News & Events

Utah's Immigration Hypocrisy

Straight from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, economics student Grant Holyoak gave a five-minute lightning talk at Ignite USU about immigration policy in Utah.

7 Things Every Employee Wants in a Boss

Huntsman School Alumnus and Entrepreneur, Steve Palmer shares what it takes to become an exceptional leader and make an impact on those you lead. Read the article.

Ethics in Action Video Competition

Two USU Teams Win Top Spots in National Ethics in Action Video Competition with their videos about social media, bribery and corruption in a business environment. Watch the winning competition videos.


2014 has seen a plethora of success for Huntsman students and alumni. Watch a recap of just a few of them.

Bonnie Villarreal and Homeowner Taxes

If you have ever been confused about how home ownership affects taxes, Huntsman School Lecturer and MAcc Director, Bonnie Villarreal is a great person to ask. She recently shared some of her knowledge and insights with, the nation’s largest publisher of mortgage and consumer loan information.

Steve Neeleman on Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Steve Neeleman, Founder and Vice Chairman of HealthEquity, tells his story of success and how honesty and ingenuity can lead to a fulfilling career. Click here to listen to his story.

What is Small Enterprise Education and Development (SEED) all about?

Make a sustainable difference in the world, and increase the value of your education through this transformative international internship.Learn more about SEED.

Huntsman Scholar Program

The Huntsman Scholar Program is the premier program for undergraduate students interested in business and global affairs. The aim of this program is to provide students with challenging academic opportunities, unique experiences outside the classroom, and personal faculty mentorship.

Huntsman Hall

Groundbreaking for the new Huntsman Hall will soon bring a new world class building addition to the Huntsman School.
Learn more about Huntsman Hall

The Huntsman Experience

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

Coming Events

July 03, 2015

Independence Day

July 24, 2015

Pioneer Day

September 23, 2015

IMA Professional Meeting

October 21, 2015

IMA Professional Meeting

November 18, 2015

IMA Professional Meeting


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Analytical Rigor

Exploring Finance Careers

Data analytics and communications skills. That about sums up the advice given by employers to Huntsman School students on the 6th annual NYC Career Exploration Trip in early May. A group of 16 students, led by finance professors Ryan Whitby and Paul Fjeldsted, visited 10 firms over a span of two and a half days to find out firsthand about careers and life in New York City.

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Go and change the world

Graduates were challenged to go and change the world at the Huntsman School graduation ceremonies on May 2, 2015. Following the general USU commencement in the morning, the Huntsman School graduated 721 students, including 162 through its China Cooperative Program and a further 207 graduate students. A total of 400 students walked during the ceremony and heard from valedictorian Tanner Boden, commencement speaker Crystal Maggelet, and Dean Douglas Anderson.

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Huntsman Teams in National Championship

Three Huntsman School of Business student teams have qualified for the 2015 AIS Student Chapter National Competition in Alabama this spring. Competing against students from nearly 30 universities, Huntsman students have a track record of winning having taken home first and second prizes last year. In addition, USU is the only university to send three teams to the finals.

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Entrepreneurial Spirit

Utah State University Entrepreneurs Among Utah's Best

The past month has been a busy and profitable one for a few Utah State University student entrepreneurs who have competed for money and investment in entrepreneurship competitions.

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Shark Tank Meets Utah State

Students in the Entrepreneur Leadership Series class gathered in the Eccles Conference Center on Wednesday April 1st to watch four fellow classmates pitch their business ideas to angel investors in Utah State’s very own Shark Tank. As the students filed into class, the atmosphere was full of excitement for those pitching and hoping to win monetary prizes, mentorship, and the opportunity to be featured in Forbes Magazine. Aggie entrepreneurs knew this Shark Tank event could mean the difference between failure and success for their start-up businesses.

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Sharlene Wells Hawkes: Miss America, Sportscaster, and Entrepreneur

From brains to beauty to business, Sharlene Hawkes has just about done it all. After winning the Miss America Pageant in 1985, Hawkes earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from BYU, and later, a master’s degree from the University of Utah. She began her professional career at ESPN where she worked for 16 years as an award-winning sportscaster until she realized she was tired of living her life from the sidelines.

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Ethical Leadership

Student Produced Videos Win National Ethics In Action Competition

Each year Utah State University students get the opportunity to stretch and challenge their business ethics through an event known as the Ethics Bowl. Sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Ethic Leadership (SAEL), this event is designed to help students understand how ethics are relevant in a variety of situations and encourages them to discuss and explore ethical questions. This year the ethics bowl took the form of a video competition where student teams made original videos on a business ethics topic.

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Entrepreneur Lecture Series: Davis Smith, Founder of Cotopaxi

After graduating with his bachelor's, Davis Smith and his wife decided to take an unpaid internship in Peru. While in Cusco, they met many locals who played barefoot in the city center. One in particular named Edgar, insisted on shining Davis’s tennis shoes with his shoe shining kit to earn some money. Davis, intrigued by little Edgar’s persistence, allowed the little boy to shine his shoes. The day before Davis and his wife left Cusco, they found Edgar crying in despair.

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My view: Free community college will hurt higher education and students

By Professor Scott Hammond The latest educational giveaway coming from the Obama administration is a one-size-fits-all solution that will hurt higher education and reduce student opportunity.

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Global Vision

Preparing Students for Jobs of Tomorrow

As part the international “Hour of Code” event, USU Huntsman School of Business professor Kristal Ray led a basic computer coding class for 100 third- and fifth-grade students at Manti Elementary. Combining her computer science background with business and marketing expertise, Professor Ray taught students the importance of technology in our adapting world.

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The Decline of the Rural American Hospital and How to Reverse It

Huntsman management professor, Dr. Nathan Washburn's article on American health-care systems was recently featured on Harvard Business Review's home page. There are two kinds of health-care innovation: more-for-more and more-for-less. The American health-care system exemplifies the first kind, offering more and more value at higher and higher costs. If you have the money and can travel, the U.S. is the place to take advantage of the latest innovations such as proton-beam cancer-radiation therapy, for which the equipment and facilities cost about $1 billion.

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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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