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Read about alumni who graduated from the Master of Organizational Behavior program. This program was later transitioned into the MBA program.
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Peaks & Plummets, Slopes & Summits

July 17, 2023
As he reflects on his life journey, emeritus general authority and MOB grad Larry Kacher says the unexpected stops have been most meaningful and the bumps along the way have proved most beneficial.
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Opening Opportunities for Others

March 12, 2021
During her career in higher education, BYU Marriott alumna Alison Davis-Blake has prized building mentorship relationships with students and colleagues.

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A Career in the Alps

July 14, 2020
In September 2019, the Alps produced a plethora of mushrooms—more than Greg Witt has ever seen. You tend to notice things like that when you spend most of your summers hiking through the Swiss landscape.
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Teaching in Tonga

July 29, 2019
Living without a washing machine and other conveniences was hardly what Kim Kimball Fale had in mind after graduating from BYU. She had earned a bachelor’s in business education in 1977 and a master’s in business education with an emphasis in organizational behavior in 1979. But when her husband, Tevita, suggested they move to his native Tonga for a few years, Fale agreed.
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JEFF BEDNAR: COMING FULL CIRCLE

July 28, 2016
“Career goals are worthless.”
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Making the A-List

June 12, 2014
Working at the Oracle Corporation, alum Liz Wiseman found herself constantly surrounded by intelligent people. But she noticed an ebb and flow—not of intelligence but of how leaders capitalized on or closed off that intelligence. One executive she coached was brilliant but shut down others, leaving their ideas untapped. Wiseman searched for something to share with this leader about the dynamic he was caught in but found nothing. “Someone needed to research how what leaders did either diminished or multiplied the intelligence of the people around them,” Wiseman says. “This seemed like a worthy pursuit, so I just did it.”
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Against All Odds

October 01, 2012
Lynette Hansen has beaten the odds and exceeded expectations throughout her life, from graduating college early to surviving cancer. Now as a health care professional, she works to turn the odds in favor of the people around her.
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In Good Company

February 01, 2012
Alison Davis-Blake isn’t one for convention. Her quiet demeanor, questioning mind, and drive to excel have always set her apart. 
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Alum Plays Real-Life Spy Games

June 01, 2010
CIA officials knew they had a mole in their midst—they just couldn’t prove it. The FBI was called in to gather evidence until they finally nabbed Harold James Nicholson, the highest-ranking CIA agent to ever be convicted of espionage. It sounds like a scene ripped from the pages of a Tom Clancy novel, but for Marriott School alum John McClurg, it wasn’t fiction.
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High-Tech Networking Company Proves Ideal Place for BYU Grads

June 01, 2009
After graduating from an upper-echelon business school, most Marriott School graduates look for companies with similar standards.
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Organizational Expert Consults Cougar Football

October 01, 2008
When Paul Gustavson meets with BYU head football coach Bronco Mendenhall, they talk strategy. But it’s not the Xs and Os kind of strategy; it’s more of a “let’s create a competitive advantage through organizational design” kind of strategy.
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Two BYU Alumni Win Dissertation Awards

November 05, 2007
Two graduates from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management won top honors for their doctoral dissertation research at the Academy of Management’s 2007 conference in Philadelphia.
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Scholarship Honors Late OBHR Professor

September 20, 2007
Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management is honoring the late Sheri Joy Bischoff, professor of organizational behavior, with a new scholarship to assist MBA candidates studying organizational behavior and human resources.
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Goin’ for a Ride

June 01, 2006
Kristen Knight, director of marketing for NuSkin in the Americas and Europe, loves going to work because each day she develops unique and artistic materials.
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Alumna to Become the Highest-Ranking Female Dean in the United States

February 01, 2006
Alison Davis-Blake, senior associate dean for academic affairs at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, has been named dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. When she begins her term at the Carlson School in July 2006, Davis-Blake will be the school’s first female dean, as well as the highest-ranking female dean at any business school in the United States.
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Ambition Drives Alumna to Achieve

February 01, 2005
While an undergraduate at BYU, Jennifer Magleby-Lambert didn’t just pursue one degree; instead, she graduated with two—a BS in conservation biology and a BA in anthropology. When the opportunity came for an advanced degree, she followed the same pattern, earning both an MA in international development and an MOB from the Marriott School. Her academic ambition reflects the way she approaches all aspects of life.
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Graduate Excels in Mexican Government Position

June 01, 2004
Soon after Arturo Leon graduated with his MOB from the Marriott School, he found himself on the hot seat, being grilled by the president of the Mexican senate.
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Alum Seizes Entrepreneurial Opportunity

October 01, 2002
Several years ago, Sarah Sandberg watched a television program about one-hundred-year-old people. “I got two things out of it—take good care of your teeth, and take the risks,” she said. “I didn’t want to turn one hundred and wish I had taken more risks.”
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