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Black History Month: Brenda J. Lauderback

2021-02-25T11:17:34-07:00February 25th, 2021|

Editor’s Note: The David Eccles School of Business is celebrating Black History Month by sharing the successes of Black business leaders who have made big impacts in the business world. Brenda J. Lauderback currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for Denny’s, Inc., the largest family dining restaurant with more than $2 billion in annual sales. Lauderback began her career at Gimbels [...]

Congratulations to the winners of the Game Day Analytics Challenge!

2021-02-19T12:35:30-07:00February 19th, 2021|

More than 100 graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Howard University, and Salt Lake Community College competed in this year's Game Day Analytics Challenge. With thousands of dollars in prize money and guaranteed internship interviews on the line, the competition was intense. Since 2016, Chong Oh, an Associate Professor (Lecturer) from the Operations & Information Systems (OIS) Department [...]

Congrats to the Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition winners

2021-02-19T10:30:43-07:00February 19th, 2021|

The Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition rounded out Eccles Inclusion Week on Feb. 5. Dozens of students competed in teams to solve a variety of real, complex business challenges. The case competition, sponsored by Dominion Energy, Wild Utah Project, the Goff Strategic Leadership Center, and the David Eccles School of Business Office for Student Inclusion, demonstrated the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion [...]

The Eccles School celebrates its annual Inclusion Week

2021-02-18T17:42:09-07:00February 18th, 2021|

The David Eccles School of Business recently hosted our annual Eccles Inclusion Week aimed at celebrating our diverse community and strengthen the inclusive culture at the Eccles School. This year’s theme “Rise Up: Our Ongoing Commitment to Equity,” sought to demonstrate our renewed commitment to take action to fight inequity, both now and going forward.  The week featured a wide variety of guest [...]

Black History Month: Ash Cash Exantus

2021-02-18T09:59:08-07:00February 18th, 2021|

Editor’s Note: The David Eccles School of Business is celebrating Black History Month by sharing the successes of Black business leaders who have made big impacts in the business world. Ash Cash Exantus was raised in a single-parent home in a public housing development in Harlem, New York City. He always had an entrepreneurial mindset, bagging groceries at the grocery store at age [...]

Why use the Eccles School’s Business Tutoring Center?

2021-02-17T19:26:11-07:00February 17th, 2021|

One of the hardest parts of college is adapting to your professors from semester to semester. Each professor likes to run their class differently and holds different expectations for their students. This means that you have to adapt your learning style to your professor’s teaching, on top of learning new class material and trying to grasp different concepts. Especially now, in our COVID-mandated [...]

Congrats to the winners of Daniels Fund ethics case competition

2021-02-17T09:57:26-07:00February 17th, 2021|

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah held its annual Undergraduate Ethics Case Competition on Friday, Feb. 12. Student teams acted as an ethics-based consulting firm as they tackled a case that presented a real-world ethical dilemma. Student teams had several days to prepare their initial analysis using the principle-based ethics set [...]

Black History Month: Mahisha Dellinger

2021-02-16T19:15:15-07:00February 16th, 2021|

Editor’s Note: The David Eccles School of Business is celebrating Black History Month by sharing the successes of Black business leaders who have made big impacts in the business world. Mahisha Dellinger grew up in a public housing project in Sacramento, California, with her single mother. It was there she witnessed how a community and its closeness can really impact a child’s upbringing. [...]

How to ask deeply personal questions, with Eric VanEpps

2021-02-12T17:23:56-07:00February 16th, 2021|

Sex, money, politics ... we've been raised to avoid these topics in polite conversation. But one Eccles School professor, Eric VanEpps, has some new research that sheds light on what turns a regular question into a sensitive one. He recently shared his thoughts with the Freakonomics podcast. Give it a listen.

Ethics Club speaker dives into world of ethical hacking

2021-02-11T16:08:49-07:00February 11th, 2021|

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the David Eccles School of Business’ Ethics Club was fortunate to hear from Elizabeth Rogers, who is currently a part of the Michael Best Privacy and Cybersecurity Team. Rogers focused her presentation on ethical hacking, which consists of legally breaking into computers and devices to test an organization’s internal defenses. These White-Hat hackers are oftentimes sought out by the [...]

Black History Month: Jon Platt

2021-02-11T12:23:54-07:00February 11th, 2021|

Editor’s Note: The David Eccles School of Business is celebrating Black History Month by sharing the successes of Black business leaders who have made big impacts in the business world. Jon Platt is the current Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the largest music publisher in the world. After being appointed to the position in April of 2019, he emphasized the importance [...]

Black History Month: Monique Idlett-Mosley

2021-02-09T12:01:57-07:00February 9th, 2021|

Editor’s Note: The David Eccles School of Business is celebrating Black History Month by sharing the successes of Black business leaders who have made big impacts in the business world. Monique Idlett-Mosley is a powerhouse within the entertainment industry. She served as the CEO of Mosley Brands and Mosley Music Group for more than 14 years, working with several iconic artists throughout her [...]

The Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity celebrates its opening

2021-02-11T15:56:11-07:00February 8th, 2021|

On Feb. 5, the Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity at the David Eccles School of Business celebrated its opening with a virtual event. The center has been established to promote societal prosperity by integrating value-creating innovation and entrepreneurship with improved health. The center's goal is to help communities "thrive by driving opportunity" and use entrepreneurship to drive social change. During the event, [...]

Black History Month: Marvin R. Ellison

2021-02-04T13:07:10-07:00February 4th, 2021|

Editor’s Note: The David Eccles School of Business is celebrating Black History Month by sharing the successes of Black business leaders who have made big impacts in the business world. Marvin R. Ellison has more than 30 years of executive experience within the retail industry. Since July 2018, he has served as the CEO of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. He also has served as [...]

Black History Month: Michelle Love-Day

2021-02-01T17:12:46-07:00February 1st, 2021|

Editor’s Note: The David Eccles School of Business is celebrating Black History Month by sharing the successes of Black business leaders who have made big impacts in the business world. Michelle Love-Day has been an impactful educator for the past 18 years. In her work, she has strived to create a schooling environment that is student-focused, equitable, and a place where students know [...]

Eccles MBA Online stays in Top 20 in U.S. News rankings

2021-01-21T14:05:31-07:00January 26th, 2021|

The MBA Online program at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business retained its top-20 ranking in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Online MBA Programs rankings released today, coming at No. 5 in the West, No. 16 among public schools, and No. 20 overall. Founded in 2014, the Eccles School’s MBA Online program is dedicated to delivering exceptional value. [...]

The Eccles School’s commitment to equity, diversity & inclusion

2021-01-24T22:21:41-07:00January 24th, 2021|

Dear Eccles School Community, I am excited to announce the rollout of our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiative at the David Eccles School of Business. Since last summer, I have spent time talking with many people throughout our Eccles School community and beyond as they continue working toward inclusion, and it has given me a renewed empathy. It's a feeling I [...]

Celebrating our Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate Graduates

2021-01-11T12:39:08-07:00January 11th, 2021|

In 2017, leaders at the University of Utah College of Engineering and the David Eccles School of Business recognized a vital intersection between engineering and entrepreneurship – which launched the Engineering Entrepreneurship Certificate (EEC). The unique hybrid of business, entrepreneurship, innovation and law courses has proven to be in-demand across both undergraduate and graduate engineering students. Fast forward to 2019, and the first student to [...]

Statewide mask mandate benefits picking up press mentions

2021-01-11T13:25:05-07:00December 17th, 2020|

New research by several Eccles School faculty is showing up in news articles across the country. The research shows that state-wide mask mandates benefit local economies and provide health benefits. County-or-city-wide mandates do not appear to have the same benefits. Read more about the research in Forbes, The Washington Post, CBS Money Watch, The Chicago Tribune, and the Mississippi Free Press.

Opportunity Scholars celebrates Fall 2020 graduates

2020-12-16T10:27:05-07:00December 15th, 2020|

Earlier this month, Opportunity Scholars held their semester luau to celebrate their 2020 Fall graduates. Always inspirational, this semester's virtual event featured remarks from the program director, Rich Kaufusi, and alum, Simeon Lawrence. Lawrence, who received his degree in Finance, shared his personal story with the group and encouraged students to align the practice of goal setting with being intentional. "Start with the [...]

Check out the latest Hey U episode featuring Collective Health

2020-12-14T11:59:12-07:00December 14th, 2020|

In their most recent episode, the Hey U Podcast team interviews Jennifer Jacobs-Munson, vice president of member services and Utah site lead at Collective Health. The interview revolves around the complexities of a decades-old healthcare system and what companies like Collective Health are doing to both streamline and simplify healthcare administration. As college students begin the search for full-time careers after graduation, the [...]

Does the middle class get a bad deal from the U.S. tax system?

2021-01-11T13:09:20-07:00December 11th, 2020|

The tax burden on the middle-class is a huge talking point for politicians. But is the burden actually that onerous? New research from Adam Looney and his colleagues shows that many in the middle class get more benefits than they pay in taxes. Read about their findings in The Washington Post.

YESCO Presents historic First Security Bank sign to Lisa Eccles

2020-12-09T09:21:01-07:00December 9th, 2020|

“If this sign could only speak, I wonder what it would say,” remarked Lisa Eccles, President and Chief Operating Officer of the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, as members of the Young family, representing YESCO, presented her with a historic First Security Bank sign on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020.  In celebration of their milestone 100th anniversary, as well as the organization’s decades-long [...]

MBA Online program retains top-10 worldwide ranking in Princeton Review

2020-12-08T17:53:50-07:00December 8th, 2020|

The MBA Online program at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business jumped two spots in the 2021 Princeton Review Top 50 Online MBA programs ranking, landing at No. 7 in the world and No. 2 in the West. The result was an improvement of 2 spots from the prior year. “With ever more entrants into the online MBA space, this recognition [...]