The Impact of Scholarship Donations
Thank you to all of our generous alumni and friends who donate to support scholarships for our students. THANK YOU!
Paying it Forward - Tyler Olsen
Tyler Olsen, proud Huntsman School of Business alumnus and long-time supporter, gives back to help ensure that talented Huntsman students don’t miss out on realizing their potential because of finances.
Rewarding Excellence - Christopher Fawson
Professor Chris Fawson has been teaching economics at Utah State University for the past 21 years, during which time he has also been named Department Head and Senior Associate Dean, Director of International Programs, Vice Provost for Academic and International Affairs, Executive Director of Partners in Business, and the International Professor of the Year (2012). Most recently, he was recognized…
Entrepreneur Leadership Series (MGT 3550)
Sign up for the most valuable one-credit class you’ll ever take! MGT 3550 is a one credit class where you get to hear the stories of 10 successful, world-renowned entrepreneurs and how they built their companies, followed their passions and defined their success. You can find more information about the speakers and the class at huntsman.usu.edu/MGT3550
Leaders Define Themselves
One of the world’s most influential business leaders is a respected chief executive because, as she says, she “does not aspire to a title, but aspires to be a leader.” Cathy Engelbert leads more than 220,000 professionals as Chief Executive Officer for Deloitte LLP, and inspired hundreds of attendees at the recent Partners in Business Accounting conference at Utah State University. Engelbert’s lea…
Huntsman Grads Honored
Several Huntsman School of Business alumni were recently honored by Utah State University for their personal and professional accomplishments as well as their commitment the University and the community.
New Professorship in Accounting
The School of Accountancy in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University has formed a $1.5 million Bonnie B. and James H. Quigley/Deloitte Foundation Professorship in Accounting thanks to support provided by the Quigley’s, with added support from Deloitte, through the Deloitte Foundation.
The Digital Revolution
MIS department head, Dave Olsen, says that the department saw the revolution coming. “We have had an agricultural revolution, industrial revolution, and information revolution, and now an as of yet to be named, digital revolution,” Dr. Olsen said. A few years ago the department started offering more data and analytic classes and hired faculty with a focus of research in these areas. The departme…
MIS Faculty - Awards and Publications
This month two MIS professors were recognized for outstanding research and thought leadership in their field. Professor Pam Dupin-Bryant received the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS) Ben Bauman Award for Excellence award which recognizes a faculty member who has compiled an outstanding record of professional service, teaching, and scholarship, and has made signifi…
Management professor, Merideth Ferguson, latest study finds dual career couples with the same occupations or work places may have a happier family life and less job and family tension as a result of the work-related support they can offer one another.
Jameson Olsen - Student Success Story
Jameson shares how creativity and a few cupcakes opened job opportunities in New York City.
Faculty Research - Chad Simon
During the era when the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) was passed, audit committees were given heightened responsibility and faced more stringent requirements. However, according to new research by Huntsman accounting professor Chad Simon and his co-authors (see cite below), Congress and others may have overlooked one potentially important incentive with these updated requirements.
New Faculty and Staff
Due to retirements and the addition of new resources, the Huntsman School added twenty three new faculty and staff.
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...
Huntsman PBL Receives Top Honors
Huntsman students Josh Shelhamer, McKell Nelson, Glen Tonge, and Benjamin McCulloch traveled to Chicago this summer to showcase their business talents. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its PBL National Leadership Conference in Chicago on June 24–27.
Huntsman Students Travel to Three Continents
This summer 54 Huntsman undergraduate students traveled to London, Asia, South America and Eastern Europe on faculty-led study abroad visits. Students in the Asia group visited Vietnam, Thailand, and China. In Thailand students had the opportunity to visit a fly-tying business in Chang-Mai that started in Cache Valley and is now run by two USU alumni. The company has spent the last 15 years operat…
The unofficial mantra of the Huntsman School of Business is "Dare Mighty Things" and USU Alumnus Paul Parkinson displays in his new book how daring mighty things requires people to look outside of themselves. Unselfish: Love Thy Neighbor As Thy Selfie, was released last month as a counterbalance to the current "selfie" culture prevalent in popular media.
Student Tackles Immigration Policy
Last month, the USU Office of Research and Graduate Studies held Research Week, its annual celebration of student and faculty research. Huntsman student Grant Holyoak was one of eight students who presented at Research Week’s culminating event, Ignite. In Ted-Talk fashion, students showed pictures and data to help relate their findings.
Go and Change the World
Graduates were challenged to go and change the world at the Huntsman School graduation ceremonies on May 2, 2015. Following the general USU commencement in the morning, the Huntsman School graduated 721 students, including 162 through its China Cooperative Program and a further 207 graduate students. A total of 400 students walked during the ceremony and heard from valedictorian Tanner Boden, comm…
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 Fjeldsted, visited 10 firms over a span of two and a half days to find out firsthand about careers and life in New York City.
Student Videos Win National Competition
Each year Utah State University students get the opportunity to stretch and challenge their business ethics through an event known as the Ethics Bowl. Sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Ethic Leadership (SAEL), this event is designed to help students understand how ethics are relevant in a variety of situations and encourages them to discuss and explore ethical questions. This year th…
Accounting Student Receives Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award - May 2015
School of Accountancy student, Michael Bills, receives the Whitesides Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award for USU. Accounting students have received two of the last three Whitesides Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards.
USU's BAP Chapter Wins Regional Deloitte Best Practices Competition - April 2015
USU’s Delta Omega chapter of Beta Alpha Psi is famous for being the longest concurrent running “Superior” chapter in the entire organization which includes nearly 300 chapters throughout the United States and recently expanded into Asia and Oceania. The chapter has achieved Superior status every year since 1977 which involves meeting a high standard of at least 32 hours of professional and service…
For the second consecutive year, a Huntsman student won first place at the Intercollegiate Sales Idol Competition. Morgan Ipaktchian, Marketing, ’17, took home the first prize winnings of $3,500 out of more than 100 students from various colleges in Utah.
Huntsman Marketing Team Climbs Summit
We each have a few defining moments in our lives; moments that shape and change us in ways we can’t predict or quantify. The Marketing Analytics Summit created one of those defining moments for my team and I. We spent the last month working long hours analyzing data, pushing ourselves to the limit, and stretching our minds to new bounds as we prepared our strategy and presentation for the summit. …
Utah State University Entrepreneurs Among Utah's Best
The past month has been a busy and profitable one for a few Utah State University student entrepreneurs who have competed for money and investment in entrepreneurship competitions.
"You don’t take courses; you take professors.” This statement was some of the best advice I received during my undergraduate education. Facing graduation in a few weeks, I can see that I was blessed with a slew of amazing professors and mentors.
How We Teach Entrepreneurship
At the Jeffrey D. Clark Center for Entrepreneurship in the Huntsman School of Business, we have a unique and effective program for teaching students the skills of entrepreneurship. It starts with our six-course minor which is available to students from all majors across the university. The overall goal of our curriculum is to help students create a sound plan for a new product, service, or busines…
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 to be invited back to be an international facilitator for the conference.
Help with tax returns - March 2015
At the beginning of each new year, many USU students and members of the community turn to the School of Accountancy at the Huntsman School for help with filling out tax returns. Through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), a program where the IRS partners with people willing to serve others to help get taxes done, Huntsman students assist USU students and members of the Cache Valley community t…
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.
My Favorite Professor - Dan Holland
Dr. Dan Holland is not just an ordinary, by-the-book college professor. My first interactions with Dr. Holland in my freshman orientation class proved this to be true. Dr. Holland was substituting for my professor and all of us were antsy as we waited for him to arrive. Our jaws dropped when he walked through the door a few minutes late looking completely out of place with a blue mohawk, five-inch…
Larzette G. Hale
Larzette Hale, a mighty force in the lives of all she touched, passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2015. Dr. Hale was an accounting faculty member and department head of the School of Accountancy from 1971 to 1990.
SAEL Students Win National Ethics Competition
Just wanted to let you know about some of the great work our students are doing. As you know SAEL puts on an ethics bowl each year. This year, the ethics bowl was changed to a new format and was turned into an ethics video competition. The first and second place winners were encouraged to submit their videos to the National Ethics In Action competition, hosted by the Student Center for the Public …
Peter Huntsman: Challenge Conventional Wisdom
On Wednesday night students gathered to listen to the last speaker of the Entrepreneur Leadership Series, Peter Huntsman, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Huntsman Chemical and Chief Executive Officer of Huntsman Cancer Foundation and the son of Jon M. Huntsman.
Shark Tank Meets Utah State
Students in the Entrepreneur Leadership Series class gathered in the Eccles Conference Center on Wednesday April 1st to watch four fellow classmates pitch their business ideas to angel investors in Utah State’s very own Shark Tank. As the students filed into class, the atmosphere was full of excitement for those pitching and hoping to win monetary prizes, mentorship, and the opportunity to be feat…
Entrepreneurship Week 2015: 10 Year Anniversary: Be an Aggie Entrepreneur
Monday April 6th marks the first day of the 10th Anniversary of Entrepreneurship Week at Utah State. It is a week full competitions, activities, and prizes for aspiring entrepreneurs and the USU student body to taste a little of what entrepreneurship is all about. Students will be invited think, create, and start their own ventures throughout the week, while those who have already been hard at wor…
Sharlene Wells Hawkes: Miss America, Sportscaster, and Entrepreneur
From brains to beauty to business, Sharlene Hawkes has just about done it all. After winning the Miss America Pageant in 1985, Hawkes earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from BYU, and later, a master’s degree from the University of Utah. She began her professional career at ESPN where she worked for 16 years as an award-winning sportscaster until she realized she was tired of living her…
ELS Speaker Nicole DeBoom: Balancing Dreams and Reality
What do you get when you take a triathlete and turn her into a business woman? Nicole DeBoom. After a career as a professional triathlete for 10 years, Nicole is now the founder and CEO of Skirt Sports, a company that revolutionized the woman’s athletic wear industry. Many might say such a drastic change in a career path doesn’t happen overnight, but for Nicole, it only took a single run.
Huntsman Teams in National Championship
Three Huntsman School of Business student teams have qualified for the 2015 AIS Student Chapter National Competition in Alabama this spring. Competing against students from nearly 30 universities, Huntsman students have a track record of winning having taken home first and second prizes last year. In addition, USU is the only university to send three teams to the finals.
Becoming Prepared for a Career
As a student it can be difficult to know what classes to take or what careers to pursue. I’m happy to say that I have made it through that process and am starting my sales career on Monday with Nalco in Midland, Texas. Although the journey was not easy, it was worth it, and I owe a lot of that to the courses I took at the Huntsman School of Business.
Tax Return Assistance for Students
Tax season is here and the question for some Utah State University students is how to file tax returns for much-needed money from the past year. To help students with this yearly ritual, there are a number of options available, including one-on-one help or websites to help with filing taxes.
SOA Rises to 21st in CPA Exam Pass Rate - February 2015
The School of Accountancy placed 21st out of 254 institutions in the 2014 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam pass rate for large programs (more than 60 candidates), up from 30th place in 2013.
Entrepreneur Lecture Series: Davis Smith, Founder of Cotopaxi
After graduating with his bachelor's, Davis Smith and his wife decided to take an unpaid internship in Peru. While in Cusco, they met many locals who played barefoot in the city center. One in particular named Edgar, insisted on shining Davis’s tennis shoes with his shoe shining kit to earn some money. Davis, intrigued by little Edgar’s persistence, allowed the little boy to shine his shoes. The d…
Preparing Students for Jobs of Tomorrow
As part the international “Hour of Code” event, USU Huntsman School of Business professor Kristal Ray led a basic computer coding class for 100 third- and fifth-grade students at Manti Elementary. Combining her computer science background with business and marketing expertise, Professor Ray taught students the importance of technology in our adapting world.
What is Small Enterprise Education and Development (SEED) all about?
The Small Education and Enterprise Development Program (SEED) is an international internship opportunity for skilled and passionate students of all majors to make an impact in the world, thru a transformative experience where students teach basic business building principles.
My view: Free community college will hurt higher education and students
By Professor Scott Hammond The latest educational giveaway coming from the Obama administration is a one-size-fits-all solution that will hurt higher education and reduce student opportunity.
The Decline of the Rural American Hospital and How to Reverse It
Huntsman management professor, Dr. Nathan Washburn's article on American health-care systems was recently featured on Harvard Business Review's home page. There are two kinds of health-care innovation: more-for-more and more-for-less. The American health-care system exemplifies the first kind, offering more and more value at higher and higher costs. If you have the money and can travel, the U.S. i…
Huntsman Scholar Program
The Huntsman Scholar Program is the premier program for undergraduate students interested in business and global affairs. The aim of this program is to provide students with challenging academic opportunities, unique experiences outside the classroom, and personal faculty mentorship.
SOA Advisory Board member, Clark Wilkinson, featured in The Journal Entry Magazine - January 2015
Clark Wilkinson,a member of the School of Accountancy Advisory Board is featured in the January Issue of The Journal Entry magazine.
2015 Entrepreneur Lecture Series
Every Wednesday from January through April, prominent entrepreneurs visit our campus and interact with students, faculty members and business leaders, and then speak to the community. Each speaker begins at 6:00 p.m. in the George S. Eccles Business Building Auditorium and are open to both students and the public free of charge.
Student Success Story - Annie Knight
Annie Knight boarded her first flight to Paris with the Huntsman Scholars, and since, her life has never been the same. As an involved student, Annie tells her Huntsman experience with hope for the future.
Most Important Financial Resolutions for 2015
Professor Scott Hammond was recently featured in WalletHub’s 15 for ’15: Financial Resolutions for the New Year. 2015 might be your best year ever. It might be your neighbor’s worse. Recessions and economic downturns are no longer global or regional, but they are local to the point of being personal.