Poets&Quants Top Business Schools

Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business

#32

Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: April 28, 2023.

Contact Information

Location:
BYU Marriott School of Business
W437 TNRB

Provo, UT 84602
Admissions Office:
(801) 422-3500

School Data

Annual Tuition: $14,636 (Latter-day Saint)

Acceptance Rate: 61%

Full-Time Enrollment: 145

International: 22%

Minority: 12%

Average Age: 29

Female: 26%

Male: 74%

Application Deadlines: Round 1 Deadline – Applications open October 1: December 1, 2021 | Round 2 Deadline – Priority international deadline: January 15, 2022 | Round 3 Deadline – Final international deadline: March 1, 2022 | Round 4 – Final domestic deadline: May 1, 2022

The Marriott School of Management MBA: What You Need To Know

Founded in 1961, the BYU Marriott MBA’s mission is to build students into business leaders who can navigate complex problems, are grounded in analytical capability, are innovative, and hold high ethical standards. Diversity is critical to the program. Students are often placed in teams made of individuals from a variety of cultural, ethnic and experiential backgrounds.

The B-school is in Provo, Utah – an area known for its high concentration of technology companies, including Adobe, Qualtrics, and Vivint. The area is great for outdoor enthusiasts, with the Wasatch Mountains to the east and many opportunities for hiking, skiing, biking, fishing.

The program is short; only 20 months instead of two years. The average class size is around 150 students annually, yet the average classroom size is between 20-50 students. To apply, students must submit a GMAT/GRE score. An essay and letters of recommendation are also required, as well as an interview.

Students must complete a minimum of 64 credit hours to earn their MBA. Core foundational business courses such as Finance, Accounting, Operations and Strategy are offered the first through third semester, and they are heavily case-discussion-based with rigorous and relevant topics. Specialized electives and experiential learning projects are offered the second through fourth semesters.

There is a strong emphasis on career preparation at BYU Marriott. Students can select from five different tracks to dive deeper into their specific interests and goals, including Finance, Supply Chain and Operations, Marketing, Strategic Human Resources and Entrepreneurship.

There are seven internal professional immersion programs that provide experiential learning opportunities for students to get the most out of their MBA. BYU Analytics, Cougar Capital, Cougar Strategy, Healthcare Industry Scholar, Savage Global Consulting, Silver Fund, and Marketing Lab. Cougar Strategy, for example, gives students the opportunity to offer consulting and advising services to entrepreneurial firms and venture capitalists.

Faculty is top notch at the B-school. “I have not yet met one teacher who I felt does not care about me personally. They make themselves available to us on a personal level and a professional level, open their networks to us, share their insights with us, and guide us and really mentor us through the program. It’s one of the most amazing opportunities to come to a university that has such high caliber in terms of academic professors who also care about you on a personal level and really become your friends and your mentors as you move through the program,” says MBA Matt Okazaki in a YouTube video BYU Marriott’s site.

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