The BYU Marriott School of Business, also known as the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott School of Business, is the business school at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. This private research-led university is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).
There are about 2,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, and about 130 full-time academic staff, most of whom are members of the LDS Church.
In order to graduate, students at the Marriott School of Business are required to do 14 hours of religion coursework, to take at least one course in management ethics, and to commit to abide by the university’s honour code.
A majority of students of the business school are bilingual, many due to serving as LDS missionaries, so high-proficiency business language courses are offered in 11 languages.
The school traces its roots to 1891, when the predecessor to BYU – Brigham Young Academy – founded the Commercial College for coursework in business education. It has been offering masters degrees since 1939 and an MBA since 1961.
There are nine Bachelor of Science degree programmes and six graduate degrees. No doctoral programmes are offered.
About 70 per cent of tuition is funded by the LDS Church, making church member tuition more affordable, while non-member students pay more.
All students may earn a Global Management Certificate by taking a business language course, international business classes, and participating in an international study field of a study abroad programme.