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Professor Todd Griffith Shares Expertise on Money Management

Professor Todd Griffith Shares Expertise on Money Management

Even with all the resources available today, many Americans still manage their money poorly. Huntsman School of Business Professor Todd Griffith shares his expertise with WalletHub on the Topic of Money Management.

Huntsman Student Teams Place 1st and 2nd at 2021 CFA Institute Research Challenge

Huntsman Student Teams Place 1st and 2nd at 2021 CFA Institute Research Challenge

Student teams from The Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University competed in the 2021 CFA Institute Research Challenge and placed 1st and 2nd, making this the 4th year in a row a USU team has won the state-level competition and advanced to the ...

Economics and Finance Department Graduate Programs Receive Recognitions

Economics and Finance Department Graduate Programs Receive Recognitions

Utah State University’s Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSFE) and Master of Science in Economics (MSE) have been ranked as one of the 2021 Best Master of Financial Economics Programs (9th place) and Best of Master’s Economics Programs (54th pla...

Huntsman School Economics Degree Ranked Third in the Top 25 Best Business Economics Degree Programs

Huntsman School Economics Degree Ranked Third in the Top 25 Best Business Economics Degree Programs

The ranking comes from Best Value Schools who wrote about Utah State University, “Utah State University may be thousands of miles away from the first two schools on our list, but it is also an affordable public university. USU offers both a B.S. and a B.A...

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Daily life around the world has been deeply impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, from how we communicate, work, spend, and engage with healthcare, to our consumption of food, education, and the availability of goods and services. In a look at The Big Pictur...

Student Accomplishments and Highlights

Student Accomplishments and Highlights

Our students have accomplished many things along their Huntsman Journey.

Faculty Accomplishments and Highlights

Faculty Accomplishments and Highlights

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.

Farewell to Long-Time Friends

Farewell to Long-Time Friends

Saying goodbye is never easy. As we say goodbye to some of the faculty members, we analyze the positive impact they have made during their time at USU.

To Live & Live Well

To Live & Live Well

Great leaders strive to live the kind of life that Ralph Waldo Emerson described, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

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."

A medical device firm started by a team of five interdisciplinary students from Utah State University, the University of Utah, and the University of Wyoming won the $25,000 grand prize at Utah’s statewide medical device competition. The firm, Optima Recov...

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...

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.

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

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

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.

My Huntsman Experience

My Huntsman Experience

As a young child growing up in Ethiopia I saw poor people with hardly anything. My heart would sink because I knew there was nothing I could do as a young boy to help them. Seeing such things made me want to help people in need. When I came to Utah State ...

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.

Rebekah Yeagley Wins Undergraduate Research Competition at APEE

Rebekah Yeagley Wins Undergraduate Research Competition at APEE

Economics major and Undergraduate Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity, Rebekah Yeagley, recently attended the 2019 conference for the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the ...

Dr. John Taylor Speaks at George S. Eccles Memorial Lecture in Economics

Dr. John Taylor Speaks at George S. Eccles Memorial Lecture in Economics

On March 26, 2019, the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University welcomed noted economist and scholar, Dr. John B. Taylor, to speak at the George S. Eccles Memorial Lecture in Economics.

Huntsman Team Takes Another CFA Research Challenge Title

Huntsman Team Takes Another CFA Research Challenge Title

For the second straight year, a trio of students from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University won the state-level competition for the CFA Institute Research Challenge in Salt Lake City.

My Huntsman Experience

My Huntsman Experience

My Huntsman experience has been nothing short of incredible. Inside the classroom, I have learned from professors worthy of the most elite business schools in the world, including Paul Fjeldsted, Ben Blau, and TJ Bond. Outside of the classroom, I have exp...

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...

Dr. William F. Shughart II Publishes Article on TheHill.com on Why Daylight Saving Time Costs More Than It's Worth

Dr. William F. Shughart II Publishes Article on TheHill.com on Why Daylight Saving Time Costs More Than It's Worth

Excerpt from TheHill.com – “Since California voters mandated daylight saving time (DST) in 1949, considerable evidence has accumulated that shifting clocks back-and- forth twice each year has significant economic costs. Because the human body’s circadian ...

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 Finance Team Wins CFA State Competition

Huntsman Finance Team Wins CFA State Competition

Three students from the Huntsman School of Business won the in-state competition for the CFA Institute Research Challenge. Seniors Scott Saunders, Brett Dommer, and Bretton Ashcroft represented Utah State University at the competition in Salt Lake City, c...

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...

Inaugural Professor: Does Finance Really Matter?

Inaugural Professor: Does Finance Really Matter?

Does Finance Really Matter? Ben Blau, Economics and Finance professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, answered this question at the president’s inaugural lecture on November 7.

Top Finish in National Real Estate Investing Competition

Top Finish in National Real Estate Investing Competition

A team of Huntsman School students placed third in a national real estate competition, ahead of Harvard, BYU, Wisconsin Madison, Pepperdine and others in the 2016 Real Confidence University Challenge.

Exploring Careers in NYC

Exploring Careers in NYC

Sixteen students, along with two faculty members, travelled to New York City earlier this month for three days of career exploration visits with finance firms. The ten visits included large firms such as Goldman Sachs, KPMG, and Bloomberg as well as S&P, ...

The Huntsman School welcomes two outstanding new faculty

The Huntsman School welcomes two outstanding new faculty

The Huntsman School welcomes Dr. Briggs Depew as an Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance and Dr. Mike Ulrich as an Assistant Professor, Department of Management.

2016-2017 Student and Employee Awards

2016-2017 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 2016-2017 academic year, we would like to acknowledge and commend the following individua...

Helping Families in Need

Helping Families in Need

Many Americans feel stress and uncertainty about their finances. In a recent Federal Reserve report, nearly one-third of survey respondents said they’re “just getting by” financially, and about one-quarter reported struggling to pay bills. Almost half o

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...

Experienced finance professional joins Huntsman School

Experienced finance professional joins Huntsman School

Rick Hornsby, one of the newest faculty members in the Huntsman School, is a Cache Valley native who graduated from Logan High School. After receiving two degrees from the Huntsman School, he set out for a career that would take him from one side of the c...

2014-2015 Student and Employee Awards

2014-2015 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 2014-2015 academic year, we would like to acknowledge and commend the following individua...

Conducting Academic Research

Conducting Academic Research

This summer I had the opportunity to attend the Business of Teaching Conference and conduct research with a group of students and professors in Iceland and Denmark. Although I am not a professor, I was drawn to this conference because I wanted to be expos...

My Huntsman Experience

My Huntsman Experience

My experience in the Huntsman School of Business has been transformative. I came to college thinking I would pick a major, finish school quickly, and start my career. I never expected to discover the entire world at my fingertips.

My Favorite Professors

My Favorite Professors

The Jon M Huntsman School of Business has given me the opportunity to rub shoulders with incredible professors, mentors, and friends. As I consider my time at the Huntsman School, there are so many professors I would like to thank, like Craig Petersen, Pa...