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Creating your own career: Women in entrepreneurship

The Women in Entrepreneurship Alumnae Panel brought together creative minds from across the University of Utah to share their experiences as real-world entrepreneurs. Participants included Camryn Polansky of the Lassonde Founders student group; Juliana Duran, small-business owner and entrepreneur; Anne Bastien, Program Director at Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute; Justin Kahn, Instructor in the Master of Business Creation program at the David Eccles School of [...]

2020-10-26T14:31:34-07:00October 27th, 2020|

In the news: Master of Business Creation adapts to COVID-19

This past school year, the David Eccles School of Business Launched the Master of Business Creation (MBC) program, which was designed specifically with entrepreneurs and startup companies in mind. The original founding class consisted of 26 students and 20 startups, with classes, meetings, and grades specifically geared toward driving the startup’s success.  In an article on universitybusiness.com, Thad Kelling articulates how the global pandemic [...]

2020-07-02T17:01:53-07:00July 2nd, 2020|

Pierre Lassonde Retires from Franco-Nevada after 35 years of leadership

After 35 years leading Franco-Nevada, Pierre Lassonde – the founder of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business – retired from the company when he stepped down as chairman of the board earlier this month. The milestone concluded an epic career with the company he co-founded in 1985 and grew to its current valuation of $38 billion. Lassonde [...]

2020-05-14T12:03:09-07:00May 14th, 2020|

MBC entrepreneur helps students celebrate prom amid COVID-19

Virtual proms have become a huge trend this year, as the raging coronavirus pandemic continues to close schools around the country. Taylor Buckley, a Master of Business Creation student at the Eccles School, is behind an app that is making many of these virtual dance events possible. Check out how the app works at ABC4 Utah and NBC Chicago.

2020-05-06T20:08:59-07:00May 6th, 2020|

AACSB International recognizes Eccles School for Master of Business Creation

Today, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) – the world’s largest business education network – recognized the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah among 25 business schools as highlights of its Innovations That Inspire member challenge. The Eccles School was recognized for its unique Master of Business Creation (MBC) program, which allows founders to launch and scale a company [...]

2020-04-21T10:39:11-07:00April 21st, 2020|

Eccles School ranked No. 12 for MBA entrepreneurship by U.S. News

The David Eccles School of Business ranks No. 12 in the latest MBA rankings for entrepreneurship released today by US News and World Report. The rankings are for the year 2021. The Eccles School ranking is an improvement from the last year’s ranking of No. 17 for MBA entrepreneurship. In related rankings released earlier from US News and World Report, the Eccles School ranked [...]

2020-03-17T15:41:58-07:00March 17th, 2020|

Eccles School again ranked top 10 for Entrepreneurship

The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business continues to be recognized as a top 10 school for entrepreneurship. In new rankings for 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Eccles School No. 10 (No. 6 among state schools) for undergraduate and No. 17 for graduate entrepreneurship. While Bloomberg Businessweek ranked it No. 6 for full-time MBA entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship opportunities at the [...]

2019-12-18T10:23:40-07:00December 18th, 2019|