Business Ethics: Looking Beyond the Bottom Line

Our very own Dr. Abe Bakhsheshy was featured in a Utah Business podcast talking about why being ethical in business is so important, how businesses can be ethical and make a profit at the same time, and what happens to companies and executives who conduct their business unethically. Check out the podcast below. http://www.utahbusiness.com/ub-insider-23-business-ethics-looking-beyond-the-bottom-line/

2016-09-06T10:52:10-06:00September 6th, 2016|

Exploring the MBA Online program

The MBA Online program at the David Eccles School of Business allows students to earn the rigorous degree at their own pace and on their own schedule. The Eccles School's MBA Online program ranks in the top 50 in the nation, and it allows students to interact, learn and jump from middle management to the C-Suite. Listen to the podcast below to hear from [...]

2017-12-20T10:08:12-07:00February 2nd, 2016|

The Bottom Line: A Safe Place to Fail

The Bottom Line – 2016 is set to be an exciting year for Utah students studying entrepreneurship.  The University of Utah’s new Lassonde Studios will open as a 20,000 square-foot center that combines living space for 400 full-time residents, multiple classrooms and innovation laboratories.  It is one of the nation’s biggest and boldest programs in entrepreneurship education. Princeton Review recently recognized both the U’s [...]

2017-12-20T10:08:15-07:00December 15th, 2015|

Podcast: Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute informs decisions

The University of Utah officially launches the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today. Natalie Gochnour An initiative of the David Eccles School of Business, the new institute aims to support informed decision-making by developing and sharing economic, demographic and public policy research. In addition, the institute serves as a prestigious gathering place for thought leadership. Jim Wood Natalie Gochnour, the Policy Institute’s [...]

2017-12-20T10:08:26-07:00September 2nd, 2015|

Eccles School students win national banking competition

You’ve probably heard of community banks before, but you may not ever have realized what impact they can have on the economy. Four students at the Eccles School plunged into the unfamiliar world of community banking as they entered the Conference of State Bank Supervisors Case Study Competition, and they ended up beating out national competitors to take home the top prize. Jenny Flatberg, [...]

2017-12-20T10:08:29-07:00July 20th, 2015|

Accounting prof Melissa Lewis-Western wins best paper award

Melissa Lewis-Western, assistant professor of accounting at the Eccles School, recently returned from the Western Region Meeting of the American Accounting Association. There, she was honored with a best paper award. Her paper, “Competing reporting objectives and financial reporting quality” that she co-wrote with Adrienna Huffman, beat out more than 80 papers to win the top honor. The paper looked at the multiple incentives [...]

2017-12-20T10:08:29-07:00July 9th, 2015|

Tourism plays critical role in rural Utah economy

Tourism is a big part of Utah’s economy, but a new analysis shows it’s even more essential to communities in rural Utah, where a large percentage of their income is tourist-based. Analyst Jennifer Leaver discusses her findings in the podcast below. Click here for a press release about her findings as well. Podcast Transcript: Eccles School: Welcome to the Eccles School Podcast. I'm your [...]

2017-12-20T10:08:30-07:00July 1st, 2015|

Social Entrepreneurship Abroad students travel to Costa Rica

Spring Break for most Eccles School students meant time relaxing with friends, maybe going to the beach or catching up on some sleep. For a group of 28 students, though, it meant traveling to Costa Rica to find ways to add value to local communities. The Social Entrepreneurship Abroad Program sent out its first group of students to learn about the business and day-to-day [...]

2017-12-20T10:08:35-07:00May 1st, 2015|

Eccles Research: Workplace optimism may be overrated

Ever wonder how important workplace optimism is for performance? Some seem to think a positive, optimistic attitude is essential, while others think being more realistic and accurate about a situation is a key factor. Elizabeth Tenney, assistant professor of management at the David Eccles School of Business, decided to find out just how important a role optimism plays. “I am interested in the question [...]

2017-12-20T10:08:38-07:00April 8th, 2015|

Eccles Research: A new approach to helping market liquidity

A liquid market ensures investors can trade easily and at low cost. When market liquidity dries up, it can contribute to markets crashing, as during the Flash Crash of 2010, when the Dow Jones dropped nearly 1,000 points in a matter of minutes. Recently, Dr. Hank Bessembinder provided an in depth analysis of a potential way for the U.S. stock market to stay liquid: [...]

2015-04-01T14:21:52-06:00April 1st, 2015|