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Eccles School MBA programs continue to advance in U.S. News rankings

The Full-Time and Professional MBA programs at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business have continued their momentum in this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s Best Business Schools ranking. The rankings of on-campus MBA programs were released today, adding to the previously released top-20 ranking for the MBA Online program at the Eccles School. The Eccles School’s Full-Time MBA advanced four [...]

2021-03-30T18:44:21-06:00March 30th, 2021|

Congrats to the winners of Daniels Fund ethics case competition

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Collegiate Program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah held its annual Undergraduate Ethics Case Competition on Friday, Feb. 12. Student teams acted as an ethics-based consulting firm as they tackled a case that presented a real-world ethical dilemma. Student teams had several days to prepare their initial analysis using the principle-based ethics set [...]

2021-02-17T09:57:26-07:00February 17th, 2021|

Ethics Club speaker dives into world of ethical hacking

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the David Eccles School of Business’ Ethics Club was fortunate to hear from Elizabeth Rogers, who is currently a part of the Michael Best Privacy and Cybersecurity Team. Rogers focused her presentation on ethical hacking, which consists of legally breaking into computers and devices to test an organization’s internal defenses. These White-Hat hackers are oftentimes sought out by the [...]

2021-02-11T16:08:49-07:00February 11th, 2021|

Eccles MBA Online stays in Top 20 in U.S. News rankings

The MBA Online program at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business retained its top-20 ranking in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Online MBA Programs rankings released today, coming at No. 5 in the West, No. 16 among public schools, and No. 20 overall. Founded in 2014, the Eccles School’s MBA Online program is dedicated to delivering exceptional value. [...]

2021-01-21T14:05:31-07:00January 26th, 2021|

The Eccles School’s commitment to equity, diversity & inclusion

Dear Eccles School Community, I am excited to announce the rollout of our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiative at the David Eccles School of Business. Since last summer, I have spent time talking with many people throughout our Eccles School community and beyond as they continue working toward inclusion, and it has given me a renewed empathy. It's a feeling I [...]

2021-01-24T22:21:41-07:00January 24th, 2021|

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|