The Full-Time MBA program at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business vaulted 20 spots in the Bloomberg Businessweek Best Business Schools rankings released today, placing the Eccles School at No. 36 in the country.

“We are thrilled to see our Full-Time MBA program recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek and for another top-50 ranking,” said Brad Vierig, associate dean of MBA Programs & Executive Education at the Eccles School. “From the faculty and staff we’ve hired, to the buildings we’ve constructed, to the scholarship dollars we’ve awarded—all of it was to move our MBA programs forward. I’m incredibly proud of our team and the progress we’ve made over the past three years to ensure our Full-Time MBA students have the best possible experience and add immediate value for their employers upon graduation.”

Some schools around the nation have chosen to shutter their traditional MBA programs in favor of shorter, more specialized options, but the Eccles School has not only maintained a strong full-time MBA but has invested increasingly more in its growth in recent years. The Eccles School’s MBA program was ranked No. 2 in the indexes of learning and entrepreneurship, showing that students graduate from the Eccles School ready to make their impact in the business world.

“These rankings show our investment is paying off by preparing students for excellent careers,” said Taylor Randall, dean of the David Eccles School of Business. “We are working to continue to ensure our students are on the leading-edge of business thought, and our incorporation of entrepreneurial grit into our curriculum is clearly benefiting our students and the exceptional companies that hire our graduates.”

The ranking reflects the hard work of the faculty and staff, including academic advisors and career coaches, to ensure an outstanding experience for students from their first day in the classroom to their first day in the boardroom.

“We are committed to the power of full-time MBA programs, and I am gratified that our commitment has been recognized with this ranking,” said Stephanie Geisler, Full-Time MBA program director. “More importantly, however, I am extremely proud that we are providing real value to our students and to the companies who hire them.”

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About the David Eccles School of Business

The Eccles School is synonymous with “doing.” The Eccles School 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 Eccles 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 or call 801-581-7676.

Media Contacts

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