Marriott School News
Fish-Farming Franchise Wins 2011 Social Venture Competition
Students use business to better the world Friday Apr 15 2011
According to finalists at the 2011 Social Venture Competition, solving a few of the world's problems is possible — use tutoring, technology and tilapia. The competition, hosted by the Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance, challenged students to create innovative solutions to social concerns, such as those in education, volunteering and agriculture, and honored finalists with more than $50,000.
BYU Recognized for Social Entrepreneurship Innovation
Monday Apr 11 2011
Social entrepreneurship is cropping up on campuses everywhere. And Brigham Young University's Students for Social Entrepreneurship internship program is among the best in the field.
EMBA Alum and Faculty Member Honored
Friday Apr 08 2011
Brigham Young University's Executive MBA program recently presented alumna Carine Clark with its first-ever Executive MBA Honored Alumni Award and also recognized associate professor Burke Jackson with a special faculty award. The EMBA program paid tribute to these two at a banquet in their honor last March.
Social Deal Platform Wins 2011 BYU Business Plan Competition
More than $100,000 in prizes given to finalists Thursday Apr 07 2011
It all started with a box of Oatmeal Squares. Kalood, a company that hopes to use its innovative social deal platform to revolutionize how consumers receive bargains and shop, won first place and $50,000 in prizes at the 2011 Brigham Young University Business Plan Competition.
BYU Alum Honored as Romney Institute Administrator of the Year
Former Bureau of Reclamation commissioner remembered Monday Apr 04 2011
The Romney Institute of Public Management at Brigham Young University honored the late John W. Keys III as its 2011 Administrator of the Year. Keys was the former commissioner for the Department of Interior's Bureau of Reclamation, which manages, develops and protects the water resources in the western United States.
2011 Eccles Scholars Announced
Friday Apr 01 2011
The Kay and Yvonne Whitmore Global Management Center at Brigham Young University recently named five first-year MBA students as Eccles Scholars and awarded each $10,000 toward tuition and travel — encouraging the world to be their campus.
BYU Marketing Professor Joins Global Research Center
Thursday Mar 31 2011
It's not every day a professor is asked to collaborate with a Fortune 500 company, let alone report to its top executives. Brigham Young University assistant professor of marketing Sterling Bone will get a chance to do just that as he becomes a research faculty member of Arizona State University's Center for Services Leadership, bringing him into a community of thought leaders in the field of services marketing.
Marketing Professor Receives 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award
14 faculty and administrators also honored Tuesday Mar 29 2011
The Marriott School of Management presented Michael Swenson, Ford Motor Company Professor of Marketing, with its highest distinction — the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award — at the annual Marriott School Awards Night held March 9. In addition to Swenson, 14 others were recognized for their dedicated service to the school.
Seven MBA Students Win Stoddard Prize
Wednesday Mar 23 2011
Seven Brigham Young University MBA finance students have been named recipients of the George E. Stoddard Jr. Prize, giving them each an opportunity to apply their financial savvy to the honor's $2,000 cash award.
Peery Program Hosts First TEDxBYU
Tuesday Mar 22 2011
Candy apple red balloons floated overhead as hundreds crowded into the Pardoe Theater for the first TEDxBYU conference. Eight engaging speakers, one gifted violinist and an energetic audience of students, faculty and alumni gathered to celebrate social innovation.
Marriott School Wins Awards for Communications Excellence
Monday Mar 21 2011
Good communicators are supposed to work behind the scenes, but sometimes they can't help getting pulled on stage for a successful effort. Such was the case when the Marriott School of Management won multiple awards for communications excellence from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Marriott School Names 2011 Hawes Scholars
Friday Mar 18 2011
Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management has announced eight MBA students as its 2011 Hawes Scholars. The honor, which carries a cash award of $10,000, is the highest distinction given to MBA students at the school.
BYU Law and Business Schools Among Top in Country, Says U.S. News
Tuesday Mar 15 2011
BYU's business and law schools are again among the top 50 in the United States, reports U.S.News & World Report in its latest annual edition of "Best Graduate Schools." Other BYU graduate programs and specialties rank in the top 100 in their categories.
New Professorship Honors Former Dean
Ned Cromar Hill Professorship of finance created Friday Mar 11 2011
When former Marriott School of Management Dean Ned Hill leaves this summer to serve as mission president in Romania and Moldova, his contributions in this hemisphere will not be forgotten. This January a professorship in his name, funded by Brent and Bonnie Jean Beesley, was created to honor and recognize Hill's influence on students in Provo.
Students Win Top Honors at National Tax Competition
Friday Mar 04 2011
Taxes probably wouldn't place very high on most people's lists of extreme activities. But five BYU students took accounting to the next level as they won the national xTREME Taxation Competition in Washington, D.C.
BYU Social Entrepreneurship Program Named for Peery Family
Tuesday Mar 01 2011
Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management announced the naming of the Peery Social Entrepreneurship Program, the flagship program of the Melvin J. Ballard Center for Economic Self Reliance, on Friday, Feb. 11. The naming honors Richard and Mimi Peery and their family's passion for social entrepreneurship.
Marriott School's James Brau to deliver BYU devotional address March 1
Friday Feb 25 2011
James Brau, a professor of finance in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, will be speaking about "Spiritual Thoughts in the Classroom" at the weekly campus devotional Tuesday, March 1, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.
BYU Grad Named Dean of Michigan’s Ross School of Business
Thursday Feb 24 2011
Marriott School alumna Alison Davis-Blake was recently named dean of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She will become the first female dean in the top-10 business school's storied history.
BYU Hosts First-Ever Social Innovation Competition
The University of Michigan receives top honors Wednesday Feb 23 2011
An impoverished woman learns a trade to pay for her child's college education. An orphan receives therapy for his speech impediment. A homeless teen has daily meals and a bed of his own. As participants in the new Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship Case Competition at Brigham Young University can attest, the finer things in life often don't come with a dollar sign.
Business Model Competition Shows New Approach to Entrepreneurship
Friday Feb 11 2011
Some entrepreneurs plan their businesses from behind desks. But a new wave of thought, captured in the first international Business Model Competition, challenges entrepreneurs to test their assumptions in the field before committing them to a business plan.