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Congratulations to the Utah Ethical Leadership Award recipients

Six businesses, nonprofits and government agencies that embody the spirit of ethical leadership were recognized at the 2021 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 [...]

2021-09-20T14:58:41-06:00September 20th, 2021|

Nature’s Sunshine announces scholarship fund for diverse Eccles students

Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: NATR), a leading natural health and wellness company that manufactures high quality herbal and nutritional products, announced the creation of a new scholarship in partnership with the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah to support diverse students in their education. The company has pledged $200,000 over four years, and the Eccles School will match 50%, for [...]

2021-06-01T15:40:31-06:00June 2nd, 2021|

Sorenson Impact University Venture Fund Closes Blackrock Neurotech $10M Financing Round

University Venture Fund II has joined lead investor Christian Angermayer’s re.Mind Capital, an SPV sponsored by Peter Thiel, German entrepreneur Tim Sievers, and with investment advice from local investor LDD (Lead Dog Development) in closing a $10 million financing round for Blackrock Neurotech, the world’s leading platform for brain-computer interface (BCI) technology and manufacturing. “The impact Blackrock is making through BCI technology is transformative,” [...]

2021-05-26T09:49:54-06:00May 26th, 2021|

Students design the future of Granary District in Utah Real Estate Challenge

April 22, 2021  — The Granary District could soon have a new look, if developers bite on one of several proposals put forth by students in the Utah Real Estate Challenge. The Utah Real Estate Challenge (UREC) is an intercollegiate real estate development competition for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the state of Utah. The competition fosters understanding of real estate development by giving [...]

2021-04-29T15:46:38-06:00April 23rd, 2021|

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 [...]

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