Tag Archives: MBA

June 21

Using His Network for Good

Though Ahmad Salah uses his BYU MBA network to further his professional goals, he also channels his Rolodex towards an altruistic outlet as well. Three or four times a year, Salah and his wife, Shereen, travel to Greece and Turkey, where he uses his background in analytical engineering and his BYU MBA to tackle a […]

June 05

From South Africa to BYU

As a child growing up in South Africa during apartheid, Curtis LeBaron, associate professor of organizational leadership and strategy, was exposed to the circumstances and attitudes that defined the era. With age, LeBaron came to realize the impact apartheid had on his thinking about race relations first while living for a time in Canada and […]

May 08

MBA Alum Makes the World His Workplace

As an MBA student at BYU, 2016 graduate Mike Johnson walked the streets of Europe, full of hope that he would someday live and work there. Now he lives in Madrid, and he credits the Whitmore Global Management Center (GMC) with helping make his dream a reality. Growing up, Johnson frequently traveled abroad on extended trips […]

January 25

An International View of Strategy

BYU strategy professor James Oldroyd was flying to Singapore for a job interview when a colleague called and asked him to stop by South Korea. With no expectations, Oldroyd complied and made a pit stop at the Sungkyunkwan Graduate School of Business (SKK GSB). This brief trip changed the course of his life for the next five […]

November 02

Strategy Alum Charles Barrett Keeps Climbing

Whether it be climbing the tallest mountains in Europe and Africa or climbing the ladder toward a successful business career, Charles Barrett, a 2009 graduate from the Marriott School strategy program, reaches the top one step at a time. Barrett, a former McKinsey & Company employee who did some consulting in Africa, will spend the […]

August 01

A summer in the life of MBA students

Graduate business school isn’t easy by any means. MBA students write, work, research, and write some more. And then to top it all off, they are required to spend their precious summer breaks as interns. Yes, it sounds treacherous, but students usually agree that their summer sacrifices are worth it. To get the inside scoop […]

April 22

Why Should Women Choose a BYU MBA?

It takes more than two hands for faculty member Liz Dixon to count off all the individuals who have championed her efforts at the Marriott School. Because of that, she’s a self-proclaimed cheerleader for women interested in earning an MBA. So why should women choose BYU’s program? We put that question—and several others—to Dixon, who […]

February 25

9 Professors Featured in HBR

When you think of the nation’s most prestigious business programs Harvard, Wharton, or Stanford come to mind. It’s time to add the Marriott School to that list. In the past five years, only faculty from two of these universities published more articles in Harvard Business Review (HBR) than those from Brigham Young University; BYU tied […]

February 18

The Right Things: MBA Director John Bingham

John Bingham doesn’t believe in balance. As the director of the BYU MBA program, he’s got more than a little on his plate. In addition to his Marriott School gig, he’s also the father of five children, bishop in his LDS ward, and a “wannabe” farmer. But for Bingham, life isn’t about balancing various activities; […]

January 21

Making Connections By The Bay

A three-day tour of the Bay Area with a group of fellow college students. Sounds fun, right? But the recent MBA student trip to Silicon Valley held by the Graduate Entrepreneurship Association (GEA) was about a lot more than sightseeing. “This trip is an opportunity to meet with venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and a wide variety of […]

January 19

In the Atrium with Dale Tolley

    MBA student Dale Tolley has a lot going on. Not only is he in the second year of the OBHR emphasis and prepping for a new job at Procter & Gamble, but he’s also juggling family, three jobs, and on the side, developing his Lego-building prowess and designing board games. Luckily for us, […]

December 14

Brick by (Lego) Brick: Dave Jungheim Update

“Prepare for the media.” That’s what the Marriott School external relations department told MBA alumni relations director Dave Jungheim a year and a half ago, when we broke the story about his Lego-building hobby: the impressively-detailed replica he built of the Salt Lake Temple that took more than nine years and 35,000 Lego pieces to […]

October 19

The Rising Popularity of Career Networking

For a growing number of job candidates, it’s not just about getting in; it’s about linking in. According to a recent article from The Economist, more b-school applicants, enrolled students, and graduates are utilizing LinkedIn, a popular networking site, for personal branding and interaction with other professionals. “It does require work initially, but once you’ve […]

July 23

Meet the Marriott School Pioneers

In honor of Pioneer Day, peruse the legacies of some Marriott School pioneers—faculty, alumni, and friends who established a heritage of success and broke new ground in their fields. 1. J Willard Marriott and his family gave BYU’s business school its name and legacy, providing students an ethical, entrepreneurial role model for years to come. Check […]

July 07

Taking on Adobe’s Big Data

Employers are scrambling to analyze piles of digital data—and to employ MBA grads who know how to make those numbers talk. That’s why recent MBA grad Venna Barrowes signed up for BYU Analytics, a new Marriott School program started by marketing professor Jeff Dotson to match second-year MBAs with real-world data projects. “All the industries […]

June 30

Class Note: Business on the Bucket List

“Deciding to be a full-time mom over working full-time is the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make,” says Marie Nielson Canaday. In fact, it’s a decision she still struggles with. While tending to two active boys keeps her very busy, Canaday is nurturing both her sons and her thriving love of all things business. […]

June 09

From the Issue: Meet the MBA Tech Society

In the Summer 2015 issue of Marriott Alumni Magazine, several MBA students shared their top tech picks from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. But who are these intrepid members of the MBA Tech Society? We caught up with six of them after the event to find out what makes them tick.     Name: Julia […]

June 04

MBA Grads Getting a Raise

It’s a good time to be an MBA. Fortune.com reports that more companies this year are looking to hire MBA grads—and they’re ready  to pay these new hires well, according to a survey of employers conducted  by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). The expected median starting salary this year is $100,000, an increase of […]