Whether enjoying the arches in Grand County, boating the turquoise waters of Bear Lake in Rich County, exploring the sandstone kingdoms of Washington County or skiing the powdery slopes of Summit County, tourists visited every county in Utah in 2013. Those visits propelled economic activity, according to research recently published by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, or BEBR, at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business.
The David Eccles School of Business today announced Dr. Christine Botosan, professor of accounting and associate dean of graduate affairs, has been elected president of the American Accounting Association's board of directors. Botosan will serve as president for the AAA’s 2014–2015 year, beginning her term at the distinguished group's annual conference this year taking place Aug. 2–6 in Atlanta. She recently completed her term as president-elect for the 2013–2014 year.
A new awards program has been launched to recognize and support the ethical leadership of organizations in the state of Utah.
Applications are now open for the Utah Ethical Leadership Awards, the first of their kind in Utah. All businesses, government entities, or nonprofit organizations with ethical standards are encouraged to apply. Applications close in three weeks, on August 11th. The application is available online at utahcf.org/ethics.
A new affiliation for the David Eccles School of Business’s TEK Club will give students the ability to connect to a large national network of like-minded peers and professionals, attend prestigious conferences and competitions, and tap into resources previously unavailable.
The Master of Real Estate Development program at the David Eccles School of Business has always been a unique entity in higher education.
Helena Paulos is an undergraduate Accounting major who will graduate in the spring of 2015. To help get her ready for post-graduation life, she’s working this summer on an internship at Overstock.com. She took the time to answer a few questions from Brianna Koucos, senior career counselor in the Undergraduate Career Management Center, about her experience:
The Lassonde Studios – a new facility being built on the University of Utah campus for student entrepreneurs and innovators to live, create and launch companies – came into the national spotlight this week with a report by Bloomberg Businessweek.
Undergraduate entrepreneurship curriculum at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business has been completely revamped with the launch of the Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Certificate that’s designed for all non-business majors, but also available to all students.