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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|

Lost wallet? More money may mean you’ll see it again

Nothing can ruin your day quite like losing your wallet. But it turns out having larger amounts of cash may increase your chances that it gets returned. The Eccles School's David Tannenbaum and his colleagues "lost" wallets all over the world, and found that they were often returned, especially if there was money in them. "One clear pattern that emerged was, remarkably, wallets with [...]

2021-10-11T17:30:23-06:00October 11th, 2021|

Does a name change lead to a higher stock price?

Recently the stock that used to trade under the ticker CREE made a switch — and saw a healthy jump in their stock price. Is it a coincidence that the former CREE, now Wolfspeed trading as WOLF, outperformed the market after it changed? Probably not, according to Michael Cooper, Professor of Finance. A name like CREE carries no meaning, while WOLF has instant recognition [...]

2021-10-11T17:29:50-06:00October 11th, 2021|

We’re so excited to welcome you back to campus!

Welcome back, Doers! We’re so excited to welcome you back to the David Eccles School of Business and actually see you in 3-D! We’ve got plenty of ways for you to meet friends new and old at all of the exciting Eccles Events happening this year! You can check out what’s going on at Eccles.link/events. Just a reminder that things are going to be [...]

2021-08-23T15:01:12-06:00August 23rd, 2021|

New data shows unemployment benefits do not discourage job hunting

Governors and legislatures around the country are hoping that ending Unemployment Insurance (UI) will light a fire under those who are seeking jobs. But a new study shows the end to those benefits hasn't had the anticipated outcome. “To evaluate the impact of the expiration of additional (unemployment insurance) payments, we asked respondents whether this expiration will influence the time and effort they devote [...]

2021-08-11T12:18:52-06:00August 11th, 2021|

Arthur Brief named 2021 Distinguished Educator by Academy of Management

Congratulations to Arthur Brief, who has been named the 2021 Distinguished Educator by the Academy of Management. Brief is the George S. Eccles Chair in Business Ethics and Presidential Professor Emeritus at the Eccles School. "The committee found especially noteworthy your attention to, mentorship, and intellectual development of a great number of graduate students and junior faculty (at your institution or elsewhere!) who have [...]

2021-07-16T14:00:46-06:00July 16th, 2021|