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YESCO Presents historic First Security Bank sign to Lisa Eccles

“If this sign could only speak, I wonder what it would say,” remarked Lisa Eccles, President and Chief Operating Officer of the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, as members of the Young family, representing YESCO, presented her with a historic First Security Bank sign on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020.  In celebration of their milestone 100th anniversary, as well as the organization’s decades-long [...]

2020-12-09T09:21:01-07:00December 9th, 2020|

MBA Online program retains top-10 worldwide ranking in Princeton Review

The MBA Online program at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business jumped two spots in the 2021 Princeton Review Top 50 Online MBA programs ranking, landing at No. 7 in the world and No. 2 in the West. The result was an improvement of 2 spots from the prior year. “With ever more entrants into the online MBA space, this recognition [...]

2020-12-08T17:53:50-07:00December 8th, 2020|

MHA alumna Dr. Jill Jim to serve on Biden-Harris COVID-19 board

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Dr. Jill Jim, executive director of the Navajo Department of Health, to serve on his COVID-19 Advisory Board. Jim earned her Master of Healthcare Administration from the David Eccles School of Business and her doctorate in Public Health from the University of Utah. "Dr. Jim's extensive public health experience and expertise (have) been a major benefit for the Navajo [...]

2020-12-02T10:49:48-07:00December 2nd, 2020|

Cabo Verde Secretary of State addresses University of Utah community

On Nov. 19, Eccles School students were lucky enough to hear from Pedro Lopes, the current Secretary of State for Innovation and TVET of Cabo Verde, an African island country in the Atlantic Ocean. He is known for organizing the first TEDx event in Cabo Verde, as well as being chosen by former President Barack Obama to be involved in his first leadership [...]

2020-12-08T17:31:29-07:00November 30th, 2020|

New study: Statewide mask requirements save lives, livelihoods

Researchers at the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis have found that statewide mask requirements not only reduce the transmission of COVID-19, but they also spur more economic activity, while countywide mask requirements actually depress economic activity. “The thing that really pops out,” said lead research Nathan Seegert, assistant professor of Finance at the Eccles School, “is that statewide mask mandates [...]

2020-11-24T15:48:23-07:00November 24th, 2020|

Eccles School MBAs reach finals in Adobe Analytics Challenge

For four of the past five years, MBA students from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah have competed in the final round of the Adobe Analytics Challenge. In that same period, students from the Eccles School have brought home the top prize twice. This year, Eccles Full-Time MBA students Izzy Beh, Jhana Aristondo, and Miranda Dennett took 4th place, [...]

2020-11-19T11:42:45-07:00November 19th, 2020|

Specialized Master’s Programs show 93%+ career placement, high salaries

Graduates in all of the Specialized Master’s Programs at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah experienced strong career placements and high starting salaries despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Career placement rates ranged from 93% to 100%, and starting salaries showed the return on investment Specialized Master’s Program students received. The impressive statistics come from a combination of well-prepared graduates, a [...]

2020-11-18T12:46:00-07:00November 18th, 2020|

Eccles ranked top 10 for entrepreneurship for 2021 by Princeton Review

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah received another top 10 ranking for entrepreneurship today as the Princeton Review ranked its undergraduate entrepreneurship program No. 10 and its graduate program No. 16 for 2021. The new undergraduate ranking adds to a series of top 10 rankings for the Eccles School from organizations including US News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. “Entrepreneurship is one of [...]

2020-11-17T09:22:08-07:00November 17th, 2020|

Eccles School Online MBA ranked No. 15 by Poets & Quants

The David Eccles School of Business ranks No. 15 in the 2021 online MBA rankings released today by Poets & Quants, a prominent source of management education news and rankings, and No. 8 among public schools. According to Nathan Allen, Poets & Quants special projects editor, this year’s ranking was “our most competitive online MBA ranking, with participation from 47 schools.” The number of participating schools is [...]

2020-11-11T12:49:14-07:00November 9th, 2020|

Ethics Club speaker focuses on values, grit, and grace for success

The Ethics Club and the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business hosted its second virtual speaking event for students, staff, and faculty. Taking place this past Monday, Nov. 2, the event featured Laurel Bartmess, who focused on how values, grace, and grit always will predict your future success. Here are three key takeaways from this informative event: 1. [...]

2020-11-05T09:56:55-07:00November 5th, 2020|