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Fall 2014

A Focus on Student Sucess

Over the past five years, students in the Huntsman School have won numerous university awards, including USU Man of the Year (three years in a row), Woman of the Year and University Citizenship Award (each twice), Scholar of the Year, and the Bill E. Robins Memorial Award. The USU student body president has come from the Huntsman School three of the past five years. Our students have also received national accolades, including the prestigious Elijah Watt Sells Award to three students over the past two years for top scores on the CPA Exam, and two groups of students have won first place in national MIS competitions.

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2014 Distinguished Executive Alumnus

Duane Shaw, even at a young age, was determined to find easier and better ways to do things. It was this challenge that guided Duane through his education at the USU Business College, the banking industry of the 70s and 80s, and eventually...

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100 Cities 100 Entrepreneurs

The Silicon Valley approach for building companies has become the main strategy taught at many business schools around the country. It goes like this: You create a prototype you can quickly test, preferably in the tech industry.

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Master Class - Negotiation is the key to success

Dr. Merideth Thompson, assistant professor of management, encourages her students to rock the boat. Her Negotiations class, MGT 4600, isn’t the type of class where students sit in rows and raise their hands. It’s a class where words are used as tools…

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Alumni Provide Path for Middle Schoolers

Over the past five years, Huntsman alumni and twins Blake, ’12, Marketing, and Bo, ’12, Marketing, Nemelka have counseled hundreds of young students in their educational pursuits. In doing this, they began noticing certain factors that could be learn…

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Accounting Student Receives Accolades for Inspiration

Each year, Beta Alpha Psi, the international honors organization for accounting, and the American Institute of CPA’s jointly sponsor the medal of inspiration, which is awarded to the one student whose life story is most likely to encourage others to …

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Faculty Research: Bone and Isrealsen

Dr. Bone’s research shows that minority entrepreneurs face more obstacles and deal with rejection differently than their Caucasian counterparts, while Dr. Israelsen’s research looks at determinants of life expectancy, migration, and racial/ethnic

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Dean's Message

A Message from Dean Douglas D. Anderson

One of the great pleasures of serving as dean is getting to know some of our great students. Every year fresh faces come to us with great ambition and dreams, and it is our task to create opportunities and pathways for them so that they leave better …

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My Favorite Professor

My Huntsman Experience: Scott Laneri

Much like Jon M. Huntsman, the Huntsman School of Business itself is a giver. The term “giver” comes from Adam Grant’s book Give and Take, where he writes that there are three types of people in the world: takers, matchers, and givers. Takers …

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Vision: Mark Erickson, ‘95

I have always been an avid reader and have been inspired by great books on leadership. Through the years, I have also found valuable insights, sometimes in the most uncommon places, but I think the three principles that really guide my leadership

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Voice: Roger McOmber, ‘91

When Warren Buffet took over Salomon Brothers in the early 90s after the infamous treasury scandal, I was a junior research analyst learning how to analyze companies and pick stocks. Buffet is a great leader. He talked openly with us all.

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