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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|

Could a new moniker for Facebook help falling stock prices?

A cosmetic name change often can help boost falling stocks, according to the Eccles School's Finance chair Michael Cooper. But as Facebook considers a name change, the practice is unlikely to help, Cooper said. That's because it is a huge, widely followed company. Read more about Cooper's research and what it could mean for the social media giant in MarketWatch.

2021-10-28T10:26:11-06:00October 28th, 2021|

Mandatory mentorship could help keep poor performers on the job

Voluntary mentorship programs tend to reward those who are already primed for success — eager to learn, engaged, good collaborators. But what if companies required mentorship for new employees? The Eccles School's Nathan Seegert and his colleagues recently studied this question at a call center and found that those who were voluntarily in mentorship programs did not see a huge difference in success levels. [...]

2021-10-26T15:45:32-06:00October 26th, 2021|

Is a bad reputation a deal breaker? Not for some startups

An investor's bad reputation may not be a deterrent for startups seeking capital — as long as the investor stays out of the startup's business. A new paper from Bill Bill Schulze and Robert Wuebker shows that startups are willing to accept funds from venture capital firms embroiled in lawsuits. “The results are intriguing,” the authors said. “[They reveal] underexplored relationships between corporate reputation(s) [...]

2021-10-11T17:30:52-06:00October 11th, 2021|