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Celebrating 20 years of the Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute

2022-05-10T09:05:50-06:00May 10th, 2022|

Twenty years ago, the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute opened at the University of Utah with a budget of $50,000 and a question: what would happen if students were given a space to create and collaborate across disciplines, degrees and interests? The answer, it turns out, is a lot. In the past 20 years, Lassonde has set the pace for entrepreneurship programs across the country, reaching [...]

Exceptional leadership recognized at the 2021-22 Student Leadership Awards

2022-05-04T14:36:08-06:00May 4th, 2022|

Nearing the close of another academic year means many things - unpredictable weather, summer on the horizon, and the push of another finals season, to name a few. In addition, spring brings the annual Eccles Student Leadership Awards, presented by the BLinc team (the student government arm of the David Eccles School of Business) to recognize students and student groups exemplifying leadership and [...]

Chief Supply Chain Officer shares recipes for a successful career

2022-05-02T13:52:31-06:00May 2nd, 2022|

The Operations & Supply Chain (OSC) major at the Eccles School hosted the Network with the Professionals event, an ongoing series that brings together industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators to discuss careers and give advice to Eccles School students. Approximately 60 students gathered to hear from Jim Hardy, the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Traeger Pellet Grills and his team. Hardy’s team talked [...]

David Eccles School of Business announces new Impact and Prosperity Epicenter

2022-04-25T12:06:41-06:00April 25th, 2022|

(April 21, 2022) —The David Eccles School of Business is proud to announce a new building that will break ground this summer. The new Impact and Prosperity Epicenter is envisioned as a multidisciplinary hub for innovation, impact, and prosperity, which will provide student housing and office space for the Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity and Sorenson Impact Center. The $114 million project is [...]

Congrats to 2022 Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition winners

2022-04-21T11:30:15-06:00April 21st, 2022|

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center and the Office for Student Inclusion at the David Eccles School of Business recently hosted the 2022 Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition. Sponsored by Dominion Energy, this annual competition allows students to strengthen their skills and work within a team to solve a business case focused on inclusion. This year's challenge came from Versatile Image, a local [...]

Finance Department memorializes alum Keefer Babbitt

2022-04-21T11:37:56-06:00April 21st, 2022|

Professor of Finance and Director of the Advanced Financial Analysis Program Elizabeth Tashjian led a ceremony in the Jack & Jeanne Okland Trading Floor on April 5 to dedicate a special workspace in memory of Finance alum Keefer Babbitt. Babbitt, who passed away in January of 2021, earned his degree in Finance from the David Eccles School of Business in 2015. He was a [...]

Rachel Hayes named Dean of the David Eccles School of Business

2022-04-19T15:19:49-06:00April 19th, 2022|

University of Utah Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Martell Teasley announced that Rachel Hayes, Ph.D., has accepted an offer to serve as dean of the David Eccles School of Business for a two-year term. Hayes began serving as interim dean of the school in 2021 after former dean Taylor Randall was appointed as president of the U. Hayes, a professor in accounting, [...]

5 lessons from First Ascent alumna Anfissa Silva Smith

2022-04-14T17:49:50-06:00April 14th, 2022|

The David Eccles School of Business recently invited alumna Anfissa Silva Smith, CPA and former Senior Audit Manager of KPMG, to speak to First Ascent Scholars as part of their Alumni Dinner. This annual event allows students, faculty, and mentors to connect over dinner and shared experiences. Silva Smith shared her international journey — from Italy to Brazil to Utah — as she [...]

Goff Scholar launches alleyway concert series in SLC

2022-04-14T17:45:25-06:00April 14th, 2022|

Vishwa Srinivasan knew that Salt Lake City's alleyways could be used for more. So the Eccles School student pitched Salt Lake City officials his idea — using the alleyways for concerts. The city liked the idea so much that they gave Srinivasan a grant from the city's Arts, Culture, and Events Fund, and his pilot concert is set for May 21. Read the full [...]

Why you have to click that box to use Amazon coupons

2022-04-14T17:44:32-06:00April 14th, 2022|

Have you ever noticed that you have a coupon for an item in your Amazon shopping cart, but you have to click the little box to "cut" the coupon and use it? Turns out there's a reason those little money savers don't apply automatically — and it is a big moneymaker for the world's largest retailer. Forcing consumers to take that extra step to [...]

Amplifying Marginalized Voices: Why It Matters

2022-03-29T14:48:14-06:00March 29th, 2022|

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in the blog series Amplifying Marginalized Voices, which aims to provide space for voices from marginalized backgrounds and inform readers about the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of our lives. Have you ever felt discredited or wrongfully invalidated within a group? Well, according to a recent study, this behavior is not uncommon. [...]

U.S. News ranks Eccles School MBA programs higher than last year

2022-03-29T14:45:46-06:00March 29th, 2022|

The Full-Time and Professional MBA programs at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business have continued their upward trajectory in this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Business Schools ranking. The rankings of on-campus MBA programs were released this week, adding to the concurrently released #11 ranking for entrepreneurship (#5 among public schools) at the Eccles School. The Eccles School’s Full-Time MBA advanced to [...]

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Game Day Ad Analytics Challenge

2022-03-15T09:41:28-06:00March 15th, 2022|

The David Eccles School of Business recently hosted its largest Game Day Analytics Challenge (GDAC) to date, both in the number of participating teams and sponsors. GDAC is an annual competition that gives student teams just four days to analyze millions of Tweets related to Super Bowl ads and produce a professional infographic and white paper. This year 32 made it to the [...]

​​Why Used Car Dealers Can Struggle Even When Prices Rise

2022-03-10T21:56:25-07:00March 10th, 2022|

The current scarcity of new cars due to the shortage of computer chips has led to a surge in demand for used cars. This should be good news for used car dealers, right? Not necessarily. Something that happened in Japan more than a decade ago — that temporarily halted new car production by Honda, Toyota, and Nissan — has revealed a hidden dynamic at [...]

Eccles School Launches Hybrid MBA for Working Professionals

2022-03-04T15:10:47-07:00March 4th, 2022|

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is excited to announce a major change to their Professional MBA program. The part-time program will launch a new hybrid format starting in fall 2022. Designed for mid-career working professionals, the Professional MBA will split its coursework between remote and in-person learning. The new hybrid format builds on the Eccles School’s experience with [...]

Plan to make it a Cyber Summer – at home or abroad

2022-02-10T12:00:43-07:00February 10th, 2022|

It may still be freezing out, but summer will be here before you know it. And that means deadlines for summer programs are fast approaching. And what better way to spend the summer than earning your Digital Literacy Certificate through the Kahlert Initiative on Technology? Spend the summer building an app and future-proofing your career by learning about blockchain and cryptocurrency. There are two [...]

Recent graduates named top 10 sales & marketers of the year

2022-02-10T11:48:27-07:00February 10th, 2022|

Hadlee Selman, who graduated with her Bachelor’s in Marketing in Spring 2020 and assumed a position on Overstock.com’s Paid Social Marketing Team after graduation, has recently been honored as one of the 10 Utah Business Sales & Marketers of the Year. The SAMY (Sales & Marketers of the Year) awards recognize professionals who have had a measurable impact on their company’s bottom line [...]

Congratulations to winners of the Daniels Fund ethics competition!

2022-02-07T14:49:29-07:00February 7th, 2022|

A huge congratulations to the winners of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Undergraduate Case Competition! Students formed five teams to tackle a case that presented several ethical dilemmas during the competition, which took place virtually on Friday, Jan. 28. The teams had about two weeks to prepare their initial ethical analysis of the case and provide their findings in a 15-minute presentation to [...]

Recent graduate named finalist to Silicon Slopes Intern Hall of Fame

2022-01-27T18:00:53-07:00January 27th, 2022|

Samantha Loveland, who graduated with her bachelor's in Management in Fall 2021 and held a Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Rising Star intern in Spring of 2021, has been named a finalist for a Silicon Slopes award. Loveland, who was an intern at BrainStorm, Inc. and now works for the company, has been named a finalist for the Silicon Slopes Intern Hall of Fame. The [...]

New Fenton Founders Fund featured in the Deseret News

2022-01-27T12:52:10-07:00January 27th, 2022|

The newly formed Joan and Tim Fenton Founders Fund, made possible by a $5 million investment from the Joan and Tim Fenton Family Foundation, will support student-founded startups coming out of the University of Utah. This innovative fund will serve as an accelerator for promising businesses that are at an earlier stage than might typically be of interest to traditional venture capital funds. You [...]

New Fenton Founders Fund to support student-founded startups

2022-01-27T12:50:19-07:00January 27th, 2022|

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and the Joan and Tim Fenton Family Foundation today announced the creation of the Joan and Tim Fenton Founders Fund at the David Eccles School of Business, aimed at supporting startup companies formed by business students or others within the broader university network.   Created through a $5 million investment by the Fenton Foundation, [...]

5 topics to discuss with your career coach

2021-12-20T16:52:55-07:00January 18th, 2022|

It's the start of a new year and with that comes plenty of resolutions. If you’re looking for something to add to your 2022 list that is attainable and extremely helpful, meet with a Career Coach right here at the Eccles School. It's easy to schedule an appointment, and it's included as part of your premier Eccles Experience! Career Coaches are here for [...]

Caregiving Collaborative Op-Ed: Honor caregivers during the holidays

2021-12-21T15:41:10-07:00December 21st, 2021|

The University of Utah Family Caregiving Collaborative published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune reminding Utahns to thank caregivers during the holidays. Debra Scammon, a professor at the Eccles School and senior faculty associate at the collaborative, was one of the op-ed's co-authors. In Utah, more than 450,000 people serve in the role of caregiver, meaning they provide unpaid care for folks from [...]

Operations & Supply Chain (OSC) major hosts Network with the Professionals

2021-12-22T10:27:01-07:00December 21st, 2021|

More than 100 students recently gathered for Network with the Professionals, an event hosted by the Operations & Supply Chain (OSC) major at the David Eccles School of Business. An ongoing series, Network with the Professionals invites industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators to an open conversation with Eccles School students to discuss career opportunities within the OSC landscape. Given current challenges to supply chains [...]