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Unlock your strategic leadership potential with Goff Center programs

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business is the premier way to get real, hands-on experience with real companies. Do you want to help create clean air by promoting the building of more beaver dams? How would you like to help save the jungle and Mayan ruins by increasing tourism in El Mirador? These are the kind of [...]

2021-04-29T10:31:35-06:00April 29th, 2021|

Professional selling minor gets nod for being a top sales program

The David Eccles School of Business Marketing department is now ranked as a top sales program by the Sales Education Foundation Magazine. The Marketing department, with its specialized Professional Selling and Business Development minor, are among the top undergraduate programs in the country. With world-class faculty and thought leadership, along with a career-building internship program from the Professional Selling and Business Development minor, the [...]

2021-04-21T12:50:17-06:00April 21st, 2021|

Congratulations to the winners of the Real Women Run case competition!

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business, in conjunction with Real Women Run at the YWCA and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, hosted a competition that challenged students to develop ideas, strategies, and programs that would help increase the number and diversity of women running for office in Utah. Student teams developed and proposed [...]

2021-04-20T14:09:11-06:00April 20th, 2021|

OSC launches Network with the Professionals webinar series

Operations and Supply Chain launched its Network with the Professionals webinar series recently by inviting Shane Hughes, an executive at Intermountain Healthcare, to speak about his experiences within the field of Operations and Supply Chain as well as within Intermountain Healthcare itself. The Network with the Professionals talks will be an ongoing series that brings industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators to an open [...]

2021-03-22T11:05:32-06:00March 22nd, 2021|

Eccles students launch cold brew coffee company from their basement

Krum is bringing cold brew coffee to the masses. Three Eccles School students recently set out to make a cold brew coffee option that was affordable, natural, and delicious. With the help of the entrepreneurial resources at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, they were able to start a company that has now sold hundreds of items. Learn more about how they got started and where [...]

2021-03-01T10:37:23-06:00March 1st, 2021|

Congratulations to the winners of the Game Day Analytics Challenge!

More than 100 graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Howard University, and Salt Lake Community College competed in this year's Game Day Analytics Challenge. With thousands of dollars in prize money and guaranteed internship interviews on the line, the competition was intense. Since 2016, Chong Oh, an Associate Professor (Lecturer) from the Operations & Information Systems (OIS) Department [...]

2021-02-19T12:35:30-06:00February 19th, 2021|

Congrats to the Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition winners

The Inclusion & Business Strategy Case Competition rounded out Eccles Inclusion Week on Feb. 5. Dozens of students competed in teams to solve a variety of real, complex business challenges. The case competition, sponsored by Dominion Energy, Wild Utah Project, the Goff Strategic Leadership Center, and the David Eccles School of Business Office for Student Inclusion, demonstrated the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion [...]

2021-02-19T10:30:43-06:00February 19th, 2021|

The Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity celebrates its opening

On Feb. 5, the Center for Business, Health, and Prosperity at the David Eccles School of Business celebrated its opening with a virtual event. The center has been established to promote societal prosperity by integrating value-creating innovation and entrepreneurship with improved health. The center's goal is to help communities "thrive by driving opportunity" and use entrepreneurship to drive social change. During the event, [...]

2021-02-11T15:56:11-06:00February 8th, 2021|

Eccles students raise awareness of worldwide need for clean water

Student teams comprising a total of 72 students competed in the Eccles-WHOlives Social Impact Challenge, sponsored by Adobe from Oct. 15-23, 2020. This event was in partnership with WHOlives — a non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of people in Kenya and Uganda by providing access to clean water — Adobe, and the Information Systems program at the Eccles School. Student teams [...]

2020-11-30T12:44:27-06:00December 1st, 2020|

Operations and Supply Chain Pandemic Response Challenge winners

The Operations and Supply Chain program recently concluded its COVID-19 Pandemic Response Challenge. The challenge tasked students with analyzing the response of their chosen company to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In addition to analyzing the challenges presented as a result of the global pandemic, participants also proposed solutions to tackle these challenges from an operations and supply chain perspective. Now, more than ever, companies need [...]

2020-08-04T14:12:23-06:00July 20th, 2020|