Main Profile

At A Glance

Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management Executive MBA

The Marriott School is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. The school has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, public management, information systems and entrepreneurship. The school's mission is to prepare men and women of faith, character and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in the Marriott School's graduate and undergraduate programs.

GPA:  GMAT: 

Contact

Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management Executive MBA's Full Profile

Program at a Glance

Program Type Executive
Total Program Enrollment 65
Tuition (Total) $45,000

Program Information

Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management Says

The Marriott School is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. The school has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, public management, information systems and entrepreneurship. The school's mission is to prepare men and women of faith, character and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in the Marriott School's graduate and undergraduate programs.

Specializations Offered: General Management
Degrees Awarded: Executive MBA.

Latest Tweet

Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

LinkedIn

#7 Best Graduate Universities for Sales Professionals
#14 Best Graduate Universities for Finance Professionals
#19 Best Graduate Universities for Marketers

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)
#1 Most Family Friendly
#8 Top Entrepreneurial Programs: Graduate

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 42% accepted out of 474 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 29
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.5
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 617
  • Average Years Work Experience: 4
  • Application Fee: $50

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Information

According to BYU's own data, a student's GMAT score is the most accurate predictor of success in the graduate program. Therefore, test scores, in addition to academic record, are very important. Currently, the average GMAT score is 673. All competitive applicants will also be invited to interview with the admissions staff. Undergraduate major is no...According to BYU's own data, a student's GMAT score is the most accurate predictor of success in the graduate program. Therefore, test scores, in addition to academic record, are very important. Currently, the average GMAT score is 673. All competitive applicants will also be invited to interview with the admissions staff. Undergraduate major is not important; however, students must have completed basic accounting, economics, and statistics before entering the program.

The Princeton Review

Important Dates

Round 1
October

1

Deadline
September

2

Start
Round 2
December

1

Deadline
September

2

Start
Round 3
January

15

Deadline
September

2

Start
Round 4
March

1

Deadline
September

2

Start

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 329
Percent International Students 14%
Total Full-Time Faculty 198
Full-Time Faculty 64%

Student Life

BYU students are “very accomplished professionally and personally,” and they bring an “optimistic, happy, and confident” vibe to campus. A close-knit community of students, MBA candidates are “genuinely concerned about the well being of others” and “There is a culture of helping each other through personal and career-related struggles.” Due to the school’s religious affiliation with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, there is a “very strong religious culture” at BYU, and many students take a great interest in philanthropic projects. Between classmates, competition is minimized: “There is a feel­ing of wanting to be the best, but not at the expense of leaving others behind.”Students at BYU aptly balance academics with their personal lives. For MBA candidates, “BYU is rigorous but allows time for career exploration and club involvement.” Helping to foster relationships between students, the school sponsors “rock climbing outings, intramural sports, women in business events, international student activities, ski days, singles retreats, case competitions, networking events, conferences, [and] job seeking trips to various cities.” “The majority of students are married and have children” by the time they enter graduate school, and many gladly note that, “The spouse organization has lots of activities and strengthens the whole experience.” As a result, “The program feels more like a family than a school program.” Even so, single students note the “diffi­culty getting married students to work in the evenings on group projects.”

Career

The Marriott School’s Career Center offers a myriad of services to MBA candidates, including “top notch” career counselors, interview and resume preparation, and access to ongoing networking events. The school also manages a unique student-run job prepa­ration program, through which “second-year MBA students are assigned four to five first-year students to guide them in their job search process.” A massive boon to MBA candidates, “The alumni network is huge, very engaged, and eager to help students get into jobs they want.” At the same time, the school is located in Provo, Utah, “far from big cities where, usually, big recruiters come in search of potential recruits.” On top of that, “There are only two recruitment advisers for the entire program,” so students have to do some legwork if they want to land a job. BYU students benefit from a “great network and placement rate upon graduation.” In fact, while the numbers depend on what industry you choose, the median base salary for BYU graduates hovers around $89,000. Marketing and sales, finance and accounting, and human resources are the most popular fields for graduates. Hewlett Packard, Ensign Group, Intel, and Cisco are among the biggest employers. In addition, thanks to the school’s focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, “Many MBA students have gone on to work for these start-ups as opposed to the major corporations.”

The Princeton Review

Students Say

The Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University is a prestigious busi­ness school, known for its “focus on ethics, entrepreneurship, international business, and creative course work.” Located on BYU’s main campus in Provo, Utah, the MBA pro­gram recruits top-quality teaching staff, well versed in both academia and real-world business. “Some professors from Harvard push very hard on case,” while others spend more time discussing business theory and ethics. Either way, critical thinking is empha­sized, and “class materials and case studies are organized and presented in a method that solicits strong group discussions and forces students to think outside of their comfort zone in analyzing problems and complex business situations.”BYU students note that, “The dual emphasis on excellence in publishing and on effective teaching is very demanding on the faculty.” Even so, professors take the time to build interesting lesson plans, and class “presentations are witty and memorable.” You’ll never snooze through a lecture, as BYU’s “professors are absolutely outstanding and able to communicate ideas and to keep class engaging.” Classes routinely incorporate discus­sion, and there is a “strong focus on group work” throughout the program. Additionally, “Experiential learning opportunities are excellent” at BYU. “Activities, field studies, cases, and opportunities to work with companies are really prevalent,” giving students a chance to apply their studies outside the classroom. A student details, “I have partici­pated in a student-run venture capital fund that provides opportunities to work on real deals and develop great analytical skills.” “Being an LDS-sponsored institution, ethics and honesty are a regular and critical part of class discussions,” and faith ties the community together. Across the board, BYU profes­sors have a “deep, vested interest in their students.” A current student recounts, “I have had many professors meet with me to help with assignments, career advice, and job searches. I’m amazed at how caring the professors have been.” Overseeing a large MBA program takes some brawn, and the “administration is extremely understaffed” at BYU, and therefore, “runs very lean.” However, when it comes to overall attitude, students are pleased to report that, “The administration and professors are on the same page; they are innovative, well organized, and strive for continual improvement.” Best of all, BYU won’t break the bank. Savvy business students are pleased to point out that, “Tuition is subsidized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,” making BYU a surpris­ingly affordable option.

The Princeton Review

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, Global Management Center, Institute of Marketing, Financial Services Institute, Center for Economic Self-Reliance

  • International Student Support Groups:

    International Graduate Student Association (IGSA); http://marriottschool.byu.edu/clubs/; Local groups in home countries;

  • Minority Support Groups:

    Full-time diversity recruiter; Multicultural student services (http:multicultural.byu.edu); Minorities in Business (an organization designed to foster friendship and leadership development among students interested in business)

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    Each team is assigned someone to help with career skills; teaching assistants are provided for accounting and finance core classes

  • Research Facilities:

    Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, Global Management Center, Institute of Marketing, Financial Services Institute, Center for Economic Self-Reliance

  • Study Abroad:

    Study abroad in United Arab Emirates, Brazil, China, Japan, Mexico, India

  • Women Support Groups:

    Women in Management; http://marriottschool.byu.edu/clubs/; Women-specific recruiting

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management include:

Bill P. Benac Sr. - Partner, Crescent Equity, Inc.

David W. Checketts - Chairman, Sports Capital Partners

Robert Parsons - Executive VP & CFO, Exclusive Resorts

D. Fraser Bullock - Founder/Managing Director, Sorenson Capital

Andrea Thomas - Senior VP-- Sustainability, Wal-mart

School Outcomes

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Adobe Systems Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Exxon-Mobil, Symantec, Johnson & Johnson

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Business 49% $84,737
Other 46% $85,569
Finance / Accounting 36% $91,393
Other 36% $91,134
Marketing / Sales 24% $87,197
Technical 15% $88,279
Human Resources 12% $82,222
Financial Services 12% $84,167
General Management 8% $79,125
Consulting 8% $91,000
Consulting 8% $93,436
Operations / Logistics 6% $89,333
Other 5% $75,380
Manufacturing 4% $85,700

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 55%
Three Month Employment 76%
Questions about Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management Executive MBA

Want more info about Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management Executive MBA? Get free advice from education experts and Noodle community members.

  • Answer

Ask a New Question