Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University
The mission of the Marriott School of Management is to attract, develop and place men and women of faith, character, and professional ability who will become outstanding leaders capable of dealing with change in a competitive global environment. MBA students have the choice of 5 majors: Finance, Marketing, Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Management, Marketing, and Product Development.
Full-time MBA students are divided into three different groups of 50 people, which are divided into smaller study groups of 5 people each. Most first-year homework involves group assignments. Most of the classes are taught using the case method. Students participate in consulting projects at clients such as Microsoft, Dow Chemical, Black & Decker, and the State of Utah. A social venture consulting project allows students to participate in social entrepreneurship.
Of the 150 students in Marriott's graduating class of 2013, 89% have missionary experience with the Church of Latter Day Saints, 70% are bilingual, 14% are international students, 76% are married and 11% are women. The average Marriott student is 29 years old with a GMAT score of 670, a GPA of 3.55 and 4.1 years of work experience.
88% of 2011 full-time MBA graduates had a job offer within 3 months of graduation. The median starting salary was $90,000.
Marriott's full-time MBA students spend their first year taking core courses and their second year taking courses that are mostly related to their major.
Marriott has two different EMBA programs, a weekend EMBA program in Provo and a weeknight EMBA program in Salt Lake City. New classes start in Salt Lake City on even years and in Provo on odd years.
Offered in conjunction with the J. Reuben Clark Law School, JD/MBA students can earn both degrees in 4 years. The Joint Degree Blog features information about the JD/MBA program from the perspective of current Marriott students.
Product development is the focus of Marriott's MBA/MS program which includes courses that teach specific expertise through projects, industrial interaction, and research in development and interdisciplinary methods. On average, the program takes three years to complete.