In the world of business, managers are a critical. Effective organizations require leaders who understand and can shape organizational culture, can adapt to or inspire change, can identify and implement effective strategies, and are capable of coordinating and facilitating the efforts of others to accomplish organizational goals.
The Department of Management at the David Eccles School of Business delivers an undergraduate management degree designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of leadership, and a broad conceptual understanding of the challenges managers and leaders face in the 21st century. A degree in management gives you the advantage you need to succeed in competitive business environments.
Professors in the David Eccles School of Business don’t simply teach from a textbook. Our faculty members are actively engaged in cutting-edge research and the quest for innovative approaches that solve real-world problems and keep them at the forefront of business knowledge and trends. Management professors share their expertise and their commitment to innovation in the classroom and students reap the benefits.
Our management professors have received numerous teaching awards including the Marvin Ashton Excellence in Teaching Award, the Brady Superior Teaching Award, the Doctoral Faculty Teaching Excellence Award and the University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award.
Many of our students — undergraduates and graduate — are motivated by an in-depth exploration of organizational leadership, and demonstrate an interest in developing the skills to inspire, motivate and lead others to accomplish organizational objectives. As management always involves people, our courses emphasize the most recent theories concerned with human behavior, along with current, innovative practices that cultivate leaders who can adapt to rapidly changing business climates. Our graduates are prepared to assume leadership roles that are essential in tackling the myriad professional challenges of tomorrow, as well as the uncertainty confronting organizations today.
Nonprofits are complex businesses. Just like profit driven businesses, they must find new markets, increase efficiency, demonstrate return on investment, and strengthen their business practices. The challenge is that most nonprofits are not run by people with training in business, data analytics, or marketing. That is where you come in.
After a several year hiatus, we are again offering talented students a hands-on opportunity to solve business leadership challenges of several local nonprofits. You will provide these agencies the specific consulting skills they need, and expand your business networks. The class is taught by Fraser Nelson, Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Sorenson Impact Center. Fraser is a well-known nonprofit expert who taught the class for several years. Before joining Sorenson Impact she served as Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams as Director of Data and Innovation, and led several nonprofits, including the Community Foundation of Utah, and the Disability Law Center.
The class includes admission to the 2018 Winter Innovation Summit, the preeminent social impact and innovation summit, convening January 24 and 25, 2018. There you will have the opportunity to hear from and network with hundreds of elected officials, impact investors, policymakers, private foundations, nonprofit service providers, social entrepreneurs, and academics from around the globe working on impact financing models, the intersection of data, evidence, and impact measurement, new opportunities for impact investing, and research-based best practices in social services.
Each semester, a few lucky students will be accepted for this unique opportunity on the basis of their previous academic record at the University of Utah, successful completion of MGMT 3680, as well as the strength of the learning expected in the newly acquired internship or recent promotion in a current position.