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'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...

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.

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 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...

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...

2017-18 Outstanding Student Chapters Honored

2017-18 Outstanding Student Chapters Honored

AIS is excited to announce the recipients of the 2017-2018 Student Chapter Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement among student chapters of the association. Utah State University has been named the AIS Student Chapter of the Year. This is the highest...

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 sabot...

Management Faculty and Students Win Teaching Award

Management Faculty and Students Win Teaching Award

A teaching case written by Professor Mike Dixon and graduate students Luis Armenta and Justin Canova was recognized as the 2018 Best Teaching Case by the Decision Sciences Institute. The case ‘America First Credit Union: High-Quality Transactions and Custo...

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 t...

USU MHR and MBA Grad Student Receives Meisinger Fellowship

USU MHR and MBA Grad Student Receives Meisinger Fellowship

Joshua Hoffmann of Logan, Utah, is the winner of the 2018 Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR.

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 Dou...

Why are There Fewer Women CEOS? Media Seek Answers from USU

Why are There Fewer Women CEOS? Media Seek Answers from USU

A national conversation about the roles and rights of women in the workplace has continued for years, providing lots of material for two Utah State University researchers who’ve long studied the issue of gender diversity. A series of headlines over the las...

Students Helping Students

Students Helping Students

Here, three schools detail the programs they’ve put in place that send their students out into the community to provide assistance and offer leadership. Their activities, which were among the many submitted to AACSB’s 2018 Innovations That Inspire initiati...

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 r...

First Annual Huntsman Career Expo

First Annual Huntsman Career Expo

Friday, September 21, marked the beginning of a momentous, new tradition at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. The Huntsman Career Expo was an instant hit among students, faculty, and corporate partners. Fifty-four employers, and more than 500 student...

Nike's Former Brand Boss Visits USU

Nike's Former Brand Boss Visits USU

Charlie Denson, Marketing ’78, former president of Nike Brand, led a Leadership Forum attended by more than 250 students. The forum focused on Denson’s impressive career with Nike and his extensive experience in building and leading one of the world’s best...

Aggie Chocolate: Blue Victory

Aggie Chocolate: Blue Victory

Six USU students, including four from the Huntsman School, won a branding competition for the new Aggie Chocolate Factory located at Blue Square in Logan. Seniors Rachel Allred (Marketing ’19), Michael Bautner (Marketing ’19), and Tannen Bills (Marketing ’...

Huntsman Grad Starts Prestigious Master's Program at Oxford

Huntsman Grad Starts Prestigious Master's Program at Oxford

Last week, Jacklyn Sullivan, ’18, Economics, started a Master of Science program in Economics for Development at the University of Oxford. Growing up in Bountiful, Utah, Jackie hadn’t considered that pursuing an advanced degree at Oxford would be in her fu...

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 the...

SOA Welcomes Dr. Lynn Rees and Dr. James Cannon as the Newest Members of the Faculty

SOA Welcomes Dr. Lynn Rees and Dr. James Cannon as the Newest Members of the Faculty

Professor Lynn Rees is the Bonnie B. and James H. Quigley/Deloitte Foundation Professor of Accountancy at Utah State University. He received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University and has previously been on the faculties at Texas A&M University, Washingto...

Aggie For Environment Receives Beehive Five Under 25 Award

Aggie For Environment Receives Beehive Five Under 25 Award

Paige Morgan, Marketing and Environmental Studies ’18, was just named a Beehive Five under 25. The prestigious recognition is given by the Utah Society for Environmental Education (USEE) each yearto five young individuals who are “game changers in their co...

How We Spent The Summer

How We Spent The Summer

Huntsman students have been all over the world this summer through internship and study programs, from New York City to Peru to the Philippines. Here are some of the incredible stories from our impressive students.

Welcome The New 2018-19 Faculty

Welcome The New 2018-19 Faculty

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is proud to welcome the 2018-19 new faculty to Utah State University. This year’s recruiting class hails from all over the world and degrees from Oxford, Yale, Vanderbilt, Minnesota, and more. Several faculty have com...

Gail Miller Discusses Courage and Vulnerability

Gail Miller Discusses Courage and Vulnerability

Gail Miller, Owner of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, kicked off the first Focus Friday Leadership Forum of the Fall semester. Miller was interviewed by the Dean of the Huntsman School of Business, Douglas D.Anderson.She also answered questions fro...

Dr. Merideth Thompson featured in The New York Times

Dr. Merideth Thompson featured in The New York Times

While these inclinations of anger and revenge are understandable, that doesn’t mean they’ll do us any good. In reality, they’re more likely to just make things worse. That feeling of motivation to “get even” can tether you to the past in a way that oversha...

Professor Aaron Brough Featured in EcoWatch

Professor Aaron Brough Featured in EcoWatch

Last year, Aaron R. Brough of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University and James E.B. Wilkie of Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame carried out seven experiments with 2,000 participants from the US and China, ...

Dr. Keller’s Exciting Air Force Base Career Brings Unique Insight into the MBA Classroom

Dr. Keller’s Exciting Air Force Base Career Brings Unique Insight into the MBA Classroom

Dr. Chalon Keller is a USU professor who helps Huntsman MBA students soar to new heights! Her successful career with the United States Air Force propelled her to become a world-class professor in operations management. With her firsthand experience impleme...

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 ma...

Aimee Leaming Wilson - Be Kind Scholarship

Aimee Leaming Wilson - Be Kind Scholarship

The Huntsman School of Business, in partnership with OC Tanner and several USU alumnae, recently announced the creation of the Aimee Leaming Wilson Be Kind Scholarship in memory of a dear friend, sorority sister, and colleague to many True Blue Aggies. Dur...

Merideth Thompson to Serve as Associate Dean

Merideth Thompson to Serve as Associate Dean

Merideth Thompson, a faculty member in the Management Department, will serve as the new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor Thompson, who joined the Huntsman School in 2012, is a nationally recognized scholar in the areas of work-family interfac...

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 mor...

Focused Fridays: Year in Review

Focused Fridays: Year in Review

The second year of Focused Friday at the Huntsman School was our best one yet. We featured forums with leaders, educators, and dignitaries from across the United States, workshops by professionals from globally-renowned institutions, and networking events ...

MHR Program Celebrates Placement Success

MHR Program Celebrates Placement Success

The Master of Human Resources (MHR) program celebrated 95% placement of its spring 2018 graduating class, with several graduates joining Fortune 100 companies including Chevron, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Honeywell, and TIAA. According to Profes...

Management Department Welcomes Two Outstanding New Faculty

Management Department Welcomes Two Outstanding New Faculty

The Management Department welcomes Mr. Steve Milovich as a Senior Lecturer and Executive-in-Residence, and Dr. Rick Hardcopf as an Assistant Professor. Steve, an alumnus of the Huntsman School, recently retired as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resour...

Institute of Management Accountant Scholarships

Institute of Management Accountant Scholarships

Jared Fry and Aubree Matheson both received $2,500 IMA scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year. Jared recently served as treasurer for our IMA student chapter and will be the president for the 2018-19 academic year. Aubree served as secretary for the 20...

Huntsman DECA Students on the International Stage

Huntsman DECA Students on the International Stage

The Huntsman DECA team made a big impression on the collegiate stage, taking 2nd place at the 2018 International DECA Competition, held in Washington D.C. The Huntsman team also received the 2nd place overall chapter award in the management cluster categor...

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 lecture...

Aggies Sweep Qualtrics Sales Idol Competition

Aggies Sweep Qualtrics Sales Idol Competition

Huntsman School marketing students walked away with first, second, and third place in the statewide Qualtrics Sales Idol competition in March. Pitted against business schools from across the state, junior Paige Sampson took first place, followed by junior ...

2018 Huntsman School Student and Faculty Awards

2018 Huntsman School Student and Faculty Awards

Every year, the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business recognizes top-performing students, staff, and faculty for their academic and professional accomplishments. In April, the Huntsman School recognized 54 award recipients at an awards luncheon in the L. Tom ...

Accounting Student Named Valedictorian

Accounting Student Named Valedictorian

Accounting Student Named Valedictorian The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business named accounting student, Dillon Pierson, it’s 2017-2018 valedictorian. Dillon completed both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting with a 4.0 GPA. During his commen...

Commencement 2018 Photos
 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, co...

 Can Positive Office Relationships have Negative Effects?

Can Positive Office Relationships have Negative Effects?

New research by Utah State University Huntsman School of Business Professor Julena Bonner finds that when employees have a good relationship with their supervisor, they are more likely to model the supervisors’ morally questionable behaviors.

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 wor...

We Become Too Attached to Our Own Brilliance

We Become Too Attached to Our Own Brilliance

“You may have not learned how to learn,” said Steve Daley, President of Market-Based Management, to students about lifelong learning at a recent Focused Fridays Leadership Forum at the Huntsman School of Business.

Management Minute & More: Swimming in the Toxic Waste of Fear

Management Minute & More: Swimming in the Toxic Waste of Fear

Brought to you by the USU Huntsman MBA Program. Just going to work was so stressful for David that he dreaded mornings and Mondays. He worked in an underperforming healthcare company where an insecure boss belittled people in public and back-biting employe...

Dr. Michael Glauser Featured in the Washington Post on Why Startups Succeed in Small Cities

Dr. Michael Glauser Featured in the Washington Post on Why Startups Succeed in Small Cities

Excerpt from Washington Post – “I have seen tremendous support for small-town businesses from local leaders, schools and residents…One small business owner I know has a store in a small town and one in a large town. He gets far more support and stronger sa...

The Online MBA Checklist: How to Pick the Winning Business School in Utah

The Online MBA Checklist: How to Pick the Winning Business School in Utah

According to the Financial Times, 2017 marked the highest salary increase in a decade for MBA graduates three years after their return in the workplace, and global average salary increase numbers are holding strong in 2018, where almost two-thirds of alumn...

Carrying a Culture: Huntsman Entrepreneur Brings Guatemala Home with Hand-woven Wallets

Carrying a Culture: Huntsman Entrepreneur Brings Guatemala Home with Hand-woven Wallets

Andy Thunell’s eyes gleamed with passion as he recounted his recent visit back to Guatemala. During that visit, Thunell was approached by a mother and her 3-year-old daughter, who had just finished her very first weave. The little girl proudly held up th...

Beta Alpha Psi Achieves Top Status Again

Beta Alpha Psi Achieves Top Status Again

The Delta Omega Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi earned the “Superior Chapter” award for the 39th consecutive year – longer than any other chapter in the nation. They are well on their way to celebrating 40 consecutive years of earning the “Superior Chapter” awar...

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 ...

Business Class Upgrade: Utah State Magazine Spring 2018

Business Class Upgrade: Utah State Magazine Spring 2018

10 years ago, the view outside of Douglas D. Anderson’s muted wood-paneled ground-floor office was anything but memorable, especially compared to the bright space he now occupies overlooking snow-capped Cache Valley.

Huntsman Scholars Help High School Students

Huntsman Scholars Help High School Students

The inaugural Huntsman Scholar Leadership Lab didn't take place on campus in Logan. Instead, 50 Huntsman Scholars traveled 430 miles south to Whitehorse High School in San Juan County, Utah. The goal was to introduce the high school students to the myriad ...

Huntsman School Extends Global Accreditation

Huntsman School Extends Global Accreditation

Through a peer-reviewed accountability process, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) announced that the Jon M. Huntsman School has extended its global accreditation in business and accounting. AACSB acknowledged the Huntsman Sc...

DA Davidson Rewards Students for Fantastic Performance

DA Davidson Rewards Students for Fantastic Performance

Finance students are taught many details about smart and strategic investing. However, they rarely have a chance to test and apply their knowledge in a real-world situation with high stakes while still being in a classroom setting. DA Davidson, a regional...

The Inconvenient Youth Effect: How Kids Become Pro-Social Brand Evangelists

The Inconvenient Youth Effect: How Kids Become Pro-Social Brand Evangelists

Researcher Edwin Stafford says: “Social influence is often instrumental for encouraging pro-social behavioral change in others. Who else are

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 expose...

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 her...

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. The students delivered new websites, built to the specific needs of the business, and tutored th...

Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards

Following an icon like Larry H. Miller as CEO of the company that bears his name can be intimidating, but then again Clark Whitworth, this year’s Distinguished Executive Alumnus, had a good teacher— Larry Miller.

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 i...

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Winter 2018 Huntsman Alumni Magazine

Winter 2018 Huntsman Alumni Magazine

Learn about what is happening at the Huntsman School of Business.

Carrying a Culture: Huntsman Entrepreneur Brings Guatemala Home with Hand-woven Wallets

Carrying a Culture: Huntsman Entrepreneur Brings Guatemala Home with Hand-woven Wallets

Andy Thunell’s eyes gleamed with passion as he recounted his recent visit back to Guatemala. During that visit, Thunell was approached by a mother and her 3-year-old daughter, who had just finished her very first weave. The little girl proudly held up t

10th Anniversary Celebration: Paul Huntsman Talks about father’s legacy

10th Anniversary Celebration: Paul Huntsman Talks about father’s legacy

On November 30, 2017, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the naming of the USU College of Business as the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. Paul Huntsman, publisher of the Salt Lake Tribune, and son of Jon and Karen Huntsman, spoke to students, facult...