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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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

New study shedding light on the impact of paid family leave

2019-11-01T09:40:03-07:00October 28th, 2019|

What impact does California's 2004 Paid Family Leave Act have on the gender pay gap? New research from the Eccles School's Elena Patel and her coauthors shows that parents spend more quality time with kids and tend to have fewer children overall, but may miss out on earnings over their child's lifetime. Read more about the study in The Washington Post, The Federalist, Market [...]

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 [...]

First Ascent Scholars travel to Moab for a 3-day outdoor adventure

2019-10-28T16:50:03-07:00October 28th, 2019|

Earlier this month, first-year students from the First Ascent Scholars group traveled to Moab, Utah. In addition to evening lessons and a closing ceremony, students spent four days camping, hiking, and canyoneering to iconic destinations such as Delicate Arch, Wall Street, and Medieval Dome. This trip is the culminating event of the BUS 3800 course on Leadership for a Better World. Following the social [...]

The annual 1917-minute challenge kicks off this week and we need YOUR help!

2019-10-28T10:50:03-07:00October 28th, 2019|

The annual 1917-Minute Challenge will officially kick off tomorrow, October 29th at noon! Dean Taylor Randall is calling on all alumni, donors, staff, faculty and students to make scholarships our top priority and you can help by giving back. We have 1,917 minutes to find 1,000 donors committed to changing the lives of students at the David Eccles School of Business. How can you [...]

Eight activities to get ready for fall

2019-10-25T09:32:49-07:00October 25th, 2019|

Midterms are finally coming to an end, and now we can look forward to arguably one of the best times of the year: fall! After working hard and studying for your midterms, it's good to take a break, destress, and reward yourself for all of your hard work. Here are our top eight things to do to get you in the mood for [...]

Catch the new documentary on Marriner S. Eccles airing on KUED

2019-10-21T10:45:55-07:00October 21st, 2019|

Set your DVR to catch the new documentary "Marriner Eccles: Father of the Modern Federal Reserve," premiering tonight at 9 p.m. on KUED. The film, produced by KUED senior producer John Howe, follows Eccles from his childhood working in the family's lumber, construction, and banking institutions through his rise to chair of the First Security Corporation. Eccles was then tapped by President Franklin D. [...]


2019-10-14T15:51:25-07:00October 1st, 2019|

Hey Utes, it’s that time of the year again. Leaves are changing colors, Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back in stock - and of course - the “Hump Day” of the semester. With Fall Break around the corner, it might feel hard to keep your eye on the prize, but do not give up just yet! We have put together a couple of helpers [...]

Adjust to the new way of life in college with BLinc.

2019-10-14T15:49:43-07:00October 1st, 2019|

We hope you have all been able to settle into your schedules fairly easily this semester. Making the transition to college can be rough, but luckily BLInc. has you covered with some tips: Tips for Tackling College Culture Shock: Invest in a planner, phone calendar, AND to-do lists to help with time management. When starting up with a new schedule, it is pretty [...]

Pughs share advice for success at Family Business Roundtable

2019-10-09T12:40:14-07:00October 9th, 2019|

You may not have heard of Thermo King or Cummins, but you are almost certainly a customer. "If you eat, you're a customer of ours. If you live in a building, you're a customer of ours," said Don Pugh, Chairman of Thermo King Intermountain and the speaker at this semester's Family Business Roundtable. "These businesses touch you in ways you don't realize." Pugh and [...]

First Ascent sophomores reconnect and recharge at cabin retreat

2019-10-04T17:02:35-07:00October 4th, 2019|

In late September, our sophomore First Ascent Scholars traveled to Morgan, Utah, for their annual cabin retreat. Javante Watson-Hall and program director, Victoria Cabal, led students through activities designed to develop leadership skills and explore the personal identity curriculum. The weekend also gave students a chance to reconnect after a summer away from campus and moving from the First Security House to Lassonde Studios. [...]

Eccles School faculty have novel way for testing false positives

2019-09-30T11:32:18-07:00September 25th, 2019|

Have Eccles School researchers Davidson Heath, Daniele Macciocchi and Matthew Ringgenberg and their colleagues solved the so-called "green jelly bean problem" when it comes to the popular natural experiment Regulation SHO? One columnist at Marginal Revolution thinks so. The research also received write ups in The Financial Times and Harvard Law.

First Ascent Scholars kick-off the new year with a family BBQ

2019-09-20T14:00:50-07:00September 20th, 2019|

Students, families, and mentors gathered to celebrate a new year over some mouth-watering food from Miss Essie's BBQ. "This event," says Program Director Victoria Cabal, "is a reminder that our students' families are an integral part of our community and their students' university experience." Representatives from Goldman Sachs were also in attendance, allowing students the opportunity to network. The First Ascent Scholars Program cultivates, [...]

Police training video being filmed Saturday

2019-09-20T13:12:25-07:00September 20th, 2019|

On Saturday, Sept. 21, there will be heavy police presence and activity in and around Gardner Commons while filming for a campus training video takes place. Filming will be contained to the main floor of Gardner Commons and immediately outside the building, beginning early Saturday morning and through the evening. Classes will proceed as normal, but the general public will not be permitted to [...]

Forbes names Eccles School Full-time MBA to Best Business Schools list

2019-09-18T11:12:04-07:00September 18th, 2019|

(September 18, 2019) — The Full-Time MBA program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business has been ranked No. 36 overall in Forbes’ Best Business Schools 2019 ranking. The program, which has never before been ranked by Forbes, also ranked No. 6 in the West. “The Forbes Best Business Schools MBA rankings are unique in that the ranking is based on a [...]

Is knowing yourself actually good for you? New research shows the question is a bit unclear

2019-09-17T19:18:52-07:00September 17th, 2019|

We've all heard the old adage to "first, know thyself." But is it really that helpful when it comes to psychological adjustment? It may not be, according to new evidence, but the Eccles School's Elizabeth Tenney argues that self insight can still be important to job performance and other areas of life. Read the research and see where Tenney stands in Scientific American.

Greg Goff addresses Eccles School community at 2019 Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation

2019-09-13T12:22:48-07:00September 13th, 2019|

Successful leaders not only make a positive and significant impact on the world, but they encourage and enable others to do the same. That was the message delivered by speaker Greg Goff at the 2019 Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation, hosted Thursday by the David Eccles School of Business. Goff, Executive Vice Chairman of Marathon Petroleum Corporation, encouraged students to focus on three fundamental words [...]

Hack-a-House returns, offering $5,000 in cash prizes

2019-09-11T10:18:39-07:00September 10th, 2019|

The Ivory Innovations Hack-a-House is returning for a second year, offering students a chance at $5,000 in prize money for innovations in housing policy, design, and finance. Hack-a-House is a two-day competition fostering innovative ideas to solve Utah's housing affordability problem as the Beehive State continues to grow. The competition brings together the leading local and national voices in housing design, policy, and finance [...]

2019 Utah Ethical Leadership Awards winners, finalists announced

2019-09-10T22:18:02-07:00September 10th, 2019|

Nine businesses, nonprofits and government agencies that embody the spirit of ethical leadership were honored with the 2019 Utah Ethical Leadership Awards. The awards recognize organizations that embody the spirit of ethical leadership exhibited by Bill Daniels, a founder of the modern cable industry and former owner of the Utah Stars. Daniels believed deeply in ethics and integrity, and the importance of absolute ethical principles. [...]

Women in Business: Board Member Experience

2019-09-10T19:15:40-07:00September 12th, 2019|

I’ve always been passionate about women’s initiatives, especially when it comes to the workplace. I joined Women In Business (WIB) at the David Eccles School of Business as a freshman in college but always wanted to be involved beyond attending a few events a year. I applied to be a board member last year after a professor of mine saw that WIB was [...]

MBA Online celebrates five years of excellence

2019-09-03T16:41:47-07:00September 3rd, 2019|

This month, the University of Utah’s MBA Online program at the David Eccles School of Business celebrates five years of education, innovation, and excellence. Utah’s MBA Online was founded on the simple belief that geography and schedule constraints should never dictate someone’s access to high-quality graduate business education. Complete with AACSB international accreditation and a top-11 in the world ranking by the Princeton [...]