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Rachel Hayes named Dean of the David Eccles School of Business

University of Utah Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Martell Teasley announced that Rachel Hayes, Ph.D., has accepted an offer to serve as dean of the David Eccles School of Business for a two-year term. Hayes began serving as interim dean of the school in 2021 after former dean Taylor Randall was appointed as president of the U. Hayes, a professor in accounting, [...]

2022-04-19T15:19:49-06:00April 19th, 2022|

U.S. News ranks Eccles School MBA programs higher than last year

The Full-Time and Professional MBA programs at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business have continued their upward trajectory in this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Business Schools ranking. The rankings of on-campus MBA programs were released this week, adding to the concurrently released #11 ranking for entrepreneurship (#5 among public schools) at the Eccles School. The Eccles School’s Full-Time MBA advanced to [...]

2022-03-29T14:45:46-06:00March 29th, 2022|

Congratulations to winners of the Daniels Fund ethics competition!

A huge congratulations to the winners of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Undergraduate Case Competition! Students formed five teams to tackle a case that presented several ethical dilemmas during the competition, which took place virtually on Friday, Jan. 28. The teams had about two weeks to prepare their initial ethical analysis of the case and provide their findings in a 15-minute presentation to [...]

2022-02-07T14:49:29-07:00February 7th, 2022|

Recent graduate named finalist to Silicon Slopes Intern Hall of Fame

Samantha Loveland, who graduated with her bachelor's in Management in Fall 2021 and held a Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Rising Star intern in Spring of 2021, has been named a finalist for a Silicon Slopes award. Loveland, who was an intern at BrainStorm, Inc. and now works for the company, has been named a finalist for the Silicon Slopes Intern Hall of Fame. The [...]

2022-01-27T18:00:53-07:00January 27th, 2022|

New Fenton Founders Fund featured in the Deseret News

The newly formed Joan and Tim Fenton Founders Fund, made possible by a $5 million investment from the Joan and Tim Fenton Family Foundation, will support student-founded startups coming out of the University of Utah. This innovative fund will serve as an accelerator for promising businesses that are at an earlier stage than might typically be of interest to traditional venture capital funds. You [...]

2022-01-27T12:52:10-07:00January 27th, 2022|

New Fenton Founders Fund to support student-founded startups

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah and the Joan and Tim Fenton Family Foundation today announced the creation of the Joan and Tim Fenton Founders Fund at the David Eccles School of Business, aimed at supporting startup companies formed by business students or others within the broader university network.   Created through a $5 million investment by the Fenton Foundation, [...]

2022-01-27T12:50:19-07:00January 27th, 2022|

Caregiving Collaborative Op-Ed: Honor caregivers during the holidays

The University of Utah Family Caregiving Collaborative published an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune reminding Utahns to thank caregivers during the holidays. Debra Scammon, a professor at the Eccles School and senior faculty associate at the collaborative, was one of the op-ed's co-authors. In Utah, more than 450,000 people serve in the role of caregiver, meaning they provide unpaid care for folks from [...]

2021-12-21T15:41:10-07:00December 21st, 2021|

Eccles graduate students dive into Domo & Layton Construction Hackathon

The big, blue DOMO bus was on campus this fall, which signified the return of the DOMO & Layton Construction Hackathon hosted by the Information Systems department at the David Eccles School of Business.  For this competition, undergraduate and graduate students teams are presented with a real-world problem and are tasked to formulate a solution using the DOMO Business Intelligence (BI) platform and [...]

2021-11-30T14:15:58-07:00November 30th, 2021|

Finance major Sabah Sial named Rhodes Scholar

A huge congratulations to Finance major Sabah Sial, who was named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars this month. Sial, a Sandy resident, was one of 2,300 U.S. applicants for this highly prestigious award. The award grants tuition and living expenses for two years of graduate study at Oxford University. Sial plans to study the intersection of finance, criminology, and criminal justice. She is the [...]

2021-11-29T08:23:39-07:00November 29th, 2021|

Congrats to Natalie Gochnour, winner of the 2021 ATHENA Award!

Natalie Gochnour, director of the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and associate dean at the David Eccles School of Business, was honored last week by the Salt Lake Chamber with the 2021 ATHENA Leadership Award. The award is the Chamber's highest recognition for women in business, and it is presented to a woman who is an active Chamber member who demonstrates excellence, creativity, and [...]

2021-11-22T22:13:54-07:00November 22nd, 2021|