division at the 2003 Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters Conference. Their paper, “Socioeconomic Impacts of Microfinance in Mexico and Ecuador,” will be published in an upcoming issue of Utah Academy Journal.
BYU Team Overcomes Obstacles to Place Second at Net Impact Competition
Wednesday Apr 23 2003
Despite being one teammate short, arriving at the competition with only five minutes to spare and having to begin planning their case in a car by flashlight, a team of three students from BYU’s Marriott School recently placed second at an international business ethics competition. The team consisting of Isaac Appiah, Rick Bingham and Marcie Holloman competed against four-person teams from 14 other universities at the Net Impact 2003 International Case Competition hosted by the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Property Solutions Wins Business Plan Competition
Tuesday Apr 22 2003
BYU Marriott School Rises in Financial Times Rankings
School Recognized for Finance Education and Salary Increases Tuesday Jan 21 2003
The Financial Times of London advanced Brigham Young University's Marriott School for the second consecutive year in the paper's global ranking of top 100 MBA programs. The Marriott School ranked 51st this year compared to 63rd in 2002 and 75th in 2001. In addition to the overall ranking, the school's alumni placed its finance program among the top 10 worldwide.
MPA Student is First in Utah to Win ACHE Scholarship
Wednesday Jan 08 2003
A Master of Public Administration (MPA) student at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School is the first person in Utah to win an American College of Healthcare Executives scholarship since the fund was started in 1969. Ryan J. Lambert, BYU ACHE student chapter vice president, received the Foster G. McGaw national scholarship. “Being the vice president of the BYU chapter really improved my chances to win this award,” Lambert said.
Marriott School Makes Push for Diversity: Long-Term Initiative to Increase Minority Opportunities
Thursday Nov 07 2002
Brigham Young University's Marriott School has launched a major initiative to improve minority representation in the school's graduate programs. The diversity initiative is designed to recruit a more diverse student body and faculty; provide students and faculty with cultural awareness and sensitivity to diversity issues; and improve the school's internal climate to be more supportive of female, international, and minority students and faculty.
Marriott School Offers New Global Management Certificate
Tuesday Oct 22 2002
BYU Professors Win Top Strategy Paper
Thursday Oct 03 2002
The Strategic Management Society awarded four Brigham Young University Professors the best paper prize last week at the organization’s 22nd annual conference in Paris, France. The best paper prize was awarded to Marriott School strategy professors Mark H. Hansen and Lee T. Perry and BYU statistics professors C. Shane Reese and Gilbert W. Fellingham for their paper, “A Bayesian Application of the Resource-Based View: Narrowing the Gap Between Theory and Practice.” “We had a lot of confidence that the theory and methods we developed were revolutionary,” says Perry.
Marriott School Rises in Wall Street Journal Rankings
Monday Sep 09 2002
Brigham Young University's business school moved from 41st to 38th in The Wall Street Journal's 2002 ranking of top business schools worldwide. The BYU Marriott School also rose from fifth to third place in the newspaper's "hidden gems" category, a listing of "schools that produce excellent graduates but aren't typically considered top-tier business schools."