First Ascent Scholars program provides students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to attend the Eccles School and reach their full academic potential. This program has scholarshipped more than 30 students to date.
Corporate Outreach Launched by Business Career Services
Business Career Services continues to grow with the creation of Corporate Outreach - nurturing high level relationships between companies and the Eccles School, resulting in optimum student engagement, jobs, and internships.
Gardner Policy Institute launches, combining academic rigor with practical experience to assist elected officials, business and community leaders, and the public in making informed decisions for a prosperous state.
Participants use digital technology and apply gamification principles to create apps or games that solve a health or healthcare problem. To date, this is the largest global student healthcare technology design competition.
Graduate Certificate and Co-Terminal Program in Information Systems Introduced
Expanded information systems programs to provide students from varied backgrounds an opportunity to further their education in technology, and support IS undergraduate students in pursuing a master’s degree.
Fully completed in 2013, the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building (SFEBB) encompasses 188,000 square feet, with 70% of the space dedicated to student activities, including 17 state-of-the-art classrooms.
The Eccles School creates their own career services team to prepare students through career exploration, career preparation, connections with top employers for their first destination after graduation.
The Sorenson Impact Center is established, marshaling capital for social good, empowering data-driven programs, breaking down silos across sectors, and equipping the next generation of leaders with social purpose.
The Business Scholars program is created, giving high-achieving students an opportunity to work with top ranked faculty, develop a professional network, visit companies and travel abroad, and receive scholarships.
This initiative works to integrate ethics instruction throughout the curriculum that includes real-world practical applications, provides exposure to business practitioners, and maintains relevance to the ever-changing business environment.
The Ivory-Boyer Real Estate Center launches, giving experience to the next generation of leaders in real estate through academic programs, degree options, executive education programs and the Utah Real Estate Challenge.
The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially the XIX Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Salt Lake 2002. Approximately 2,400 athletes from 78 nations participated in 78 events in fifteen disciplines, held throughout 165 sporting sessions.
The World Olympians Association Partners with the Eccles School
The Eccles School partners with the World Olympians Association to offer career training. The WOA represents all past and present athletes who have competed in summer and winter games, more than 80,000 individuals worldwide.
The Master of Accounting program launches, preparing students to sit for the Utah CPA exam and prepares them for careers in public and corporate accounting, tax, auditing, advisory, nonprofit accounting, government accounting, and financial reporting.
The Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) is established, producing research regarding Utah's robust economy. BEBR will later merge with the Center for Public Policy & Administration to form the Kem C. Gardner Institute.
The University changes the name to the School of Business and moves from LeRoy Cowles Building to the Industrial Education Building (now the Alfred Emery Building). Degrees offered: Accounting, Distribution and Production, Finance, and Economics.