Angel Tree Spreads Christmas Cheer
Partnership with United Way Helps Utah County Kids Tuesday Dec 22 2009
It took a chorus of happy Whos to help Mr. Grinch find the true spirit of Christmas. At the Marriott School of Management, all it took was a festive tree and an invitation to give. In partnership with the United Way, the school's annual Angel Tree service project gave students, faculty and staff the opportunity to provide Christmas for needy children in Utah County.
Ethics Expert Joins Faculty of BYU’s Romney Institute
Friday Sep 25 2009
Ethical dilemmas occur almost daily in corporations and management: Should executives and employees go to a five-star restaurant to discuss the bankruptcy filings? Should city council members publish the minutes of closed-door meetings? Is it wise to promote an immediate family member in your company? If you want to know what one deep thinker on the subject thinks, ask Professor Brad Agle.
Marriott School Students Ramp up Experience to Compete
Friday Sep 11 2009
It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, and many college students wonder how they'll survive in an increasingly competitive job market. But this summer, hundreds of students at Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management equipped themselves with skills to get ahead by interning for some of the biggest names in business.
Grad Students Serve and Learn in Africa
Tuesday Sep 08 2009
Taking three weeks in the beginning of the summer to fly across the world to an exotic country seems more like a vacation than a pedagogical tool. But for a handful of Marriott School students, this adventure did more than just entertain — it exposed them to another corner of the world that needed their services.
The Ups and Downs of Landing Your Dream Job
BYU researcher finds meaningful work often requires sacrifices Thursday Aug 13 2009
To do what you love and get paid for it sounds like a dream job — right? A new study by a Brigham Young University public management professor found that landing your dream job might not be the walk in the park you picture. It's probably more like a day at the zoo, and that's not necessarily all good.
BYU Grad Students Use Break to Help Small Businesses
MBAs and MPAs consult with social entrepreneurs in six countries Monday Jul 20 2009
Instead of getting an early start on summer boating or hiking, more than twenty Brigham Young University MBA and MPA students spent their free time improving small businesses around the world.
Arizona’s Deputy Auditor General Counsels Grads
Friday May 29 2009
Bill Thomson, recipient of the Administrator of the Year Award, received a standing ovation at the annual MPA graduation dinner when he shared thoughts on the lessons learned from decades of public service.
U.S. News Ranks BYU's Business and Law Schools in Top 50
Reuben Clark Law School up five spots; Marriott School retains highest rank ever received Monday Apr 27 2009
Brigham Young University's business and law schools are among the top 50 in the United States, reports U.S. News & World Report in its "America's Best Graduate Schools" issue, on sale Monday, April 26. Other BYU graduate programs and specialties rank in the top 100 in their categories.
School of Accountancy Director Named 2009 Outstanding Faculty
15 Others Recognized for Service to the School Thursday Apr 16 2009
The Marriott School of Management honored Kevin D. Stocks with its highest faculty distinction, the Outstanding Faculty Award, at the annual Marriott School Awards Night on April 3. Along with Stocks, 15 other individuals were recognized at the banquet for their contributions to the school.
Students Jump On Boards
Marriott School students serve with local nonprofits Friday Jan 16 2009
A new program at Brigham Young University is giving graduate students the chance to become board members of nonprofits in Utah Valley.
Romney Institute Welcomes New Faculty Member
Tuesday Jan 13 2009
Before Eva Witesman had even moved into her office, she already had faculty members making her feel a part of the program with friendly knocks on the door, Christmas cards, and lunch dates.
When innovation hurts: BYU study shows overseas franchises should stick to the plan
Monday Jan 05 2009
Innovating a franchise to fit local conditions may actually lead to less growth, shows a new study from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management.
BYU-TV to Premiere George Romney Documentary
Wednesday Oct 01 2008
"The Romney Code: The Life and Ethics of George W. Romney" will premiere on BYU Television Monday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. MDT. The premiere will include the 30-minute documentary followed by a special 30-minute discussion with Romney family members. An advanced preview of the documentary will air on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 12:30 p.m. between sessions of general conference.
Professor Brings Expertise to Mongolia as Fulbright Scholar
Monday Sep 22 2008
Former Marriott School Professor Gloria E. Wheeler will teach as a Fulbright Scholar at the Institute of Finance and Economics in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Alumnus Leads Sustainable Development in Mozambique
Thursday Sep 04 2008
An innovative self-help program engineered by Marriott School graduate João Bueno, recently reached the 10,000-person milestone as it aims to alleviate poverty and improve the quality of life in villages throughout Mozambique.
MPA Students Help Bring Electricity to Schools in Ghana
Wednesday Aug 06 2008
On a recent Marriott School of Management field study trip to Ghana, BYU MPA students teamed with a charity powering rural schools with merry-go-rounds to help alleviate poverty. Empower Playgrounds, which installs playground equipment that converts kid’s energy into real energy, asked BYU MPA students to use their management skills to better place their electricity-generating merry-go-rounds, which are used to power rechargeable lanterns the children can use to study at night.
Professor Awarded Grant to Study Family Businesses
Wednesday Jun 25 2008
BYU entrepreneurship professor W. Gibb Dyer received a $5,000 grant from the Family Owned Business Institute to study how owning a business affects family relationships. “This is a very exciting research study to be involved in,” Dyer says. “I believe it’s going to have a significant impact in the field of family science.” Beginning May 1, 2008, Dyer and his son Justin will serve one-year FOBI Research Scholar appointments.
BYU Study Reveals Results of City's Four-Day Work Week
Tuesday Jun 10 2008
Thank goodness it’s Thursday. According to a new Brigham Young University study, city employees who work four 10-hour days a week experience lower levels of at-home conflict, which they report translates to higher job satisfaction and productivity. The paper, authored by Rex Facer and Lori Wadsworth of BYU’s Romney Institute of Public Management, appears in this month’s issue of Review of Public Personnel Administration.
Gary Cornia Named Dean of BYU’s Marriott School of Management
Replaces Ned C. Hill Wednesday May 28 2008
Brigham Young University Academic Vice President John Tanner announced the appointment of Gary C. Cornia as the new dean of the Marriott School of Management. Cornia, the Stewart Grow Professor of Public Management, has been serving as director of the school’s George Romney Institute of Public Management since 2004.
MPA Students Win First Place at Utah Case Competition
Friday May 16 2008
BYU Master of Public Administration students won first place at the third annual Utah City Managers Association Case Competition held April 7-9 in St. George, Utah. “This is a competition I look forward to each year,” says Rex Facer, assistant professor of public finance and management and the team’s faculty adviser.