Full-time MBA student Greg Larsen chimes in with a report from a trip six MBA students took to Japan this fall. They were accompanied by Dave Harris, a Japan native in his first year as program director for the Full-time MBA program. Here is Greg’s report on the experience:
The David Eccles School of Business jumped 24 spots in Poets & Quants' annual rankings of Full-time MBA programs, making the business school at the University of Utah one of the biggest "winners" in the 2013 tally. The David Eccles School of Business exceeded the gains made by fellow Pac-12 schools the University of Colorado and University of Washington.
You don’t typically think of accountants as the types to start up some boot-scootin’ and show off their line-dancing moves, but you just never know what can happen when accounting students, faculty members and professionals gather for a conference.
The Business Scholars students in the unique freshman cohort at the David Eccles School of Business recently took a trip to sunny SoCal to visit companies they’ve studied in class, meet with area alumni, see the sights and take in the Utah Utes football game against the USC Trojans at the legendary LA Coliseum. While the game didn’t go so well, Business Scholar Kevin Tao writes that the trip was still well worth it.
Here is Kevin’s report on the Business Scholars’ trip:
Nov. 21, 2013 – President Barack Obama proclaimed Nov. 22, National Entrepreneurs’ Day to celebrate men and women who start businesses, create jobs and build a stronger economy. The University of Utah fosters and encourages entrepreneurs of tomorrow through mentorship, support, education and a large variety of programs.
Students from the University of Utah have successfully launched businesses such as Power Practical, Armor Active, Xandem and Char Poles.
The University of Utah already has strengths in health, video game development and entrepreneurship, and a new competition for students at the U brings them all together. The Games4Health Challenge encourages students to develop prototypes of health-related video games and smartphone applications for a chance to win part of an estimated $50,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.
Debra Scammon, the Emma Eccles Jones Professor of Marketing and Director of the MHA program at the David Eccles School of Business sat down with the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) to discuss the MHA Program at the University of Utah.
iPay2x, a University of Utah student business, walked away with $5,000 at this year’s techTITANS idea competition, thanks to their new mobile-payment platform.
The iPay2x team created a platform that allows buyers to search for the best product for their needs based on price, inventory, and brand. Users can pay for the product using their mobile device, and merchants can use the technology for real-time inventory tracking. The iPay2x creators are two Masters of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) students, Anuj Gupta and Rob Brown, and a local business owner, Shreyas Kamat.