Faculty & Research

A faculty renowned for dynamic teaching and corporate success

The Eccles faculty are thought leaders and leading researchers whose expertise creates an environment for learning and experiencing new and innovative business concepts and practices.  Our faculty consists of award winning researchers, corporate success stories, sought-after experts, authors, and accomplished teachers. Their passion and expertise in business have influenced generations of professionals.

Making Thought Leadership Count

  • "Teaching and research are complements, because being at the forefront of research in your field forces you to be better informed as a teacher. That is the difference you get at Utah."
  • "Management isn't a completely solved problem. Business schools don't know the answers to all the questions. There are textbooks, of course, but there are lots of really important questions that textbooks are just silent on."
  • "At Utah, faculty are actively working on filling in those knowledge gaps. When questions come up in the classroom, we'll have better answers. We'll be able to help you avoid the common pitfalls. When the answers are developed, you'll have connections to our faculty and alumni network, to help you use the answers in your career."
  • "Our school has literally dozens of professors who are actively shaping how faculty across the world think about their subjects. This just isn't an imperative for business schools that are not at research universities."

Highlights From Faculty Research

Eccles Faculty ranks 20 in the US for research - Financial Times

Finance faculty is 20 in the world - The Finance Management Association

Accounting faculty ranks 12 and the school is 38 overall in the US for research - UT Dallas

Changing Business through Research

Professor Christine Botosan had her research presented before Congress. Botosan surveyed research and compiled her findings in a summary to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The work responds to the efforts of the SEC to quickly implement International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and discard procedures that reconcile the differences between IFRS and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The conclusion describes such action as premature and potentially disruptive to domestic markets.

Research Shaping Education

Beginning in 2009, Professor Marlene Plumlee introduced one of the first courses to focus on International Reporting Standards (IFRS). The IFRS course deviates from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to prepare students for future global demands in the accounting field.