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Ryan Smith shares success strategies at Convocation

The atmosphere at the David Eccles School of Business felt a little bit like game night at Vivint Arena last week as we welcomed Ryan Smith, founder and executive chairman of Qualtrics and owner of the Utah Jazz and Real Salt Lake, as keynote speaker for the 32nd Annual Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation. Smith started Qualtrics when he was a student at Brigham Young [...]

2022-09-16T10:19:47-06:00September 16th, 2022|

Salt Lake City named one of the 15 best cities for job seekers

Salt Lake City's strong economy has once again landed it in the spotlight, this time on MoneyGeek's Top 15 Cities for Job Seekers list. "People want (a) affordability, (b) safety and (c) good work-life balance," said Phil Dean, Chief Economist & Public Finance Senior Research Fellow at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the David Eccles School of Business. Read Dean's full take [...]

2022-07-27T12:10:17-06:00July 27th, 2022|

Eccles School sends first team to Oxford Map the System Competition

The Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity in the David Eccles School of Business is sending the first team from the University of Utah to the Map the System competition run by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford on June 17 – 19.  Map the System is a global competition focusing on using systems thinking to understanding some of [...]

2022-05-19T10:56:20-06:00May 19th, 2022|

Celebrating 20 years of the Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute

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 [...]

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

David Eccles School of Business announces new Impact and Prosperity Epicenter

(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 [...]

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

Goff Scholar launches alleyway concert series in SLC

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 [...]

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

Why you have to click that box to use Amazon coupons

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

Eccles School Launches Hybrid MBA for Working Professionals

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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