Decisions, Ethics, and Human Potential
Monday Aug 31 2020
Every day, people make dozens of morally relevant decisions—often without even realizing it. Whether choosing how to spend their time, whom to help (and how much), or simply how to react to a difficult coworker, their daily decisions influence the kind of person they ultimately become. Isaac Smith designs his research to better understand how to help people refine their character. As a BYU Marriott School of Business assistant professor of organizational behavior and human resources, Smith hopes his research will help unlock the power of human potential and encourage people to become their best moral selves.
Blessing Lives in the Workplace and the Classroom
Thursday Aug 27 2020
For those fortunate enough to own their own businesses, some are able to sell their companies and head straight into years of restful retirement. However, when Gary Williams, a teaching professor of entrepreneurship at the BYU Marriott School of Business, sold his company, he chose a different path. He decided to apply the skills he had learned as a businessman to create experiential learning opportunities for BYU Marriott students.
Accounting Professor and Team Receive Innovation in Accounting Award
Tuesday Aug 25 2020
David Wood, Andersen Fellow and professor of accounting at the BYU Marriott School of Business School of Accountancy, and his team of colleagues, recently received the distinguished Innovation in Accounting Award from the American Accounting Association (AAA).
Becoming Army Strong
Monday Aug 24 2020
The military isn’t the path for everyone. Long hours, difficult training, and potential danger make the journey of a military career a challenging one. However, for BYU student Harrison Mayer, the current commanding officer for the Army ROTC cadets at BYU Marriott, the military offers the perfect balance to help him become the leader he aims to be.
Creating Opportunities in Big Sky Country
Friday Aug 21 2020
For many college students, graduation day is a time to celebrate the end of a hard-earned degree and the beginning of a new journey. For BYU Marriott graduate Becky Darrington Rogers, graduation day also happened to coincide with a doctor’s appointment for her first pregnancy—a reason to celebrate more than just earning her diploma. Now twenty years later, as a successful businesswoman and a devoted mother, she strives every day to balance her career and her family.
Distinguished SOA Professor Receives National Mentoring Award
Thursday Aug 20 2020
Doug Prawitt, director of the School of Accountancy at the BYU Marriott School of Business, was recently awarded the prestigious KPMG Mentoring Award from the American Accounting Association (AAA).
Serving Up Love
Wednesday Aug 19 2020
For many people, food is a language of comfort, love, and bonding. Clarissa Keller, a senior studying human resource management at the BYU Marriott School of Business, shares her love through plates of food, days at work, and conversations with friends. Keller aims to translate this language of love across every aspect of her life, including her work as a future HR professional.
Creating a World of Innovative Thinkers
Tuesday Aug 18 2020
Socks that monitor a baby’s heart rate, home security cameras that alert homeowners via text messages, and doors that use an app to open for those who need assistance have more in common than one might think. They’re all projects that BYU students have tackled in the Crocker Innovation Fellowship program. The program, a joint effort between the BYU Marriott School of Business and other colleges across BYU campus, combines the strengths of students in business, engineering, computer science, and other programs to identify problems and to innovate solutions.
A System of Connections
Monday Aug 17 2020
Logan Sackley has always loved connecting with others. Between his current internship and his leadership roles in the Association for Information Systems club, he has plenty of opportunities to do so. Now, as a BYU Marriott first-year master of information systems management (MISM) student, he looks forward to creating new connections in the upcoming fall semester.
Professor of Ethics Elected to Fellowship of Distinguished Business Scholars
Friday Aug 14 2020
Brad Agle, the George W. Romney Endowed Professor and Professor of Ethics and Leadership at the BYU Marriott School of Business, has been elected as a Fellow of the International Association for Business and Society (IABS). His election to this distinguished group comes as a result of years of dedication and contribution both inside the classroom and in the world of business scholars.
Health lobbyists swarming for COVID-19 funding, study finds
Fueled by big pharma, health sector spent big for COVID relief money Wednesday Aug 12 2020
To date, Congress has authorized roughly $3 trillion in COVID-19 relief assistance— the largest relief package in history. With more COVID relief money on the way, a new study led by two Brigham Young University business professors finds these newly available funds led to a significant surge in health sector lobbying activity, especially within the pharmaceutical industry.
BYU Marriott Professor, Colleagues Honored for Minority Entrepreneur Research, Named Finalist for First-Ever Award
Friday Aug 07 2020
Dr. Glenn Christensen, an associate professor of marketing and Garrett Research Fellow at the BYU Marriott School of Business, has been recognized, along with his colleagues, for their research on minority entrepreneurs and the challenges they face when trying to acquire funding. They received the AMA-EBSCO Annual Award for Responsible Research in Marketing from the American Marketing Association and were named finalists for the first-ever Bradford-Osborne award from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.
Mission Possible: EMPA Grad Oversees Mass Exodus of Missionaries
Thursday Aug 06 2020
While the COVID-19 pandemic introduced new challenges for almost everyone, few can say it drove them to sleep in a sleeping bag on the floor of their home office or work 120 hours a week. However, for BYU Marriott EMPA 2019 graduate Russell Harrington, who works as the missionary travel manager for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, such a situation was both a reality and a necessity.
The Power of a Poster
Thursday Jul 30 2020
As a student in his final year of BYU Marriott’s MAcc program, John Arnold frequently passed by a poster in the Tanner Building advertising the MPA program. Although he enjoyed accounting, he wasn’t sure it was the right fit for him, and the idea of a career in public administration was intriguing. One day Arnold made a decision that forever altered his career path: he entered the seventh-floor MPA and inquired about earning an MPA.
Rubik’s Snake Contest Brings Unity Amid Pandemic
Monday Jul 27 2020
The last thing BYU Marriott MPA student Kaylee Anderson expected when she opened up a package from the MPA program was a Rubik's snake. But as she read the instructions that accompanied the puzzle, she understood the purpose of it all: the MPA program was hosting its first ever Rubik’s snake contest.
Creating Good Lives at BYU Marriott
Monday Jul 20 2020
For many students, college can be a transformative and enlightening time. When Rachel Merrill, a 2020 BYU Marriott experience design and management (ExDM) graduate, took ExDM 300, Creating a Good Life Through Experience Design as a freshman, she wasn’t expecting a class that would change her outlook on life. However, after learning about principles such as the psychology of happiness and the power of intentional choices, Merrill is one of the many students who are enjoying the positive benefits from the popular experience design and management class even after the class has ended.
Finding Her Career in the World of Banking
Friday Jul 17 2020
When Rachelle Morris first entered Brigham Young University, majoring in business wasn’t anywhere on her radar. However, after taking and loving some introductory classes, Morris realized applying to the BYU Marriott School of Business was the path for her. Now, after fifteen years of a career in private banking, Morris looks back in gratitude for her time at BYU Marriott and all the mentors who encouraged her to take the initiative needed to build her career.
BYU Marriott Finance Professor Receives Best Paper Award
Wednesday Jul 08 2020
BYU Marriott School of Business finance professor Taylor Nadauld and several colleagues recently won the Michael J. Brennan Best Paper award from The Review of Financial Studies (RSF). Nadauld, along with David O. Lucca, who works at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Karen Shen, a PhD student at Harvard University, received the award in recognition of the research published in their article, “Credit Supply and the Rise in College Tuition: Evidence from the Expansion in Federal Student Aid Programs.” The winning trio also received a $10,000 prize.
Helping Others on a Large Scale
Tuesday Jul 07 2020
Graduating from college often means the beginning of a new journey for students. Gone are textbooks and class schedules, replaced by commutes and paychecks. For Jennica Collette, her career in social impact is taking off as she begins her internship at Latter-day Saint Charities. Collette, who recently graduated from BYU in political science, is one of four Ballard Center for Social Impact scholars who were accepted into highly competitive and sought-after internships at Latter-day Saint Charities this summer.
The Value of Questioning the Rules
Monday Jul 06 2020
Whether she's teaching in the classroom or conducting her own research, Abigail Allen, an assistant professor in BYU Marriott's School of Accountancy (SOA), strives to ask challenging questions that don't take the status-quo accounting rules for granted.