Huntsman Professor's Research Sparks Discussions About "Organizational Virtue"
A presidential candidate in the last election cycle took flack when he said: “Corporations are people, my friend.” And yet, a Huntsman professor is arguing that corporations can, in fact, behave just like people and his research is generating discussion in the academic management community.
When a strong organizational culture consistently demonstrates “virtuous” behavior, regardless of w…
USU "Sales Jedi" Enter State-Wide Competition and Leave With Top Prizes
When the Utah State University students walked into the room for the competition, the judges had no idea they were dealing with Aggie "Sales Jedi."
All they knew is that Utah Valley University had invited the best sales students from colleges around the state to a competition where they would be tested in high-pressure, role-play situations that one student said were like doing sales pitc…
Alum Lars Peter Hansen Named 2013 Nobel Economics Laureate
Utah State University alum Lars Peter Hansen is one of three Americans named as a recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics.
Dr. Hansen and Eugene Fama, both of the University of Chicago, along with Robert Shiller of Yale University, were awarded for their groundbreaking research on the workings of financial markets, asset prices, and behavioral economics.
37th Annual Accounting Conference - November 2013
During October, The School of Accounting hosted the 37th Annual Accounting Conference. Attendance was a record level, largely attributable to the outstanding group of distinguished presenters. Key speakers included:
Nicole Forsgren Velasquez and Taylor Martin win $300,000 One-Year Grant to Study How Students Learn With Online Games
Huntsman Assistant Professor Nicole Forsgren Velasquez and Associate Professor Taylor Martin, of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services, have been awarded a $300,000 grant that will send them deep into the world of online games.
USU Graduate Is Awarded Nobel Prize in Economics
Lars Peter Hansen, a USU graduate with a degree in political science and mathematics, has been awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science. He took graduate-level economics classes at the Huntsman School of Business. He was awarded a Huntsman Professional Achievement Award in 2009.
William F. Shughart II Describes Past IRS Audit Abuses
Earlier this year the IRS came under fire for auditing non-profit groups based on their political leanings. In this video interview Professor William F. Shughart II describes how historically other groups have been targeted because of their contrasting ideologies.
USU’s IMA Chapter Receives Multiple Awards - October 2013
Congratulations to our IMA student chapter who not only received a 2012-2013 Gold Award of Excellence (for the 18th consecutive year), but was selected as one of only four IMA chapters in the nation to receive an Outstanding Student Chapter award for the 2012-13 academic year.
Rosemary Fullerton Receives Honorable Mention - October 2013
Professor Rosemary Fullerton received Honorable Mention for her submission to the Mark Chain/AICPA 2013 Teaching Innovation Award
Merideth Thompson to Serve on Editorial Board for Leadership Quarterly
Assistant Professor Merideth Ferguson has been asked to serve on the editorial board for Leadership Quarterly, an elite academic journal that is nationally known within her field of research.
School of Accountancy Programs Ranked 34th and 37th by Public Accounting Report
A publication widely read within the accounting profession, Public Accounting Report, has ranked the School of Accountancy at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University at 34th in the nation, with its graduate program at 37th.
Paper by Chad Albrecht and Dan Holland to be Published in the Journal of Business Ethics
Assistant professors Chad Albrecht and Dan Holland recently had a paper accepted by the Journal of Business Ethics.
When is it Time to Give Up? Dan Holland Shares His Research
“Never give up” is often the mantra of entrepreneurs. Tenacity is celebrated. Dan Holland, assistant professor, talks about his research in entrepreneurial persistence and warns of decision-making biases that may lead to misguided strategies.
Dr. Hawley, USU CIO, Adjunct Professor, Wins Top IT Award
Eric Hawley was nationally recognized with the “Enterprise IT Leader of the Year Award” and the “IT Engagement Award” by Search CIO. Dr. Hawley explains that IT departments can be better focused on meeting the needs of the organizations they serve.
Some Government Regs. Can Hurt Low-Income Households
Diana Thomas, assistant prof., testified before a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee explaining how certain government regulations can hurt low-income families. Watch her testimony or click below to see her research explained.
Jason Smith Wins Jensen Prize for Corp. Finance Research
Jason Smith, assistant professor, recently won the 2012 Jensen Prize (Second Prize) for a paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics. Here he explains his research into how cash flow can influence how quickly a firm will move to an optimal level of debt.
Study Shows Women, Minorities are Given Risky Top Positions
Minority and women leaders are more likely to be appointed to top spots in struggling organizations than traditional white male leaders. In this interview, Alison Cook and Christy Glass talk about the ramifications of this “glass cliff” and the corresponding “savior effect.”
William F. Shughart II Named Research Director for the Independent Institute
Huntsman Professor William F. Shughart II has been named the research director for the Independent Institute, a non-profit public policy organization based in Oakland, Calif., that seeks to “evaluate, refine, and propose advances that provide sound solutions to major social and economic issues.”
Larry Walther Describes Benefits of New 5-Year Program - September 2013
The Huntsman School of Accountancy is one of the smallest schools of accounting to be ranked in the top 50 in the U.S. by the Public Accounting Report. Larry Walther, head of the School of Accountancy, describes benefits of the school’s new five-year professional program.
E&Y Sponsors Classroom in Huntsman Hall - August 2013
Ernst & Young is among several sponsors who have pledged funding for named rooms in the new Huntsman Hall addition to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business building opening Fall 2015.
Professors Chudoba and Ferguson Interviewed on Telecommuting and Work-Life Issues on UPR
On June 11, 2013, Kathy Chudoba, Management Information Systems graduate director and associate professor, and Merideth Ferguson, assistant professor, were featured on Access Utah, a Utah Public Radio program hosted by Tom Williams. The show focused on the changing workplace, and Dr. Chudoba and Dr. Ferguson were asked about their research into workplace issues.
Unique MSHR Program Places 100% of Its Graduates
Steve Hanks, director of the Master of Science in Human Resources program, reports that the unique program has managed to place all of its graduates. He describes how Huntsman MSHR grads, who often get an MBA at the same time, have a competitive edge in the job market.
Huntsman Business Intelligence Group Gains Valuable Experience Mining Big Data
With the news that the National Security Agency has been sifting through massive amounts of phone data to try to thwart potential terrorist plots, more people are becoming aware of a term frequently being used in the IT industry – "big data."
Professors Chudoba and Ferguson Interviewed on Telecommuting and Work-Life Issues on UPR
On June 11, 2013, Kathy Chudoba, Management Information Systems graduate director and associate professor, and Merideth Ferguson, assistant professor, were featured on Access Utah, a Utah Public Radio program hosted by Tom Williams. The show focused on the changing workplace, and Dr. Chudoba and Dr. Ferguson were asked about their research into workplace issues
Huntsman Assistant Professor Michael Thomas Tells John Stossel "Sin Taxes" Can Stimulate Black Markets and Create Substitution Effects
John Stossel interviewed Michael Thomas on the Fox Business network show "Stossel," asking him about research he has done with William F. Shughart II, on "sin taxes." Dr. Thomas said such taxes can have unintended consequences, such as creating black markets.
Wes Yeomans named to School of Accountancy Advisory Board - July 2013
Wes Yeomans will replace Mark Stevens from Deloitte as the newest member of the SOA Advisory Board. Wes is a CPA with over 11 years of experience in public accounting.
Professor Diana Thomas Has Created a Series of Innovative Teaching Videos
Professor Diana Thomas worked with the Institute for Humane Studies recently to create four innovative, highly graphic, short videos that illustrate some intriguing ideas in her field of research, public choice. The videos are free online as part of the Learn Liberty series, with the goal of offering a “starting point for conversations on important questions.”
William F. Shughart II Publishes Scholarly Handbook on Managerial Economics
The first scholarly handbook in managerial economics published, co-edited by the Huntsman School’s own Economics Professor William F. Shughart II, is now available for purchase in both the United States and Europe.
Recent IRS Actions Are Part of a Pattern, Says Huntsman Professor William F. Shughart II
Professor William F. Shughart II, of the Huntsman School of Business, said the recently reported IRS action of auditing non-profit groups based on their political leanings is not new, but rather it is part of a historical pattern in which the federal agency’s practices have been influenced by political considerations.
Nicole Forsgren-Velasquez Receives NASA Funding - June 2013
Nicole Foregren-Velasquez, new faculty member with a joint appointment in the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems departments, recently learned that her proposal to study knowledge management at NASA has received approval and funding in the amount of $15,000.
All-Woman Team Takes First Place in a Backcountry.com “Hackathon”
A team made up of three students and a graduate from the Huntsman School of Business took first place in a competition sponsored by Backcountry.com recently that pitted them against industry professionals in a 24-hour contest that drove programmers to work through the night.
Newsday Quotes Management Professor Merideth Ferguson
Merideth Ferguson, assistant professor of management at the Huntsman School of Business, was recently quoted in a story in Newsday. The article focuses on the negative effects of workplace incivility and rudeness, which is an area of research expertise for Dr. Ferguson.
Two Huntsman Teams Take Top Honors at Walmart IT Summit
Two teams from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business recently placed first and second in an information systems competition in Bentonville, Ark., that pitted 82 teams from top universities around the world against each other, testing their IT skills and their ability to find innovative solutions.
Huntsman Graduate, Jordan Phillips, Gets Education at USU and Iraq
Before attending Utah State University, recent Huntsman graduate Jordan Phillips gained a less formal education — one that involved Howitzer guns, a journey to Iraq, and proved to be every bit as valuable as his business administration degree.
Nine Bloomberg Terminals Are Available to Huntsman Students
Knowing how to use a Bloomberg Terminal to access all kinds of real-time financial, economic, and business news information is something that can set a student apart. Why? More than 350,000 finance professionals use Bloomberg Terminals every day to access news, analytics, charts, liquidity information, functionalities, and execution services. The Huntsman School has invested in nine Bloomberg Term…
Department of Economics and Finance Awarded USU’s Teaching Excellence Prize
Utah State University recently awarded the Economics and Finance Department at the Huntsman School of Business with the 2013 Department Teaching Excellence Award. This award is the highest honor given to academic departments, and recognizes department cultures that meaningfully value learning excellence. The award selection committee includes faculty, students, administrators, and a member of the …
My Favorite Professor: USU Grad Nick Bahr Recalls Working on Research Projects with Dr. Chad Albrecht
My experience with Dr. Chad Albrecht was life changing in a literal sense. I was privileged to collaborate with him on several research projects while working on my undergraduate degree at USU. One project, on how management styles are shifting, led to a presentation at the Mountain Plains Management Conference in Utah. It was based on a theory from Simon L. Dolan at ESADE Business School in Barce…
Huntsman Students Create New Marketing Approach Called "The Flash"
It all started with an idea — an idea that then became a reality. First senior Kevin Schmidt and two other Huntsman students created an approach that allowed companies to advertise more effectively to college students, and then the Flash Marketing Group was born.
Huntsman Students Doug Deakin and Matt Brown Awarded in Top 25 Utah Student-Founded Businesses
Two Huntsman students, Doug Deakin and Matt Brown, were named among the 25 winners of the Top 25 Student- Founded Businesses in Utah. The awards were given by the nonprofit “Utah Student 25” at the Utah Student 25 Awards Gala March 14 at the University of Utah. Doug Deakin, founder of Organic Farms, a company that distributes organic grain products, placed number 7, while Matt Brown, founder of Gr…
Six-Week Entrepreneurship Minor Offered Summer 2013
In summer semester 2013, the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business will offer students a new opportunity to earn an entrepreneurship minor in just six weeks. Six two-credit classes are offered, and students will identify a business opportunity to develop throughout the six-week period.
Entrepreneurship Club Draws Students From Across Campus to Entrepreneurship Week Events
Every year children across the country mix up their best brew, hand-letter signs, and test their parents’ support levels by opening makeshift lemonade stands. During Entrepreneurship Week, USU students, armed with a grownup understanding of marketing, were given a chance to show off how they would make such a basic sales venture successful.
Huntsman Club, Beta Alpha Psi, Wins Two First-Prize Awards at Deloitte Best Practices Competition - May 2013
Huntsman students and officers of the accounting club Beta Alpha Psi recently traveled to Denver, Colo., to attend a Deloitte Best Practices competition and took first place in two out of three categories. They competed against teams from Brigham Young University, the University of Utah, the University of Denver, and other schools from six states in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Two Elijah Watt Sells Award winners - April 2013
We are pleased to announce that two recent graduates from Utah State’s School of Accountancy are 2012 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners. Jill Aoki and Anthony Lemon each earned nation leading CPA exam scores and received this prestigious recognition.
Students Win Case Study Competition By Developing Metrics For Skullcandy Training Efforts
In search of finding a quantifiable way to measure training efforts, Skullcandy turned to USU students for a help during the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Marketing Case Competition. The competition put participants into a real-life training and marketing situation as teams of two to five students were given a problem that the company was facing and 48 hours to put together a presentation tha…
Ethics Bowl Competition Tests Students As They Wrestle With Troubling Issues
It’s not often that most people have the opportunity to argue with each other in front of a crowd of people and a panel of judges, but on Feb. 21, students from across the USU campus did just that. They were discussing different ethical situations in the Fourth Annual Ethics Bowl. Hosted by the Society for the Advancement of Ethical Leadership, (SAEL), the event was set up as a single-elimination …
Professor Randy Simmons on Carbon Taxes in National Journal’s Blog
Randy T. Simmons, professor in the Department of Economics and Finance at the Huntsman School, and Ryan M. Yonk, professor in the Department of Political Science at Southern Utah University, published a blog post in the National Journal's Energy Experts blog in January.
Marketing Professors Adjust Message, Kick-Start New Industry
One might think that a proposal to save water during a drought would be an easy sell. We discovered that it was not. We knew that, according to theory, in the world of marketing if you aren’t prepared to adjust your approach until your message connects with your audience’s hearts and not just their heads, you will end up spending all of your time talking to yourself and alienating your audience. W…
Two Huntsman MIS Teams Make it to Finals in Global Competition
Two teams of Huntsman students have made it to the finals of a systems information contest that drew 82 teams from some of the best universities in the world. The Utah State University students will be going to Bentonville, Ark., to participate in the 2013 Walmart IT Summit and AIS Student Chapter Leadership Conference April 18 – 20. The Association of Information Systems, the organization that is…
Article Published by Huntsman Professors is Widely Circulated, Translated Into French
When Cathy Hartman and Edwin Stafford submitted a story in summer of 2012 called, “Making Green More Macho,” they had no idea it would end up being translated into French. The story that was published in the cross-disciplinary, sustainability journal Solutions, has been picked up by the Veblen Institute, a not-for-profit think tank, in Paris, and translated into French.
School of Accountancy is Ranked 46th in the Nation by Public Accounting Report - March 2013
A publication widely read within the accounting profession, Public Accounting Report, has ranked the School of Accountancy at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business in the top 50 among accounting schools nationwide.
Huntsman Research on Soda-related "Sin Taxes" Makes National News
U.S. News and World Report recently published an opinion article authored by two Huntsman professors on the drawbacks of soda-related “sin taxes.” The article was co-authored by Huntsman professors William F. Shughart II and Michael D. Thomas, along with Adam J. Hoffer of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Dr. Shughart is the J. Fish Smith Professor in Public Choice, and Dr. Thomas is a clinic…
Two Graduates Find Success in Unexpected Places
Whitney Dastrup imagined she would get a nice corporate job when she graduated. She now travels back and forth between San Francisco and India managing a small nonprofit organization that provides education to poor children. Scot Marsden, who majored in finance and economics, did not envision himself working at one of the “Big Four” accounting firms, but is now enjoying his new job at Deloitte & T…
Huntsman Professor John Johnson Teaches at Wharton
Huntsman Professor John Johnson can now start a sentence by saying, “When I taught at Wharton… .” That’s because he was invited to speak to students at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania twice within the last six months.
Austrailian Professor, Cagri Kumru, Presents Research on Aging Populations
An assistant professor from Australian National University, Cagri Kumru, visited the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business for two weeks in January to collaborate on research about aging populations. USU’s Economics and Finance Department has established expertise in economic issues related to aging through an association called the Quantitative Society for Pensions and Savings that was established b…
Ryan Taylor is Driven by Big Goals
t would be easy to imagine the path to vocational success for Ryan Taylor as being clear and unobstructed. After all, his father owns multiple, successful Chevrolet dealerships. But Ryan doesn’t see it that way. He said his father’s success has come because of years of hard work, and “never settling for less.” Ryan said that’s exactly how he plans to approach his college experience. “The secret to…
Entrepreneur Leadership Series is Hosting Weekly Speakers
Many people dream of launching their own business. Getting a new venture off the ground, however, is not easy. This year’s Entrepreneur Leadership Series, hosted by the Center For Entrepreneurial Excellence, is designed to help. Each lecture this year focuses on different aspects of building a business. The presentations are being held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Room 215 of the George S. Eccles Bu…
USU’s School of Accountancy is pleased to announce achievement of AACSB accreditation for five additional years - February 2013
On January 14th, the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Committee granted a continuation of accreditation for USU’s accounting undergraduate and master’s degree programs. USU’s School of Accountancy is one of a select group of schools worldwide to have been awarded special accounting accreditation.
Beta Alpha Psi Reaches Out to Boy Scouts - January 2013
Beta Alpha Psi members recently conducted a highly successful service event for 82 Boy Scouts and their scoutmasters educating them about careers in accounting as well as taking them through the steps toward earning their personal management merit badge
Peruvian Company Honored For Work Done With the SEED Program
For five years USU students have been teaming up with a Peruvian agricultural company to help entrepreneurs launch new ventures. The firm's successful work is not going unnoticed; in fact, the company has just received national recognition for the good it has accomplished. The company, DanPer, won the PERU 2021 Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development Award last year. PERU 2021 is a nonpr…
Steve Gould Completes Five Internships in Two and a Half Years
Five. That’s how many internships Huntsman student Steve Gould has completed in the last two and a half years--in Houston, Spokane, St. George, and Cache Valley. He has interned in an oil pipeline company's investor relations department, in redesigning a tire factory's website, with the CFO of an expanding cancer care company, in marketing a software company's presentation program, and in the fina…
MSHR Courses Now Available Online
The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business has teamed up with a Dallas-based company, Academic Partnerships, to make graduate online human resources courses available to more people, especially those living in rural areas. The Master of Science in Human Resources (MSHR) program was launched online in January 2013. The new offering enables students across the country and beyond to advance their careers…