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  • A Brief with Lasting Ideas Wednesday Nov 27 2019

    As vaping becomes an increasingly popular activity among young adults, BYU student Cade Hyde is dedicating his time to curbing the epidemic that he believes plagues his generation.


  • It Takes a Village Tuesday Nov 26 2019

    As the titleholder for the most family friendly MBA program for the fourteenth year in a row, BYU Marriott works to cultivate an environment that helps students balance both their rigorous coursework and their families. With seventy percent of BYU MBA students married, BYU's Master of Business Administration Spouse Association (MBASA) connects spouses of MBA students with a built-in network and support system of others in similar life circumstances. 


  • BYU Hosts First-Ever Silicon Slopes BYU Marriott MBA School Career Fair Tuesday Nov 26 2019

    More than three hundred students and nearly thirty companies participated in the first-ever Silicon Slopes BYU Marriott MBA Student Career Fair.


  • Living the Dream Friday Nov 22 2019

    For Colonel Frederick Thaden, his selection as the department chair of BYU Marriott’s Department of Aerospace Studies, also known as BYU Air Force ROTC Detachment 855, is a dream come true.


  • Skateboarding and Business Thursday Nov 21 2019

    At the age of thirty-six, Marc de Schweinitz strapped on his helmet and barreled down the half-pipe on his skateboard for the first time in fifteen years. This one-of-a-kind BYU Marriott alum chases his dreams, whether on a skateboard or in the office.


  • Movers, Shakers, and Innovators of Tomorrow BYU Marriott Alum Named Forbes Under 30 Scholar Wednesday Nov 20 2019

    BYU Marriott student Demitri Haddad was recently named a Forbes Under 30 Scholar for 2019 and attended the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Detroit. There he joined an elite group of 1,000 college students from around the country who represent the movers and shakers, innovators, and leaders of tomorrow.


  • Inside the Suit Wednesday Nov 20 2019

    In 1965, Ken Driggs was in his second year of graduate school. When he wasn't juggling his school responsibilities, Driggs hid his identity as he pulled on the cougar suit and transformed into Cosmo.


  • BYU MBA Students Win 2019 Adobe Analytics Challenge Tuesday Nov 19 2019

    Three BYU Marriott MBA students recently took home the $35,000 first-place prize at the 2019 Adobe Analytics Challenge in San Jose, California.


  • 'Google' Taylor, A Lifetime Obsession With Learning Wednesday Nov 13 2019

    BYU Marriott alum, aspiring pig farmer, and current adjunct teacher Scott Taylor is obsessed with learning. 


  • BYU Air Force ROTC Program Cadets Prepare for the Future by Looking to the Past Friday Nov 08 2019

    The past, present, and future don’t often collide, but they certainly did during the BYU Air Force ROTC’s senior capstone event: a six-day staff ride to Washington, DC; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; and other historic sites that allowed senior cadets to connect with and learn from the United States’ leaders of the past and the present. 


  • BYU Marriott Students Win Big at AIS Competitions Wednesday Nov 06 2019

    BYU Marriott information systems students, supported by faculty and armed with experiential knowledge, took home first- and second-place finishes at the tenth annual Association for Information Systems conference.


  • Big Ideas Get Bigger Tuesday Nov 05 2019

    From biodegradable lip balm to upgraded back pillows, creative and innovative business ideas were pitched at the annual Big Idea Pitch competition sponsored by the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at BYU Marriott.


  • Prepared to Succeed Monday Nov 04 2019

    Joey Chen, a senior in BYU Marriott’s GSCM program, returned to her home country of China this past summer to assist Tom Foster, the GSCM department chair, with case research. Though Chen had less experience than the other researchers also working on the project, by using the knowledge she has gained during her time as a student in the GSCM program, and with Foster’s assistance, Chen became an integral part of the research project.


  • BYU Marriott Alum and Former Professor Scott Smith Honored Sunday Nov 03 2019

    BYU Marriott alumni and former marketing professor Scott Smith was honored during Homecoming Week at Brigham Young University with the prestigious Alumni Achievement Award presented from the BYU Marriott School of Business. Each college from BYU presents the award every year to a graduate with significant professional accomplishments. Smith joined the other recipients in receiving the award during a special homecoming ceremony on Friday, 18 October 2019.


  • BYU Marriott Welcomes New Faculty in 2019 Friday Nov 01 2019

    The Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business welcomes seven new professors to the Tanner Building this fall.


  • Inspiring and Achieving with BYU Marriott's Women in Entrepreneurship Thursday Oct 31 2019

    Ever since Taunya Brown was hired as events and programs manager at the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at BYU Marriott two years ago she has wanted to start a new women's student group that differs from others on campus.


  • Compassion in the Criminal Justice System Wednesday Oct 30 2019

    As the deputy director for the Utah Department of Corrections, BYU Marriott MPA alum Chyleen Richey helps run a city of people who are forgotten by society.


  • Leading From Behind the Scenes Monday Oct 28 2019

    Behind every BYU Marriott MBA event over the last twenty years, Debbie Auxier worked tirelessly to make sure the event was a success and ran like a well-oiled machine. As MBA event coordinator, Auxier’s job is to make sure every detail of the event—food, transportation, travel, and everything in between—was taken care of so that MBA faculty and students could have fun, connect, and further their education.


  • Designing Experiences Thursday Oct 24 2019

    While working as a white-water rafting guide in central Idaho during high school, Mat Duerden got his first taste of how experience design can impact lives. As he led the trips, Duerden would see his groups’ demeanor slowly change but wasn’t sure why. Now an associate professor in BYU Marriott’s experience design and management (ExDM) program, Duerden has found the answer.


  • Helping to Pave the Way Forward Wednesday Oct 23 2019

    Women are changing the face of investment banking, and BYU Marriott finance alum Estelle Ith is part of the transformation. In a field traditionally dominated by men, Ith hopes to help pave the way for gender parity.