Master of Business Administration


Program Description

The BYU MBA program is largely funded by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our Church leaders are eager to develop future leaders. Their sponsorship creates unique obligations and opportunities. In addition to producing outstanding graduates sought-after by leading corporations, we seek to advance the worldwide mission of the Church, which is to better lives through the teaching and application of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that the development of globally-minded business leaders benefits the Church and the world at large. Likewise, we have found that managers enlightened by the truths of the gospel and inspired to share them are more effective in purely professional terms.

In addition to our unique mission, we offer an outstanding management education of superior value. BYU is known for its low MBA tuition. It is also recognized, however, for the high quality of its MBA program. The combination of high quality and low cost has propelled us to the top of the business school rankings that focus on value--what you get for what you invest. By this measure, we believe that the BYU MBA program is among the best in the world.


The Marriott MBA program provides a comprehensive management education that prepares students for professional management and leadership roles. The program's curriculum exposes students to underlying management disciplines, then reinforces those principles with practical field-study projects--an interactive approach to management education that binds knowledge to experience.

The rigors of each MBA major prepare students to meet the demands of real-world management scenarios with originality and invention. Students leave the Marriott School with the skills to affect crucial changes in the world marketplace, the ability to think on their own, and a strong sense of their responsibility to the community and to the world.

To gain versatile and innovative business skills, students participate in an integrated curriculum that offers a broad base of business principles. After taking required courses in the fundamental business disciplines (finance, marketing, production/operations, and organizational behavior/human resources) students may focus on one of several majors: Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Organizational Behavior/Human Resources, Product Development, or PhD (for applicants interested in gaining a PhD degree after the MBA degree). The special emphasis helps students gain expertise in a designated field of choice, providing the applicable skills needed to succeed in their internship and secure full-time employment after completing the MBA program.

MBA Majors

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain
  • Organizational Behavior/Human Resources
  • Product Development

MBA Minors

  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Strategy

Joint Degrees

JD/MBA Joint Degree

The J. Reuben Clark Law School and the Marriott School of Management have approved arrangements whereby qualified students may earn joint degrees from the two schools in four years of full-time graduate study. Students may earn a Juris Doctor (JD) and either a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Public Administration (MPA), or Master of Accountancy (MAcc).

MBA/MS - Product Development Program
The MBA program has joined with the Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering departments to offer a joint program in Product Development (PD), leading to Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science (MS) degrees. The program takes an average of 3 years to complete.

Last updated Jan 2018

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About the School

Named for J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, the Marriott School of Management shares many of the same values that have built one of the world's most successful hospitality companies.When founding his ... Read More

Named for J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, the Marriott School of Management shares many of the same values that have built one of the world's most successful hospitality companies.When founding his company in 1927, Mr. Marriott said, "success is never final." We follow in this spirit-encouraging innovation, watching the details, and pushing for perfection. Mission Education To attract, develop, and place men and women of faith, character, and professional ability who will become outstanding leaders capable of dealing with change in a dynamic, global environment. Research To advance knowledge by building on strong conceptual foundations to identify and solve critical management problems, focusing special attention on global, technological, and entrepreneurial drivers. Outreach To extend the blessings of management education to members of the worldwide Church. Friendship To develop friends for the university and Church around the world through service in professional organizations and by collaborating in the development of management-education programs. School Brigham Young University's college of business became the School of Management in 1975. The school was named for Marriott Corporation founders J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott in 1988. The Marriott School is housed in the N. Eldon Tanner Building, a seven-story, 120,000 square foot, granite building located on BYU campus in Provo, Utah. Students Approximately 1,900 undergraduate students and 1,100 graduate students are enrolled in the Marriott School. Nearly 75 percent of the students are bilingual, about 20 percent speak a third language. Most have lived abroad. The school enrolls approximately 10 percent, international students. Alumni The school has nearly 44,000 alumni. More than 900 alumni actively advise students through the volunteer mentor program. More than 500 alumni and friends are involved with the school's advisory council and program-specific boards. Read less