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Optima Recovery, started at Utah State University, wins $25,000 Grand Prize at Utah's statewide medical device competition "Bench to Bedside."

Optima Recovery, started at Utah State University, wins $25,000 Grand Prize at Utah's statewide medical device competition "Bench to Bedside."

Optima Recovery is composed of a team of five interdisciplinary students (Joshua Lyman, Caleb Adams, Luke Olsen, Todd Muller, and Nick Lewis) from Utah State University, the University of Utah, and the University of Wyoming. When describing Optima Recover...

The Status of Women Leaders in Government – State of Utah

The Status of Women Leaders in Government – State of Utah

Organizations increasingly thrive when both men and women hold leadership roles and work together. Gender inclusivity in leadership benefits not only Utah’s businesses, but also its government organizations, such as state legislatures, city councils, and ...

Professor Sterling Bone Featured in The New York Times on Research Showing Black Business Owners Have a Harder Time Getting Coronavirus Federal Aid

Professor Sterling Bone Featured in The New York Times on Research Showing Black Business Owners Have a Harder Time Getting Coronavirus Federal Aid

A nonprofit sent Black and white “mystery shoppers” to branches of 17 banks, where they asked for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program. White customers got better treatment.

2020 Huntsman Faculty Promotions

2020 Huntsman Faculty Promotions

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business wishes to recognize those individuals within our college who recently received promotions. These individuals are: Sterling Bone, Marketing and Strategy, Promoted to Full Professor; Kelly Fadel, Data Analytics and Inf...

Keeping a Competition Nimble, Covey Leadership Center

Keeping a Competition Nimble, Covey Leadership Center

ON MARCH 23, the state of Louisiana issued a stay-at-home order for residents. That was the same day that Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business in Ruston was to conduct its peer review team visit with AACSB International to maintain its accredit...

Susan Madsen, Huntsman’s New Inaugural Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership, Featured in Forbes on Mistakes Even Seasoned Business Leaders Make

Susan Madsen, Huntsman’s New Inaugural Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership, Featured in Forbes on Mistakes Even Seasoned Business Leaders Make

When business leaders decide they know everything, they stop learning and their effectiveness immediately decreases…Leaders who are open to coaching typically want to learn more about themselves.

Announcing Stephen R. Covey Endowed Professors of Leadership

Announcing Stephen R. Covey Endowed Professors of Leadership

It is with utmost pleasure and delight that I share with you the news that we have attracted two outstanding individuals to serve as the Inaugural Stephen R. Covey Endowed Professors of Leadership at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business: Lord Michael Ha...

1A Podcast: 30 Years Of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”

1A Podcast: 30 Years Of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”

Listen to the 1A Podcast with host Celeste Headlee and guest speaker Sean Covey as they discuss Sean adding his insights to his father's book "7 Habits of Highly Effective People." Sean agreed to contribute to the 30th-anniversary edition of the book unde...

Fraud, Finances, and Finding a Balance With Dr. Chad Albrecht

Fraud, Finances, and Finding a Balance With Dr. Chad Albrecht

The stock market has plunged and 36 million Americans have filed for unemployment. In this episode of Instead, USU Huntsman School of Business researcher Dr. Chad Albrecht helps us connect the dots between the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Depression. W...

Announcing Dr. Susan Madsen as the Inaugural Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership

Announcing Dr. Susan Madsen as the Inaugural Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Dr. Susan Madsen as a tenured, full professor in the Marketing and Strategy department of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, and as the inaugural Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of ...

ProSales Members Win at Sales Competition

ProSales Members Win at Sales Competition

The Huntsman School of Business’ ProSales team competed alongside 39 top universities at the University of Toledo Invitational Sales Competition (UTISC) and USU freshman, Andrew Marino, took home the 1st place prize in the Freshman/Sophomore Division. Fel...

FOX 13 coverage of USU’s study about “Discrimination in Small Business Lending”

FOX 13 coverage of USU’s study about “Discrimination in Small Business Lending”

A Utah State University study found that minorities were treated differently when pursuing loans for their businesses.

USU Research Shows Discrimination in Small Business Lending Practices

USU Research Shows Discrimination in Small Business Lending Practices

Utah State University research showing that minority and women applicants seeking small business loans receive poorer treatment and more scrutiny from bank lending officers was presented at a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) symposium on Nov. 6...

USU’s Jon M. Huntsman School Receives International Recognition for Entrepreneurship Education

USU’s Jon M. Huntsman School Receives International Recognition for Entrepreneurship Education

October 28, 2019 – The SEED (Small Enterprise Education and Development) program at Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurship education programs in the world by the Global Consortium of En...

Generations of Excellence

Generations of Excellence

The greatest teachers live forever in the hearts and minds of the students whose lives they touch. With a unique capacity for understanding the way the world works and for communicating that to others, they cultivate passion, curiosity, and a pursuit of e...

A High-Yield Investment in Students

A High-Yield Investment in Students

Dr. Sepideh Raei, Assistant Professor of Economics and Dr Pedram Jahangiry, Visiting Professor in economics both find fulfillment in guiding students towards success. Investing time and effort into students is a worth-while.

The Business of Saving Lives

The Business of Saving Lives

In the summer of 2018, a small group of Utah State University students prepared for a very special graduation ceremony. Only they were thousands of miles away from home. There were no caps and gowns. And they weren’t the ones graduating.

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Research published and presented by Huntsman School Faculty including Merideth Thompson, Katarzyna Bilicka, Bret Crane, Chris Hartwell, and Gary Thurgood.

Faculty and Staff Recognition

Faculty and Staff Recognition

Our Huntsman faculty and staff deserve recognition for their hard work, impressive accomplishments, and incredible attitudes. Recognize their awards and pay respects to dear friends.

Student Accomplishments and Highlights

Student Accomplishments and Highlights

From Woman of the Year to Undergraduate Research awards, our students have accomplished many things along their Huntsman Journey.

Huntsman School Commencement 2019

Huntsman School Commencement 2019

Utah State University celebrated its 132nd Commencement of May 2-3, 2019. The Huntsman School graduated 1,189 students, including Ivan Cheah, our Scholar of the Year, who came to USU from Malaysia, to those who grew up just a few blocks from campus.

Huntsman School Establishes Fund for Faculty Excellence

Huntsman School Establishes Fund for Faculty Excellence

Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business announced the establishment of the Huntsman Fund for Faculty Excellence. The $15 million fund will create a permanent endowment for named professorships.

'Broken Beak' nitro treat shop opens with boost from USU marketing students

'Broken Beak' nitro treat shop opens with boost from USU marketing students

“Dragon’s Breath” and “Nitro Pop” may sound like uncommon dessert names, but then again, using liquid nitrogen to make a treat isn’t very common either. “We wanted to have something where it is a good treat but it would be fun for anyone to get,” said Ma...

Does Unconscious Bias Affect Our Sustainable Lifestyle Choices?

Does Unconscious Bias Affect Our Sustainable Lifestyle Choices?

When a person walks out of the grocery store holding an eco-friendly canvas bag instead of a plastic bag, what gender do you think they are? Most likely, your unconscious bias answers that they are female. This is the type of answer Dr. Aaron Brough of Ut...

USU Students Qualify for DECA Nationals in Florida

USU Students Qualify for DECA Nationals in Florida

Utah State University (USU) had an outstanding showing at the state collegiate DECA competition in February. All twelve USU students who competed were finalists for their events and thus qualified for the national competition in Orlando, Florida, in April...

Owning the Outcome: How Leaders Create Natural “Buy-In” and Ownership

Owning the Outcome: How Leaders Create Natural “Buy-In” and Ownership

“Buy-in” is a term we often hear in our society. We can “buy-in” to a franchise, “buy-in” to an idea, “buy-in” to a new way of thinking or way of life, or “buy-in” to a potential solution. In a business setting, it can mean a lot of things, but let’s focu...

SEED Program Wins National Innovation Award

SEED Program Wins National Innovation Award

Out of 53 universities, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship awarded first place to Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business for Excellence in Co-Curricular Innovation for its Small Enterprise Education a...

The Inconvenient Youth: How a Clean Air Poster Contest is Changing Community Habits

The Inconvenient Youth: How a Clean Air Poster Contest is Changing Community Habits

Since 2015, two professors from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and Extension Sustainability at Utah State University (USU) – Edwin Stafford and Roslynn Brain McCann – have held a poster-design competition for high school students obtaining their d...

USU’s Jon M. Huntsman School Wins Top National Entrepreneurship Award

USU’s Jon M. Huntsman School Wins Top National Entrepreneurship Award

The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) awarded first place to Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business for Excellence in Co-Curricular Innovation for its SEED (Small Enterprise Education and Develo...

New USU Huntsman Research Explores Why Employees Retaliate Against Hostile Customers and How Companies Can Prevent It

New USU Huntsman Research Explores Why Employees Retaliate Against Hostile Customers and How Companies Can Prevent It

A waiter spitting in a rude restaurant-goer’s food, a service counter worker giving false information to a belligerent customer, a retail employee snubbing an angry shopper. When customers are harsh or overly aggressive, reacting with retaliation and sabo...

USU Students Continue Service Project Developing Websites for Local Businesses

USU Students Continue Service Project Developing Websites for Local Businesses

For years, Ginger Williams has been giving her food an extra kick with her own unique spices. Now she is doing the same for her business, My Hubby’s Kitchen, by adding a website. Williams was one of more than 30 business owners who utilized students from ...

Creating A Win-Win

Creating A Win-Win

“We intend that the principles Dr. Covey has articulated will have a lasting impact on our students, our faculty, and our staff as the new Stephen R. Covey Leadership Center becomes a reality.” Today these prophetic words spoken by Huntsman School Dean Do...

Student News and Achievements Happening on Campus

Student News and Achievements Happening on Campus

Student body President and USU Man of the Year Michael Scott Peters was selected as the 2018-2019 U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations. Peters was chosen from a competitive pool of young Americans between the ages of 18-25 from across the country.

Teaching and Research

Teaching and Research

Myths about anger are common in organizations. The authors outline three myths, which include equating anger with aggression, viewing employees who express anger as insubordinate or believing that anger is an effective motivational tool. This article exam...

Transitions

Transitions

Dr. Merideth Thompson has been appointed Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Dr. Thompson is an associate professor of management and has taught at the Huntsman School since 2012. She recently served as a Faculty Fellow for the Office of Research and Grad...

Tracy Livingston, CEO of NuLife Energy and Founder & Chairman of Wasatch Wind, to Speak at Special Screening of USU Huntsman School of Business’s Award-winning Wind Energy Documentary

Tracy Livingston, CEO of NuLife Energy and Founder & Chairman of Wasatch Wind, to Speak at Special Screening of USU Huntsman School of Business’s Award-winning Wind Energy Documentary

October 17, 2018 – Tracy Livingston, NuLife Energy CEO and founder and Chairman of Wasatch Wind, will speak at Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business following a special screening of Wind Uprising, an award-winning documentary about th...

Exploring Real Estate in the Bay

Exploring Real Estate in the Bay

In March of this year, I had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco with a group of students from the Huntsman School of Business to visit some very successful real estate firms in the Bay Area. We visited firms with extensive experience in property m...

New Huntsman School Department Created

New Huntsman School Department Created

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University announced the Department of Management will be divided into two departments effective July 1, 2018. The establishment of two departments enables future growth and initiatives to be managed mo...

Congratulations Class of 2018

Congratulations Class of 2018

The Jon M. Huntsman School Commencement Ceremony held on May 5, 2018, recognized the 807 undergraduates earning their bachelor’s degree. Dean Douglas Anderson introduced the class of 2018, led by Huntsman School Teacher of the Year Polly Conrad, a lectur...

Huntsman Students Take Top Awards

Huntsman Students Take Top Awards

This year marked the 60th anniversary of the esteemed Robins Awards at Utah State University. At the award ceremony, the most coveted and prestigious of all university honors are given to students, faculty, and staff for outstanding dedication and hard wo...

2017-2018 Student and Employee Awards

2017-2018 Student and Employee Awards

Each year, the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business recognizes top-performing students, staff, and faculty for their academic and professional accomplishments. For the 2017-2018 academic year, we would like to acknowledge and commend the following individua...

Professor Aaron Brough Featured on NPR and Scientific American

Professor Aaron Brough Featured on NPR and Scientific American

Excerpt from NPR – “The main takeaway from this study is that there's a widespread stereotype that people hold, both men and women, that eco-friendly behaviors are feminine. And because of that, men are sometimes reluctant to go green because they want to...

Marketing Club Holds Aggie Ice Cream Competition

Marketing Club Holds Aggie Ice Cream Competition

Singing “The Scotsman.” Sitting on Old Main Hill. Cheering at football games. Making a bonfire at Second Dam. And of course, eating Aggie Ice Cream. These are just some of the things that make us Aggies.

Professor Named Fulbright Scholar

Professor Named Fulbright Scholar

It has been more than 30 years since Dr. Daniel Holland, an Associate Professor in the Management Department in the Huntsman School of Business who teaches entrepreneurship and strategy, served in Japan as a voluntary representative of The Church of Jesus...

ProSales Club Shines

ProSales Club Shines

Recently, students from the Huntsman ProSales Club excelled at the Florida State International Collegiate Sales Competition, the Russ Berrie Institute National Sales Competition, and the Qualtrics Sales Idol Competition.

Professor’s Book Lands on Best of 2016 List

Professor’s Book Lands on Best of 2016 List

Professor’s Book Lands on Best of 2016 List

Huntsman Bolsters Faculty in Ethical Leadership

Huntsman Bolsters Faculty in Ethical Leadership

Dr. Julena Bonner joins the Huntsman School of Business faculty this year as the winner of the Best Student Paper in the Social Issues in Management Division at the 2016 Academy of Management meetings. This is the second year in a row that she has receiv...

Huntsman marketing professor’s research is cited in Wall Street Journal article

Huntsman marketing professor’s research is cited in Wall Street Journal article

Research led and published by Huntsman marketing professor Sterling Bone was cited in the November 10, 2016 Wall Street Journal article, “Black-Owned Businesses Face Credit Gap.”

Prestigious Internship Leads to Full-Time Position

Prestigious Internship Leads to Full-Time Position

The first thing you will notice about Eliza Thacker is that she speaks quickly and concisely. While she is a naturally friendly and enthusiastic person, she honed these communication skills while interning for General Mills in Philadelphia this summer. Th...

How Global Experiences Enrich Learning

How Global Experiences Enrich Learning

Foreign travel is an opportunity that can greatly enrich a student’s education and the Global Learning Experiences program at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business does just that. Aligning with the school’s pillar of global vision, the program provides r...

Entrepreneurs Choose Persistence Over Adventure

Entrepreneurs Choose Persistence Over Adventure

When considering potential new opportunities, entrepreneurs typically contemplate the possible financial and non-financial benefits that may be generated and the probability of successfully starting the business. Unsurprisingly, if the new opportunity is...

Crossing the Desert for Cancer

Crossing the Desert for Cancer

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business alumnus Kaden Comadena (BA ’10) has taken the challenge to ‘dare mighty things’ seriously. The International Business graduate recently completed the Marathon des Sables. A six day, 159-mile race across the Sahara Desert...

Faculty Research Wins Award at Qualtrics Insight Summit

Faculty Research Wins Award at Qualtrics Insight Summit

In February, leading business professionals and academics from around the world gathered at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City for the 2016 Qualtrics Insight Summit. Prominent on the program was the “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” game show, host...

3 Hired by Goldman Sachs

3 Hired by Goldman Sachs

Congratulations to three Huntsman students who recently received full-time offers as financial analysts in the highly sought after Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs. The Huntsman School of Business was the only institution to place three studen...

Wendy Bosshardt - Student Success Story

Wendy Bosshardt - Student Success Story

Wendy shares her experiences at the Huntsman School of Business and her life-changing extracurricular activities.

Jim Allred - Student Success Story

Jim Allred - Student Success Story

Jim shares his Huntsman experience of traveling to ten different countries, moving to California for an internship, becoming the Scholar of the Year and now accepting his dream job.

Huntsman Marketing Team Climbs Summit

Huntsman Marketing Team Climbs Summit

We each have a few defining moments in our lives; moments that shape and change us in ways we can’t predict or quantify. The Marketing Analytics Summit created one of those defining moments for my team and I. We spent the last month working long hours ana...

Utah State University Entrepreneurs Among Utah's Best

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.

Peter Huntsman: Challenge Conventional Wisdom

Peter Huntsman: Challenge Conventional Wisdom

On Wednesday night students gathered to listen to the last speaker of the Entrepreneur Leadership Series, Peter Huntsman, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Huntsman Chemical and Chief Executive Officer of Huntsman Cancer Foundation and t...

Shark Tank Meets Utah State

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 i...

Sharlene Wells Hawkes: Miss America, Sportscaster, and Entrepreneur

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 be...

Becoming Prepared for a Career

Becoming Prepared for a Career

As a student it can be difficult to know what classes to take or what careers to pursue. I’m happy to say that I have made it through that process and am starting my sales career on Monday with Nalco in Midland, Texas. Although the journey was not easy, i...

Entrepreneur Lecture Series: Davis Smith, Founder of Cotopaxi

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 sho...

Preparing Students for Jobs of Tomorrow

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 an...

Huntsman Students Win National Competition
How We Teach Entrepreneurship

How We Teach Entrepreneurship

How We Teach Entrepreneurship

Marketing Students Help Community

Marketing Students Help Community

Students from the Huntsman Marketing Association student club helped local businesses improve their online presence during their fall semester service project.

Student Achieves New York Dream

Student Achieves New York Dream

With the Manhattan skyline plastered across her bedroom walls, Hadley Sargent’s sights were always set on a career under the bright city lights. And this Spring, when she graduates with a dual major in marketing and business administration, she’ll pack he...

My Huntsman Experience

My Huntsman Experience

When I entered the Huntsman School of Business in the spring of 2015, a then graduating senior named Steve Clark told me of his experience in beginning a great career with Koch Industries. He assured me that as long as I worked hard the faculty and staff ...

My Favorite Professor

My Favorite Professor

My Favorite Professor

Sales Idol

Sales Idol

Sales Idol

Student Viewpoint

Student Viewpoint

Student Viewpoint

Huntsman Students in Dubai

Huntsman Students in Dubai

Huntsman Students in Dubai

Holland Travels to Japan
Aggies in India

Aggies in India

This summer, Huntsman student, Gavin Salisbury, MIS, ‘16, and recent Huntsman MBA alumnus, Riley Duke, ‘15, traveled to India to work with the KVM Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides English language and professional skills education to uni...

Stephen R. Covey Leadership Center Holds Virtual Case Competition

Stephen R. Covey Leadership Center Holds Virtual Case Competition

Intrepid students who had been planning and preparing the culminating event of their school year refused to let the COVID-19 outbreak cancel their plans. Instead the Covey Leadership Fellows, business-minded Utah State University students from multiple di...

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