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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...

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...

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...

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,

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research highlights of Huntsman School faculty members.

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.

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

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...

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 in Logan, but the Huntsma...

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...

In Memoriam Reed Robert Durtschi 1926-2015

In Memoriam Reed Robert Durtschi 1926-2015

Professor emeritus Reed Durtschi passed away on August 13, 2015, in North Logan, Utah. Durtschi was raised on a dairy farm in Teton Valley and served in the Navy during World War II and the Army during the Korean War. He married Jean Blackburn in 1950. He...

My Huntsman Experience

My Huntsman Experience

My experience at the Huntsman School of Business has been second to none. The school challenges us to “dare mighty things” and provides amazing opportunities to get involved and accomplish our dreams.

My Favorite Professor

My Favorite Professor

It is impossible to leave Dr. Shannon Peterson’s class without feeling academically challenged. She has challenged me in ways that have changed the way I think about learning, life, and myself.

Voice: Sylvia Jones, Economics, '87

Voice: Sylvia Jones, Economics, '87

Find out what you are passionate about. What moves you? Once you figure that out then everything else usually comes naturally. In most cases what you are passionate about is a result of your life experience. Focus your energy in the direction of your pass...

Jameson Olsen - Student Success Story

Jameson Olsen - Student Success Story

Jameson shares how creativity and a few cupcakes opened job opportunities in New York City.

Retirement boosts happiness, improves health

Retirement boosts happiness, improves health

Economics professor, Devon Gorry, explains her latest research on Today.com. The analysis of thousands of American retirees, published this month by the National Bureau of Economic Research, found the positive changes have a continuing impact and don't......

Jim Allred - Student Success Story

Jim Allred - Student Success Story

Jim shares his Huntsman experience of traveling to ten different countries, moving to California for an internship, becoming the Scholar of the Year and now accepting his dream job.

Brooke Siler - Student Success Story

Brooke Siler - Student Success Story

Brooke shares her experience as a bio-chemistry and economics dual major.

Sadie Crabb - Student Success Story

Sadie Crabb - Student Success Story

Sadie tells her story of being a scared freshman from Reno, Nevada, to her success as a Huntsman Scholar.

Exploring Finance Careers

Exploring Finance Careers

Data analytics and communications skills. That about sums up the advice given by employers to Huntsman School students on the 6th annual NYC Career Exploration Trip in early May. A group of 16 students, led by finance professors Ryan Whitby and Paul Fjeld...

USU Honors Two Huntsman Grads

USU Honors Two Huntsman Grads

Two graduates of the Huntsman School, Blake Kirby, Accounting, ’92, and David Miller, Finance, ’87, were honored by Utah State University with Distinguished Alumnus Awards at the annual Founders Day celebration.

Alumnus Named CEO of Buffett Company

Alumnus Named CEO of Buffett Company

Justin Wheeler, Finance and French, ’95, has been appointed as the CEO of Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, LLC. After graduating from USU, Wheeler worked for a small private equity firm and then went on to earn his MBA from Brigham Young University. He spent...

Huntsman Students in Dubai

Huntsman Students in Dubai

Seven Huntsman students were invited to the Insight Dubai Women’s Conference in the United Arab Emirates. One of those students, Wendy Bosshardt, Marketing and Psychology, ’15, attended the conference last year and was one of only four students worldwide

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How saving for retirement requires change in approach
Broadening Her Horizons
Deeper into China
Young Alumnus Succeeding at Facebook
My Huntsman Experience: Scott Laneri
Professor Chris Fawson Recipient of Student Advocacy & Support Award
 Huntsman School Success Story: Brooke Siler
Always an Aggie: Sterling Morris
To own your education is to dare mighty things
Judging a Part by the Size of its Whole: The Category Size Bias in Probability Judgments
Research Finds Correlation Between Political Connections, Federal Reserve Loans
Triple Major Jim Allred Shares Path to Success and How Peers Can Do the Same
Research Finds Correlation between Political Connections, Federal Reserve Loans
Alum Lars Peter Hansen Named 2013 Nobel Economics Laureate
William F. Shughart II Describes Past IRS Audit Abuses
USU Graduate Is Awarded Nobel Prize in Economics
William F. Shughart II Named Research Director for the Independent Institute
Jason Smith Wins Jensen Prize for Corp. Finance Research
Some Government Regs. Can Hurt Low-Income Households
Huntsman Assistant Professor Michael Thomas Tells John Stossel "Sin Taxes" Can Stimulate Black Markets and Create Substitution Effects
Professor Diana Thomas Has Created a Series of Innovative Teaching Videos
Recent IRS Actions Are Part of a Pattern, Says Huntsman Professor William F. Shughart II
William F. Shughart II Publishes Scholarly Handbook on Managerial Economics
Nine Bloomberg Terminals Are Available to Huntsman Students
Department of Economics and Finance Awarded USU’s Teaching Excellence Prize
Professor Randy Simmons on Carbon Taxes in <i>National Journal’s</i> Blog
Austrailian Professor, Cagri Kumru, Presents Research on Aging Populations
Huntsman Research on Soda-related "Sin Taxes" Makes National News
Two Graduates Find Success in Unexpected Places
Steve Gould Completes Five Internships in Two and a Half Years
Huntsman School Recognized by the CFA Institute
Dr. Diana Thomas Researches How Political Entrepreneurs Affect Rules of Economic Exchange
My Favorite Professor: Professor Ben Blau Connects Finance to Real World News of the Day
Vern Beuhler Endowed Professorship Will Be Held By Dr. Chris Fawson
Scott Schaefer Is Known For His Research into Workplace Dynamics
Researcher from the University of Chicago comes to Huntsman School of Business
Huntsman Students, Faculty and Staff Win Prestigious Awards
Economics Student a Finalist for Carnegie Fellowship
Bill Shughart, First J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice
A New Master’s Degree in Financial Economics
Just how much will that flu vaccine help?

Just how much will that flu vaccine help?

Every year between 5 and 20 percent of the US population contracts influenza, and in a typical year, complications from the flu lead to 200,000 hospitalizations and 30,000 deaths. The influenza vaccine has the potential to greatly reduce this public healt...