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  • Becoming Business Bilinguals Monday Aug 16 2021

    Nearly sixty-five percent of BYU students speak a second language, and BYU ranks third in the nation for the most graduates with foreign language degrees. For bilingual students who want to couple their language skills with business knowledge, the global business and literacy minor offered by the Whitmore Global Business Center (GBC) at the BYU Marriott School of Business can help students accomplish that goal.


  • Experiencing India Online Tuesday Jun 01 2021

    Every year, BYU students have the opportunity to enhance their international relations and business knowledge and skills by earning the global business certificate offered through the Whitmore Global Business Center (GBC) at the BYU Marriott School of Business. To earn the certificate, students are required to participate in an international travel experience. However, with COVID-19 canceling international travel throughout the world, Matt Sabey, a recent 2021 BYU MBA graduate from Littleton, Colorado, had to find another way to experience business internationally and earn his certificate.


  • Eleven MBA Students Announced as 2021 Eccles Scholars Wednesday May 19 2021

    The Whitmore Global Business Center at BYU Marriott announced that eleven MBA students were recently recognized as the 2021 Eccles Scholars.


  • Business-Minded High School Students Compete at Language Competition Monday May 10 2021

    For ninety students from high schools across the state of Utah, learning to combine language and business doesn’t start in college. On 1 April 2021, teams of students submitted their presentations and business plans to the 2021 Virtual High School Business Language Competition, hosted by the BYU Marriott School of Business’ Global Business Center (GBC) and funded by a grant through the Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) program. The winning teams were announced over a live video awards ceremony on 2 April. First-place winners received $660; second- and third-place winners received $330 and $150, respectively.


  • Learning Beyond Borders Thursday Apr 29 2021

    BYU’s motto—the world is our campus—is embodied by a team of students participating in the InternationalHub at the BYU Marriott School of Business. These students hosted the Beyond Borders case competition in March 2021, an event that virtually brought together more than two hundred participants from twelve countries to find new diversity and inclusion solutions.


  • BYU Marriott Graduate Programs Earn Top-50 Ranks Tuesday Mar 30 2021

    BYU Marriott fared well in the recently released U.S. News & World Report 2022 rankings for graduate programs. Both the MBA and MPA programs were ranked, as were four graduate program emphases.


  • When International Exchange Programs Went Remote Friday Mar 05 2021

    Like the rest of the world, the spread of the COVID-19 virus was a shock to many BYU students. With the help of faculty and staff from the Global Business Center (GBC) who facilitate study abroad experiences through the BYU Marriott School of Business, students studying abroad received help in returning to the United States. Three students who were participating in international exchange programs shared what it was like to face uncertainty and adapt to online learning during the global pandemic.


  • Discovering the Culture of Christ Friday Feb 26 2021

    Geert Hofstede, a Dutch social psychologist, defined culture as “the collective programming of the mind that distinguishes the members of one group or category of people from others.” This is one of the definitions Simon Greathead, professor at the BYU Marriott School of Business, uses to describe something he calls the Culture of Christ Framework. But, unlike frameworks developed by researchers such as Hofstede, the Culture of Christ Framework was developed by Greathead and his MSB 432 International Business Culture class.  


  • Staircase to Success Friday Feb 12 2021

    To Uros Stampe, operations manager for doTERRA, success is a journey that comes one step at a time. Each experience Stampe has had—from watching his father work in manufacturing to choosing to attend the BYU Marriott School of Business with fellow Cardon International Scholarship (CIS) students—helped him uncover his interests and gain confidence in the skills he worked diligently to develop. 


  • Courage to Carry On Wednesday Jan 06 2021

    A common theme throughout Joseph van Scheltema’s life is to carry on—through coping with family tragedy, supporting his family as a student, and traveling through a global pandemic. But he doesn’t only carry on for himself. As an MBA student, Van Scheltema hopes his education at the BYU Marriott School of Business will help him reach out and help others as well.


  • Connecting Across Cultures Tuesday Dec 08 2020

    When Mary Kay Lloyd graduated from high school, she planned on working in fashion advertisement. However, like many of us, her experiences took her on a different path and taught her how to adapt. As a program coordinator for the Global Business Center (GBC) at the BYU Marriott School of Business, she relies on life lessons she’s learned to reach out to students and help them feel connected to the world and community around them. 


  • Preparing Global Marketers Wednesday Dec 02 2020

    In a global market that is constantly expanding, companies that wish to succeed must understand how to apply business strategies and models to a plethora of cultures and peoples. Through the efforts of dedicated faculty at the BYU Marriott School of Business, students in the marketing program are getting firsthand knowledge of what it means to market to a global audience; they are also learning how to truly make the world their campus.


  • A Heart Split Between Two Continents Tuesday Sep 29 2020

    BYU Marriott staff member Lisbeth Hopper immigrated to the United States when she was seventeen years old to pursue better opportunities for education. Years later, she's helping other international students do the same.


  • Lights, Camera, Business Friday Sep 25 2020

    In 2005, when Cate Allen first entered the Whitmore Global Business Center at the BYU Marriott School of Business to ask about receiving her global business certificate, her thoughts were focused on pursuing a career in international business. She had no way of knowing that the experiences that followed would help her in all facets of her career, including in her current jobs as an actress and radio show host.


  • Whitmore Center Announces Name Change New name reflects focus on global business Thursday Sep 03 2020

    At the start of the school year, the Whitmore Global Management Center is turning over a new leaf—or actually a name to be more precise. The Brigham Young University Board of Trustees approved the center to be renamed the Kay and Yvonne Whitmore Global Business Center.


  • CIS Commitment Guides Grad in Global Career Wednesday Sep 02 2020

    Whether they’re riding elephants, climbing Machu Picchu, or visiting thousand-year-old caves, BYU Marriott MBA graduate David Paradiso and his family members have enjoyed adventures around the world. However, none of these experiences—or his career opportunities—would have been possible without the education and skills he obtained during his time at the BYU Marriott School of Business. 


  • BYU Marriott Names New Associate Dean Bonnie Anderson Assumes Role 18 May Thursday May 14 2020

    BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian has announced the appointment of Bonnie Anderson as the school’s newest associate dean. Anderson takes over for previous associate dean Keith Vorkink on 18 May.


  • To Malaysia and Back Tuesday May 12 2020

    BYU Marriott alum and former Eccles scholar Colin Ludlow created his own career opportunities and followed his passion for international business first to Japan and then to Malaysia. Now as he settles back into life in the United States, Ludlow is grateful for the global experiences he's had and wants others to know that they too can be internationally minded—even if they don't have the opportunity to work abroad.


  • The Trickle-Down Effect Friday May 08 2020

    For Corinne Anderson, assistant professor of accounting from Salt Lake Community College, the chance to go to India with BYU Marriott's Whitmore Global Management Center (GMC) was an opportunity she couldn't pass up. Her experience, which was made possible with the help of BYU's Center for International Business and Research (CIBER) grant, allowed Anderson to gain insightful knowledge that will benefit her students as she develops and refines her teaching curriculum to prepare them for their own trip to India this year.


  • Becoming a Better Global Citizen Wednesday May 06 2020

    Whether he's kayaking to waterfalls in Croatia or exploring the sites of Dubai, Tanner Wegrowski loves to experience the world. Completing an internship in Berlin and participating in BYU Marriott's Global Marketing Study Abroad has convinced Wegrowski that everyone should have international experiences. He believes these experiences are an invaluable way to gain an appreciation for and broader perspective of the world in which we live.