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Eccles School student to present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

2020-01-24T18:44:20-07:00January 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

2020-01-24T18:37:40-07:00January 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 [...]

Corporate SEC filings key in predicting volatility

2020-01-24T18:33:34-07:00January 24th, 2020|

Investors and analysts trying to forecast the volatility of a company’s stock returns can find crucial insights in publicly available corporate disclosures, according to a new study. Under SEC disclosure requirements, corporate managers report their forecasts of a company’s stock-return volatility over the next few years, as Eccles School professors Atif Ellahie and Xiaoxia Peng note in their paper “Management Forecasts of Volatility.” While [...]

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center celebrates achievements at open house

2020-01-24T18:31:25-07:00January 24th, 2020|

It was a full house on Wednesday as the Goff Strategic Leadership Center held its first open house event. The open house was packed with current Goff Scholars, faculty, staff, and eager and curious students wanting to learn more about how they can get involved with the Goff Center. The event was both a meet and greet and a celebration of some of the [...]

Gardner Policy Institute releases 2020 Economic Report to the Governor

2020-01-21T11:48:11-07:00January 17th, 2020|

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today presented the 32nd Economic Report to the Governor to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert at the 2020 Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit, hosted by the Salt Lake Chamber. The report has been the preeminent source for data and commentary on Utah’s economy for over 30 years. The consensus forecast predicts increased uncertainty and moderation, but still healthy [...]

Opportunity Scholars honors Fall 2019 graduates

2020-01-17T08:59:09-07:00January 17th, 2020|

Capping off the Fall Semester, Opportunity Scholars hosted a Luau to celebrate graduates, express gratitude, and inspire their diverse and hard-working community. Hosted by program directors Richard Kaufusi and Latu Kinikini, the evening gathered current scholars, graduates, families, and mentors for a delicious meal, entertainment, and an address from our new Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies Andrea Thomas.  Each graduate spoke about their life [...]

New report calls for actions to improve air quality address climate crisis

2020-01-06T16:16:41-07:00January 6th, 2020|

January 6, 2020 (Salt Lake City, Utah) - The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today released a breakthrough report designed to inform Utah’s efforts to improve air quality and address a changing climate. The report, called The Utah Roadmap, was requested by the Utah Legislature and includes seven priority strategies to reduce air emissions in Utah. If followed, these strategies will protect Utahns’ health, [...]

New HOPE scholarship will support more first-generation students

2019-12-20T15:09:42-07:00December 20th, 2019|

A new scholarship is bringing HOPE to low-and-moderate income, first-generation students in Salt Lake City. The HOPE scholarship, which stands for Helping Our People Excel, was announced Friday as a private-public collaboration between Salt Lake City, the Semnani Family Foundation and the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business. The Eccles School and the Foundation have jointly seeded the scholarship fund with $150,000. [...]

3 myths about the value of an MBA

2020-01-21T15:58:27-07:00December 20th, 2019|

Year after year, it’s the question asked by hundreds of thousands of people around the world: Is an MBA worth it? As an MBA becomes more popular than ever before, it’s also quickly becoming a degree that critics, naysayers, and cynics alike love to bash. We explore three commonly held myths about the value of an MBA and take look at what the evidence [...]

Eccles School again ranked top 10 for Entrepreneurship

2019-12-18T10:23:40-07:00December 18th, 2019|

The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business continues to be recognized as a top 10 school for entrepreneurship. In new rankings for 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Eccles School No. 10 (No. 6 among state schools) for undergraduate and No. 17 for graduate entrepreneurship. While Bloomberg Businessweek ranked it No. 6 for full-time MBA entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship opportunities at the [...]

Sorenson Impact Center, Forbes launch list of top opportunity zone catalysts

2019-12-12T09:56:18-07:00December 12th, 2019|

The Forbes OZ 20: Top Opportunity Zone Catalysts​, a partnership between the Sorenson Impact Center and Forbes, has today announced a new list recognizing community organizations and OZ Funds that are committed to achieving equitable economic growth in underserved and overlooked communities throughout the country. More than 8,700 opportunity zones were designated as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. These zones [...]

Opportunity Scholars recharge at their annual leadership retreat

2019-12-12T16:54:39-07:00December 10th, 2019|

More than 95 David Eccles School Business Opportunity Scholars recently came together for their Annual Leadership Retreat. This year's retreat, designed to allow students to explore their identities and strengthen their leadership skills, took place at the Zion Ponderosa Ranch in southern Utah.  Led by program directors Rich Kaufusi and Latu Kinikini, the theme for this year was "Reflect, Recharge, Refocus." Students attended several [...]

Business Scholars celebrate with etiquette luncheon

2019-12-12T16:50:09-07:00December 8th, 2019|

Freshmen in the David Eccles School of Business Scholars Program celebrated their first semester with an etiquette luncheon. Hosted at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, students dressed in their business professional best for lessons ranging from how to sustain a light conversation in a business setting to which fork to use first. All 500 students in the program joined together at [...]

Panel shares tips on working with empathy at LGBTQ+ event

2019-12-06T12:29:34-07:00December 6th, 2019|

How do employers create an environment that allows employees to bring their whole and best selves to work? Several members from the LGBTQ+ business community shared their ideas for working with empathy at a recent panel sponsored by the Out for Business club and Alumni Relations at the David Eccles School of Business. The panelists were: Derek Kitchen, Utah State Senator for District 2 [...]

First Ascent Scholars celebrate with gratitude

2019-12-03T09:43:07-07:00November 26th, 2019|

First Ascent Scholars recently came together for their Annual Fall Harvest event. No celebration is complete without a feast, and as students shared a harvest meal, they had the opportunity to hear David Stirling, the founder, CEO, and chairman of doTERRA, share his start-up story. Program director, Victoria Cabal, started off the evening with a reflection on the origins of harvest festivals. Traditionally, the [...]

Scholarship luncheon celebrates First Generation students

2019-11-25T11:51:35-07:00November 25th, 2019|

The David Eccles School recently honored scholarship recipients and donors at its 68th annual Scholarship Luncheon. This year's event coincided with First Generation Student Day, and to celebrate, some of the Eccles School's First Ascent Scholars were student speakers, along with first-generation alumna Kimberly Maez Johnston, now a national tax partner with EY. Johnston spoke powerfully about how receiving the Ruth Eleanor Bamberger and [...]

Four takeaways from the Operations & Supply chain student and alumni panel

2019-12-12T17:04:25-07:00November 24th, 2019|

The Operations & Supply Chain (OSC) undergraduate program held a student and alumni panel last month. Organized by Program Director Sue Sundar, this event featured OSC students and alumni from several companies, including PepsiCo, Micron, Intermountain Healthcare, Goldman Sachs, HealthEquity, and Via. The enthusiasm for this program was evident as students questioned panelists and heard real-life stories of how the major prepared them for [...]

MBA Online program ranked top 10 worldwide in Princeton Review

2019-11-20T21:15:46-07:00November 20th, 2019|

The MBA Online program at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business jumped two spots in the 2020 Princeton Review top 25 online MBA programs ranking, landing at No. 9. The program was ranked No. 2 in the West. “This exciting recognition by the Princeton Review as one of the top 10 online MBA programs in the world confirms the unique excellence [...]

De-stressed, not depressed during finals at the Eccles School

2019-11-25T14:35:25-07:00November 20th, 2019|

As soon as Thanksgiving Break hits, students know they must face finals season. Check out our five steps to stay ahead of the pressure that comes with studying and preparing. Step 1: Make a game plan. The best teams have a play-by-play strategy, and students should follow their lead. Performing well on game day starts by creating, and then developing, a training program. Scheduled [...]

Executive MBA Program ranked No. 4 in the West, No. 21 nationally

2019-11-18T10:41:00-07:00November 18th, 2019|

The Executive MBA program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is once again ranked as one of the best in the world, according to this year’s rankings by the Financial Times. The program ranked No. 4 in the West, No. 21 nationally and No. 98 globally. It is the only school in Utah to be ranked in the Financial Times’ top-100 Executive [...]

Eccles Alumni Forum – Capital Raise

2019-11-06T16:33:37-07:00November 6th, 2019|

Before that next big business can take the world by storm, it faces a huge hurdle — the capital raise. Three Eccles School alumni — along with moderator Jeffrey Gelder Lewis — discussed the current climate and challenges facing companies that are trying to expand and grow. Panelists included Matt Marsh of Sorensen Capital, Sam Orme of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and John [...]

Eccles students compete in the Information Systems Hackathon

2019-11-07T08:19:41-07:00November 6th, 2019|

On Nov. 1-2, 2019, the Information Systems major partnered with Domo and Layton Construction to host the annual Information Systems Hackathon. Nine teams (five graduate and four undergraduate) were given 24-hours and a use-case and dataset from Layton Construction. They were challenged to identify variables that correlate with safety incidents and provide KPIs using the Domo visualization and BI platform. They presented their solutions [...]

Spring 2020 Semester Checklist

2019-11-04T14:29:14-07:00November 4th, 2019|

Red leaves, football wins, and Utah’s first snow day of the academic year signal change on campus, and ironically, it’s time to think ahead to Spring! Spring Semester registration dates are coming up quickly, and it’s essential to prepare even while enjoying Fall festivities. Here are five steps to set you up for success next semester:  1) Check your registration dates  Spring Registration begins [...]

Women in Business: history, allyship, and affecting change

2019-10-31T10:12:04-07:00October 31st, 2019|

In support of people of all gender identities, the David Eccles School of Business hosted the Fall 2019 Women in Business Luncheon, featuring panelists Shireen Ghorbani, Salt Lake City Council Member; Kris Liacopoulos, former general manager of Fidelity Investments Utah region; and Shawn Coon, Ph.D. candidate and graduate assistant at the University of Utah. Ghorbani kicked off the event with a brief yet thorough [...]

What your donation during the 1917-Minute Challenge means to recipients

2019-10-28T17:25:17-07:00October 28th, 2019|

The annual 1917-Minute Challenge is upon us, and we're in a race against the clock to recruit 1,000 donors and raise money for scholarships for our incredible students. With that in mind, we thought we'd let some of the students who received scholarship funds from last year's Challenge tell us — in their own words — how their lives have been impacted by [...]