The master of business administration program (MBA) is overseen by the BYU Marriott School of Business. A two-year program designed to prepare the graduate student for a career in business, the program offers a world-class academic experience that enables students to integrate the most advanced theories, models, and concepts into real-life learning situations. Courses are integrated across disciplines to improve understanding of individual business functions and the firm as a total enterprise. Case studies, international immersions, simulations, case competitions, collaborative team projects, and immersive field-based learning make the BYU Marriott MBA educational experience practical, rigorous, and leadership-focused.
The BYU Marriott MBA program attracts, admits, and graduates students who are committed to BYU’s unique mission. Purposes of the program include:
- To help each student better understand the balanced development of the total person and the complete leader and that faith in the teachings of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ are relevant to professional life.
- To develop in students those professional skills that will assist them in becoming influential leaders in their homes, their churches, their communities, and their professions.
- To expand students' visions of their possibilities for future professional and other endeavors.
The curriculum has been designed to achieve the twofold task of giving the student (1) a general business education and (2) depth in area(s) bearing specifically on personal professional interests.
Students choose from five designed majors: finance, marketing, global supply chain management, strategic human resource management, and entrepreneurship. Students can also design their own track to fit their career goals.
For the most recent and complete information visit our website: http://mba.byu.edu
A brief description of each track follows:
The finance track prepares students to work in corporate finance or with financial institutions. The corporate finance curriculum trains students for careers as financial analysts, controllers, and treasurers within large corporations. The financial institutions curriculum trains students for careers in investment banking, commercial banking, and securities management. The corporate finance curriculum is appropriate for students who seek general management positions with a strong financial background, whereas the financial institutions curriculum is more specialized and focused on positions in finance firms.
The marketing major builds on proven industry experience and academic achievements in the areas of marketing information systems, international brand management, and market analysis. This track prepares students for employment in product/brand management, e-commerce/database marketing, and high-technology marketing.
Global Supply Chain Management
The supply chain is the complete sequence of companies and value-enhancing activities required to transform basic raw materials into useful products and services for customers. Successful companies effectively manage operations within the walls of their own organization. Global supply chain management is one of the fastest growing job markets for business graduates.
Strategic Human Resources
The strategic human resources major provides the fundamentals to make organizations better through the strategic management of their most important asset—talented people. The strategic human resources curriculum equips students with leading-edge theories and the best practices, analytical and diagnostic skills and tools to become more effective change agents in organizations. Career opportunities exist in corporate human resources roles, both in HR generalist roles (e.g., HR business partner) and in HR specialist roles (e.g., leadership development, executive compensation), as well as in organizational consulting.
Students interested in pursuing an entrepreneurship major should be highly focused on either creating new ventures or launching new products or divisions within larger organizations (intrapreneurship). The entrepreneurship major works closely with the Rollins Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology to provide our students internships, externships, seed funding, and a network of successful entrepreneurs (such as the Founders Organization) and venture seed groups to provide the necessary resources and relationships to successfully launch new ventures.
Program Director: Daniel C. Snow
Business administration students utilize the N. Eldon Tanner Building, which houses the BYU Marriott School of Business. This unique glass and granite building is a wonderfully versatile and inspiring place for students studying business and public management.
The N. Eldon Tanner Building includes a 76,000 square foot expansion dedicated in October 2008. The new four-story building expansion is attached to the west side of the current building. This expansion includes: tiered case rooms, flat classrooms, team study areas, open study areas, lockers, MBA and MPA student lounges, MBA program offices, faculty offices, conference rooms, and a New York-style deli. Part of this expansion also includes a three-level, open-air parking structure.
Technical skills, real-world experience, and a global network—BYU Marriott School of Business students graduate with all three, preparing them to become leaders in an increasingly competitive workforce.
The BYU Marriott School of Business strives to promote a rigorous academic experience in a spiritually uplifting atmosphere. Students gain the skills and abilities to “become outstanding leaders capable of dealing with change in a competitive global environment” in a setting that embraces the conduct and standards of Jesus Christ’s teachings.
The Marriott School of Business supports Brigham Young University’s mission to “develop students of faith, intellect, and character who have the skills and the desire to continue learning and to serve others throughout their lives.”
In addition to promoting students’ intellectual and spiritual abilities, BYU Marriott places a particular emphasis on the importance of ethical behavior and firmly believes that success in business and in life can and should be achieved with integrity.
Classes are not the only places where learning happens. With more than forty BYU Marriott–specific clubs available in addition to the school’s experiential learning initiatives, students are gaining relevant experience to help them prepare for a career.
Student opportunities help add to the traditional educational experience. Professional clubs offer career insights and practical help for getting a job. Field studies and on-campus internships offer real-life involvement in the business world. No matter what their interests are, students can find a way to enrich their education.
Providing career-oriented experiences for our students helps them get placed in some of the world’s top organizations—while doing what they love to do.
BYU Marriott students benefit from the support of those who champion the unique mission of the school. This community is made up of dedicated students, alumni, and friends who are working together to become outstanding leaders.
On campus students associate with peers who not only collaborate on class assignments but also assist each other in preparing for and finding internships and career opportunities. Successful alumni and friends of the school visit the Tanner Building each week to share lessons from their careers and help students prepare for challenges in the future. The school’s National Advisory Council and many program-specific advisory boards are also dedicated to supporting student learning and placement.
The Marriott name and legacy of J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott embody the values of this remarkable network of dedicated leaders.
The BYU Marriott School of Business is housed in the N. Eldon Tanner Building, a seven-story, 220,000-square foot, glass and steel building located on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah. The building was expanded in 2008 to accommodate a growing number of students.
In addition to case study rooms, auditoriums, and meeting spaces, the Tanner Building offers students amenities such as the Manhattan-inspired Blue Line Deli, study rooms equipped with technology and natural lighting, and graduate student lounges. Additionally, graduate student parking is available in the nearby parking lots.
The BYU Marriott MBA program utilizes the BYU Marriott's financial aid provisions. Qualified students can receive aid from BYU Marriott School of Business Scholarship Fund, private scholarship donations, and loan assistance.
BYU Marriott currently has over forty donor funded scholarships. On-line applications for these scholarships are made available to second-year, full-time MBA students in January (deadline March 1).
In addition to these private scholarships, the full-time MBA program awards scholarship funds to first-year students based on academic merit, work experience, and diverse life experiences.
Second year students can apply for research and teaching assistantships at the end of their first year.
Several loans are available for Marriott School students:
- BYU Marriott loans: available to full-time BYU Marriott day students. BYU Marriott loans are handled on an individual basis, dependent on financial need and standing within the participating program.
- BYU short-term loans: available for up to the cost of tuition only.
- Federal Stafford loans: subsidized by the U.S. government. Not available for international students.
We invite you to visit the financial aid website at http://financialaid.byu.edu for detailed information as well as to access financial aid applications.