David Eccles School of Business
|Location||Salt Lake City, Utah, USA|
In 1896 University of Utah business education was part of the Economics and Sociology Department. The needs to expand academic offerings lead the University of Utah to establish the School of Commerce and Finance in 1917. In its first year, 126 students enrolled, over the next 80 years the enrollment figure increased over 25 times. Today, the David Eccles School of Business educates nearly 3,500 students in four departments of study.
In 1927, the name of the school was changed to "School of Business" and course divisions included Accounting, Distribution and Production, Finance, and Economics. In 1933, the first graduate degrees were awarded. The School of Business was officially accredited by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business in August 1936. In 1955, the MBA program was instituted at the School of Business. The School's first MBA degrees were awarded in 1957, and its departments were reorganized to Accounting, Finance, Management, and Marketing.
In 1991, the School of Business was named the David Eccles School of Business in honor of David Eccles, who founded 48 businesses in various sectors throughout Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming during the latter part of the 19th century. A $15 million endowment was given by Eccles youngest daughter, Emma Eccles Jones, to honor her late father's legacy.
University of Utah Central Campus is located on the bench of the Rocky Mountains. The geographic location is situated between numerous ski resorts and five national parks.
The David Eccles School of Business is located on the south end of Central Campus. Current business facilities include the Kendall D. Garff Building (KDGB),and the C. Roland Christensen Center (CRCC).
The school has now completed the first phase of a two phase project that will replace the KDGB building. The new buildings will feature more classrooms, better access to technology, and efficient energy solutions. The target for completing the second phase of the project is 2013.
|Business School Ranking|
|U.S. undergraduate business|
|U.S. News & World Report||66|
Eccles' programs also include a 21-month weekend-based Executive MBA program for working professionals with an average minimum of 13 years of full-time work, and a 24-month weeknights-based Professional MBA program for those with a minimum average of nine years of full-time work experience. The EMBA program was rated 33rd in the U.S. by the October 2011 Financial Times, and 25th in the U.S. by Business Week.
- Jerry Atkin, President and CEO SkyWest Airlines
- Stephen Covey, Co-founder of FranklinCovey and author of the best-selling book, "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People"
- Spencer Eccles, former chairman and chief executive officer of First Security Corporation
- Robert H. Garff, Ken Garff Corporation
- Jake Garn, U.S. Senator
- Pierre Lassonde, former president of Newmont Mining Corporation and chairman of the World Gold Council
- J. W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Marriott International
- Robert A. "Bob" McDonald, President and CEO, Procter & Gamble
- David Neeleman, Founder and Chairman, JetBlue Airways
- John Nogawski, President Paramount Pictures Television
- Harris Simmons, CEO and Chairman Zions Bancorporation
- Norman H. Wesley, CEO Fortune Brands
- Jim Sorenson, Founder and Chairman Sorenson Media
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