2018-2019 General Catalog 
    Mar 19, 2018  
2018-2019 General Catalog

David Eccles School of Business

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Accredited by AACSB–The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Address: 1655 E Campus Center Dr Salt Lake, Utah 84112-9302
Phone: 801-581-7676
Fax: 801-587-3380

Dean: Taylor Randall, Ph.D.
Dean’s Office: Spencer Fox Eccles Building, 801-581-7676
Undergraduate Advising Services: S.K. Skaggs Student Services Center, Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building (SFEBB) Room 1120, 801-581-7853

At the David Eccles School of Business, you’ll roll up your sleeves and plunge elbow-deep into hands-on learning opportunities that prepare you for leadership in the modern world. Whether it’s an undergraduate or graduate degree you seek, the University of Utah offers a complete spectrum of business education offerings, including full-time and professional MBA’s, specialized master’s and PhD programs, and multiple dual-degree options.

All of our programs share a few common core traits, including a strong emphasis on technology, innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship. Whether you’re looking at graduate or undergraduate programs, your classes will be based out of our state-of-the-art facilities on the University of Utah’s picturesque campus in vibrant, metropolitan Salt Lake City.

We’re not at all interested in the status quo, which we believe is why the University of Utah ranks No. 1 or No. 2 in the nation for launching start-up businesses based on university research for three years running, according to the Association of University Technology Managers. Our interdisciplinary approach means that students at the School of Business have the opportunity to collaborate on actual projects with University of Utah technology and science programs, including the likes of Nobel laureate and genetics genius, Mario Cappechi.

Still not sold? We like that kind of attitude. How about the fact that the David Eccles School of Business started what has grown to become the largest university venture fund in the United States, and that our students play an active role in managing this $18.3 million technology venture fund. We are one of only a few universities on the planet that completely integrates the technology commercialization process with student learning.

From the first day you set foot on campus, every part of your experience at the David Eccles School of Business is designed to give you the tools you need not merely to succeed, but to exceed your own expectations of what’s possible.


School of Accounting 
Entrepreneurship & Strategy  
Operations & Information Systems  

Center and Institutes

Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute
Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center
Foundry Utah
Ivory-Boyer Real Estate Center
Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A)
Master of Accounting (M.Acc.)
Master of Real Estate Development (M.R.E.D)
Master of Science (M.S.)
Master of Statistics(M.Stat.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


Undergraduate Business Administration Program

The Business Administration degree provides students with a strong knowledge base across the fundamental disciplines of business: Accounting, Finance, Management and Operations Management/Information Systems. Graduates possess a mix of business, technical, and essential communication skills required of management and leadership roles. Based on the broad nature of this degree option, students are prepared for a wide range of business careers.

Please see the Business Administration B.A., B.S., H.B.A., H.B.S. and Business Minor listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.

Website: http://undergrad.business.utah.edu/page/business-administration

Contact: advising@business.utah.edu, 801-581-7853

Graduate Business Administration Program

It’s a brave new world out there. That’s why earning your MBA at the David Eccles School of Business is a different sort of proposition. Our program focuses on industry-agnostic, fundamental business skills that prepare our graduates to be effective managers in any field.

The David Eccles School of Business has three great MBA options, designed to suit many different types of students and professionals looking to earn their MBA. The Full-Time MBA is a traditional full-time, four-semester program, the Professional MBA is designed for professionals who plan to continue working while pursuing an MBA, and the Executive MBA is built for working executives with advanced experience.

Hundreds of game-changing successes playing out at the School of Business each year. How do we do it? For starters, a brilliant faculty ranked 20th in the nation for research. A dedicated Business Career Management Center where professional career coaches help students to map a career path. An active and engaged alumni network helmed by people like Spencer P. Eccles, executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and Robert A. McDonald, president and CEO of Proctor & Gamble. A surrounding state ranked #1 in the nation for economic outlook. And, a targeted two-year curriculum that stresses analytical thinking, communication skills and professionalism.

Please see the Masters of Business Administration M.B.A., Executive M.B.A., Professional M.B.A. or the Business Administration, Ph.D listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.

M.B.A. Website: www.business.utah.edu/page/mba-comparison
Ph.D. Website: http://phd.business.utah.edu/

M.B.A. Contact: mastersinfo@business.utah.edu, 801-581-7785
Ph.D. Contact: phdprogram@business.utah.edu, 801-585-1750


The missions of the David Eccles School of Business is to provide an education with impact by creating, discovering, and communicating knowledge about leading-edge research and best management practices. By preparing students for the rapidly changing global world of business, and through the synergy of research, education, and service, the David Eccles School of Business strives to be among the most respected business schools in the nation.

To prepare students for today’s complex corporate world, the David Eccles School of Business offers an undergraduate curriculum that is both streamlined and interdisciplinary. As a result, students are wellversed in the fundamentals and mindful of the many ways business principles impact and interact with other disciplines.

The David Eccles School of Business boasts an internationally renowned faculty, skilled educators who are committed to the lifelong learning process while engaging in cutting-edge research that keeps them at the forefront of business knowledge and trends. Our faculty’s research is rooted in real-world business practices that translate to both the classroom and the boardroom. Combine that research with our faculty’s wealth of international business experience, and our students benefit greatly from what our faculty has learned from the past, and what their research shows is going to happen in the future.

Course Restrictions

Any University student may register for 1000-level business courses. Registration for courses at the 2000 level and above is restricted to pre-business and department business majors.

Registration for intermediate (2000-level) business courses is restricted to David Eccles School of Business majors and pre-business students.

Registration for upper-division (3000- to 5000-level) business courses is restricted to business students who have been granted upper division status in the business school and admitted to a business major, with the exception of MGT 3810  - Business and Professional Communication, upper-division Business and Humanities and Business and Social Science Courses, and courses designated specifically for non-business majors. Students in other majors may petition for special permission to enroll in upper division business courses; permission is granted on a case-by-case basis and students are required to meet designated qualification to ensure their preparation for upper-division business coursework. Course prerequisites are enforced.

Business Scholars

Entering freshmen with an outstanding academic record and an interest in a comprehensive immersion into the theory and practice of the full spectrum of business disciplines may apply for a unique experiential learning program call Business Scholars. Admitted students enroll in the Business Scholars Seminar course (BUS 3995 ) for both fall and spring semesters of the freshman year. Students in the Business Scholars seminar explore honors-level, cutting edge case studies presented by top-level faculty and industry professionals both on and off campus. Students also receive special preparation to compete in the job market for meaningful summer internships with top local and regional companies.

The Business Scholars program is highly selective. The selection committee uses information students’ submit through the Business Scholars application process to make admission and scholarship decisions. This includes academic achievement, as evidenced by high school transcripts and test scores, as well as accomplishments outside of the classroom, as evidenced by students’ answers to the short questions and optional resume.

The application and additional information about the program is available online at: http://undergrad.business.utah.edu/form/application-business-scholars

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Many local and national scholarships are available to matriculated, full-time students majoring in business. Entering freshmen must apply by February 1 of the year prior to their first academic year at the University of Utah. Undergraduate students who have completed one or more semesters at the University, and transfer students must also apply by February 1 for consideration for the following academic year. A complete listing of all scholarships, grants, and loans at the University is available from the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, 105 Students Services Building.

Internship Opportunities

Students in the business administration major are strongly encouraged to expand their education to opportunities beyond the classroom. An internship related to one’s major field of study provides invaluable experience and the opportunity to develop professional skills and important contacts. Professionals in Campus Career Services assist business administration majors in understanding options, and finding and preparing for local, regional, and national internships.

Graduate Program


A matriculated graduate student may enroll in any 6000- or 7000-level course in the David Eccles School of Business providing the student has adequate background for the course and approved by their supervisory committee. In the case of over-enrollment, students in the David Eccles School of Business are given first preference. Students from other disciplines may not participate in advance registration but may place their name on a waiting list maintained by the Department Chairs or Academic Advisors. Access codes may be obtained during the first week of class.

Admission Requirements

All graduate programs require a bachelors degree from an accredited university or college, official reports of GMAT or GRE scores, transcripts from previous colleges and universities, professional resume, two letters of recommendation, and two essays.

Financial Assistance

Privately-donated scholarship and fellowship awards are available through the David Eccles School of Business for students in certain graduate programs. Loans, grants, and other forms of financial assistance are available through the University’s Financial Aid Office.

Program and Course Offerings



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