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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.

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 accredita...

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 Has...

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. We...

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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 accredita...

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 Has...

Utah State University’s Huntsman MBA Program Creates Support Podcast for People Working at Home

Utah State University’s Huntsman MBA Program Creates Support Podcast for People Working at Home

The Utah State University MBA Program and KSL Podcasts are excited to announce the launch of a new podcast series, “The Management Minute Home Team.”  Hosted by Professor Scott Hammond, the podcasts are a part of the “Management Minute” series on KSL, a lo...

Message From USU President Cockett

Message From USU President Cockett

The tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis was extremely disturbing to watch. The national protests and unrest that have followed prompt me today to publicly reaffirm Utah State University’s and my own personal commitment to inclusion and respect in o...

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 under...

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. We...

BAP Dominates Regional Competition

BAP Dominates Regional Competition

USU’s Delta Omega chapter of Beta Alpha Psi dominated the Rocky Mountain Region “Best Practices” competition. Our chapter was the only school to compete in all three categories:  Engagement, Innovation, and Impact.

PBL Competes Virtually and Scores at State

PBL Competes Virtually and Scores at State

Aggies represented the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at USU well as they competed in the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference, bringing home 11 first place, six second place, one third place, and one fourth place awards. Students were awa...

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 L...

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. Fell...

AIS Student Chapter Award

AIS Student Chapter Award

Utah State University’s Association for Information Systems (AIS) student chapter in the MIS Department, led by their Executive Board: Benton Smith, Taylor Petersen, Megan Fogarty, and Henry Blackburn, was recognized for the second year in a row as the Stu...

Huntsman Student DECA Victory

Huntsman Student DECA Victory

Seven Utah State University students returned from the State DECA Competition at Southern Utah University with first place titles in at least one of their competitions. Four students took second place and one student took third place. The competition inclu...

Huntsman Students Celebrate Third Consecutive CFA Win

Huntsman Students Celebrate Third Consecutive CFA Win

Students from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University are celebrating their third consecutive win at the state-level competition of the CFA Institute Research Challenge in Salt Lake City.

Malouf is practically synonymous with luxury.

Malouf is practically synonymous with luxury.

However, there was a time—not all that long ago—when those wonderfully comfortable bed sheets were housed in a small warehouse space on the west side of Logan. And luxurious it was not.

Tara Williams, ’11 receives UACPA Award

Tara Williams, ’11 receives UACPA Award

Tara Williams, ’11 received the UACPA award for Women to Watch: Emerging Leader at the UACPA’s Annual Inauguration & Awards Banquet this fall. This award is presented to a woman professional who has made significant contributions to the profession and her...

USU BAP Chapter Beats National Record

USU BAP Chapter Beats National Record

Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an international accounting honors society with 300 chapters around the globe. Over 300,000 members have been initiated since BAP was founded in 1919. The Delta Omega Chapter at Utah State University (USU) now has the nation's longe...

USU Students Win Awards at the Utah DECA Fall Leadership Conference

USU Students Win Awards at the Utah DECA Fall Leadership Conference

Utah State University (USU) took home several prizes at the 2019 Utah DECA Fall Leadership Conference (FLC) in November. Michaela Leishman took first place and Drew Schafeitel and Kayden McCallum won second place in the team case study competition. This co...

School of Accountancy Ranks Among Top Programs in the Nation for CPA Exam Pass Rates

School of Accountancy Ranks Among Top Programs in the Nation for CPA Exam Pass Rates

For the sixth year in a row, the School of Accountancy has ranked among the top programs in the nation for the CPA Exam pass rate for first-time candidates in large programs (more than 60 candidates). USU ranked 28 out of 249 institutions, with 74.1 percen...

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,...

Huntsman MBA Launches One-Year Online MBA

Huntsman MBA Launches One-Year Online MBA

Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business now offers a one-year online master’s in business administration (MBA). A year ago, the Huntsman school started offering a two-year online MBA, and saw great success with the added flexibility of t...

New Utah State University Research Linking CEO Personality to Stock Price Featured in Harvard Business Review

New Utah State University Research Linking CEO Personality to Stock Price Featured in Harvard Business Review

A CEO’s personality traits can impact a company’s stock price, according to groundbreaking new research by Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business that was recently featured in Harvard Business Review.

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 Ent...

Here Are Five Of The Highest Paying College Majors Available Today

Here Are Five Of The Highest Paying College Majors Available Today

Human Resources is listed as one of the top 5 highest paying college majors. The median starting salary for Huntsman School Master of HR graduates is $82K; nearly 100% full time placement; 80% land full time positions in Fortune 500 firms.

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 ex...

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.

Dream Big

Dream Big

Isela Phelps went from speaking one word of English when she arrived in the US to earning two degrees from the Huntsman School. Here’s her incredible journey, in her own words.

Professional Achievement Award - Wayne Niederhauser

Professional Achievement Award - Wayne Niederhauser

Wayne Niederhauser, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the Huntsman School, was recognized with the Professional Achievement Award for a lifetime of public service to the State of Utah.

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.

A Life of Meaningful Service

A Life of Meaningful Service

A life of meaningful service was on his mind when 14-year old Steven Snow walked out of an attorney’s office, relieved of the crushing burden of financial liability.

Announcing the Larzette Hale Scholarship in Accounting

Announcing the Larzette Hale Scholarship in Accounting

Dr. Larzette Hale served as the head of the School of Accountancy at USU for more than 13 years. Former Deloitte CEO Jim Quigley, one of the hundreds of students Dr. Hale influenced in her long career at USU, noted that it was in her accounting class that ...

Stephen R. Covey Principle-Centered Leader Award presentation to Lord Dr. Michael Hastings

Stephen R. Covey Principle-Centered Leader Award presentation to Lord Dr. Michael Hastings

Lord Dr. Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE was presented with the inaugural Stephen R. Covey Principle-Centered Leader Award on September 19, 2019, in Huntsman Hall. Lord Hastings is a member of the House of Lords in the British Parliament and recently r...

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.

Inspiring our students. Changing our world.

Inspiring our students. Changing our world.

Visitors from across the globe join the Huntsman Community every Friday for conversations about life, learning from failure, sharing in success, and finding happiness.

Finding the Fun in the Challenge with Dr. Chris Corcoran

Finding the Fun in the Challenge with Dr. Chris Corcoran

What are the odds of achieving two significant life goals, plus a third honor you were never expecting, in the span of just a few months? Just ask Dr. Chris Corcoran, a USU- and Harvard-trained statistician, who is having an incredible, if mathematically i...

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 U...

Top 50 Rankings!

Top 50 Rankings!

The School of Accountancy is happy to report that we are ranked in the “Top 50” graduate and undergraduate programs in The Public Accounting Report 2019 Annual Rankings. For programs with 16 or fewer faculty members, the undergraduate program is ranked #5 ...

Kathryn Brightbill

Kathryn Brightbill

Visiting Assistant Professor, Dr. Kathryn Brightbill, graduated with her PhD in accounting from the University of Iowa and bachelor’s in accounting from Pennsylvania State University. Her dissertation explores the conditions under which analyst teams issue...

USU Research Shows Feeling Ostracized at Work Negatively Impacts Families

USU Research Shows Feeling Ostracized at Work Negatively Impacts Families

New research from Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business indicates 66% of employees experience some form of ostracism at work, which can create a significant negative impact on both the employee and the employee’s family.

Even $10m black-owned businesses hit lending roadblocks; a new program seeks to help

Even $10m black-owned businesses hit lending roadblocks; a new program seeks to help

If you’re a profitable business that has built up sales to $1 million, $5 million or even $10 million a year, getting a loan to expand your business should be a cinch. Right? Not for African-American- or Hispanic-owned businesses, which for a variety of r...

11 DOs (and 6 DON'Ts) to Maximize the Impact of Your Resume

11 DOs (and 6 DON'Ts) to Maximize the Impact of Your Resume

Writing the perfect resume is a daunting task, and it is important to do everything you can to make yourself stick out (in a good way). Recruiters pore over volumes of resumes and may spend mere seconds looking at each one. As someone who has reviewed hund...

How to Eliminate Accidental “Reply All” Email Embarrassment

How to Eliminate Accidental “Reply All” Email Embarrassment

Tell me if this sounds familiar – a close co-worker sends out an email to your whole company notifying them of a new policy change, and you take that as an opportunity to reply back and tell the co-worker about the great time you had at the Justin Bieber c...

Utah State University Student Group Receives Prestigious Award from World’s Largest HR Association

Utah State University Student Group Receives Prestigious Award from World’s Largest HR Association

Logan, UT, June 14, 2019 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2018-2019 Superior Merit designation to the Utah State University SHRM student chapter for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chap...

Institute of Management Accountant Scholarships

Institute of Management Accountant Scholarships

Jessica Peters and Sam Adams both received $2,500 IMA scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year. Jessica recently served as the newsletter specialist for our IMA student chapter and Sam served as a vice president this past year and will serve as the presi...

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.

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.

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 B...

USU Students Compete at National DECA Competition

USU Students Compete at National DECA Competition

A group of ten students recently represented the Huntsman School of Business at a national DECA competition in Orlando, Florida. All of the students qualified for the national competition by placing in the top six at the state competition held in February....

'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 Mar...

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 Uta...

The ‘glass cliff’ puts women in power during crisis — often without support

The ‘glass cliff’ puts women in power during crisis — often without support

It's called the "glass cliff." It's the phenomenon of women in leadership roles — CEOs or political figures — who are far more likely to ascend to leadership roles during a crisis, when the risk of failure is highest.

Huntsman MBA Adds a New Sales Course to the Executive Curriculum

Huntsman MBA Adds a New Sales Course to the Executive Curriculum

Sales: It is at the very heart of business. Accounting, financing, operations and human resource departments have very little to do that creates any value for the firm, “until a sale is made.” If you can’t close, you can’t compete, they say. Sure, most peo...

USU Students Qualify for PBL Nationals in Texas

USU Students Qualify for PBL Nationals in Texas

Utah State University (USU) had a successful showing at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference in March. Four out of the five USU teams won first place in their respective events, and all five teams will compete at the national competition i...

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....

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.

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 focus...

40 Under 40

40 Under 40

School of Accountancy alum, Heather Allen, ’04 was recognized in the February 2019 edition of Utah Business Magazine as a “40 Under 40” honoree. Heather was recently promoted to tax partner at Tanner LLC, and is one of the few female partners in public acc...

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 an...

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 dr...

USU AIS Named Student Chapter of the Year

USU AIS Named Student Chapter of the Year

The USU student chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), an international professional association for individuals and organizations that research, teach, practice, and study information systems, was awarded AIS Student Chapter of the Year...

Employee Guarding

Employee Guarding

Do managers behave territorially toward their employees? Despite accumulating evidence demonstrating the prevalence of territoriality over nonagentic organizational resources, key questions remain regarding the extent to which psychological ownership and t...

If You've Got Leavin' on Your Mind

If You've Got Leavin' on Your Mind

This study introduces the concept of pre-quitting behaviors (PQBs), which employees in the process of leaving an organization may unknowingly “leak” and others can observe and use to identify those at risk of turnover.

Entrepreneurial Spirit: Dennis & Lynn Sessions

Entrepreneurial Spirit: Dennis & Lynn Sessions

Dennis & Lynn Sessions, MBA ’71 & Elementary Education ’69, spent their careers as entrepreneurs. Dennis began in Teton Valley, ID, where he owned a Best Western motel and later an ACE hardware store. He and Lynn started both businesses from the ground up ...

Management Minute & More: It’s Never Too Late - New Year SMART Goals

Management Minute & More: It’s Never Too Late - New Year SMART Goals

January rings in a new year and brings with it new dreams, new aspirations, new energy and, yes, new year’s resolutions. Well, it’s now February, and for many of us our new 2019 goals are a distant memory.

USU Alum Receives Rising Star Award

USU Alum Receives Rising Star Award

Steve Hurd ’12 received the UACPA Rising Star award at the UACPA’s Annual Inauguration & Awards Banquet. This award is presented to individuals who exemplify excellence and dedication to the UACPA and the CPA profession. Steve joins fellow Aggies Jill Aoki...

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 Develop...

'Think Crisis, Think Female': Why Theresa May is a Classic Example of the Glass Cliff

'Think Crisis, Think Female': Why Theresa May is a Classic Example of the Glass Cliff

Alison Cook, a professor of management at Utah State University is co-author of a study that looked closely at every female CEO ever appointed to a Fortune 500 company through to 2014: 52. What Cook and her research partner, sociologist Christy Glass, fou...