Jun 25, 2021  
2021-2022 General Catalog 
2021-2022 General Catalog

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Dean: Douglas D. Anderson
Location: Huntsman Hall 488
Phone: (435) 797-0887ƒ
FAX: (435) 797-3929
Website: huntsman.usu.edu/

Senior Associate Dean and Professor:

Frank Caliendo, HH 484, (435) 797-2963, frank.caliendo@usu.edu

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor and Huntsman Scholar Program Academic Director:

Chad Simon, HH 483, (435) 797-9055, chad.simon@usu.edu

Associate Dean for Student & External Affairs and Huntsman Scholar Program Executive Director:

Dave Patel, HH 486, (435) 797-7878, dave.patel@usu.edu

Director of FJ Management Center for Student Success:

Ruth Loveland, EBB 309, (435) 797-2272, ruth.loveland@usu.edu

Master’s Programs Contact:

Academic Departments

The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business includes the academic departments listed below. Information about degrees and curriculum options are listed in the departmental sections of this catalog.

Data Analytics and Information Systems Department
Economics and Finance Department

Management Department
Marketing and Strategy Department
School of Accountancy

Degrees Offered

Majors:  Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Accounting, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing.

Undergraduate Minors: Accounting, Business, Consulting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Resource Management, International Business, Leadership and Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Personal Financial Planning, Quantitative Finance, Real Estate, and Technical Sales Management.

Graduate Programs: Master of Accounting (MAcc), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Data Analytics (MDATA), Master of Science in Economics (MSE), Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSFE), Master of Human Resource (MHR), and Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS).

Student Opportunities (Experiential Learning and Clubs)

The Huntsman School offers students a variety of opportunities that allows students to gain business experience outside the classroom.  Participation in the opportunities is open to all Huntsman School of Business students.  For further information, see: http://huntsman.usu.edu/undergraduate/outside_classroom


Huntsman School of Business programs in business and accounting are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier accrediting association for business and accounting programs.


Full details of the learning objectives, assessment plan, student outcomes, and evidence of continuous improvement for these programs of study can be found at http://huntsman.usu.edu/assessment/


Our mission is to develop leaders of distinction in commerce and public affairs.


As we make strategic decisions in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, we aspire to see our investments pay off in the lives of our students. When our students graduate, they will be prepared to add immediate value to the organizations where they work, and be prepared for increasing leadership roles in the organizations and community where they choose to serve.

Our students will be identified by the following:

  • A strong commitment to ethical leadership
  • A sense of purpose and place engendered by global vision
  • An ability to create and leverage value through their understanding of entrepreneurial processes
  • A mastery of applied and conceptual analytical frameworks


Our purpose is to be an engine of growth for our community, the state, the nation, and the world and enable our students to lead lives of meaning and contribution.

Financial Assistance

The Huntsman School offers scholarships to undergraduate students.  Each graduate program has unique scholarship, fellowship, assistantship and waivers that are available.  Details about offerings are available at http://huntsman.usu.edu/future-students/scholarships

Undergraduate Program Requirements

Admission and Graduation Requirements

Admission into the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business is competitive.  Minimum requirements are as follows:

  1. Incoming freshman may be directly admitted into the Huntsman School of Business if they have met one of the following:
  • Top 10% of High School class
  • 3.7+ High School GPA
  • 28+ ACT/1250+ SAT score
  • 3.5+ High School GPA and 24+ ACT/1090+ SAT score (Accounting majors: 3.6+ High School GPA and 26+ ACT/1170+ SAT)

Students who are accepted to Utah State University, but who do not meet the Huntsman School direct-admission ACT and GPA standards may be designated as a Pre-Business major.  This designation is for students who have not been formally accepted into any USU degree program but plan on applying for admission to the Huntsman School of Business upon completing 24+ credit hours. Advising for pre-business majors is done through the Exploratory Advising office in TSC 302 or call 435-797-3373.

    2. USU students or Transfer students may be directly admitted into the Huntsman School of Business if they have earned 24 or more post-high school college credits with 3.5 overall GPA.

Students not meeting the above conditions are encouraged to apply (see huntsman.usu.edu/apply for current and accurate information). Admission is competitive based on available space in the Huntsman School of Business

    3. Applications will be considered if a student has met the following criteria:

  • Received a C grade or better in the following classes
  • Good Standing at USU
  • Completed the Huntsman School Admissions Application*
Economics Admissions
  • Received a C grade or better in the following classes:
  • Good Standing at USU
  • Completed the Huntsman School of Business Admissions Application*

Students may not repeat a course more than twice and may have no more than 10 repeats in total to earn a degree.  (Huntsman School of Business courses are limited to one repeat.)

Enrollment Restrictions

Many Huntsman School courses have prerequisites and other restrictions requiring adherence. Before registering for courses within the Huntsman School, students should refer to course listings in this catalog or consult with their advisor to ensure they have completed the necessary prerequisites.

USU Credits and Business Credits

At least 30 of the last 60 semester credits must be taken from Utah State University, at least 20 of which must be completed in upper-division courses, of which at least 10 credits must be completed in courses required by the student’s major. At least 50 percent of the Huntsman School of Business credits required for a Huntsman School of Business degree must be taken from the Utah State University Huntsman School of Business or its departments, which include: Data Analytics and Information Systems Department; Economics and Finance Department; Management Department; Marketing and Strategy Department; and School of Accountancy.

Optional P/D+, D, F Grade Restriction

This option is not available for any required courses for majors and minors in the Huntsman School of Business.

Huntsman School of Business Stop-out Policy

Students having a break in attendance of Huntsman School of Business programs in excess of one year will be subject to the Huntsman School and departmental requirements in effect at the time of their return.


To earn a bachelor’s degree in a Huntsman School of Business major, a student must have a C or better in HSB business acumen courses and an overall GPA of 2.50.  In addition, at least 50 percent of the required Huntsman School of Business credits must be earned from coursework taken from the Utah State University Huntsman School of Business.  Students must satisfy all University, Huntsman School, and departmental major requirements to be eligible for graduation. Refer to appropriate sections of this catalog for details. 

Minors in Other Business Subjects

Minors are available in other business subjects, as indicated in departmental sections of this catalog.


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