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Executive MBA Program ranks Top 20 in the United States

The Executive MBA program at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is again ranked among the world’s best according to this year’s rankings by the Financial Times. The program ranked No. 4 in the West, No. 19 nationally, and No. 94 globally (up from No. 98 globally in 2019). It is the only school in Utah to be ranked in [...]

2020-10-26T09:22:37-06:00October 26th, 2020|

Eccles School launches virtual blockchain curriculum to drive digital literacy, adoption of blockchain technology

(Sept. 29, 2020) — The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is set to create the next generation of digitally literate students who understand the world of blockchain technology. EY is helping in the development and delivery of the course. The University of Utah shifted to holding about 70 percent of classes online this fall in light of the COVID-19 [...]

2020-09-28T17:07:53-06:00September 28th, 2020|

Utah Ethical Leadership Awards announced

Nine businesses, nonprofits and government agencies that embody the spirit of ethical leadership were recognized at the 2020 Utah Ethical Leadership Awards. The awards recognize organizations that embody the spirit of ethical leadership exhibited by Bill Daniels, a pioneer in the modern cable industry and former owner of the Utah Stars. Daniels believed deeply in ethics and integrity, and the importance of absolute ethical [...]

2020-09-18T11:04:39-06:00September 18th, 2020|

Utah’s young population contributes to relatively low COVID-19 death rate

July 29, 2020 (Salt Lake City, Utah) – Research from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute shows Utah’s relatively young population is contributing to a lower COVID-19 death rate than the nation as a whole. As of July 14, 2020, the CDC COVID Data Tracker reported the Utah and U.S. per-capita death rates as 7.0 and 41.3 per 100,000, respectively, a difference of 34.3. [...]

2020-07-29T11:56:28-06:00July 29th, 2020|

Eccles Global announces collaboration with Cabo Verde

Staff and students from Eccles Global at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah are collaborating with Cabo Verde government officials to connect Cabo Verdeans around the world and foster economic development in Cabo Verde. Eccles Global Associate Director Cesar Sanchez along with Eccles School students Peyton Williams and Amanda Edwards are working with Cabo Verde’s Secretary of State for [...]

2020-07-17T13:54:36-06:00July 17th, 2020|

Sorenson Impact Center names impact investor Geoff Davis CEO

Geoff Davis will take on the new role of CEO for the Sorenson Impact Center at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. He begins his new position on July 13, 2020. Davis is a seasoned entrepreneur turned social entrepreneur turned impact investor, and his most recent position was CEO & Managing Partner of Cicero Impact Capital. He will bring [...]

2020-06-30T13:10:01-06:00June 30th, 2020|

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

While the 13th year of the Utah Real Estate Challenge (UREC) looked a little different than in the past due to COVID-19, an unparalleled amount of ingenuity and creativity prevailed in all nine 2020 teams and their designs. On May 1, DISC Development claimed the $20,000 grand prize for their design, Edison Tower. Runners up from last year’s UREC competition, Team DISC Development, [...]

2020-05-08T11:55:12-06:00May 8th, 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 [...]

2020-03-17T15:41:58-06:00March 17th, 2020|

Two MBA programs among best in nation in U.S. News rankings

Two MBA programs at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in their annual Best Business Schools rankings. The Eccles School's Full-Time MBA program advanced four spots to No. 48, placing it in the top 50 full-time MBA programs in the nation. Meanwhile, the Professional MBA program [...]

2020-03-17T14:55:28-06:00March 17th, 2020|

Gardner Policy Institute releases 2020 Economic Report to the Governor

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today presented the 32nd Economic Report to the Governor to Utah Gov. Gary Herbert at the 2020 Economic Outlook & Public Policy Summit, hosted by the Salt Lake Chamber. The report has been the preeminent source for data and commentary on Utah’s economy for over 30 years. The consensus forecast predicts increased uncertainty and moderation, but still healthy [...]

2020-01-21T11:48:11-06:00January 17th, 2020|