Preparing to Explore the Unknown
Wednesday Mar 31 2021
The Denny L. and Jerri Brown Professor of Finance at BYU Marriott, Hal Heaton has become well-known for his rigorous method of challenging students’ case study positions by asking them to defend their logic. Heaton hopes the lessons that students learn from his teaching method help prepare them as they enter the workforce and compete in business with professionals from all over the world.
BYU Marriott Graduate Programs Earn Top-50 Ranks
Tuesday Mar 30 2021
BYU Marriott fared well in the recently released U.S. News & World Report 2022 rankings for graduate programs. Both the MBA and MPA programs were ranked, as were four graduate program emphases.
Horseback Riding and Hard Work
Monday Mar 29 2021
While most kids played football or baseball after school, Barrett Slade saddled and rode horses six days a week. All those years ago he never imagined that his persistence would bring him to where he is today, as the James M. Passey Professor of Finance at the BYU Marriott School of Business.
A Purpose-Filled Podcast
Friday Mar 26 2021
With a nationally ranked entrepreneurship program, the BYU Marriott School of Business is full of student entrepreneurs and innovators. However, many students outside of the entrepreneurship program remain unaware of one of BYU’s most valuable resources for aspiring entrepreneurs: the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology. In September 2020, New York City native Eddy Columna had an idea to start a podcast that could inform students about the resources of the Rollins Center.
Living a Lifelong Dream
Thursday Mar 25 2021
After decades of leading educational institutions such as the Harvard Business School and BYU–Idaho, Kim B. Clark is still sharing intellectual and spiritual knowledge with students as the NAC Professor of Business at the BYU Marriott School of Business. With a career in education that spans more than forty years, Clark considers his work at BYU Marriott to be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
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.