U Ranked No. 17 for MBA Entrepreneurship by U.S. News

The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business’ MBA program ranked No. 17 for entrepreneurship in new rankings released by U.S. News & World report for 2020. The ranking is an improvement from No. 24 in the previous period.

The entrepreneurship ranking was supported by activities at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and Lassonde Studios, which combines makerspace with four floors of living space for students across the University of Utah.

In related rankings, the Eccles School jumped 16 spots for the best part-time MBA programs, moving to No. 44 overall, and No.1 part-time MBA in Utah. The part-time MBA ranking represents an astounding 64 spot climb in just two years. The Full-Time MBA program was ranked No. 54, and the Healthcare Management MBA came in at No. 43.

“The ranking shows that the Eccles School’s ongoing focus on MBA programs in recent years is continuing to pay off,” said Dean Taylor Randall. “We are proud to deliver outstanding results, to both students and employers in the community, through a program that allows students to remain in the workplace.”

The U.S. News & World Report part-time MBA program rankings are unique in that half of a school’s score is determined by the program’s peer schools.

“Our focus is on delivering value to our students and it is gratifying to know that our efforts are visible nationwide,” said Kris May, director of the Professional MBA program.

“It is an honor to have our Professional MBA program join the ranks of the nation’s top 50 part-time MBA programs,” said Brad Vierig, associate dean of MBA Programs & Executive Education at the Eccles School. “I am proud to say that we are able to connect students with truly impactful graduate management education, from early career to executive level, through our four top 50 ranked MBA programs.”

The Eccles School has made major investments recently, including hiring prestigious faculty from around the globe, increasing the amount of scholarship dollars awarded, and constructing and opening three premier new buildings in the past seven years. In August 2018, all MBA programs and Executive Education moved into the new 150,000 square-foot Robert H. and Katharine B. Garff Building, giving MBA students more study and classroom space, along with executive-level amenities.

To view the full ranking, visit usnews.com/best-graduate-schools.

About the David Eccles School of Business

The Eccles School is synonymous with ‘doing.’ The Eccles experience provides a world-class business education with a unique, entrepreneurial focus on real-world scenarios where students put what they learn into practice long before graduation. Founded in 1917 and educating more than 6,000 students annually, the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business offers nine undergraduate majors, four MBAs, eight other graduate programs, a Ph.D. in seven areas and executive education curricula. The School is also home to 12 institutes, centers and initiatives that deliver academic research and support an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation. For more information, visit Eccles.Utah.edu or call 801-581-7676.

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