David Eccles School of Business

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Established 1917
Type Public
Dean Taylor Randall
Academic staff 85
Undergraduates 2,531
Postgraduates 735
Location Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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Website www.business.utah.edu

The David Eccles School of Business is located on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. The school was first established in 1896.


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.


C. Roland Christensen Center

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 Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building (SFEBB) and the C. Roland Christensen Center (CRCC).


Business School Ranking
U.S. undergraduate business
Bloomberg Businessweek[1] 109
Bloomberg Businessweek[2] NR
U.S. News & World Report[3] 66
Worldwide MBA
Financial Times[4] NR

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.



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Coordinates: 40°45′41″N 111°50′36″W / 40.76139°N 111.84333°W / 40.76139; -111.84333