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  • 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.


  • Cultivating Hidden Potential Wednesday Feb 03 2021

    Whether he’s working with employees or in an untamed backyard, BYU Marriott EMPA student John Cowgill enjoys helping people and plants realize and cultivate their hidden potential.


  • A World of Family Business Monday Feb 01 2021

    The career of Gibb Dyer has been one full of interesting twists and turns. From the red-brick streets of Massachusetts, along the deserts of Africa, and even to the next door of the lead singer of Led Zeppelin, Dyer has seen and learned much. Throughout all of his world travels, Dyer, the O. Leslie Stone Professor of Entrepreneurship at the BYU Marriott School of Business, teaches people how to create and build family businesses.


  • Decades of Dedicated Service Friday Jan 29 2021

    When Julie Averett was first hired by the School of Accountancy (SOA) at the BYU Marriott School of Business as a database manager in 1996, she kept track of paper files for every single student. Twenty-four years later, the process and technology may be different, but Averett’s dedication to serving each individual SOA student remains unchanged.


  • No IS Without Teamwork Wednesday Jan 27 2021

    When he first started classes at BYU, Jonathan Grether was planning to pursue a degree in the medical field. However, after taking an introduction to information systems class at the BYU Marriott School of Business, he discovered his aptitude for information systems (IS). Now, as a manager at Cloudmed, which helps hospital systems recover revenue losses, he impacts the medical field—just not in the way he once expected.


  • Building His Own Future Monday Jan 25 2021

    Entrepreneurship alum Jordan Cushman’s career journey has involved plenty of building. While he was a student at the BYU Marriott School of Business, he built relationships that allowed him to find opportunities at Google and Pinterest. Now, years into his career, he’s building a Latin American sales team for Pinterest while also building a future in real estate investment.  


  • Expectation of Excellence Friday Jan 22 2021

    Ten years after graduating from the School of Accountancy (SOA) at the BYU Marriott School of Business, Penny Lundgren waited, exhausted but exhilarated, to receive her first-place medal for the 1993 Jeep National Championship for mountain biking. Despite several literal bumps on the road, Lundgren pushed through to the finish line. Since that experience, Lundgren firmly believes that she can accomplish anything with enough practice and determination.