College Spotlight – BYU Marriott School of Business

With an international reputation for excellence and near perfect job placement rates for its graduates, the BYU Marriott School of Business offers top-ranked undergraduate programs. These programs are full of opportunities to help your son or daughter grow in faith, character, and professional ability.

With the world and job market growing more competitive than ever before, it’s important for students to develop the necessary skills and network for a fulfilling and successful career. Your child will learn from and work with BYU Marriott faculty who are not only top researchers and experts in their fields but are also deeply committed to the well-being of their students.

While classroom experiences in the Tanner Building are inspiring, we recognize the important need for hands-on opportunities out in the field. As such, BYU Marriott sponsors a variety of experiential programs designed to help students go further, faster in their education. These include on-campus internships, social innovation programs, case competitions, labs, and study abroad programs.

Because of the varied opportunities offered, our 3,300 business school students are set up for success when recruiters from around the world interview them at the Tanner Building. The Business Career Center has a dedicated team of industry professionals who are devoted to guiding students individually in the job search. In fact, all our majors place more than 90 percent of their students in great careers, with many typically reporting placement rates of near 100 percent!

To help you and your student understand the available options at BYU Marriott, here’s a look at the ten undergraduate majors offered:

Accounting is the study of how businesses track their income and assets over time. Accountants engage in a variety of activities such as computing costs and gains from new technologies, participating in strategies for mergers and acquisitions, and deciding tax strategy.

Entrepreneurial Management
The entrepreneurship major is designed to acquaint students with the process of starting, growing, and harvesting business ventures. Many graduates choose to start their own businesses or may join small businesses or venture capital companies.

Experience Design & Management
ExDM prepares students for leadership and service in the fields of youth leadership and outdoor, community, and commercial recreation. They go on to future careers in the hospitality and tourism industries.

Finance is the study of optimal allocation of scarce financial resources. Alumni work in a variety of positions including asset manager, commercial banker, corporate financial planning and analysis analyst, corporate treasury analyst, and consultant.

Global Supply Chain Management
Supply chain involves the control and coordination of the transportation of materials and services. This major prepares students for positions in inventory management, logistics/transportation management, quality assurance, and operations management.

Human Resource Management
Human resource professionals recruit, develop, and retain an organization’s employees by maximizing use of talent through staffing, organization development, training, employee relations, and compensation and benefits.

Information Systems
Information systems professionals develop and maintain institutions’ information system infrastructure. Graduates can work in fields such as business analytics, mobile app development, security analysis, and systems design, among others.

Marketers oversee the process of positioning while integrating decisions about product, promotion, pricing, and placement or distribution. Graduates can work in fields such as brand management, digital marketing, social media, customer relations, and retail marketing.

Strategic Management
Strategists work as managers, consultants, or corporate strategists. They discover and implement methods to improve company performance such as finding ways to prevent competitor imitation, identifying new areas of growth, and increasing efficiency.

If your student has an interest in learning more about the majors we offer, encourage him or her to join the Pre-Business Association and attend other major-specific clubs sponsored by the school. These organizations introduce their programs and guide students step-by-step through the application process, including how to excel in prerequisite courses and land competitive internships. Additionally, your student might consider enrolling as a pre-business major during the freshman or sophomore year. This helps the advisement office keep potential students up-to-date with events and school-wide opportunities.

If you would like further information about admissions, majors, or anything else about the BYU Marriott School of Business, please visit our website or contact our college advisement office. Thank you!

Zachary Miller is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for the BYU Marriott School of Business.