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Eccles School launches master’s degree specifically for entrepreneurs

May 29, 2019 – The David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah is taking its top 10 ranked program for entrepreneurship to new heights with a master’s degree designed for serious entrepreneurs. The degree is called the Master of Business Creation (MBC), and it’s the first of its kind. Applicants must be full-time entrepreneurs who want to create, launch and scale [...]

2019-05-30T09:55:49-07:00May 29th, 2019|

Four innovators awarded funding to tackle housing affordability

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 10, 2019) - Factory OS and Landed in San Francisco, Home Partners of America in Chicago and The Alley Flat Initiative in Austin have been selected by Ivory Innovations as winners of the inaugural Ivory Prize for Housing Affordability. The national innovation challenge sheds light on emerging and impactful solutions seeking to address America’s housing affordability challenges. “America is suffering with [...]

2019-04-11T11:15:39-07:00April 11th, 2019|

Part-Time MBA program jumps 16 spots to No. 44 in U.S. News rankings

March 12, 2019 — The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business’ Professional MBA program jumped 16 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for the best part-time MBA programs, moving to No. 44 overall, and No.1 part-time MBA in Utah. The part-time MBA ranking represents an astounding 64 spot climb in just two years. The Eccles School’s MBA Entrepreneurship ranking also [...]

2019-03-12T08:58:34-07:00March 11th, 2019|

Utah’s tech industry employment increases at more than twice the U.S. rate

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute today released preliminary results of a first-of-its-kind economic study of Utah’s tech and innovation economy. The research, which was shared today on Utah’s Capitol Hill, shows Utah’s tech economy supports one in seven Utah jobs, pays annual compensation 75 percent higher than other industries, and has increased employment at more than twice the national rate over the past [...]

2019-02-25T18:49:18-07:00February 25th, 2019|

Utah Coal Country Strike Team advances in American Dream competition

The Utah Coal Country Strike Team’s multi-pronged proposal to boost financial prosperity in Carbon and Emery counties resonated with the Alliance for the American Dream on Tuesday, earning it one of five spots in the final pitch competition this summer. The economic vitality that has brought Utah national recognition has bypassed the two counties, where economic conditions have steadily declined since 2001 with falling [...]

2019-01-30T10:00:58-07:00January 30th, 2019|

U.S. News: Eccles School MBA Online program ranked No. 17

The MBA Online program at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business has been ranked top 20 in the nation in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Online MBA rankings, landing at No. 17 overall and No. 4 in the West. This ranking represents an eight-spot jump from the 2018 rankings and a 25-spot cumulative jump over the past two [...]

2019-01-15T10:12:35-07:00January 15th, 2019|

Eccles School Full-Time MBA Program ranks No. 2 in the world for learning and entrepreneurship

The Full-Time MBA program at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business ranked No. 2 in the world in Bloomberg Businessweek’s inaugural global MBA indexes for both learning and entrepreneurship. In addition to the Eccles School’s strong showing in the index rankings, the Full-Time MBA program was ranked No. 36 overall in the U.S. (a 20 spot jump from the previous year) [...]

2018-12-11T15:47:23-07:00December 11th, 2018|

Heidi Woodbury named new U Vice President for Institutional Advancement

University of Utah President Ruth V. Watkins has appointed Heidi Woodbury as the university’s new vice president for institutional advancement. Woodbury will assume the position on Feb. 1, 2019. Woodbury currently is the assistant dean for external relations at the David Eccles School of Business. An alumna of the U, Woodbury was selected after a vigorous, competitive national search. She succeeds Fred Esplin, who [...]

2018-12-12T10:07:24-07:00December 11th, 2018|

Professor Elizabeth Tashjian named American College of Bankruptcy Fellow

The American College of Bankruptcy announced today that Elizabeth Tashjian, professor of Finance and Garn Faculty Fellow at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, will be inducted as a Fellow of the College. The ceremony will take place on March 15, 2019 in the Crown Room of the historic Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, California and will be presided [...]

2018-12-04T11:16:34-07:00December 4th, 2018|

Gardner Policy Institute named finalist in American Dream Ideas Challenge

Congratulations to our Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute for being named one of three finalists in the American Dream Ideas Challenge! Their proposal, called the Utah Coal Country Strike Team, is focused on helping Carbon and Emery counties, both of which have been hit by the decline in coal production since 2001. The team proposed creating a Silicon Slopes East in Price, which would [...]

2018-11-30T11:19:48-07:00November 30th, 2018|