Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1208
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $7,899
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    1,212
  • University Selectivity
    82%
  • University Yield
    30%
  • Job Offers
    82%
  • Average Salary
    $45,554
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1896
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building
1655 E. Campus Center Drive, Room 1113
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, United States
Website
405x225

Eccles School of Business

The David Eccles School of Business boasts acclaimed programs in all areas of business, and is consistently one of the top schools in the nation in turning university research into startup businesses. Our students are particularly strong in entrepreneurship, technology innovation and venture capital management, and our programs regularly rank among the nation's best in accounting and entrepreneurship. Students get hands-on, real-world work experience, and we are the home of the country’s largest student-run venture capital fund, as well as pioneering programs in impact investing and social entrepreneurship.

What Current Students Say See All 5 Comments >

When I first started out at in the business program I was frustrated by the lack of communication between the counselors and students. However, I feel that over the last three years they have made huge strides in setting higher standards of teachers, classrooms, class material and resources to help students outside of school. For example, I went through the business school career services program to receive an interview with Goldman Sachs. They helped all throughout the interviewing process by sending me emails or event invites to help with resumes, mock interviews, etc. and offered to set up appointments to speak one-on-one with counselors. I also appreciate how proactive they've been with having inspiring business leaders come into the school and speak with students. In the last two months alone I have sat in on panels with Mitt Romney and the CEO of Black Diamond (one of my favorite companies).

Social

Events Calendar

  • Sep 3
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Professional MBA Information Session

    Sandy, UT

    Information sessions are a great way to find out more about the University of Utah Professional MBA program. Sessions begin with a presentation that gives an overview of the curriculum, faculty, and admissions process. This is followed by an opportunity to hear from current students and alumni and a Q&A period. You are welcome to bring a sponsor, colleague, friend, or spouse.

  • Sep 4
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Master of Science in Information Systems Information Session

    Salt Lake City, UT

    Our Master of Science in Information Systems Information Sessions offers an overview of the program, as well as an opportunity to meet students, faculty, the MSIS Program Director, and admissions staff. We will also review the application process.

  • Sep 10
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Master of Healthcare Administration Information Session

    Salt Lake City, UT

    The MHA Information Sessions offer an overview of the program as well as an opportunity to meet current students, faculty, the MHA Program Director and admissions staff. We will also review the application process.

About University of Utah

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
82% University of Utah 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. High school GPA
  3. SAT/ACT scores
University Admissions
  • Min. SAT 0
  • Min. ACT 0
  • Min. GPA 0.00
B-School Admissions
  • Min. SAT 0
  • Min. ACT 0
  • Min. GPA 0.00
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
11354% 11,354
82% 82
30% 30
82% School Selectivity
30% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT
  • SAT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Holistic admissions for freshmen. Transfer students need at least 30 credit hours and 2.6 CUM GPA or better. International need min TOEFL of 80 iBT (550pBT) or better

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
1492% 1,492
64% 64
98% 98
64% Program Selectivity
98% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Separate application
  • Min college GPA for transfers 3.2
  • Other transfer requirements complete pre-business core of 6 courses with minimum 3.2 GPA. Courses are Survey of Accounting, Foundations of Business Thought, Microeconomics, Computer Essentials, College Algebra for Business and Social Science, Business Statistics
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 12
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Business Scholars is direct freshman admit program. Students submit an essay in addition to their UofU application. Admissions looks at extracurricular activities, high school rigor, and strives to maintain an incoming class average GPA of 3.8 and 27 ACT.

Careers

Financial Services 23%
Top Industry
  • Media/Entertainment 4%
  • Manufacturing 4%
  • Other 3%
Goldman Sachs 16
Top Employer
  • PwC 11
  • Discover Financial Services 7
  • Ernst & Young 7
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
82% Eccles School of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
60% 60
62% 61.74527272727272
60% Receive Offers
60% 60
59% 59.252482758620694
60% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
22% 22
16% 15.83261363636364
22% Receive Offers
22% 22
17% 16.796475409836066
22% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
18% 18
9% 9.05625
18% Receive Offers
18% 18
9% 9.484761904761905
18% Accept Offers
79% Graduates seeking full-time employment
21% Graduates not seeking employment
62% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
2% 2
$56,787.00
37K 87K
Finance/Accounting
36% 36
$49,248.00
32K 75K
General Management
17% 17
$49,244.00
29K 100K
Human Resources
2% 2
$38,761.00
36K 42K
Management Information Systems
10% 10
$53,255.00
40K 92K
Marketing/Sales
20% 20
$39,073.00
25K 75K
Operations/Production
9% 9
$50,100.00
33K 81K
Logistics/Transportation
1% 1
$50,000.00 Data not provided
Other
3% 3
$59,000.00
30K 88K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
11% 11
$48,186.00
43K 54K
Consumer Products/Retail
16% 16
$48,415.00
35K 100K
Consulting
2% 2
$40,000.00 Data not provided
Financial Services
23% 23
$50,531.00
32K 95K
Government/Education
7% 7
$55,200.00
30K 92K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
4% 4
$48,250.00
30K 63K
Manufacturing
4% 4
$56,667.00
50K 65K
Media/Entertainment
4% 4
$32,486.00
25K 38K
Non-Profit
2% 2
$44,252.00
36K 61K
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1
$81,000.00 Data not provided
Real Estate
1% 1
$35,600.00
32K 40K
Sports/Leisure
3% 3
$32,908.00
29K 37K
Technology/Science
13% 13
$48,816.00
32K 67K
Transportation
4% 4
$48,000.00 Data not provided
Utilities
1% 1
Data not provided
Other
3% 3
$38,418.00
34K 48K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
3% 3
$45,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. South
0% 0
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
2% 2
$45,493.00
38K 60K
U.S. Midwest
1% 1
$57,333.00
45K 81K
U.S. West
93% 93
$48,439.00
25K 100K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Goldman Sachs 23
  • Beneficial Financial Group 12
  • Deloitte 10
  • University of Utah 9
  • Ernst & Young 8
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 67
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 171
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 1,051
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
the business school has 7 undergraduate career counselors and offers career exploration assistance, job search preparation, and career guidance through one-on-one meetings, workshops, and career events. They also coordinate job fairs, on-campus interviews, networking events, information sessions, and full time job posting.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$20,447
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $7,899
  • Fees $946
  • Expenses $11,602
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$36,829
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $24,281
  • Fees $946
  • Expenses $11,602
20% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 3% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 33%
  • Merit 67%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://undergrad.business.utah.edu/page/financial-aid-scholarships
Scholarships
$633,272
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$713,365
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Eccles School of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
72% 66
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
60% 35
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Eccles School of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Information Systems
More Information
Business Program Classes
9% Less than 20 Students 50% More than 50 Students
41% 21 to 50 students
35 Average number of students in non-business required electives
41 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2011
Degrees Offered
  • BS Business Administration
  • BA, BS Accounting
  • BA, BS Entrepreneurship
  • BA, BS Finance
  • BA, BS Information Systems
  • BA, BS Management
  • BS Operations Management, BA, BS Marketing
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
119% 119
32% 32
Prominent Faculty
  • Jay Barney

    Entrepreneurship and Strategy

  • Hank Bessinbinder

    Finance

  • Abbie Griffin

    Marketing

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    work study opportunities within the School: peer advisors, peer tutors, intern with Dean

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    DESB offers faculty-led trips to Europe, Asia, and South America, The University of Utah offers hundreds of programs through the Office of Global Engagement - summer and semester abroad trips around the world as well as international internships. We partner with OGE to provide our students a diverse set of opportunities

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Both Business Scholars and Opportunity Scholars have service opportunities built into their cohort activities. Most clubs sponsor community volunteer activities.

Students

35% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 70% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1325 75th Percentile Score on SAT 30 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
73% 73
Asian American
10% 10
Multiethnic
8% 8
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
92%
2%
0%
2%
0%
3%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
94% 94
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
5% 5
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
19 Average age of full-time students
88% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
62% 62
72% 72

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 23,848
Alumni Donations
$2,968 Average Gift $4,807,276 Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Stephen R. Covey

    Franklin Covey Co

  • J. Willard Marriott, Jr

    Marriott Corporation

  • Spencer Fox Eccles

    George S and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation