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Free Marriner Institute series helps businesses survive COVID-19 pandemic

2020-04-04T12:30:06-06:00April 4th, 2020|

The Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis is hosting a free series of online forums called Navigating COVID-19: How to Save Your Business for owners of businesses of all sizes. On Friday, April 3, former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary and former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt was joined by Sen. Mitt Romney, Gov. Gary Herbert, and several experts from the [...]

Goff Strategic Leadership Center helping to navigate the unknown

2020-04-02T10:49:21-06:00April 2nd, 2020|

Navigating the unknown. We're all doing that right now, aren't we? Seems like most people are wondering: Will the decisions I made yesterday have merit when the crisis is over? Or, how can I find the confidence to make positive change in such turbulent times? The Goff Strategic Leadership Center acknowledges the significant challenges associated with volatility and uncertainty and recommends focusing not on [...]

3 tools for mindful self-care from Dr. Georgi Rausch

2020-03-31T11:30:48-06:00April 1st, 2020|

In these unprecedented times, many people are finding themselves scared, confused, angry, or some combination of all of those. Those with an interest in business or leadership may be fascinated by the organizational behavior and economic impacts of this crisis, while also feeling guilty about having those feelings. If you’re wondering how to feel or how to react, that is totally normal. The truth [...]

One Refugee business students civically engage in trip to D.C.

2020-03-31T09:20:21-06:00March 31st, 2020|

Large-scale opportunities in civic engagement are rare, but this semester, University of Utah students enrolled in Business 3800 had the unique opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. the week of March 7. With five days in the nation’s capital, students met with U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams and visited multiple historical museums and locations, including the Jefferson Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the National Archives, Library of [...]

Remembering Robert H. Garff, Eccles School benefactor

2020-03-30T17:19:26-06:00March 30th, 2020|

The Eccles School community has lost a hero and a giant. Robert H. Garff, 77, passed away from coronavirus complications on Sunday, March 29. “I am deeply saddened by the loss of Bob Garff, who has had an incredible impact on education throughout the state,” said Taylor Randall, dean of the David Eccles School of Business. “He, like his father and many of his children [...]

Tips to help you succeed as school moves online this semester

2020-03-27T11:28:33-06:00March 27th, 2020|

Obviously, the current situation is not how we expected to end our 2019-2020 school year. Whether you're a freshman just starting out or a senior who's last year has been interrupted, this transition will be tough. Here are a few tips to make it as smooth possible: Create a specific schedule Get on top of each day by making a schedule that hits everything [...]

Eccles School ranked No. 12 for MBA entrepreneurship by U.S. News

2020-03-17T15:41:58-06:00March 17th, 2020|

The David Eccles School of Business ranks No. 12 in the latest MBA rankings for entrepreneurship released today by US News and World Report. The rankings are for the year 2021. The Eccles School ranking is an improvement from the last year’s ranking of No. 17 for MBA entrepreneurship. In related rankings released earlier from US News and World Report, the Eccles School ranked [...]

Two MBA programs among best in nation in U.S. News rankings

2020-03-17T14:55:28-06:00March 17th, 2020|

Two MBA programs at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in their annual Best Business Schools rankings. The Eccles School's Full-Time MBA program advanced four spots to No. 48, placing it in the top 50 full-time MBA programs in the nation. Meanwhile, the Professional MBA program [...]

First Ascent Scholars learn through play at Cultural Celebration

2020-03-17T09:08:17-06:00March 16th, 2020|

On Feb. 22, our First Ascent Scholars held their annual Cultural Celebration. This event fosters discussion and broader perspectives as students come together from different cultural backgrounds to learn and share. Using board games as a conduit, students discussed their favorite cultural traditions, the roles these traditions and gender roles played in their families, and how they helped them connect to their culture. "The [...]

University of Utah announces new online Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate

2020-03-10T09:43:37-06:00March 10th, 2020|

As our world undergoes radical shifts and transformations in 2020, online learning is primed to take the lead. Since the launch of its online MBA program in 2014, the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business has risen as a leader in online education. The Eccles School has made significant investments in its online learning infrastructure, which includes in-house video production and instructional [...]

Opportunity Scholars connect over peer mentoring luncheon

2020-02-26T09:52:52-06:00February 26th, 2020|

Good food, good company, better connection. Opportunity Scholars recently took time to relax, catch-up, and connect with peers over lunch and a peer mentoring activity.  Junior and senior Scholars took the lead for this session, which focused on teamwork, the college experience, and advice on selecting a major. Peer mentoring activities are valuable. Students have the chance to create and nurture long-term, positive relationships, [...]

Three factors impacting outdoor industry business according to Eccles Alumni Forum panelists

2020-02-24T11:33:36-06:00February 24th, 2020|

It’s easy to forget about the business aspects of the outdoor industry when you’re skiing through fresh powder or mountain biking the scenic trails along the Wasatch. But behind the beauty and excitement lie ever-changing factors that are carefully calculated by industry professionals. The most recent Eccles Alumni Forum, Level Up Utah: Winning Business in Nature’s Playground, featured four outdoor industry titans who brought [...]

Strategic Space: First Ascent Scholars focus on career strategy at Junior Retreat

2020-02-21T09:18:31-06:00February 20th, 2020|

Earlier this month, First Ascent Scholars embarked their annual Junior Leadership Retreat to Midway, Utah. With a focus on career strategy, students heard from faculty and staff from Business Career Services and the Office for Student Inclusion on topics including networking, effective relationship building, mental health, self-care, and imposter syndrome. Presentations were paired with a variety of team-building activities that addressed common barriers such [...]

Congratulations to the winners of the Game Day Analytics Challenge!

2020-02-13T12:35:55-06:00February 13th, 2020|

Dozens of graduate and undergraduate students gathered Friday, Feb. 7 to present their analysis of social media activity during the Super Bowl. With thousands of dollars in prize money and guaranteed internship interviews on the line, the competition was intense.  Three years ago, Chong Oh, associate professor and director of the Undergraduate Information Systems Department at the Eccles School, created the Game Day Analytics [...]

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Undergraduate Case Competition Winners

2020-02-11T11:07:10-06:00February 11th, 2020|

The Daniels Fund Ethics Case Competition at the David Eccles School of Business took place on Friday, Feb. 7. A total of seven teams tackled real-world ethical dilemmas and utilized the principle-based ethics set forth by businessman Bill Daniels. Selected winners go on to compete at a national competition in Colorado. 1st Place: Wasatch Ethical Consulting Corrine Schramm Finn [...]

Winners of the Business Strategy Case Competition sponsored by Dominion Energy

2020-02-11T09:29:52-06:00February 3rd, 2020|

On Jan. 24, 2020, the Eccles School hosted its second annual Business Strategy Case Competition, sponsored by Dominion Energy. Hosted by the Office of Student Inclusion and the Goff Strategic Leadership Center, this competition was the culminating event of Eccles Inclusion Week. Trish Gorman, director of the Goff Strategic Leadership Center, selected this year's case, which focused on gender-based branding and advertising of the [...]

Eccles Inclusion Week makes space for everyone

2020-02-11T10:07:42-06:00February 2nd, 2020|

Last week, the Eccles School community celebrated our second annual Eccles Inclusion Week. The theme for the week was "Engage. Lead. Impact.," and each day included events to highlight the diversity in our school and create a more inclusive environment for all students, staff, and faculty. Monday As this year's Inclusion Week coincided with the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, the week kicked off [...]

3 reasons to be excited about the GMAT

2020-01-30T11:35:25-06:00January 30th, 2020|

Taking the GMAT is typically the most daunting part of the MBA application process. Many may even look for ways to avoid taking the exam. For Full-Time MBA applicants, the GMAT or GRE is required. For Professional and Online MBA applicants, some may qualify for exam waiver consideration, but in most cases, the GMAT or GRE will be required. This can actually be [...]

Alum DJ Joune talks passion, gratitude, and grit with First Ascent Scholars

2020-01-28T13:36:30-06:00January 28th, 2020|

Each year the David Eccles School of Business invites First Ascent scholars, faculty, and mentors to connect over dinner and listen to an alumni guest speaker. This year, DJ Joune, the official home DJ of the Utah Jazz, spoke at the event and shared how he lives a life of passion and service.  Joune began his inspirational talk with a snapshot of his [...]

Eccles School student to present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

2020-01-24T18:44:20-06:00January 24th, 2020|

Eccles School student Matthew Froberg has been chosen to present at the upcoming National Conference on Undergraduate Research at Montana State University. Froberg's paper, "Security Design in Markets with Risk: Price and Allocation Efficiencies," was chosen from more than 4,000 submissions. Froberg is a fourth-year student majoring in Quantitative Analysis of Markets and Organizations and has been studying under Eccles School professor Elena Asparouhova [...]

Jay Barney to receive John Fayerweather Eminent Scholar Award

2020-02-07T09:43:45-06:00January 24th, 2020|

Eccles School professor Jay Barney has been selected to receive the 2020 John Fayerweather Eminent Scholar Award from the Fellows of the Academy of International Business, to be presented this July at the AIB annual conference in Miami. This is the most important award given by the AIB and is selected by a committee of Fellows. The award is unique, honoring scholars from outside [...]