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The U Joins the Association of American Universities (AAU)

April Fawson

The Association of American Universities (AAU), founded in 1900, includes 65 of America’s leading research universities. These universities transform lives through education, research, and innovation. Collectively the AAU member universities help shape policy for higher education, science, and innovation; promoting best practices in undergraduate and graduate education.

As one of the newest members invited to join the AAU, the University of Utah recognizes membership in this prestigious assembly is offered only to institutions at the forefront of scientific inquiry and educational excellence. President Ruth Watkins knows membership in the AAU reflects the excellence the University of Utah has achieved in research, scholarship, and education. Ultimately the U’s students and the Utah community will be the benefactors of this relationship.

Globally recognized for enabling students to experience theory and practice long before they graduate, the David Eccles School of Business is synonymous with “doing”. The experiential learning environment in the Master of Science and Information Systems and Master of Science in Business Analytics programs include exclusive networking events, guest speakers, and company visits. Students in either program have the opportunity to put their learning into practice at the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, where hands-on experience in technical product development, commercialization, and new- business planning meet the tech industry’s next challenge.

Is the David Eccles School of Business a place where futures are built? Yes. Dedicated to giving students a premier educational experience, Eccles School faculty come from world-class business backgrounds and inform industry-leading research allowing students to define their Eccles Experience. Career coaches help to channel passions and strengths into dream careers. Interning at a company in the hub and heart of Utah’s startup and tech community, Silicon Slopes, can set you on that trajectory.

You may be asking yourselves, “Am I a doer”? Are you enthusiastic, willing to plunge into learning – looking at the facts of a situation – then quickly deciding what should be done? Are you a problem solver, observing that repetitive tasks can be done more efficiently? Do you easily see how a process could be automated? If so, then you’re a doer! Come join the David Eccles School of Business where your education will prepare you for leadership and innovation. The rapidly growing market for analytics and data in the fastest growing job sector of the world are calling you from the David Eccles School of Business and one of the newest members of the Association of American Universities, the University of Utah.

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