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Global Supply Chain Education at Marriott School of Management

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Established 1875, Brigham Young University (BYU) is private university and is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is part of the Church Educational System, which serves more than 1.2 million people in 144 countries worldwide. In addition to students at BYU in Provo, Utah; BYU-Hawaii in Laie, Hawaii; BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho; and LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah, hundreds of thousands throughout the world are being served in continuing education and literacy programs, seminaries and institutes of religion and elementary and secondary schools.

The Marriott School of Management is recognized around the world as one of the best places to hire graduates with high ethical standards, BYU believes that development of character is the highest aim of education. An emphasis on strong moral and spiritual values along with essential management skills prepares graduates to join a dynamic global workforce. Approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and nearly 1,000 graduate students are enrolled in the Marriott School. More than two-thirds of the students are bilingual and many have lived abroad andthe school enrolls approximately 10 percent international students.

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Academic Programs



Undergraduate Program

  • BS in Management with Global Supply Chain Emphasis: This program provides a broad management education. The program is designed to assist students in acquiring knowledge, insight, maturity, competence, and a strong sense of moral and ethical character. An area of emphasis may be taken by students seeking specialization. These areas include finance, marketing, global supply chain, strategy, organizational behavior/human resources, entrepreneurship, and general business. The coursework for Global Supply Chain Emphasis prepares students for positions in purchasing and supply management, inventory management, logistics/transportation management, and operations management. Career paths also lead to executive-level positions such as chief supply chain officer, chief purchasing officer, chief logistics officer, and chief operations officer. Since many supply chains are becoming global, there are particularly good opportunities for individuals with international exposure or interest in working for multinational firms.

Graduate Program

  • MBA in Supply Chain Management: The BYU MBA program will expand your thinking and capacity for success. Your education here will serve as a foundation to ground you in proven management techniques and launch you on a directed career path. The school's faculty will challenge you in preparation for modern business' demanding management and leadership roles. In order to increase critical thinking skills and give a breadth of management experience, students are taught from a core of management classes throughout their first year of school and a fraction of their second year of school. The largest part of a student's second year of school consists of specialized classes targeting each student's chosen major. The supply chain management major offers career opportunities that may begin with jobs specifically focused on information and logistics interfaces between the company and its customers or vendors, or with jobs in traditional areas of process control, purchasing and inventory management, logistics and distribution, product and process design, or forecasting. Supply chain management is among the fastest growing job markets for business graduates.

BYU PROVO Features

BYU offers courses in 10 colleges, in Continuing Education and Graduate Studies and in three general undergraduate areas of study. Many academic and professional programs are augmented by internships and career-related summer jobs. As of fall semester 2010, bachelor's degrees are offered in 190 academic programs, master's degrees in 64, and doctorates in 25, including a Juris Doctorate degree. In the 2009-2010 academic school year, BYU awarded 8,060 undergraduate and graduate degrees.

  • Campus: BYU is in Provo, Utah, a city of approximately 115,000 located 45 miles south of Salt Lake City and 4,560 feet above sea level at the western base of the Wasatch Mountains. Provo sits in the Utah Valley, which offers a beautiful setting for its population of nearly 455,000, with 23-mile-long Utah Lake on the west and 11,750-foot Mount Timpanogos on the east. The university's approximately 560-acre main campus includes 295 buildings: 87 for academic programs, 58 for administrative and auxiliary services and 150 for housing.
  • Accreditation: Brigham Young University is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, Marriott School of Management is accredited by AACSB International (American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • Faculty: BYU full-time employees include approximately 1,500 faculty, 88.4 percent of whom are tenured or on tenure track, and approximately 2,500 administrative and staff personnel. Part-time employees include approximately 1300 faculty, administrative and staff personnel and 14,000 students. BYU faculty members hold advanced degrees from respected academic institutions around the world. Many faculty members are fluent in at least one additional language, and many conduct research and creative works in countries other than the United States.
  • Undergraduate Research and Mentoring: An extremely important aspect of research at BYU is the institution-wide emphasis on mentoring undergraduates involved in research projects. Undergraduates assist faculty with research and creative work on campus, often working in labs and co-authoring papers with faculty members. The students' work, which often results in presentations, performances and publications in academic journals, provides them with key credentials for graduate school admission or job placement. BYU undergraduates routinely win awards for their research while competing against graduate students.
  • Technology: BYU's supercomputer facility greatly enhances research and teaching for both students and faculty. Funded by the university and donors Ira A. and Mary Lou Fulton, supercomputers are available at no cost to students and faculty for projects such as modeling languages, comparing long sequences of DNA and studying the gravitational collapse of stars and the formation of black holes.
  • Housing: All single Brigham Young University undergraduates are required to live in On- or Off-Campus Housing that is approved by the University. BYU maintains four housing complexes for single students and one housing complex for married students on its Provo campus. There are roughly 4,800 beds available within BYU's four single student apartment complexes - Helaman Halls, Heritage Halls, Wyview Park and the Foreign Language Student Residences. Wymount Terrace provides an additional 900 on-campus apartments for married students. Approximately 80 to 85 percent of new freshmen live in on-campus housing.
  • BYU International Study Programs: With 153 programs in 65 countries, Brigham Young University has one of the largest study abroad programs in the nation. More than 2,700 students applied for international study programs during the 2010 school year, and more than 1,400 of them were accepted. Students studied on every continent this last year except for Antarctica. Europe has the highest number of BYU study abroad programs with 67, followed by Asia with 43 and North/Central America with 19. About two-thirds of the study abroad students spend a term at their international locations, with most of the rest of the students studying abroad for a semester.
  • Languages at BYU: More than 50 languages are taught regularly, with an additional 30 languages available with sufficient student interest-among the most offered anywhere in the country. The number of enrollments in language courses at BYU equals 32 percent of the student body, compared to the national average of 9 percent. The prior experience of most of the students allows for a higher standard of instruction, using the language to teach other subjects-literature, history, culture-as well as to enhance their opportunities outside the lab and classroom.
  • Hands-on Learning: The field studies program is the consulting arm of the Marriott School of Management. Consulting projects are typically completed by a team of four or five graduate students under the direction of a faculty advisor with some expertise in the area to be addressed. Field study teams can work on projects in almost any business discipline, including, marketing research, strategy, finance, supply chain, and global business. Recent clients include Microsoft, Intel, Dow Chemical, Dell Computers, Black & Decker, the State of Utah, and many others.
  • Center for Entrepreneurship : The Center for Entrepreneurship enables students to acquire basic entrepreneurial skills through study and experience. Each year the Student Entrepreneur of the Year competition and the Business Plan Competition give students the opportunity to present their businesses in front of audiences of up to 1,000 people and receive feedback and mentoring from Entrepreneur Founders, successful business leaders, venture capitalists, and graduate students. These competitions provide more than 0,000 in awards to the student finalists. Students can also build relationships and hone skills by joining the Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (CEO Club) or enrolling in one of the six Entrepreneur Lecture Series courses, where each week students hear from successful entrepreneurs from around the world. Other entrepreneur courses include basic entrepreneur skills, managing and creating new ventures, entrepreneurial marketing, and more.

LAST UPDATED ON Mar 11, 2018