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.
Building for Success
Thursday Jul 02 2020
BYU Marriott assistant professor of strategy Timothy Gubler grew up building things. “From a young age and throughout my schooling, I crawled through attics pulling electrical wire, worked into the night installing electrical outlets and switches, and designed electrical circuitry for my family’s electrical contracting business,” he says. While he’s no longer working in the family business, his passion for building today extends to researching and teaching business strategy.
Study: Going to virtual work spaces has changed leadership. Have you noticed?
Study finds those who help others emerge as leaders online Tuesday Jun 30 2020
When work meetings shifted online this spring, some may have noticed new standouts among their colleagues. According to recent research from BYU, members of virtual teams identify leaders in significantly different ways compared to members of in-person teams.
Ski Gear and Sales Principles
Thursday Jun 25 2020
Whether he's selling ski gear or helping nonprofits refine their marketing strategies, senior Cameron Fry uses the skills from the BYU Marriott marketing program to make an impact.
BYU Marriott Students Win Big at AIS Competition
Wednesday Jun 24 2020
Though COVID-19 presented challenges for students competing in the annual Association for Information Systems (AIS) Student Chapter Leadership Conference this year—including not being able to compete in person—two teams of BYU Marriott information system (IS) students quickly, and successfully, adapted to this new and unexpected situation. At the national competition held 27 March, both teams placed second in the blockchain and software innovation categories respectively, with each team taking home a prize of $1,000.
Four SOA Alumni Recognized for High CPA Exam Scores
Tuesday Jun 23 2020
On 17 April 2020, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) announced the winners of the 2019 Elijah Watt Sells Award. This award is given to individuals who scored above an average of 95.5 across all four sections of the CPA exam. This year, four BYU Marriott School of Accountancy graduates qualified for the award.
Snow Appointed as New Director of BYU Marriott MBA Program
Monday Jun 22 2020
BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian announced the appointment of Daniel C. Snow as the new director for the BYU Marriott MBA programs.
Cultivating Success in a Supportive Environment
Monday Jun 22 2020
Whether he’s building planter boxes to prepare for his family’s garden projects or creating a community that stimulates learning in the classroom, Clark Pixton strives to create spaces for growth. Pixton, who teaches analytical reasoning as an assistant professor of global supply chain, works as a teacher and a researcher to teach strategies that ultimately allow students to help organizations to function more effectively.
Lake Honored as WCC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Thursday Jun 18 2020
Mary Lake of BYU women's volleyball and BYU Marriott's School of Accountancy was recently named a 2019-20 West Coast Conference Mike Gilleran Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Telling Victory's Story
Thursday Jun 18 2020
With a capacity of nearly 19,000 people, BYU’s Marriott Center can be an intimidating place to play a basketball game. As BYU’s basketball teams take on and defeat some of the best teams in the country, students hold up signs and fans cheer from all directions, pouring down deafening noise on opponents. Earlier this year, before COVID-19 closed down campus, BYU Marriott entrepreneurship senior Bradley Pilkington documented this scene for social media.
A Future of Military Service: BYU Air Force and Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremonies
Tuesday Jun 16 2020
On 23 April 2020, five BYU Marriott Army ROTC cadets commissioned into the US Army in person at BYU during individual small ceremonies broadcast over Facebook Live while ten additional cadets commissioned in a group commissioning ceremony via virtual conference call. In addition to these fifteen Army ROTC cadets, Air Force ROTC cadets will commission into the Air Force on 15 May through virtual conference calls or in-person with audiences of less than ten people.