News & Events

HRE Magazine Executive of the Year, Mark James, speaks to Huntsman Students

Mark James, Senior VP of Human Resources and Communications at Honeywell and USU grad, speaks to students about his career, his time at USU, and his advice for success.

SOA Department Head Receives National Award

In February Dr. Larry Walther, department head for the School of Accountancy, was awarded the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA)/Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award for 2013. Learn more about this prestigious award.

Students Take 1st and 2nd in International Competition

Two Huntsman MIS teams have placed first and second place in an international competition sponsored by the Association for Information Systems. Click here to see the video that earned them the first-place prize or click here to read all about it.

Huntsman Hall

Groundbreaking for the new Huntsman Hall will soon bring a new world class building addition to the Huntsman School.
Learn more about Huntsman Hall

The Huntsman Experience

Dean Douglas Anderson, students, faculty and alumni discuss the advantages the Huntsman School of Business provides.

Dr. Timothy Gardner is interviewed on KUTV

Timothy Gardner, associate professor at the Huntsman School of Business, has done research to see if employees who are about to leave a job give off recognizable behavioral cues. Click here to see KUTV's interview with Dr. Gardner that aired on Channel 2 in late February 2014.

Coming Events

April 24, 2014

SOA Awards Banquet

April 25, 2014

Classes End

April 28, 2014

Final Examinations

May 02, 2014

Commencement

COMING SPEAKERS

May 3, 2014

Tayseer al-Smadi
Chairman
Islamic International Arab Bank

Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Dee Glen Smith Spectrum

Analytical Rigor

Judging a Part by the Size of its Whole: The Category Size Bias in Probability Judgments

Consumers might be said to have a prediction addiction—they speculate about sports, politics, weather, stocks, sweepstakes, health, and relationships, to name just a few areas. What’s more, predictions often guide their decisions. For example, they may decide to carry an umbrella after considering the chance of rain, to invest after forecasting the stock market’s performance, or to marry after predicting the likelihood of marital bliss.

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Two Huntsman Teams Make it to Final Four of International Information Systems Competition

Two Huntsman teams are finalists in an information systems competition that drew initial submissions from around the world.

The competition is sponsored by Association for Information Systems, a professional organization that earlier this year recognized the Huntsman AIS chapter with an “outstanding” designation, something given to only three other chapters in the nation last year.

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Research Finds Correlation Between Political Connections, Federal Reserve Loans

Banks that have better political connections and invest money in lobbying are more likely to get emergency loans from the Federal Reserve System, according to research done by a Huntsman professor.

One might expect lobbyists and politically-connected companies to win favor in the nation’s capital, but the Federal Reserve is a non-partisan entity, independent of political considerations.

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Entrepreneurial Spirit

Professor Frank Shuman Recognized in IMA Magazine - February 2014

The student chapter at Utah State University is one of IMA’s ongoing success stories. For 18 consecutive years, the chapter has achieved the Gold Level Award of Excellence. For five of those years, including 2013, it’s been named an Outstanding Student Chapter, which is granted to only a few schools each year.

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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 pitches "on steroids" because they were expected to close a sale in under 10 minutes.

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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.

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Ethical Leadership

Research Finds Correlation between Political Connections, Federal Reserve Loans

Banks that have better political connections and invest money in lobbying are more likely to get emergency loans from the Federal Reserve System, according to research done by a Huntsman professor.

One might expect lobbyists and politically-connected companies to win favor in the nation’s capital, but the Federal Reserve is a non-partisan entity, independent of political considerations.

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Dr. Larry Walther Receives the Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award - January 2014

Dr. Larry Walther, head of the School of Accountancy, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Merit Award by The Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA). This award annually honors an outstanding contribution by a faculty member in a post-baccalaureate professional program of an FSA member school.

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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.

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Global Vision

Fatbikes Leading to Fat Money for Student Entrepreneur

Some say that ultimate happiness in a career happens when you combine what you love with what makes you money.

At the age of 21, Spencer Bailey, international business & finance, ‘15, has done just that.

His business idea started by finding an innovative way to pay for school and an LDS mission. Spencer speaks Mandarin Chinese and used this skill to import bicycles from China and sell them on local sites such as KSL Classifieds.

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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 who comes into the company or leaves it, Brad Winn calls this “organizational virtuousness.” His research put him front and center on a panel recently at the annual Academy of Management conference – the largest gathering of management faculty worldwide.

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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.

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