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Eccles School of Business to graduate 1,600

Degrees awarded range from accounting to quantitative analysis, with 752 students earning graduate degrees

More than 1,600 students are set to earn degrees from the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, including more than 700 earning graduate degrees.

The Eccles School’s convocation ceremony is scheduled to take place Friday, May 3 at 5 p.m. at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. The event will be livestreamed here. Nearly 1,700 total degrees will be conveyed.

“Our focus on technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, and experiential learning has students not only well-prepared to enter the job market, but uniquely equipped to impact the business world and influence their communities,” said Rachel Hayes, dean of the David Eccles School of Business. “My hope for these new graduates is that they maintain a path of continuous curiosity and grow into strategic leaders who can transform the landscape around them.”

Friday’s convocation ceremony will include a procession led by a band of bagpipers (a tradition begun in 1997 as a tribute to school namesake David Eccles); remarks from Dean Hayes, Mike Hale, chair of the David Eccles Alumni Network Board, and student speaker Michael Zoumadakis, as well as recognition of selected exceptional students.

Some 938 undergraduate degrees will be conferred from majors including Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, Operations & Supply Chain, and Quantitative Analysis of Markets & Organizations.

There were also 752 graduate degrees earned, in the areas of Accounting (MAC), Business Administration (Executive MBA, MBA, Online MBA, Ph.D., and Professional MBA), Business Analytics (MS), Business Creation (MBC), Cybersecurity Management (MS), Finance (MS), Healthcare Administration (MHA), Information Systems (MS), and Real Estate Development (MRD).

The Eccles School is the only college in the state of Utah that grants doctoral degrees in business, and eight Ph.D. candidates will be recognized.

Eight students simultaneously earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees.