Both the undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Accounting found themselves in the Top 25 of the latest rankings released by the Public Accounting Report. In a remarkable bit of symmetry, both programs improved to land at No. 22 in their respective rankings. For the Master of Accounting program, the jump was two spots from its No. 24 ranking in 2012, while the undergraduate Accounting program moved up five spots. Among mid-sized Accounting schools—those with between 16 and 21 full-time faculty members—the results are even more impressive, with the MAcc program landing at No. 8 and the undergraduate program finding itself at No. 7.
What influences a female executive’s hiring decision? Yes, it’s talent, experience, drive and motivation of a candidate. But three out of four female executives say that candidates who play a sport are looked at more favorably in the hiring process.
Ernst and Young’s Women Athletes Business Network and EspnW did an online survey of 400 female managers, half of whom were C-level executives (CEOs, CFOs, COOs, etc.,) and found that many of them had athletic accolades themselves. A total of...continue reading...
It’s Women’s Week at the University of Utah.
That means a week chock-full of speeches, workshops and discussions about women’s issues, and the Eccles Extra blog will focus on topics ranging from the gender wage gap to women in leadership to successful women in business.
If you’d like to participate in a Women’s Week activity this week, here’s a rundown of events. Click here for more information.
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