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  • Cliffs, Cured Ham, and Connections Thursday Aug 04 2022

    In January 2022, the BYU Marriott School of Business Information Systems (IS) study abroad trip to Asia was canceled for the third year in a row because of COVID-19 border closures. The professors who organized the trip, Greg Anderson of the Department of Information Systems and John Gardner of the Department of Marketing and Global Supply Chain Managements, were forced to abandon their plans yet again. 


  • An Oath to Support and Defend Wednesday Aug 03 2022

    The BYU Army and Air Force ROTC programs held three commissioning ceremonies during April and May 2022. The Air Force ceremony recognized 13 graduating cadets for their entries as second lieutenants into the United States Air Force, and the two Army ceremonies recognized a total of 18 graduating cadets for their entries as second lieutenants into the United States Army.


  • Not Your Typical Sales Guy Tuesday Aug 02 2022

    According to BJ Allen, the world of sales doesn’t mean charming a customer at their doorstep or tricking someone into a purchase. Instead, he passionately believes sales helps people find solutions to problems by introducing products or services one may not know ever existed. As an assistant professor of marketing at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Allen now wants to help his students feel the same way.  


  • New York, Las Vegas, and the Tanner Building Monday Aug 01 2022

    With a background in fashion merchandising, Andrea Farrell used to travel to places such as Las Vegas, New York, and Guangzhou, China, for her day job. Now, as the financial manager for the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at the BYU Marriott School of Business, she spends most of her workdays in room 470 of the Tanner Building. Although Farrell has momentarily put business travel to rest, she’s found a job she loves, where she gets to see students realize their entrepreneurial dreams. 


  • Volunteerism Scholar Ram Cnaan Speaks at Cornia Lecturer Series Saturday Jul 30 2022

    On March 31, 2022, the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics at the BYU Marriott School of Business held a luncheon to honor the newest recipient of the Gary C. Cornia Lecturer Series award, which is named after a former dean of BYU Marriott. The award was given to Ram Cnaan, the director of the Program for Religion and Social Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice.


  • 11 Cadets, One Big Accomplishment Friday Jul 29 2022

    Strapped in full gear, weapons, and backpacks, 11 BYU Army ROTC cadets hauled themselves up the steepest hills and terrain to finish the first day of the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition. As the cadets, who are from the BYU Army ROTC program hosted by the BYU Marriott School of Business, started to approach the end of the last task, a cadet from the team ahead became injured, falling behind. The BYU students stopped to help this competitor finish the rest of the challenge.  


  • Dancing into the Business World Thursday Jul 28 2022

    For human resource management (HRM) junior Josh Hinton, the BYU Marriott School of Business has influenced nearly every sphere of his life. From his work at a local dance studio to his friend circles, Hinton knows that joining the HRM program has been pivotal for him. 


  • Around the World in 70 Ways Wednesday Jul 27 2022

    On the first day of class every semester, Bruce Money shows his students one of his favorite quotes, a saying from Mark Twain: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrowmindedness." As the Fred Meyer Professor of Marketing and the executive director of the Whitmore Global Business Center (GBC) at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Money encourages his students to travel and further expand their views of the world.


  • Expanding His Turf Outside the Classroom Tuesday Jul 26 2022

    For Adam King, a senior in the finance program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, a good college education extends beyond the classroom. By pursuing internship opportunities, becoming involved in club leadership, and even starting his own business, King has truly embraced the idea of the world as his campus.


  • A Career Built on Breaking Things Monday Jul 25 2022

    If the electronic devices in Travis Cook’s childhood home were alive, they would have lived in perpetual fear of him. As a sharp-minded young boy, he was constantly pulling apart alarm clocks, radios, TVs, VCRs—even a BB gun—to examine their pieces.  


  • MPA Student Receives Garth N. Jones Writing Award for Piece on Refugee Resettlement Wednesday Jul 20 2022

    At an end-of-year banquet held on April 7, 2022, for students graduating from the MPA program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, MPA graduate Tamsyn Randall received the Garth N. Jones Writing award. The award, including a $1,000 cash prize, was given to Randall by the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics at BYU Marriott in recognition of her writing excellence.


  • Stand-Up Strategy Tuesday Jul 19 2022

    Not everyone would take being called “funny guy” as a compliment, but Michael Gibbs isn’t everyone. He took the moniker given to him by a classmate and plastered it on his LinkedIn and résumé. His sense of humor has helped Gibbs, now a senior in the strategic management program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, find connections between the genres of comedy and strategy. 


  • Taking the World by "Swarm" Monday Jul 18 2022

    As someone who has often felt like the odd woman out, Mikayla Cluxton knows what it is like to be lonely. As a second-year student in the entrepreneurial management program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Cluxton recently created a startup, BeeFriend, to help alleviate loneliness in the geriatric population. Inspired by the iconography of a bee, Cluxton and her two cofounders are creating a hive for the senior citizens in their community to find friends.  


  • BYU Marriott Names Godfrey as New Chair of Management Department Thursday Jul 14 2022

    BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian has announced Paul Godfrey as the next chair of the Department of Management. Godfrey took over for the previous department chair, Curtis LeBaron, on July 1, 2022.


  • Romney Institute Welcomes New Director Wednesday Jul 13 2022

    BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian has announced Rob Christensen as the next director of the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics. Christensen took over for the previous director, Lori Wadsworth, on July 1, 2022.  


  • Leaving the Stage for Nonprofit Tuesday Jul 12 2022

    As a new vocal performance college graduate, Kortney Wall Gong dreamed of being on the stage. However, after spending two decades working in business and now as a third-year student in the executive MPA program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, she has a new dream: becoming an executive director of a nonprofit organization.


  • Nadauld Named New Finance Department Chair Monday Jul 11 2022

    BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian has announced Taylor Nadauld as the next chair of the Department of Finance. Nadauld took over for the previous department chair, Craig Merrill, on July 1, 2022. 


  • Leader in Federal Government Receives 2022 Administrator of the Year Award Thursday Jun 30 2022

    U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro recently accepted the 2022 Administrator of the Year Award. This award is presented annually by the Romney Institute of Public Service and Ethics at the BYU Marriott School of Business.


  • A Love For Research and Parables Wednesday Jun 29 2022

    When Brian Boyer was an undergraduate finance student at BYU, a pivotal conversation with one of his professors started him on the path to his future career. Now, as an associate professor of finance at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Boyer witnesses firsthand how his roles as a mentor and teacher can positively influence the direction of his own students' careers.


  • Staying on Top Tuesday Jun 28 2022

    When Isaac Pettit was 14, his uncle gave him an extremely unusual gift—a unicycle. With the promise of $100 from his uncle if he could learn how to ride the one-wheeler gracefully, Pettit took off. Now, as an April 2022 graduate of the strategic management program at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Pettit has extended his ability to balance from riding his unicycle to staying on top of future education and career opportunities.