Alayna Williamson

Associate Professor (Lecture); Director, Undergraduate Admissions & Scholarships, Business Scholars

Business Scholars, Department of Finance

Career Line, Faculty, Staff

Ms. Williamson graduated with an MS Finance and MBA from the University of Utah. She spent many years in corporate finance, running a consulting business and focusing on entrepreneurial endeavors. She now teaches Finance courses as well as directs Business Scholars — a program designed specifically for incoming honors-level freshman and transfer business students who are prepared for a comprehensive immersion into the theory and practice of the full spectrum of business disciplines. This small group cohort (40 or less) spends time utilizing case studies in five areas including marketing, accounting, finance, data analytics and strategic management. Case studies culminate in company site visits, including regional and international travel. Eccles Business Scholar students are afforded intensive career and academic mentoring, professional development, meaningful internship opportunities, as well as the opportunity to develop an extensive Eccles alumni network.

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Education
  • BS 1998, Finance, University of Utah
  • MBA 2001, Business Administration, University of Utah
Honors & Awards
  • Excellence In Teaching Award. Sigma Alpha Pi, 04/14/2015
  • Outstanding Advisor Award. Phi Beta Lambda, 03/01/2015
Teaching
  • BUS 2815-001 Business Scholars
  • BUS 2815-002 Business Scholars
  • BUS 2815-003 Business Scholars
  • BUS 2815-004 Business Scholars
  • BUS 2815-005 Business Scholars
  • BUS 2815-011 Business Scholars
  • BUS 2815-084 Business Scholars
  • FINAN 4550-084 Intl. Finance
  • BUS 2815-006 Business Scholars
  • FINAN 3040-003 Finan Management
Service
  • Global Brigades. Role: Faculty Advisor. Faculty Advisor. 06/01/2014 – present
  • Phi Beta Lambda. Role: Faculty Advisor. Faculty Advisor. 12/15/2013 – present
  • DECA. Role: Collegiate liason. Collegiate liason and regional competition organizer. 12/15/2013 – present