Friday, October 5, 2012

Business degrees a possibility close to home

Those coming to hear about the opportunities available at the University of Utah Uintah Basin campus ranged from a high school senior with a desire to start a business to an oil field worker who wants to finish his education to pursue a different path.

The evening was an attempt to recruit business students, said Bob Peterson, director of student services for the university. He explained students can attend locally to pursue one of four business degrees offered in the Basin: accounting, economics, management information systems and business administration. Also offered is a master's degree in human resources management, and several minors, including hospitality and tourism.

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business was established at Utah State University after a $25 million grant to the school in 2007 from Huntsman, a respected Utah business leader and philanthropist. While part of that grant includes a new building for business education at the university's man campus, students can receive the same degree they would get in Logan, explained Dr. David Woolstenhulme of USU. “It's an awesome opportunity,” he said.

Those in attendance had an opportunity to hear about the offerings from the school as well as learn about scholarship possibilities. Break-out sessions where held for several of the offerings, including accounting, economics and business administration. Aggie ice cream sweetened the deal for event participants. Vernal Express