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David Eccles School of Business

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Type  Public
Academic staff  141
Postgraduates  1,235
Founded  1917
Established  1917 (1917)
Undergraduates  4,409
Phone  +1 801-581-7676
Dean  Taylor Randall
David Eccles School of Business
Former name  School of Commerce & Finance
Address  1655 Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, USA
Undergraduate tuition and fees  Local tuition: 5,112 USD (2011), Domestic tuition: 18,043 USD (2011)
Similar  University of Utah, Jon M Huntsman School of, Westminster College, Salt Lake Community College, Utah State University

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The David Eccles School of Business is located on the campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. The school was founded as the "School of Commerce & Finance" in 1917 and subsequently changed its name to "School of Business" in 1927 although business classes were taught through the Economics & Sociology department at the university starting in 1896. The David Eccles School of Business is located on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. The school currently offers eight undergraduate majors, four MBA programs, five other graduate programs, a PhD program, and executive education offerings. The Eccles School is home to over 31,000 alumni in all 50 U.S. states and many countries.


The School is also home to several prominent centers and institutes including the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, the Sorenson Center for Global Impact Investing, and the Ivory-Boyer Real Estate Center.

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In 1896, University of Utah business education was part of the Economics and Sociology Department. The need 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 over 4100 students in six 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 a $15 million endowment was given by Eccles’ youngest daughter, Emma Eccles Jones, to honor the legacy of her late father, David Eccles. With that gift, the school was renamed to the David Eccles School of Business. David Eccles was a leading pioneer industrialist who in the latter part of the 19th century founded 48 businesses in various sectors throughout Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Wyoming.


The University of Utah campus is located on the lower bench of the Rocky Mountains within driving distance of seven ski resorts and five national parks. The David Eccles School of Business is located on the southern end of campus. Currently the business school campus includes the Business Classroom Building (BuC), the C. Roland Christensen Center (CRCC), and the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building (SFEBB).

The SFEBB, the school’s flagship building, broke ground in 2011 and had a complete project cost of $72 million. It was the first LEED Certified building on the University of Utah’s main campus. Its doors were opened to faculty and staff in November 2012 and to students attending class in January 2013.


Eccles' programs include a 21-month weekend-based Executive MBA (EMBA) program, a high-level management program designed for experienced professionals with an average work experience of 14 years, a 24-month weeknight-based Professional MBA (PMBA) program with an average work experience of 5 years, and a new MBA Online program.

The Executive MBA program was most recently ranked 22nd nationally and 83rd globally by the Financial Times. It is the only school in Utah to be ranked in the Financial Times’ top-100 Executive MBA programs. The Professional MBA program was most recently ranked 42nd nationally by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. It is the only school in Utah to be ranked in BusinessWeeks' top part-time MBA programs. The Full-time MBA program currently checks in at #59. The Master of Accounting, Master of Finance, and Master of Information Systems programs are all well regarded and the Master of Real Estate Development program is one of 5 in the western half of the United States. The Master of Science in Business Analytics is the latest offering from the business school starting Fall 2016.


  • Executive MBA: No. 83 in the world (Financial Times, 2015)
  • Professional MBA: No. 42 in the nation, No. 8 in the west (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2015)
  • Full-time MBA: No. 59 in the nation, No. 9 in the west (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2015)
  • Master of Finance: No. 20 in the world (Finance Management Association)
  • Accounting: Undergrad Accounting is No. 21 in the nation, Master of Accounting is No. 22 in nation. Among mid-sized schools, Master of Accounting is No. 8 in nation, Undergrad Accounting is No. 7 in nation (Public Accounting Report, 2016)
  • Alumni

  • 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
  • Teppo Felin, Professor of Strategy at the University of Oxford
  • Robert H. Garff, Ken Garff Corporation
  • Jake Garn, U.S. Senator, Space Shuttle astronaut on STS-51-D
  • 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, United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs; retired Chairman, President, and CEO of Procter & Gamble
  • David Neeleman, Founder and chairman of JetBlue Airways, Azul Brazilian Airlines, co-founder of Morris Air
  • 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
  • References

    David Eccles School of Business Wikipedia

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