The BYU MBA program is full of fantastic resources and opportunities, and you’ll quickly discover it’s also full of unfamiliar acronyms and names. Your spouse will probably start using these acronyms and phrases, so let’s de-code the confusion!
MBASA (pronounced “em·bah·suh”): Association for spouses of full-time MBA students
SIG: Special Interest Group
GOTHE (pronounced “go·th”): Gifts of the Heart Exchange: this is a free clothing exchange for all MBA and Law school families. GOTHE is possible thanks to generous donations and volunteers. MBASA members can get involved here.
NAC (pronounced “nack”): National Advisory Council: successful business leaders who are involved with and donate to the BYU Marriott School of Management.
MBAA (pronounced “M-B-A-A”): Association for full-time MBA students
MAB: Marketing Advisory Board
HRSA: Human Resources Student Association
MBAMA: MBA Marketing Association
SCOA: Supply Chain & Operations Association
GEA: Graduate Entrepreneurship Association
GFA: Graduate Finance Association
CSG: Cougar Strategy Group
CTS: Cougar Talent Solutions
HIA: Health Industry Association
MBATS: MBA Tech Society
PMA: Product Management Association
WIM: Women in Management
VCIC: Venture Capital Investment Club
VCPE: Venture Capital/Private Equity
Sherpa (pronounced “sher·pa”): A 2nd-year MBA student who has been assigned to guide 1st-year students with internship preparations.
Info Sessions: When companies come to BYU campus to present information about jobs and internships with their company.
National Black MBA Association: An organization which holds a popular business conference with recruiters from over a hundred companies. The conference is open for all MBA students to attend. It is held outside of Utah and typically happens in October.
Tech Trek: A trip available to MBA students to network at popular tech companies like Google and Apple.
Glossary for Internationals
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
FCFS - First Come First Served
ISO - In Search Of
OBO - Or Best Offer
RSVP - répondez s'il vous plaît, meaning "please respond"
TIA - Thanks In Advance