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New study shedding light on the impact of paid family leave

What impact does California's 2004 Paid Family Leave Act have on the gender pay gap? New research from the Eccles School's Elena Patel and her coauthors shows that parents spend more quality time with kids and tend to have fewer children overall, but may miss out on earnings over their child's lifetime. Read more about the study in The Washington Post, The Federalist, Market [...]

2019-11-01T09:40:03-06:00October 28th, 2019|

Future Alumni Feature Friday: Daniel von Wallwitz

Happy February everybody! We are kicking off the new month by continuing our #futurealumnifriday series. Have you met Daniel von Wallwitz here at the David Eccles School of Business? Our guess is a solid yes because he is involved in Business Scholars, Beta Alpha Psi, Business Economics Society, and Goff Scholars! He expects to graduate in 2020 with his degree QUAMO. If you [...]

2019-01-31T22:31:26-07:00January 31st, 2019|

Criticizing public companies for “short-termism” is nonsense, according to Barron’s

"Companies with publicly traded shares invest proportionately far more than privately held businesses. The difference is particularly stark when comparing spending on research and development," according to an article in Barron's, which cites research by Elena Patel, an assistant professor of Finance at the David Eccles School of Business.  

2018-10-08T22:28:28-06:00October 8th, 2018|

Financial Times ranks MSF program No. 1 for best value for money

The David Eccles School of Business Master of Science in Finance (MSF) provides the best value for money in the nation, according to new 2018 rankings released by the Financial Times. The ranking further emphasizes the excellent educational experience, low tuition and affordable cost-of-living available at the University of Utah and in Salt Lake City. This is the third consecutive year [...]

2018-07-12T16:09:06-06:00July 10th, 2018|

Should employers cut pay or slash jobs in an economic downturn?

Companies typically face two options for cutting costs in a downturn: cut pay or slash jobs. New research from Nathan Seegert and Jason Sandvik here at the David Eccles School of Business, along with their coauthors, shows that lowering headcount is definitely the way to go. Slashing pay tends to lead to top performers vacating their jobs anyway — for the competition. Read more about [...]

2018-06-12T16:52:30-06:00June 12th, 2018|

David Eccles School of Business Hall of Fame honors business leaders

The David Eccles School of Business Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have so distinguished themselves in their careers that their achievements are models for present and future students and are leaders in their communities. We are honored to induct this individual to our Hall of Fame and award four people that are making an impact in the fields of entrepreneurship, service to the [...]

2018-05-31T17:11:58-06:00May 31st, 2018|

5 tips and tricks to make sure your graduation regalia is on correctly

You've worked hard to earn your degree and to celebrate at graduation. Check out these five tips to make sure your regalia is on just right so you can look your sharpest on your big day. Congratulations, graduates! 1. Adjust your gown so it rests comfortably on your shoulders and hits below your knees but doesn't pose a tripping hazard. 2. For graduate students, [...]

2018-04-24T17:42:55-06:00April 24th, 2018|

Eccles MRED students win $20,000 at the Utah Real Estate Challenge

Students in the David Eccles School of Business Master of Real Estate (MRED) program have again taken the top prize in the annual Utah Real Estate Challenge. Two teams of Eccles School students were competition finalists, along with a team from Utah State University. Finalists are invited to present their development plan to a portion of Utah's commercial real estate community, who then vote [...]

2018-04-09T16:50:49-06:00April 9th, 2018|

Eccles School influencers recognized at 2018 CCIM Excellence Awards

Two influencers and four students at the David Eccles School of Business were recently recognized by the Utah Chapter of the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). Awarded annually, the CCIM Excellence Awards showcase the elite of Utah’s commercial real estate industry, recognize outstanding industry contributors and aim to foster excellence in the overall real estate community. The 2018 awards theme was “Time for Tech.” [...]

2018-04-05T15:03:34-06:00April 5th, 2018|