Students from across the David Eccles School of Business found a bustling Emma Eccles Jones Plaza when they arrived on campus Tuesday morning, thanks to the Business Leaders Incorporated, or "BLInc," Welcome Week “Party in the Plaza” designed to introduce them to many beyond-the-classroom opportunities available at the school.
One of the world’s leading experts on working to eradicate poverty through businesses designed to make a social impact is slated to visit the University of Utah campus in an event hosted by the U’s Ethics Club and sponsored by the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative.
If you’re graduating college and want a job, accounting is the major to have, according to the 2013 Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits report released today by the American Institute of CPAs. As the unemployment rate in the United States is slow to rebound to post-recession levels, accounting graduates are enjoying an unprecedented level of demand from public accounting firms, with a record 40,350 accounting graduates hired in 2012 and 89 percent of those firms forecasting the same or increased hiring of graduates this year.
The iSTAR project, a unique effort at the University of Utah that teaches kids on the autism spectrum how to use computer software to help them develop professional and social skills, received a $50,000 donation from the Utah Autism Foundation to develop and expand the initiative.
A big part of any education at the David Eccles School of Business comes outside the classroom, with students getting their hands dirty doing real-world work.
Thursday morning, a group of about 50 students from the Master of Science in Finance program provided a fine example of just that, rising early to dig into the soil at Wasatch Community Gardens for a Week Zero community-service project.
CEO of University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics David Entwistle is the new chair of the Community Advisory Board for the Masters of Healthcare Administration at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. He assumes the role after serving as a member of the Community Advisory Board since its inception in 2011.
“It is exciting that a healthcare executive with his accomplishments is willing to invest the time to help us build our program,” said Dr. Debra Scammon, MHA program director.
A new study from the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business and USC suggests that people in socially powerful positions tend to engage in social projection by practicing “self-anchoring;” namely, they project their own characteristics onto the groups they represent. It also concludes that individuals placed in positions of power, or primed with the idea of power, used themselves as a reference point to infer group properties, quickly assigning their own traits, attitudes, and emotions as characteristic of the group.
Students in the David Eccles School of Business Masters of Healthcare Administration program earned jobs and internships at an unprecedented rate this year, landing positions both inside and outside of Utah at hospitals, healthcare systems and consulting firms.