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Marriott School of Business – Brigham Young University

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Class Size 99
Women 26%
Avg. GMAT 668
Avg. GPA 3.53

The Brigham Young University (BYU) Marriott School of Business’s full-time MBA program is located on BYU’s main campus in Provo, Utah, a 45-minute drive south of Salt Lake City. Brigham Young Marriott offers a two-year, full-time MBA program, and an Executive MBA program. Hallmarks of the Brigham Young Marriott full-time MBA program include a commitment to academic excellence, emphasis on ethical leadership, and a supportive community of more than 65,000 alumni, faculty, and peers.

FAQ

What is the tuition for BYU Marriott’s MBA program?

The tuition for BYU Marriott’s MBA program is $15,076 for Latter-day Saints students and $30,152 for non-Latter-day Saints students per year.

What is the average GMAT score for admission to BYU Marriott’s MBA program?

The average GMAT score for the incoming class at BYU Marriott’s MBA program is 667.

Does the BYU Marriott MBA program accept the GRE?

Yes, the BYU Marriott MBA program has accepted the GRE for several years.

What is the average GRE score for admission to BYU Marriott’s MBA program?

The average GRE score for the incoming MBA class at BYU Marriott is 324.

What is the minimum number of years of work experience required for admission to BYU Marriott’s MBA program?

The BYU Marriott MBA program requires a minimum of two years of post-graduate, full-time work experience for admission.

What is the average number of years of work experience for admission to BYU Marriott’s MBA program? (or, What is the average age of a Brigham Young Marriott MBA student?)

The latest MBA class at BYU Marriott had an average of 3.9 years of work experience.

What is the average starting salary for graduates of the BYU Marriott MBA program?

The average starting salary for graduates of the BYU Marriott MBA program is $116,800.

How long is BYU Marriott’s full-time MBA program?

The BYU Marriott full-time MBA program is a standard two years in length.

What are the application deadlines for BYU Marriott’s MBA program?

The Round 1 MBA application deadlines for BYU Marriott is December 1; the Round 2 deadline is January 15; international applicants must apply by March 1; the final domestic deadline is May 1. Admissions decisions are released on a rolling basis.

What percent of BYU Marriott MBA students are women?

Twenty-six percent of the BYU Marriott MBA class are women.

What type of interview does BYU Marriott use for MBA admissions?

BYU Marriott conducts interviews by invitation only. In-person is preferred, but virtual interviews are available.

Admissions

Interview Reports

Brigham Young LiveWire and DecisionWire

MBA LiveWire

February 4, 2023 4:18pm ET
Accepted to Brigham Young
Round: Round 2
Received via portal
GPA: 3.74
GMAT: 680
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Technology
April 20, 2022 1:09pm ET
Accepted to Brigham Young
Round: Round 3
Received via email April 20, 2022
GPA: 3.55
GMAT: 720
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
Post MBA Career Name: Entrepreneurship
Application Location: Orem, UT
April 18, 2022 3:54pm ET
Interview Invite to Brigham Young
Round: Rolling Admissions
Received via email April 18, 2022
GPA: 3.64
GMAT: 680
Program Type: Traditional Two-Year
February 5, 2021 1:39pm ET
Accepted to Brigham Young
Round: Round 2
Received via email February 5, 2021
GPA: 3.4
GMAT: 770
Post MBA Career Name: Finance
Application Location: Washington
February 4, 2021 1:58pm ET
Interview Invite to Brigham Young
Round: Round 2
Received via email
GPA: 3.4
GMAT: 770
Post MBA Career Name: Finance
Application Location: Washington
September 23, 2020 8:51am ET
Interview Invite to Brigham Young
Round: Early Decision
Received via email September 23, 2020
GPA: 3.35
GMAT: 700
Post MBA Career Name: Finance
February 7, 2019 12:08am ET
Accepted to Brigham Young
Round: Round 2
Received via email February 7, 2019
GPA: 4
GMAT: 730
January 28, 2019 2:24pm ET
Accepted to Brigham Young
Round: Round 1
Received via email on January 25, 2019
GPA: 3.17
GMAT: 690
Post MBA Career Name: Marketing

MBA DecisionWire

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April 21, 2024 12:06pm ET
Enrolled: Undecided
Admitted: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper , UNC Kenan-Flagler , USC / Marshall
Applied: Carnegie Mellon / Tepper, Michigan / Ross, UCLA Anderson, UNC Kenan-Flagler, USC / Marshall
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Investment Banking, Commercial Banking, Non Profit/SI
Location: SEA
Notes:

I've been awarded a scholarship and a monthly allowance from the central bank in my home country. Now, I'm torn between LA, with its easy accessibility and great weather, and Pittsburgh. I'm still awaiting interview results after being waitlisted at UCLA. I would also love to learn about internship opportunities and the advantages of each school.

Yal
April 21, 2024 3:07am ET
Enrolled: Yale SOM
Admitted: Yale SOM $
$30000
Applied: Yale SOM
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Asset Management, inc. Hedge Funds Companies: Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Asset Management, Other
GRE: 333
GPA: 3.53
Location: Africa
Notes:

Location, Faculty and School

CBS
April 19, 2024 5:58pm ET
Enrolled: Columbia
Admitted: Columbia , Michigan / Ross $
$155000
,
NYU Stern , UCLA Anderson , UT Austin / McCombs $
$110000
,
Yale SOM $
$80000
Applied: Columbia, Yale SOM, UT Austin / McCombs, UPenn / Wharton, UCLA Anderson, Stanford GSB, NYU Stern, Northwestern / Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Michigan / Ross, Harvard Business School, Berkeley / Haas
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Investment Banking, Private Equity, Asset Management, inc. Hedge Funds Companies: Bank of America, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo Securities, Blackstone, KKR, Blackrock, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Asset Management
GMAT: 745
GPA: 3.5
Location: Texas
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April 19, 2024 4:51pm ET
Enrolled: Undecided
Admitted: U. Chicago Booth $
$60000
,
NYU Stern $
$180000
Applied: NYU Stern, U. Chicago Booth
Entering Year: 2024
Post MBA Career: Technology
GRE: 330
Location: nyc
Notes:

booth ($) vs stern ($$$$)

cross-posting from Reddit w/ a few more details

Trying to decide between booth and stern. I got a full ride & forte fellowship at stern, and a 30k per year scholarship at booth

I currently live in nyc, and I absolutely love the city. Honestly, my preference would be to stay in NYC (and would like to be here post-MBA)

Academics

Faculty

Brigham Young has 171 full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty. About 60 faculty members teach courses in the MBA program each semester across the following departments: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Experience Design & Management, Finance, Global Supply Chain, Human Resources, Information Systems, Marketing, and Strategy. Many of the BYU Marriott faculty members serve on professional associations, committees, and councils. Some faculty members serve as editors on professional publications. Almost all the faculty are involved in significant research.

Curriculum

The BYU Marriott MBA uses a variety of teaching styles, including interactive lecture and discussion, case studies, simulations, and experiential learning. Group work is part of all four teaching methods so that students learn to build and lead teams, collaborate on assignments, and develop accountability.

BYU Marriott requires three pre-term primer courses and an in-person residency week at the beginning of the first semester for class orientation. First-year students take all their classes together during the first year. The class is broken down into sections of approximately 50 students each and further organized into smaller learning teams of approximately five students each. Teams are composed of people from different undergraduate majors, academic backgrounds, language backgrounds, and previous work experiences.

MBA students are required to complete 64 credits, 36 of which come from core credits and 28 from electives. Students are enrolled in the management core classes during the first year (two 15-week semesters) of study. The core covers foundational business principles in finance, operations, strategy, leadership, entrepreneurship and more. BYU Marriott does not offer course waivers.

Following the second semester of the program, students are strongly encouraged to spend the summer in independent work experiences or internships.

While MBA students may begin taking elective courses in the winter semester of their first year, the second year opens up opportunities to specialize in a specific discipline and take courses of particular interest. The second year begins with the last two core classes supplemented by track electives. BYU Marriott provides a broad range of elective courses from which to choose, and students may direct their studies toward a minor, track, emphases, or specific interests, which include:

  • Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global business certificate
  • Healthcare
  • Information systems
  • International business
  • Product management
  • Social innovation
  • Strategy

Additionally, BYU Marriott offers a STEM specialization that requires students to take 15 credits of specific electives in addition to the 12 credits of STEM-related classes already present in the MBA core. Students may also specialize in consulting in addition to choosing a track.

Other MBA Degree Options

The EMBA at BYU Marriott is a 54-credit program and is designed for working professionals. Classes are held every other week on Fridays and Saturdays at the BYU Salt Lake Center, with a few residency weeks throughout the year.

Dual degree options include law and engineering. The Marriott School of Business, J. Reuben Clark Law School, and Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering administer the MBA/JD degree and MBA/MS degree.

MBA Tracks at BYU Marriott

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Operations and supply chain
  • Marketing
  • Strategic human resources

MBA Emphases at BYU Marriott

  • Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • International Business
  • Product Management
  • Social Impact
  • Strategy

Degree Options at BYU Marriott

Full-time MBA
https://marriott.byu.edu/mba/

Executive MBA
https://marriott.byu.edu/emba/

Dual Degrees
MBA/JD, MBA/MS
https://marriott.byu.edu/mba/academics/joint-degrees/

Campus Life

Clubs, Conferences & Competitions

BYU Marriott offers its students many opportunities for extracurricular involvement, including nearly 20 student organizations to choose from, with a wide array of professional and cultural groups on hand. Additional experiential opportunities include BYU Cougar Capital, Cougar Strategy, Healthcare Industry Scholar, Marketing Lab, Savage Global Consulting, and Silver Fund. BYU Cougar Capital is a donation-based, evergreen-structured venture capital and private equity fund deploying real dollars into real companies and seeks to add value to their partners’ investment process through significant due-diligence efforts, as well as by providing additional post-deal analysis of companies in which they have invested. The Silver Fund was established in 1984 to provide MBA students an opportunity to manage a $5+ million stock portfolio and conduct the associated security analysis and portfolio performance measurements.

Regarding competitions, BYU Marriott students are encouraged to participate in a Supply Chain Case Competition, Venture Capital Case Competition, National Case Competition in Ethical Leadership, and National Human Capital Case Competition. The annual MBA Faith and Belief at Work case competition, which the Marriott MBA hosts, brings awareness to how including the faith and belief systems of a diverse workforce can lead to optimal business outcomes. MBA students from around the world convene to address current challenges facing leaders regarding faith and belief in the workplace. Second-year BYU Marriott MBA students lead the Miller Competition Series in which students take on the role of venture capitalists in screening and judging viable business plans.

Campus Spaces

MBA students convene in The N. Eldon Tanner Building on the BYU campus. The Tanner Building is seven stories and hosts a variety of classroom, office, study, and open spaces with greenery and fountains. The MBA program has a dedicated department office area and student lounge.

BYU Marriott MBA students can apply to live on campus or choose to reside off campus.

MBA Careers

Career Services

The BYU Marriott Business Career Center provides extensive support for MBA students with coaching, workshops, seminars, and boot camps about skills such as resume building, networking, job searching and more. They host on-campus job fairs and provide support for off-campus job fairs. The Business Career Center also organizes trips to specific regions to visit top firms at their offices, conducts one-on-one mentoring to help navigate the job search, and hosts a student-coaching program to aid all first-year students in their internship searches.

Career Statistics

The mean base annual salary of 2023 BYU Marriott graduates was $116,800, with an average signing bonus of $26,208. Of the 2023 BYU Marriott MBA graduates seeking post-MBA employment, 78% received offers by graduation and that number increased to 90% within three months of graduation.

Thirty percent of the Class of 2023 found jobs in the technology industry after graduating. The next most chosen industry was consumer goods, at 21% of the class. Nine percent pursued roles in financial services and six percent each into consulting or healthcare/pharma/biotech.

Fifty-five percent of graduates settled in the West of the U.S. after graduation. Twenty-six percent split evenly across the South and Southwest. Eight percent worked in the Midwest and four percent headed abroad for work.

Financing

For the 2023-2024 academic year, the tuition for BYU Marriott’s MBA program is $15,076 for Latter-day Saints students and $30,152 for non-Latter-day Saints students. BYU is a nonprofit corporation affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and significant portions of university operating costs are paid with the tithes of Church members.

BYU Marriott estimates that with additional expenses such as living expenses and textbooks, students will pay up to $40,988 as Latter-day Saints members or $56,064 as non-members of Latter-day Saints. For two years of attendance, the totals add up to $81,986 and $112,128, respectively.

BYU Marriott MBA students can apply for a variety of financial aid options, including scholarships, federal student loans, BYU Marriott School of Business loans, and private loans. All incoming  students are automatically considered for scholarships and about 60 percent are awarded partial MBA scholarships. While students cannot work during their first year, they are welcome to seek out employment opportunities the second year. In addition, BYU Marriott publishes a compiled list of preferred lenders with different loan options for students to consider.

Cost of Attendance – 2023-2024

Tuition & Fees

  • Latter-day Saint $15,076
  • Non-Latter-day Saint $30.152

Room & Board, off campus $15,368
Books & Supplies $2,296
Transportation $3,520
Personal Expenses $4,520
Loan Fees $208
Totals (one year):

  • Latter-day Saint $40,988
  • Non-Latter-day Saint $56,064

Contact

Address of main campus:
W437 TNRB
Provo, Utah 84602

Phone: (801) 422-3500
Email: [email protected]
Website: mba.byu.edu
X (Twitter): @BYUMBAProgram
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