“Extending the Blessings” Extended Reach Programs in the Marriott School Brigham Young University Ned C. Hill Dean marriottschool.byu.edu
Management Education at the Marriott School LDS environment & values 3,000 students 2 undergraduate programs 4 masters programs Nationally ranked Outstanding placement Scholarships and financial support
BYU: Broad-ranging Language& Cultural Skills • Language Skills • 25 languages taught • 39 available on request • >85 languages spoken • Cultural experience • Students from 117 countries • Students have lived in 140 countries WHEN THEY GRADUATE, 70% OF BYU STUDENTS SPEAK A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Marriott SchoolMasters Programs • MBA – 160 students per year • MAcc – 165 students per year • MISM – 50 students per year • MPA – 50 students per year High demand for students, great colleagues, world-class faculty Hallmarks: professionalism, integrity, work ethic, international experience
Example: MBA Program Year One Summer Year Two Core Economics Strategy Statistical Tools Communications Organizational Behavior Global Management Finance Marketing Operations Accounting Electives (3) Internship Core Ethics Strategy Track Electives (10) e.g.: Finance Marketing Organizational Behavior Information Systems Supply Chain Mgmt.
MBA Student Profile • Married . . . 27 years old . . . one child • Four years of work experience • Two-years of church-sponsored service out-side the US • Culturally adept . . . fluent in a second language • >3.5 GPA • 661 GMAT
Why an AggressiveExtended Reach Program? • Students need the experience of working in an ethnically diverse environment • Our corporate partners want us to become more ethnically diverse • Church growth brings more diversity • In U.S. • Internationally It’s the Right Thing to Do!
Our Extended Reach Strategy • Involvement • Corporate Recruiters • Alumni & Management Societies • Stakes & Institutes • Scholarships and Living Supplements • Network with Other Universities • Faculty • Students • Steering Committee • Help us build supportive environment for diverse student body
Status of Extended Reach Program • Have had 16 students complete degrees in past two years • Appointed a Director of Extended Reach Programs: Louise Illes, 438 TNRB, Marriott School, BYU, Provo, UT 84602 email@example.com • Reaching out to stakes and Management Societies where Church is growing in diverse populations • Working to commit additional corporate sponsors of extended reach scholarships
Example: Ford Extended Reach Scholarships • Scholarships • Tuition & fees • Books • Living stipends • $1200 per semester • Loan programs • Stafford loans • Marriott School loans • Employment opportunities • Research and teaching assistantships
How You Can Help • Help to identify and mentor prospective students • Provide information about Marriott School graduate programs to appropriate channels • Help us find corporate-sponsored scholarships • Generally raise awareness in target populations
Tough Qualifications—Demanding Programs • The Program is Not for Everyone! • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) • 550 minimum • 660 average admitted student • College Grade Point Average • 3.3 minimum (4.0 scale) • Work Experience • 1 year minimum • 3 years average admitted student • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – for most international students • 580 minimum • Honor Code/Dress Standards
Contacts • firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com • marriottschool.byu.edu