Software Company Wins 2012 Business Plan Competition
More than $100,000 in prizes given to finalists Wednesday May 16 2012
This year’s Business Plan Competition at Brigham Young University proved one thing: student entrepreneurship throughout campus is alive and well. At the annual competition that recognizes the best student ventures, the team Autobid captured first place and won $50,000 in cash and in-kind services.
Accounting Students Take Second at Deloitte National Case Competition
Monday May 07 2012
A team of Marriott School of Management accounting students recently demonstrated their analytical and presentation abilities, taking second place and a $5,000 prize at the Deloitte National Audit Case Competition.
Using Small Groups to Find Big Solutions
Friday May 04 2012
Solving global problems might seem daunting, but the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance is stepping up to the challenge by providing a way to help experts create breakthroughs in specific fields.
Bateman Awards Honor Students, Professor and Organization
Monday Apr 30 2012
Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management announced the winners of the 2012 Bateman Awards — the only school-wide awards selected entirely by students — at an awards banquet on April 6.
SVC Competition Hosts Students with Big Plans
Friday Apr 20 2012
This year's Social Venture Competition attracted students focused on improving lives through sustainable businesses around the world. Sponsored by the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance, the eighth annual competition encouraged participants to enter ventures addressing social problems.
Whitmore Center Awards Global Management Certificates
Thursday Apr 19 2012
Sixty Brigham Young University students received Global Management Certificates from the Kay and Yvonne Whitmore Global Management Center/CIBER at a banquet in their honor, joining a group of more than 500 others who have also earned this credential.
Social Innovator of the Year Award Given to Journalist
Wednesday Apr 18 2012
The Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance recently presented the Social Innovator of the Year award to David Bornstein, an author and New York Times journalist who reports on high impact solutions for social problems around the world.
Sheila Bair Honored as 2012 Administrator of the Year
Tuesday Apr 17 2012
The Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University honored Sheila C. Bair as its 2012 Administrator of the Year for her management of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation during the recent economic downturn.
TEDxBYU Energizes Students
Monday Apr 16 2012
The event that took Brigham Young University's campus by storm last year returned in 2012 just as strong. This year's TEDxBYU conference was jam-packed with inspiring speakers, a webcast and an energetic crowd.
Glover Named New School of Accountancy Chair
Friday Apr 13 2012
Marriott School of Management Dean Gary Cornia announced the appointment of Steven M. Glover as chair of the Brigham Young University School of Accountancy. He will assume the position beginning May 1, succeeding Kevin Stocks, who was chair for nine years.
BYU MBA Students Win ACG Cup Competition
Monday Apr 09 2012
A team of Brigham Young University MBA students bested teams from other Utah schools by winning first place and $5,000 at this year's Association for Corporate Growth Cup Competition in Salt Lake City.
Graduate Competition Aims to Improve Social Organization
Friday Apr 06 2012
Graduate students from across the country gathered at Brigham Young University to create solutions for problems facing social organizations in the second annual Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship Case Competition.
Internationally Minded MBAs Named 2012 Eccles Scholars
Thursday Apr 05 2012
The Kay and Yvonne Whitmore Global Management Center at Brigham Young University announced 10 first-year MBA candidates as Eccles Scholars and awarded each recipient $9,000 to aid with schooling costs, international projects, and global career exploration.
Budgeting Backfires – Shoppers Unconsciously Spend More When Trying to Limit Costs
Wednesday Apr 04 2012
Setting a price limit when shopping often backfires, according to new research from Brigham Young University and Emory University marketing professors. The study found that merely thinking about prices leaves you likely to spend more than you would otherwise.
Management Society Establishes Chapter in Singapore
Tuesday Apr 03 2012
Since 1977 the Brigham Young University Management Society has made an impact throughout the world by promoting moral and ethical leadership. This winter that impact grew to include another branch in Asia. Lee Radebaugh, director of the Whitmore Global Management Center/BYU CIBER, traveled to Singapore to help establish the nation's first chapter.
MBA Students Win Stoddard Prize
Monday Apr 02 2012
Twenty-one Brigham Young University MBA finance students received a significant return on investment by being awarded the George E. Stoddard Prize, which comes with a cash award of $2,000. This year 10 second-year and 11 first-year students received the honor.
BYU’s Accounting Program Leads Best Schools in CPA Exam Pass Rate
Thursday Mar 29 2012
The focus of BYU's accounting program is to prepare its students to be successful in the profession. Before that objective can be accomplished, however, they must first meet the qualifications to enter the field. A recent statistic — CPA exam pass rate — reveals that BYU is doing this better than any of the other top-10 accounting programs.
Student-Run VC Fund Turns 15x Profit on Investment
Wednesday Mar 28 2012
Brigham Young University MBA students have accomplished what some investors only dream of: selling their investment with a return of nearly 15 times the original cost.
Marriott School Associate Dean Receives Outstanding Faculty Award
15 faculty and administrators also honored Tuesday Mar 27 2012
James D. Stice, associate dean, received the 2012 Outstanding Faculty Award, the highest distinction from the Marriott School of Management at its annual awards night. Another 15 faculty, staff and administrators were also honored at the event.
Financial Times Rates BYU HR and Accounting Teaching No. One
Wednesday Mar 21 2012
The Brigham Young University MBA program has two big reasons to celebrate with the Financial Times rating both human resources and accounting teaching number one worldwide. The Times' teaching rank comes from a survey of alumni. The London-based paper also ranked BYU's MBA program 98th in its Global MBA Ranking 2012.