The master of business administration program (MBA) is overseen by the Marriott School of Management. 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 MBA educational experience practical, rigorous, and leadership-focused.
The 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: Grant R. McQueen
Business administration students utilize the N. Eldon Tanner Building, which houses the Marriott School of Management. 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.
The Marriott School is recognized as one of the outstanding management schools in the nation. Faculty are actively engaged in research and publication and fill leadership positions in a number of national professional organizations. The school has developed innovative educational programs that include internships, executive visitation programs, special student consulting and research projects, and other activities designed to bring management education and training closer to management practice. This is accomplished, in part, through the Marriott School's National Advisory Council and the Executives on Campus Program.
Consisting of two hundred prominent business and government executives, the National Advisory Council lends major support to the Marriott School. Students benefit by interacting with council members in special campus lectures and seminars and visiting or working with these executives in their respective organizations. Furthermore, the council assists students with placement opportunities, helps develop funding sources for scholarships, and provides professional development for faculty members.
The Executives on Campus Program gives students an opportunity to interact with distinguished business and government leaders who come to campus. These executives visit classes and meet with student organizations as well as participate in the Executive Lecture Series and the Entrepreneurship Lecture Series.
The MBA program utilizes the Marriott School's financial aid provisions. Qualified students can receive aid from the Marriott School of Management Scholarship Fund, private scholarship donations, and loan assistance.
The Marriott School 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:
- Marriott School loans: available to full-time Marriott School day students. Marriott School 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.