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Tuesday, November 25

MSF Program Ranked Among Best in Finance Nationwide

The David Eccles School of Business today announced its Master of Finance program has been ranked among the best in the nation by the Financial Engineer and is the only program in Utah to make the list, earning a No. 47 ranking.

“It is an honor to be numbered among such esteemed finance programs across the nation,” said Taylor Randall, dean of the David Eccles School of Business. “We are thrilled with these results and see them as validation that our efforts to deliver our students the best business education in the world are working.”

Monday, November 24

Lassonde Institute, NeuroVersity Win Community Award for Autism Project

In recognition for helping students on the autism spectrum, the Columbus Community Center – a Salt Lake City center providing support services for people with disabilities – awarded the University of Utah’s Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and startup NeuroVersity with the Social Enterprise Award at its Ninth Annual Dignity through Work Recognition Event earlier this month.

Thursday, November 20

Eccles School Celebrates Historical Ties to Federal Reserve Bank by Hosting University Symposium

As the U.S. economy continues to improve and monetary policy moves toward normalization, the David Eccles School of Business is pleased to partner with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to host a simulation of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting. The event involves Eccles School students in the role of the committee members, including Reserve Bank Presidents, Federal Reserve Board Governors, and Chair Janet Yellen. Students will hear a presentation on the U.S.

Wednesday, November 19

U of Utah Students Win 2nd at National Inventor Competition

Adding another accomplishment to an already impressive year, University of Utah student startup Veritas Medical won second place among graduate students and $15,000 in the Collegiate Inventors Competition in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, November 19

Richard T. Pratt Professorship of Finance Announced

The David Eccles School of Business today announced the establishment of the endowed Richard T. Pratt Professorship of Finance. The new Professorship was celebrated with an event at the school where University of Utah President David Pershing shared his views on the importance of endowed professorships in helping the university attract and retain extraordinary faculty.

Tuesday, November 18

MSF Preview Day A Huge Success

On November 7th, as part of the second annual MS Finance Preview Day event, the MS Finance program at the David Eccles School of Business welcomed 30 prospective students from regional universities to experience the graduate finance program for a day, including the first-ever MS Finance-sponsored case competition.

Monday, November 17

From Concept to Company: 5 Steps in the Journey of a Medical Device Startup

Innovation is the life force of the medical device industry. Without a large budget for in-house R&D, licensing or acquiring a new technology, many companies are losing market share to those with deep pockets. To avoid the bureaucracy of a large organization, the “skunkworks” style of innovation has become much more common in recent years. This means that a large portion of the next great medtech innovations will come from small companies. But who is to say who these innovators of the future are today, and how does someone with just an idea hope to ever compete with the big players?

Wednesday, November 12

Frank Davis, renowned entrepreneur, to speak on campus

The David Eccles School of Business  to announce Frank Davis, founder of Food for Health International, Activz Whole-Food Nutrition and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, will be a guest speaker Thursday, Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building (room LL130) at the University of Utah.  The lecture is open to the public.

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