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Spring 2012

A Renewed Focus on Analytical Rigor

In this burgeoning new age of “big data” and business intelligence driven by internet-enabled information, the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is adding a number of programs and offerings that will strengthen its students preparation for the rapidly changing work world. These additions include a new master’s degree in financial economics, a restructured 10-month MBA program, and the hiring of 10 new faculty members with significant expertise in the more analytical disciplines.

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Features

The All-American Maverick

He was about nine years old when he started working at the E.A. Miller meatpacking plant in Hyrum, Utah. John R. Miller essentially grew up on the slaughterhouse floor of this relatively small, regional meatpacking company that was started in 1936 by…

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In the Eye of the Storm

Logan native and Utah State University graduate David Stowell (‘76, economics) has a ready point of view on the main factors that caused the 2008 financial meltdown. A member of the Huntsman School’s National Advisory Board, he gives lectures at USU …

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Student Joins Japan Relief Efforts

USU student Brett Stevenson was in Japan on March 11, 2011, when the catastrophic earthquakes and tsunami hit. It was three unstable days before he could leave and come back to Utah State University. And yet, it was not long after he arrived in Utah …

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Alumni

Legacy: Three Cache Valley Friends

They met in Logan at the Brigham Young College (BYC), the small “high school and college” Brigham Young founded in 1877, 23 days before he died. John A. Widtsoe and George Thomas, Jr., were students at the BYC, where Logan High stands now, and Joseph…

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Students

Deloitte Finds Value in Huntsman Graduates

In the United States, Deloitte, LLP, and its subsidiaries employ tens of thousands of profes­sionals. The firm has discovered that Huntsman graduates prove a good investment with more than 15 now employed in the company’s Salt Lake City office alone.…

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Faculty

Research Highlights: “Haphazard Sampling” Not as Random as it Might Appear

An auditor may choose from several methodologies for determining what to look at when auditing a company. One of the frequently employed techniques is called “haphazard sampling.”

Haphazard sampling is a non-statistical technique used by aud…

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Dean's Message

A Message from Dean Douglas D. Anderson

It’s wonderful to reflect on the progress we have made at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business in the last few years. Thanks to the many dedicated people who have dared to see things in new ways, we continue to transform the school and accelerate t…

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My Favorite Professor

My Favorite Professor: Accounting 3120: Debits, Credits and Ethics

When I took my first and second accounting classes, I satisfied the academic requirement. When I took my third and fourth account­ing classes, I placated my dad, an engineer and small-business owner who recognized the value of understanding accountin…

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Vision

Vision – Ron Dunford

During my 30-year career in the dairy industry I have had a variety of assignments, including several leadership roles in operations, sales and marketing, and general management. Currently I am responsible for Schreiber Foods’ global operations, whic…

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Voice

Voice – Dell Loy Hansen

What principles have guided your business leadership philosophy?

Early on I set out three foundational rules to help me become an “owner,” rather than purely an “employee” working for someone else. I learned them from my great grandfa…

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