Students Score Big in Super Bowl Commercial Competition
Thursday Mar 18 2021
Since 2016, the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah has hosted its Game Day Analytics Challenge, where student teams from various universities in Utah analyze tweets to determine the effectiveness of Super Bowl ads. This year, the BYU Marriott School of Business team comprised of information systems (IS) students took first place in the undergraduate category and received a $1,000 cash prize.
Going Global with Their Research
Tuesday Mar 16 2021
BYU Marriott information systems students Madison Corbin and Cherileigh Leavitt recently presented a paper at the 2021 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, the longest-running conference for information technology management.
Opening Opportunities for Others
Friday Mar 12 2021
During her career in higher education, BYU Marriott alumna Alison Davis-Blake has prized building mentorship relationships with students and colleagues. She loves to see people choose their own educational paths and succeed as professionals.
Wednesday Mar 10 2021
Since 1935, people have been playing Hasbro’s Monopoly or The Game of Life board games, where players make decisions about how to best invest their hard-earned tokens and game currency to win the game. But for students involved in the Silver Fund, an investment class at the BYU Marriott School of Business, there’s no need for Monopoly money or investment games. Every semester, these students in the Silver Fund walk the walk by managing more than three million dollars of real stock investments through trading stocks.
An Opinion That Matters
Monday Mar 08 2021
Living in a foreign country halfway across the world can be daunting. Some people who choose to live abroad often learn to speak a foreign language and adapt to a new culture; such challenges didn’t stop Joy Shu from pursuing her dream to work in business and attend the BYU Marriott School of Business—an experience that became possible because of an alumni network that reached all the way to China.
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.
Eating Grapes and Enlightening Students
Wednesday Mar 03 2021
After struggling through her high school Spanish class, Erin Kenedy, a junior from the School of Accountancy at the BYU Marriott School of Business, vowed never to speak Spanish again. When she received her call to serve a Spanish-speaking mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lima, Peru, she dreaded needing to continue learning Spanish. However, this was one of many life experiences that led her to the strong belief that learning is not just about gaining knowledge but about experiencing growth.
From Big Banks to Startups
Monday Mar 01 2021
Whether Christian Hsieh, a BYU Marriott MBA alum, is talking with a veteran of finance or a young employee of a startup, he’s constantly learning something new. Hsieh’s current experiences as the founder of a crypto-asset management startup are just one step on his journey of lifelong learning.
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.
U.S. Special Operations Command turns to BYU Marriott researchers for ethics guidance
BYU Marriott professors author new ethics guide for Special Forces Wednesday Feb 24 2021
Leaders of U.S. Special Operations Command have turned to the expertise of two BYU Marriott professors for advice on the high-stakes ethical dilemmas their forces face.
Building Future Innovators
Wednesday Feb 24 2021
Whether students major in finance, English, or geology, they eventually need to find answers to problems they face throughout their careers. The entrepreneurship lecture series at the BYU Marriott School of Business helps students learn essential skills to innovate solutions that address the challenges that they will face at work, in their communities, and within their homes.
Unlocking Her Superpowers
Monday Feb 22 2021
As a mom of six, the CEO of her own company, an entrepreneur, and a business coach, BYU Marriott School of Business 2018 MBA alumna Stacy Paulsen knows all too well that women are capable of wearing many hats. One of her driving passions is empowering other women and moms to pursue their business-related dreams.
In the Market of Creating Opportunities
Friday Feb 19 2021
Inspired by the help and guidance he received from his peers and professors at the BYU Marriott School of Business, marketing senior Parker Stohlton decided to give back. Stohlton’s efforts eventually culminated with the creation of a program to help pre-business students land internships and gain valuable work experience. Driven by his passion for marketing and making connections with others, Stohlton works hard to pass on the baton to the next generation of BYU Marriott students.
Suits and Swords
Wednesday Feb 17 2021
Whether he’s training employees, helping nonprofits set their budget, or staging fights in authentic medieval armor, Austin Smith follows his passions to find success. His journey as a human resources management (HRM) junior at the BYU Marriott School of Business has helped him share his enthusiasm for HR to find business opportunities for his fighting team and internship opportunities for himself.
Analytical Tools of the Future
Tuesday Feb 16 2021
A well-known adage states that the one constant is change. As the world continues to change in the coming years, business professionals will continue to adapt to new technologies and norms. Even though students cannot be prepared for all changes that come their way, a new class at the BYU Marriott School of Business aims to familiarize students with the technologies needed to make decisions during their future careers.
How one BYU professor predicted the GameStop stock bubble 13 years ago, and what he says is next
Friday Feb 12 2021
Recent headlines have been buzzing with news of an unpredictable stock market thanks to the recent surge of GameStop share price. By now the story is widely understood — after several wealthy hedge funds bet on the video game retailer to decrease in value, a band of investors came together through a Reddit forum to drive the price of the stock up nearly 1,500%, an act surprising millions of Americans and leaving many to wonder where the market will go.
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.
Chris Crittenden Announced as New Director of Rollins Center
Thursday Feb 11 2021
The BYU Marriott School of Business recently announced Chris Crittenden as the new director of the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. The Rollins Center is an on-campus resource dedicated to helping BYU students start or grow their own businesses.
‘I Saw Myself in Them’
Wednesday Feb 10 2021
Whether he’s flying helicopters across Afghanistan and Iraq or running 100-mile ultramarathons, United States Army Major Jeff Timmons applies lessons about self-improvement and adhering to his values that he learned at BYU Marriott School of Business.
Inspired to Make a Change
Friday Feb 05 2021
After his younger brother was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident, Easton Johnston decided to reexamine his life. He did so partly to honor his brother and partly to find greater fulfillment in his work. Now an MBA student at BYU Marriott, Johnston looks forward to making a change in his career and making a difference in other people’s lives along the way.