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Diverse boards, rather than CEOs, are key to advancing equity and diversity in companies.

American companies face mounting pressure to advance workplace equity and diversity. Using data from Fortune 500 firms, Alison Cook and Christy Glass argue that the key is promoting diversity on the board of directors. Read the article here.

Are Corporations People?

Professor William Shughart was featured in a recent article titled, "Are corporations people?". The U.S. Supreme Court says they are, at least for some purposes. NPR’s Nina Totenberg reports that in the past four years, the high court has dramatically expanded corporate rights. Read the story.

MHR Students Give Back and Get to Work

For the Thanksgiving season, 26 Huntsman School of Business Master of Human Resources students put away their text books and cell phones, gave back to the Utah community and learned what it takes to run an organization from the ground up by bottling, labeling, weighing and stacking more than 36,000 cans of beef chunks

Professor Nicole Forsgren - DevOps and the Bottom Line

MIS professor Nicole Forsgren presents her latest research at the 2014 DevOps Enterprise Summit on DevOps and the Bottom Line. Click here to watch her presentation.

Huntsman School Opens New FJ Management Center for Student Success

Today, Crystal and Chuck Maggelet of FJ Management, with Dean Anderson and Pres. Albrecht, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new FJ Management Center for Student Success at the Huntsman School of Business. Read the story here.

Huntsman Hall

Groundbreaking for the new Huntsman Hall will soon bring a new world class building addition to the Huntsman School.
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The Huntsman Experience

Dean Douglas Anderson, students, faculty and alumni discuss the advantages the Huntsman School of Business provides.

Coming Events

December 24, 2014

Holiday Break

December 31, 2014

New Year's Eve

January 07, 2015

Classes Begin

COMING SPEAKERS

January 21, 2015

Jeremy Hanks
Founder and CEO, Dropship Commerce
Founder, DOBA
Topic: Innovating and Industry: Retail Supply Chain Strategies

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: George S. Eccles Business Building, Room 215

Analytical Rigor

BKA Content Presents to USU Huntsman School of Business Entrepreneur Club

Utah-based SEO content company BKA Content recently met with members of the Utah State University Entrepreneur Club to discuss what it takes to start and run a successful tech business. The hour-long presentation was held at the USU extension center on 2500 S. State St. in Salt Lake City, UT. Matt Secrist, the co-founder and VP of Business Development at BKA Content, and Drew Allen, the VP of Sales at BKA content, presented in front of a crowd of around 20 students from the Huntsman School of Business at USU.

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5 Habits That Boost Your Workplace Effectiveness

Are you efficient at checking things off your to-do list, or are you truly effective in getting the right things done? It’s important to know the difference between efficiency and effectiveness – and to take steps toward the latter if you hope to maximize your career success. Here are five essential – yet counterintuitive – ways to improve your on-the-job effectiveness:

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Go Global: London

Almost everyone does something fun and exciting during spring break. I also wanted to do something fun, adventurous, and worthwhile. And while a cruise or week on a beach sounded enticing, I chose to travel to London, England, with my friends from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.

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Entrepreneurial Spirit

MHR Students Give Back and Get to Work

Last week 26 Huntsman School of Business Master of Human Resources students put away their text books and cell phones, gave back to the Utah community and learned what it takes to run an organization from the ground up by bottling, labeling, weighing and stacking more than 36,000 cans of beef chunks for the holiday season.

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Professor Nicole Forsgren Presents DevOps and the Bottom Line

MIS professor Nicole Forsgren presents her latest research at the 2014 DevOps Enterprise Summit on DevOps and the Bottom Line.

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100 Small Towns 100 Entreprenuers

In the June 2014 Huntsman Post we mentioned that the Director of the Clark Center for Entrepreneurship, Dr. Mike Glauser, was beginning his cross-country bike trip to interview 100 entrepreneurs in 100 small towns across America.

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Ethical Leadership

Business, Conscience, Service

Businessman and philanthropist Bob Gay visited the Huntsman School on November 13, and delivered an incredible talk about business, conscience, and service.

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Business Week Students Serve

Every year for Business Week, the Huntsman School Business Council, a group of student leaders representing all business students, puts together a service project to benefit the community. This year, they elected to serve the Huntsman Cancer Institute. In collaboration with representatives of HCI, they decided to undertake three projects: create fleece blankets, decorate composition books into journals, and write letters of encouragement.

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USU Delta Omega Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi Sets World Record-October 2014

This month the USU Delta Omega Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi achieved the prestigious Superior status, which makes them the longest concurrent superior chapter in the world. The Utah State chapter has achieved this status every year since 1977. Worldwide there are 298 active chapters representing over 17,000 members.

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Global Vision

MIS Class Presents to Zions Bank

Dr. Nicole Forsgren’s Business Analytics class (MIS 3860) faced not only their peers and professor for their latest class presentations, but also members from the Zions Bank analytics team. The Zions team first heard about this project when, based on their knowledge of the class from a previous intern, they stopped by Dr. Forsgren’s office before the MIS Meet the Firms event to learn more about the class.

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Diverse boards, rather than CEOs, are key to advancing equity and diversity in companies.

American companies face mounting pressure to advance workplace equity and diversity. From business consultants to human resource personnel, from shareholders to the media, the message to companies is clear: diversity and equity matter in today’s workplace. But what is the best path for companies to achieve these goals? Using data from Fortune 500 firms, Alison Cook and Christy Glass argue that the key is promoting diversity on the board of directors.

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California's drought has reached Biblical-plague proportions. It's time for a drastic measure.

By Professor Randy Simmons. Last January, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency following projections of severe drought. State bureaucrats and local officials jumped into action and mandated any number of water conservation tactics. While some have been relatively successful, most will do nothing. In fact, it appears that despite the drought, water use may have actually increased in the past year.

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