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.
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.
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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