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Jay Barney to receive John Fayerweather Eminent Scholar Award

2020-02-07T09:43:45-07:00January 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 [...]

MRED celebrates 10 years of success

2019-05-28T14:36:04-06:00May 24th, 2019|

From LA to New York and many cities in between, the David Eccles School of Business Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) network continues to grow across the nation. Mostly concentrated in the Wasatch Valley, MRED graduates manage hundreds of millions of dollars in real estate developments, construction, and various investment funds for corporations large and small. “Due to the huge success of our [...]

From student startup to an IPO of $56 million, Lovesac still going strong

2018-07-02T15:21:56-06:00July 2nd, 2018|

Talk about entrepreneurial success. Shawn Nelson got started selling Lovesac's out of his van in 1999 while still a student here at the University of Utah. Fast forward to today, when the brand just raise $56 million in its IPO. "He was one of the early entrepreneurs in our program and really showed us, and a generation of students, what the possibilities were," Troy [...]

David Eccles School of Business Hall of Fame honors business leaders

2018-05-31T17:11:58-06:00May 31st, 2018|

The David Eccles School of Business Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have so distinguished themselves in their careers that their achievements are models for present and future students and are leaders in their communities. We are honored to induct this individual to our Hall of Fame and award four people that are making an impact in the fields of entrepreneurship, service to the [...]

A message of support from Taylor Randall after campus tragedy

2017-10-31T08:55:49-06:00October 31st, 2017|

Dear David Eccles School of Business Community, By now I’m sure you have seen the communications from the Campus Alert system and President Pershing regarding the tragic events that occurred yesterday evening that resulted in the senseless death of student ChenWei Guo, a U student who was also taking courses at the Eccles School. I want to echo President Pershing’s support for our community and to let [...]

Congratulations to the Eccles School’s Class of 2017

2017-05-04T06:01:19-06:00May 4th, 2017|

The David Eccles School of Business is incredibly proud of each of our graduates. These are students who excelled in the classroom, delved into hands-on learning experiences, traveled the world and gained the knowledge they need to make a difference in the global business world. Eccles School faculty and staff helped guide these amazing men and women along their journey, and while we're sad [...]

Share your Eccles School experience to celebrate our centennial

2017-03-22T06:03:52-06:00March 22nd, 2017|

A lot can happen in 100 years. Marriages, births, deaths, graduations. The David Eccles School of Business has seen them all since its founding in 1917, and we're pretty sure these hallowed halls have some fascinating stories to tell. That's where you come in. We want to hear YOUR stories of the Eccles School as we celebrate its centennial in the 2017-2018 school year. [...]

Latest Eccles Experience film: Journey

2017-12-20T10:07:52-07:00September 6th, 2016|

A journey is a unique thing. Embarking on a journey can take you to new places, sure, but it can also change who you are as a person. Earning an MBA can be one of the most unique and rewarding journeys a person can take. The MBA program at the David Eccles School of Business helps people take journeys and improve their lives. Follow along [...]

Alumni Spotlight: Silvia Potempa of Firetoss Marketing

2017-12-20T10:08:14-07:00January 19th, 2016|

Editor’s Note: This is an installment in the series called Young Alumni. The series spotlights recently graduated alumni who are starting careers and succeeding in the business world. Silvia Potempa is the Social Media Coordinator for Firetoss Marketing in Salt Lake City, Utah. Potempa graduated in 2014 with bachelor's degrees in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Eccles School: What/Who inspires you? Potempa: My friends and co-workers – watching [...]