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David Eccles School of Business Executive MBA Program Ranks #30 in the U.S. and #69 in the World by the Financial Times

October 23, 2006 — The Financial Times has once again ranked the David Eccles School of Business Executive MBA program among the top programs in the world. According to the report, being published in the Oct. 23rd issue, the David Eccles School of Business Executive MBA program was ranked #30 in the United States and #69 in the world. Faculty research output was ranked #28 in the world.


Now in its sixth year of ranking the world’s top executive MBA programs, the Financial Times analyzed feedback from more than 3,000 alumni. The ranking is based on data gathered from the Executive MBA class that graduated in 2003. The value of a David Eccles School Executive MBA is confirmed by the Financial Times, in part, through alumni salaries, school diversity, and published research by faculty members in leading journals. The 2003 graduates have shown a salary of $104,136, according to the survey.


“The Financial Times ranking is a reflection of our growing stature as one of the world’s leading resources for an Executive MBA. The ranking includes factors that are important to prospective students, current students, and alumni,” according to assistant dean of Executive Education and director of the Executive MBA program, Brad Vierig. “We are keeping pace with the growing needs of executives by providing courses that address not only local needs, but the emerging demands to work across cultural and global borders.”


David Eccles School of Business graduate Jim Walton, class of 03′, Quality Assurance Test Engineer at Micron Technology, Inc., says more executives are realizing the value of an MBA degree. “Over a 21 month period I learned to examine problems from a new perspective. I gained insight from wonderful faculty members who not only taught us about debits and credits but challenged us with discussions of ethics and integrity. The collection of students from various professional backgrounds as well as countries of origin resulted in refreshing views of the world of business and its relationship to the cultures that are intertwined with the products, employees and customers. I loved the experience and miss the mental stimulation that the intense program provided, ” said Walton.


Jack Brittain, dean of the David Eccles School of Business says the Executive MBA program is getting well deserved recognition for providing a quality education. “Courses are taught by world-class faculty who are absolutely committed to giving the very best to the business professionals in the EMBA program,” said Brittain. “This is what matters, and it is what has helped the EMBA program attain a reputation for excellence.”


Future information sessions for the Executive MBA program will be held November 9, 2006 and December 7, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 801.581.5577 or e-mail


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About the David Eccles School of Business


More than 25,000 students have graduated with business degrees in the century from the David Eccles School.


The Wall Street Journal recognizes the David Eccles School in the World’s Top 100 Business Schools.


In 1936, the David Eccles School was one of the first business schools in the nation to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Today, it is one of 409 business schools in the country that has achieved the highest standard of national accreditation and one of 455 worldwide.