The Eccles School

The Eccles School is synonymous with ‘doing.’ The Eccles experience provides a world-class business education with a unique, entrepreneurial focus on real-world scenarios where students put what they learn into practice long before graduation.

Founded in 1917 on a rich tradition of business success and leadership, the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business offers an experiential learning environment for students. We’re home to 12 institutes and centers that deliver academic research and support an ecosystem of entrepreneurship, technology and innovation. The University of Utah in Salt Lake City is nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, just 30 minutes from seven ski resorts and less than five hours from five national parks. Salt Lake City is an urban hub of diverse nightlife, dining, art and music, and boasts a top-ranked business environment for U.S. job growth and economic prowess.

The David Eccles School of Business MBA Program jumps 13 spots into the top 50 in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Facts & Figures

We aim to be one of the most respected business schools in the world.

A Century of Impact

Impact. It’s a word that gets tossed around a lot in the business world, and in academia, too. But it’s the one I keep returning to as I contemplate a century of the David Eccles School of Business.

Some of the brightest minds in business have passed through these halls. Names that have shaped the economy of what is consistently rated as the best state to do business. Professors who have made startling thought breakthroughs that have changed the foundations of how business is conducted. Institutes and centers that focus on solving some of the largest problems facing our world today. And now, with programs such as Eccles Global, students and professors are reaching across international boundaries to impact business communities around the world….

Dean’s Letter

Eccles School Values

Embracing our past, engaging your future.

The Eccles School values embody the legacy of Utah’s first entrepreneur and the school’s namesake, David Eccles. David Eccles forged a path and paved the way for the state’s enterprising business success and the school’s culture, by emulating leadership, excellence, legacy and perseverance. The Eccles School teaches, coaches and works alongside current and future business leaders. The school espouses community, entrepreneurship, innovation, scholarship and transformation to form the foundation of educational and professional success in the lives of students, alumni and the Eccles School team.



Students who engage in the Eccles Experience undergo a transformation of self, leaving a different, more well-rounded, skilled and thoughtful individual.



The faculty at the Eccles School excel in research, serving as thought leaders in every business field and keeping their students at the cutting-edge of understanding.



Imaginative, critical thinking skills are taught and applied across the business school campus and in the workplaces of our alumni.



The University of Utah is recognized as a top entrepreneurial environment for students, thanks largely to support from Eccles School graduates and donors, and the vision of school leaders.



The Eccles embraces students and alumni from many backgrounds, nationalities, ethnicities and life experiences. We value inclusivity and embrace diversity.



Without perseverance, David Eccles may never have made his mark. As a community, we believe perseverance plays an important, lasting role in each of our lives.



The legacy of David Eccles has lasted for generations. His vision, determination and business acumen set the standard for future business leaders in Utah and beyond.



Leadership is a principle instilled in our students and it manifests in the classroom and the boardroom, and everywhere our faculty, staff, students and alumni go.



From academic achievement to community service and workplace accomplishment, excellence is bound to the Eccles Experience.

Life in Salt Lake City, Utah

Nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains is the capital of the state of Utah, which proudly hosted the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Nine distinct ski & snowboard resorts are nestled in the mountains above Salt Lake City, all within an hour’s drive of campus. The U is within a half-day’s drive of five national parks.

While locals proudly proclaim Utah’s powder “the greatest snow on Earth,” that boast has nothing on some of the accolades that have come to the state because of its strong business environment and economy. The American Economic Development Institute named Utah the “No. 1 pro-business state” in the country, the first state west of the Mississippi River to earn that recognition from the nonpartisan think tank, which noted the state’s leadership in economic development, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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