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New study: Statewide mask requirements save lives, livelihoods

Researchers at the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis have found that statewide mask requirements not only reduce the transmission of COVID-19, but they also spur more economic activity, while countywide mask requirements actually depress economic activity. “The thing that really pops out,” said lead research Nathan Seegert, assistant professor of Finance at the Eccles School, “is that statewide mask mandates [...]

2020-11-24T15:48:23-07:00November 24th, 2020|

Specialized Master’s Programs show 93%+ career placement, high salaries

Graduates in all of the Specialized Master’s Programs at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah experienced strong career placements and high starting salaries despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Career placement rates ranged from 93% to 100%, and starting salaries showed the return on investment Specialized Master’s Program students received. The impressive statistics come from a combination of well-prepared graduates, a [...]

2020-11-18T12:46:00-07:00November 18th, 2020|

Eccles ranked top 10 for entrepreneurship for 2021 by Princeton Review

The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah received another top 10 ranking for entrepreneurship today as the Princeton Review ranked its undergraduate entrepreneurship program No. 10 and its graduate program No. 16 for 2021. The new undergraduate ranking adds to a series of top 10 rankings for the Eccles School from organizations including US News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. “Entrepreneurship is one of [...]

2020-11-17T09:22:08-07:00November 17th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-10-26T09:22:37-07:00October 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 [...]

2020-09-28T17:07:53-07:00September 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 [...]

2020-09-18T11:04:39-07:00September 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. [...]

2020-07-29T11:56:28-07:00July 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 [...]

2020-07-17T13:54:36-07:00July 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 [...]

2020-06-30T13:10:01-07:00June 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, [...]

2020-05-08T11:55:12-07:00May 8th, 2020|