The Professional MBA program at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business jumped 12 positions in the annual U.S. News and World Report part-time MBA rankings released Tuesday. U.S. News and World Report ranks the program as No. 52, up from 64 in last year’s ranking. The program was ranked No. 7 in the west.
A group of Full-time MBA students from the David Eccles School of Business recently traveled to Boulder, Colorado, to compete in a case competition hosted by Net Impact, an organization dedicated to sustainability in business. Team leader and MBA student Whitney Williams shared her thoughts on the experience. Whitney writes:
I think I might be addicted to case competitions.
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is accepting applications for the Lassonde New Venture Development Center scholarships through April 11, 2014. The program is open to all graduate students at the University of Utah. About 30 students are admitted into the program each year, and they spend two semesters working with a faculty inventors developing a business plan and strategy. The current application process is for the 2014-2015 academic year. Students admitted to the program receive scholarships of varying amounts.
While complaining about bosses is almost a national pastime, new research suggests that good bosses stick around and make their workers more productive, while the worst managers don’t last very long in the workplace.
“The Value of Bosses,” a paper co-authored by Christopher Stanton, an assistant Finance professor at the David Eccles School of Business, was recently conditionally accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Labor Economics.
Five teams of undergraduates battled throughout the day Friday in the 2014 Undergraduate Ethics Case Competition hosted by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, and while the judges noted how close the votes were, there can be only one winner.
And that winning team, going by the team name Semper Verum will be moving on to represent the David Eccles School of Business at the national Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative 2014 Undergraduate Ethics Case Competition in Denver this spring.
University of Utah graduate Erik Larsen and his wife Cori, a former staffer at the David Eccles School of Business’s External Relations department, opened the first of what will become a franchise of cupcake shops in India today. The grand opening is only the first of five set to occur this year and they anticipate 30 to 40 more to open across India within the next five years.
The demand for business professionals who know about technology is growing by leaps and bounds—a trend that is especially pronounced on the “Silicon Slopes” of Utah—and the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah has created a new certificate program to help professionals and students advance their careers and enhance their technical proficiency.
Starting their first day on campus, students across all majors at the David Eccles School of Business are encouraged to get involved in clubs and organizations that will enhance their classroom studies.